Calgary Region

When you live in one of the many communities close to Calgary, you enjoy all the friendly comforts of small town living, plus the advantages of nearby big city services and opportunities.

It’s a way of life that’s become increasingly popular, especially for young families in the area. Being close to a larger centre allows people to travel into the city for work, specialized medical care, concerts or classes.

There are a number of diverse municipalities in the Calgary region, from Banff in the west to Strathmore in the east, and from Irricana in the north to Nanton in the south.

You can see why: some of the finest untouched wilderness areas in all of Canada are on the doorstep, with limitless opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing and just about every other outdoor activity imaginable.

These small towns also have all the advantages of modern, well-serviced communities. Schools are well established, and offer a range of specialty subject and extra-curricular choices. Many towns have their own hospitals and municipal services, including recreation facilities, police and fire departments and road links with Calgary.

The Calgary Regional Partnership website at also provides valuable information on life just outside of the city boundaries.