Living in Calgary

Living in Calgary

Mount Royal is located in Calgary, Alberta, a clean and vibrant cosmopolitan city surrounded by the rolling foothills, open prairies and within an hour’s drive of the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park.

Mount Royal’s central location gives you easy access to all that Calgary has to offer, from shopping to sports events, from concerts to art galleries, from downtown’s hottest night life to an abundance of year-round outdoor activities. With more than a million people, Calgary is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities and is known for being a hub for international and national business, including oil and gas, information technologies and agriculture.

Whether you are interested in shopping, dining or recreational entertainment, Mount Royal's central location means easy access to a variety of amenities!

15 minute walk, or less

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

  • Bowling alley
  • Calgary Centennial Arena
  • Coffee shops
  • Glenmore Athletic Park and Pool
  • Museum of the Regiments
  • Parks and bike paths
  • Churches
  • Diving shop

SHOPPING & DINING

  • Marda Loop — A unique shopping district with one-of-a-kind retail and dining
  • Microbrewery with bar and restaurant
  • Numerous pubs
  • One of Calgary's top bakeries
  • Specialty wine market
  • The Calgary Farmers’ Market — local artisans and organic food
  • A major grocery store
  • Dry cleaning
  • Doughnut and coffee shops
  • Pizza parlors
  • Convenience stores
  • Jewelry store
  • Car dealership
  • Post office
  • Liquor stores
  • Computer/toy store
  • Japanese restaurant
  • Nordic ski equipment store
  • Gas station/car wash
  • surf shop

Short drive (5-20 minutes)

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

  • Calgary Tower
  • Calgary Canoe Club and Marina
  • Canada Olympic Park
  • Epcor Centre for Performing Arts — concert halls and live theatre stages
  • Fort Calgary
  • Glenbow Museum
  • Glenmore Reservoir and Weaselhead Flats natural park — walking and hiking trails and sailing
  • Heritage Park Historical Village
  • Jubilee Auditorium
  • McMahon Stadium — home of the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders
  • Olympic Oval — speed skating and public skating
  • Olympic Plaza — skating, concerts and cultural events
  • Prince’s Island Park — urban park with bike trails, fishing and home to music and cultural festivals
  • Shaw Millennium Park — one of the world’s largest free outdoor skate parks
  • Calgary Exhibition and Stampede grounds
  • TELUS World of Science
  • The Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park
  • The Pengrowth Saddledome, home of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, WHL’s Calgary Hitmen, NLL’s Calgary Roughnecks and top-name concerts

SHOPPING & DINING

  • Chinatown
  • Chinook Centre — has over 220 merchants, restaurants, bowling alley and 10-screen cinema
  • Downtown — nightlife, shopping, galleries, theatres and dining
  • Kensington
  • Inglewood
  • Stephen Avenue (Downtown)
  • Westhills Towne Centre and Signal Hill — Major book, drug, hardware, grocery, clothing and department stores and a 10-screen cinema

Day Trips (35minutes to 1.5 hours from MRU)

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

SHOPPING & DINING

  • Marv’s Classic Soda Shop – Classic in every sense of the word - Black Diamond, AB (website)(Google maps)
  • Frontier Candy & Ice Cream – 76 Flavours of ice cream every kind of candy imaginable - Bragg Creek, AB (Google maps)

For more information about Calgary and Alberta check out:
The City of Calgary 
Tourism Calgary
Travel Alberta