I’m New… To Calgary

We’re glad that you have moved to Calgary or are thinking of making Calgary your home!  We think it is a great city and want to give you some useful information to make your transition easier.     We hope this page gives you a good start on learning more about our beautiful city.  Click on any of the links that interest you, but also ask our office staff about anything else.  If we don’t know the answer, we will find someone who does.   We look forward to meeting you soon!

Immigrants, Newcomers and Refugees

Getting Started in Calgary

Immigrant Settlement Offices, Calgary Catholic Immigration Services (CCIS) is the most comprehensive

Key Guide to Services You Will Need

Calgary Transit

Calgary Neighbourhoods


Best of Calgary Activities

Top 10 Activities – Trip Advisor

Calgary Attractions (not comprehensive)

Reviews of our Pathways (maybe the best in North America)

Calgary Pathways Guide

Top 6 Places to Bike

Calgary Festivals and Events

Free Things to do in Calgary

Kids Bowl Free


Nearby Day or Weekend Trips

Explore Alberta Pass (this amazing pass is available at AMA which will be another useful resource for you)

The Cowboy Trail

The Cowboy Trail Guide

Kananaskis Provincial Park

Banff / Lake Louise National Park

Skiing and Snowboarding


Movie and TV Show Guide

Fun Trivia


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