Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city in the foothills next to the Canadian Rockies, holds a special place in Canada and a place in the country’s history. It was a trading post, an RCMP fort, the gateway to the west, the heart of the Alberta energy boom, and a gleaming metropolis where some of Canada’s most powerful companies call home. What’s there to learn about Calgary? Lots, as we tell you a little about the Canadian city steeped in western culture affectionately known as Cowtown, and why they deserve the best Canadian made mattress.
Calgary started as a gathering place for indigenous people around the Bow and Elbow River. In multiple native dialects, Calgary’s name is ‘Elbow’ after the elbow-like crook in the Bow River. Indigenous groups inhabited the area for at least 11,000 years. The first European to set foot in the Calgary area was cartographer and a trader for the Hudson’s Bay Company named David Thompson. In 1787, Thompson spent the winter with the Peigan indigenous band. It would take a century for the first settler, John Glenn, to arrive in 1873.
The RCMP would establish a fort in the area two years later. Colonel James Macleod named Fort Calgary in honour of a small Scottish coastal town and its nearby castle where he vacationed.
When the Canadian Pacific Railway line reached Calgary in 1883, the town would attract more settlers and grow into an agricultural and commercial hub for the area. A year later Calgary would become a town, and by 1894 it would become a city. Its status as an agricultural hub turned a humble farmer’s exhibition into the Calgary Stampede, the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’. The discovery of oil in the Turner Valley in 1914 would be the beginning of Calgary’s association with the energy industry. From there, Calgary would expand to the metropolis we know today, with a population of over 1.2 million people in the Greater Calgary Area (YYC).
Now, Calgary is third largest municipality in Canada, behind Montreal and Toronto. Calgary is huge in many ways. Calgary has the highest head office concentration per capita in Canada, and is a hub for high-tech workers, one of the highest GDP per capita. The Economist Intelligence Unit declared Calgary the 5th most livable city in the world for five years straight. Though reliant on oil and the energy sector, Calgary also hosts agricultural, financial, and technological corporations in its many gleaming skyscrapers. Out of Canada’s 800 major corporations, Calgary has the second-highest number of corporate head offices.
Calgary isn’t all work and no play. We also know Cowtown for its sports and outdoor culture. Calgary was home to the 1988 Winter Olympics, and to this day keeps the Olympic legacy alive with its sports and training facilities, including the Calgary Olympic Park. We also know Calgary for their sports teams. Calgary loves hockey and has two professional teams; the Calgary Flames of the NHL, and the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL, both hosted at the Pengrowth Saddledome. The Calgary Roughnecks also plays at the Saddledome for the National Lacrosse League. The CFL’s Calgary Stampeders play at McMahon Stadium, while the Spruce Meadows is home to the Canadian Premier League soccer team Cavalry FC. Calgary’s also a hub for professional wrestling, as it was home to Stampede Wrestling, the legendary Hart family, and the infamous Hart Family Dungeon wrestling school. Calgary likes it rough. Maybe they need the best Canadian mattress for side sleepers? Or a twin size mattress-mattress budgeted for cash strapped athletes?
Calgary’s not without its meteorological quirks. Calgary is one of the windiest cities in Canada, and chinook winds blowing down from the Rocky Mountains make for some mild winters. However, Calgary’s weather is unpredictable. Calgarians are the first to tell you if you’re looking for the Calgary forecast to wait five minutes! Where to buy mattress in a city with chaotic weather? You need to stay home and buy a mattress online with us!
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