Where is Mount Royal?

International Students - Calgary

You’ll feel the excitement in Calgary. In every corner of this inviting and culturally diverse city, there’s a current of energy, innovation, and excitement that beckons you to join in.

Enterprising visionaries will discover that our flourishing economy offers ample opportunities, a driven and determined spirit, and a high standard of living. Culture lovers can check out Calgary’s many music, film, food, arts, and community events and festivals. And for those who love an adventure, the city’s location next to the Rocky Mountains promises that you’ll be busy exploring our beautiful natural setting.

You will find everything you need to study, live, and thrive in Calgary. Come and be a part of our dynamic city.

Calgary Skyline

Calgary Fast Facts

  • Temperature: Average daytime high in July: 24°C; Average daytime high in January: -3°C
  • Sun: 2,405 hours of sunlight a year (Canada’s sunniest major city)
  • Snow: 128.8 cm of snow a year
  • Population: Over 1.2 million
  • Diversity: Residents come from over 200 ethnic backgrounds
  • Economy: Has one of Canada’s strongest economies and lowest unemployment rates
  • Events: More than 30 festivals each year
  • Sports: Four professional sports teams (Calgary Flames – hockey, Calgary Stampeders – football, Calgary Roughnecks – lacrosse and Calgary Vipers – baseball)
  • Pathways: Over 635 km of pathways throughout the city

What to do in Calgary:

  1. Ski the slopes at Canada Olympic Park
  2. Try maple bacon doughnuts, Cajun fried pickles or BBQ poutine at a food truck
  3. Cheer on the home lacrosse team at a Roughnecks game
  4. Check out the latest indie bands at Sled Island Festival
  5. Visit the penguins at the Calgary Zoo
  6. Bike the paths through Fish Creek Park
  7. Take in a performance at the beautiful Bella Concert Hall
  8. Visit the shops at CrossIron Mills –  the largest single-level shopping centre in Alberta
  9. Enjoy a patio along 17th Avenue
  10. Hike the Weaselhead
  11. Get a strike at Mountain View Bowling
  12. Stock up on fresh veggies at the Calgary Farmers Market
  13. Savor delicious dim sum in Chinatown