6 Reasons Why You Should Study in Calgary, Canada

By Mount Royal University Modified on March 23, 2022
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Calgary is a vibrant, affordable, and diverse city, with a lot to offer.

6 Reasons Why You Should Study in Calgary, Canada

Location is an important factor when deciding which post-secondary institution is right for you. The city in which a school is located can add a lot of extra value to your educational experience.

Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta not only offers high-quality undergraduate programs taught by passionate professors, but also a vibrant and exciting location to call home during your studies.

Calgary is the largest city in Alberta, Canada. It has a population of over 1.3 million people and is home to over 200 ethnic backgrounds, making the city a diverse and welcoming place. Here are even more reasons why Calgary is a great choice for university:

1. Calgary is one of the most livable cities in the world

In 2019, Calgary was ranked the fifth most livable city in the world based on assessments of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Calgary was also named among the top 50 best cities in the world in Resonance Consultancy's World Best Cities 2021 report.

2. Calgary is Canada's sunniest major city

Calgary has an average of 333 days of sun each year, making it the sunniest major city in Canada. Calgary's weather is also relatively mild with a low amount of rainfall. The average daytime high is 24 degrees Celsius in July and -3 degrees Celsius in January.

3. Calgary is among the most affordable cities in North America

Calgary was named the ninth most affordable city in all of North America in Oxford Economics' most recent North American housing affordability report. When it comes to housing, Mount Royal offers new students a guaranteed spot in Residence at affordable rates, so you can find your home away from home — without breaking the bank.

4. Calgary has the largest bikeway network in North America

Calgary has 905 km of paved pathways and 95 km of trails for biking, walking, and running, making it the biggest urban pathway and bikeway system in North America! It's easy to get out and explore all the city has to offer. Cycle along the Bow River, explore one of the numerous beautiful parks, or simply enjoy the fresh air and city skyline views.

5. Calgary has a high level of educational achievement

Calgary has the second highest level of educational achievement when compared to all of Canada's major cities, just behind Toronto. You can trust your education meets a high standard that is recognized worldwide.

6. Calgary is close to world-class tourist destinations

Looking for outdoor adventure? Banff National Park, an hour and a half drive west of Calgary, is one of the top tourist destinations in North America. A perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts, you can hike, bike, camp, ski and more in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains. Also an hour and a half drive from Calgary is the town of Drumheller, home to the best dinosaur fossils in the world. Explore the badlands and visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum — their Dinosaur Hall exhibit has more than 40 mounted dinosaur skeletons.

Location plays a big role in deciding which post-secondary school to attend. Choosing to study in a beautiful city like Calgary could add plenty of adventure, culture, and fun to your overall experience. Wondering if Calgary is right for you? Check out programs at Mount Royal University via the button below.

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