Calgary Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Calgary Stampede

    We got up fairly early on our second day in Calgary still trying to beat jet lag and cope with the time difference. Watching the news on TV at 7,30 we saw a report on the crowds who had pitched their...

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  • 2. Mountains

    It amazes me how often I see tourists get out of their cars to photograph or feed wild animals. Do so if you like. Just remember the incident this year (2001) of a man who put peanut butter on his...

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  • 3. It amazes me how often I see...

    In Calgary, the homeless will zero in on you if you avert your gaze. When I first moved to Calgary, I was not used to this. Here in Montreal, if you want a bum to leave you alone, DON'T look at him....

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  • 4. Crime

    Calgary faces problems like any other large, urban centre, and unfortunately, crime is on the rise. The only tip I can give is to keep your wits about you and...

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  • 5. Good and Bad

    I have lived here for my whole life, and as Calgary has grown, so has its dangers. Though, generally a pretty safe place, it does have areas you might want to...

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  • 6. Dam/weir on bow river-no rafting

    Hi, I'm not an expert on this matter. But I live close to this area. There is no area to by pass the weir while rafting.If you are coming from downtown by...

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  • 7. Calgary still Under Construction

    No real danger construction of new buildings is an on going process in downtown Calgary to accommodate the growth of business in the city. The city is quite...

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  • 8. Stay away from the northeast side of the city

    if ur travellin ta the northeast stay away from castleridge, whitehorn, coral, falconridge, nevermind just make sure you dont pic fights wit asians or any brown...

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  • 9. The snow : traffic and calling a taxi

    We thought that Canadian were used to snow....but apparently not in Calgary! It seems that there are more traffic jams and accidents when the snow invade the...

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  • 10. Open during Construction

    It’s true that we’re not quit finished building Calgary, but we are open during construction. The downtown is once again a hive of activity, where streets are...

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  • 11. Street Signs. What’s in a name?

    Central Calgary is relatively easy to navigate. It’s a grid with numbered avenues and streets ascending in value in from Center street and the Bow river....

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  • 12. Club Dangers

    Although Calgary does not have a high number of reported cases - it is important always to metion club safety and date-rape drugs. There HAVE been cases in...

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  • 13. peoples

    Calgary sure does not have the black population which Edmonton has.. Edmontons black population has gotten really high in recent years. Still calgary is a nice...

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  • 14. It Gets Really Cold

    If you are coming to Calgary between October and April just know it gets down to the -30 celcius here. With the wind chill it can be -40-50. Skin freezes at -18...

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  • 15. Watch out, American tourists!

    Canadians may have a stereotype as being painfully polite, which we try to maintain. The only group of people that are more likely to recieve a bit of Canadian...

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  • 16. Lunch on Saturdays

    As my husband and I recently found out, many restaurants in the downtown core DO NOT serve lunch on Saturdays. I guess since almost all downtown offices are...

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  • 17. Rough Areas

    I would avoid these areas at night, especially alone. Although Calgary is a safe city, I still wouldn't go here if I didn't have to.Be smart regarding the inner...

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  • 18. Our Roads Suck!

    Although people aren't too wreckless, especially when compared to everywhere else in the world, our roads are oddly signposted, and poorly marked. Best bet, if...

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  • 19. Drinking...

    I guess this goes for anywhere, but don't drink too much or you'll end up feeling like crap the next day. There's nothing worse than a hangover when you're only...

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  • 20. Capricious weather...

    The weather in Southern Alberta is best described as somewhat manic. Sunny one minute, deluge the next. Wind from west then swinging north. Hot at 11 am. and...

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  • 21. DO NOT SPEED....too much

    More a warning for the heavy footers driving around Calgary. There are quite a lot of cops patroling the city (day and nite) so best to go the speed limit. If...

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  • 22. Calgary is very safe.. you might want to watch for

    Calgary is a very safe city. The only areas to be a little cautious in are:1) by Lindsay Park (close to the Stampede Grounds) when the Stampede is not on 2) on...

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  • 23. Dont Feed the Animals

    Ladies and Gentlemen, if you are going to venture out into the wild, please take all possible precautions to stay safe. The day that I saw the Grizzly Bear...

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  • 24. As I write, we all in Calgary...

    As I write, we all in Calgary are reeling from the tragic news that a woman was attacked and killed by a cougar in the Banff/Minnewanka region. (How many times...

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  • 25. Bear warnings abound. But in...

    Bear warnings abound. But in my two visits to the Canmore area we only ran into one bear on a trail - a HUGE black bear at the Canmore Nordic Center. Just make...

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