Calgary is the largest city in the Province of Alberta, and the third-largest municipality in Canada. In 2009, Calgary’s metropolitan population was estimated at 1,230,248. The city is located in the south Grassland region of Alberta, approximately 50 mi east of the front ranges of the Rockies.
Before the Calgary area was settled by Europeans, it was inhabited by Pre-Clovis people whose presence has been traced back at least 11,000 years. In 1875 the site became a post of the North-West Mounted Police (now the RCMP), assigned to protect the western plains from U.S. whiskey traders, and to protect the fur trade. It was named after Calgary on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. When the Canadian Pacific Railway reached the area in 1883, a rail station was constructed, and Calgary began to grow into an important commercial and agricultural center. Calgary was officially incorporated as a town in 1884, and in 1894, it was incorporated as “The City of Calgary”. Already a transportation and distribution hub, Calgary quickly became the center of Canada’s cattle marketing and meatpacking industries. Free “homestead” land fueled the area’s growth between 1896 and 1914.
Oil was first discovered in Alberta in 1902, but it did not become a significant industry until 1947 when huge reserves of it were discovered. Today, the petroleum industry is at the center of Calgary’s economy, and agriculture, tourism and high-tech industries contribute to the city’s economic growth. Calgary is a destination for winter sports and ecotourism with over 3.1 million people visiting the city annually.
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For interactive map of Calgary click here.
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For Calgary Herald newspaper click here.
For Life in Calgary Magazine click here.
Sister City relationship established February 5, 1997
Canada-Arizona Business Quick Facts
- $3.9B of Bi-Lateral Trade
- 128,750 Arizona jobs Approximately
- 1 million Canadian visitors to AZ spending $1 Billion
- 161,800 Arizonan visitors to Canada spending $110M
- More than 300 private companies directly involved
- Top industry involved: aircraft industry
For more information visit CABC website
Canada Arizona Business Council (CABC) is a 501(C)6 non-profit Arizona Corporation whose purpose is to promote increased trade and investment between the State of Arizona and Canada. The Council is sanctioned by both the the State of Arizona and the Canadian Government, with a mission to assist and facilitate through various means and ways, the commercial and social interaction of individuals, companies, and organizations in pursuing cross-border relationships to increase business and support trade growth and investments. The Council is the voice of Arizona businesses in Canada, as well as the voice of Canadian businesses in Arizona.
Nearest Canadian Consulate:
The Consulate General of Canada, Los Angeles
550 South Hope Street, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2627
tel: (213) 346-2700
fax: (213) 620-8827
Honorary Consul of Canada to Arizona, R. Glenn Williamson at email@example.com
For the Canadian Consulate website click here
To research Calgary business click here.
To view Calgary Economic Development web site click here.
To view Industry Canada web site click here.
Arizona Companies with Operations in Canada
American Traffic Solutions
Blimpie Subs & Salads
Cold Stone Creamery
Discover The World Marketing
Diversified Telecommunications Consulting
Dynamics C4 Systems
Gold Canyon Candle Company
Microchip Technology Inc
The Apollo Group
Canadian Companies with Operations in Arizona
Bank of Montreal
Brookfield Asset Management
Columbus Gold Corp
Conestoga-Rovers and Associates Coreslab
Energy Fuels Inc
Four Seasons Resort
Golder And Associates
Guarantee Company of North America Harvard Investments
Hatch & Associates
Long View Systems
MAAX Spas Industries
Metrobridge Networks (Vancouver)
Northern Freegold Resources Ltd
Oxygen Property Group
Pinto Creek Mines
Quaterra Resources Inc
Ritchi Bros Auctioners
Royal Bank of Canada
Sakes 5th Ave
Salt Creek Furniture
Solium Southern Silver Exploration Corp
St. Claire Technologies
Sunlife Financial USA
Talia Jevan Properties, Inc
Terraco Gold Corp
The Winroc Corporation
Unity Telecom (Toronto)
Verve Wellness Center
Vitran Express West
Walton International Group (USA) Inc