Provincial Moving & Storage is proud to service the Calgary area. As Calgary movers with an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau as well as hundreds of testimonials from gratified customers seeking a Calgary moving company, Provincial Moving & Storage has been assisting households and businesses in Calgary area with relocating locally, nationally, and internationally with tremendous success. This has cultivated our reputation with the public as a reliable and professional Calgary moving company.
Consumer Information for Calgary
If you’re moving to Calgary consider yourself lucky. Calgary is one of the greatest cities to live in Canada. It has true Canadian seasons with intense heat in summer and frigid cold in winter. However what’s most interesting about Calgary are the Chinooks. It could be -20 degrees Celsius in the middle of winter when a Chinook wind could roll in and all of a sudden it would become 10 degrees Celsius above.
Those moving to Calgary in a long distance move are mainly moving from Ontario or Quebec, with the majority being from the greater Toronto area. Moving from Vancouver to Calgary also ranks quite high just behind Toronto, as it can be a huge bonus to your bottom line with housing prices in Calgary as of December 2012 averaging $496,636. In comparison, Vancouver was $695,257.
Although moving long distance to Calgary can be challenging and stressful for your family, once there you will be pleased that you made the move. Banff is just down the highway and let’s not forget that Calgary is home of the Calgary Stampede in July.
Here’s a few more interesting facts about Calgary:
- Population of Calgary is 1,096,833
- The city leads in Canada for technology start-up companies and Internet connection with over 187,000 km of installed fiber optics
- Calgary is located at 1,139 metres (3,740 feet) above sea level
- Calgary is Western Canada’s transportation and distribution hub
- In a 2006 survey, The Economist magazine ranked Calgary as the second best city in the world for business travellers
- Calgary is home to 95 corporate head offices making it the second largest head office city in Canada
- Calgary has the youngest, best-educated workforce in Canada — 60% of Calgarians have post-secondary education
- There is no provincial sales tax in Alberta
- Calgary has over 8,000 hectares of parkland within the city limits and the beautiful Canadian Rockies are just an hour away
- Over 1 million people visit the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Calgary Stampede, every year
- Calgary is in the Mountain Time Zone and observes Daylight Savings from March through November