If you have checked out our new website, you have probably picked up on how proud we are of our Colorado roots. And while we all love to travel, trying to convince the professionals who make up the Exodus team that there are more beautiful places to live than CO is a little like telling a tree there are better places to grow. But we are also proud of the fact that we have branched out to become Colorado’s premier national and international moving and storage company. And since we can move you all the way up to Canada, that is the focus of this Fresh Place Friday: Calgary, a city far away yet familiar.
Calgary is a little over a thousand miles due northwest. It sits between the Canadian Rockies and the Canadian Prairies, tied together by the Bow River.
It was founded in the late 19th century as a hub of the fur trade, but the boom times were saved for the energy price explosion of the 1970’s. It became the urban center it is today, with a gorgeous skyline that punctuates the natural beauty of Alberta.
The Western Scene
Calgary is a western city in every sense. Its premier event is the Calgary Stampede, a world class rodeo that draws thousands of visitors every July. The Calgary Stampede is also an international agricultural and livestock showcase, and hosts a huge parade as well as the world’s premier chuckwagon race. The bottom line is: if you have the prairie and ranch itch, Calgary is one of the great places to get it scratched, not only at this event, but year-round.
The same goes for cold weather sports. Many remember when Calgary hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988, so they know the mountains are the snow capped versions of skier Shangri-La. Calgary produces many of the international-class athletes that stand up for Canada on podiums around the world.
But you don’t have to compete to have fun. Not only are there great slopes for people to enjoy, there are sporting activities galore. You can speed down the slopes or take it all in while fishing on the mighty Bow River. If you are a spectator, grab a seat rink side for some of the most passionate hockey you will ever experience.
There is also a wonderful cosmopolitan vibe in Calgary. It is a destination for Broadway musicals and hosts arts festivals of all kinds. Whether you like film, the philharmonic, or even spoken word, there is always something new to experience.
There is so much more to this wonderful city, of course. We have to say that it is pretty darn impressive. We aren’t quite convinced that it is Colorado impressive, so we’ll staying put. However, if you decide to make the move, we would be happy to take you there.