Calgary's Home, Alberta's the Playground

There are plenty of reasons to love living in Calgary, and it isn't just the city itself that makes it such a great place to call home. The greater Calgary area and indeed the rest of Alberta is easily accessible, and provides a lot of fantastic spots for both quick getaways and longer excursions.

A weekend trip to Edmonton for some theatre viewing and art critiquing, a camping trip on the plains, or a bit of time on a ranch soaking in the history and current industry that makes Alberta great they're all just a few hours away.

The urban feel of downtown Calgary is something I truly love, and as the cultural centre of our province its constant festivals and other opportunities are unparalleled. Still, convenience to the rest of Alberta is a big part of Calgary's desirability, if you ask me.

So if you ever feel overwhelmed or fed up with the city, just remember there's a world of adventure just on the other side of Calgary's doorstep, with a little something for everyone. A hike, a drive, a view, a show whatever you're after, Alberta has it on offer, and Calgary is right at the gate.

Step on through every now and then, and I'll see you on the other side!