When you first arrive in Edmonton, you may not have a car of your own and will be relying on the city’s public transportation options. Although many people who live in Edmonton, especially those who live in the suburbs, think it unwise to live here without a vehicle, Edmonton public transportation is considered accessible, [...]
Taking a road trip is always fun, particularly in Canada because the country is one of the biggest in the world with a huge array of amazing landscapes. Depending on where you live in Canada there are a number of legendary road trips to choose from. From Vancouver – The sea to sky highway [...]
Every July, the world famous Calgary Stampede takes place in the city of Calgary, Alberta. This event is a real pride for the inhabitants as it’s considered as one of the biggest outdoor exhibitions in the world. It lasts 10 days, with rodeo and agriculture honoured. The first agricultural fair took place in Calgary [...]
Canada may be the second largest country in the world, covering 9.9 million square kilometers, but when it comes to the geography of Canada, most people know very little about it. Often, it seems to take a back seat to the USA and gets lumped in with the title of “North America” - which it is [...]
Healthcare in Alberta, in conformance with the Canada Health Act, is a public healthcare system that is available to all eligible residents of the province, and all new and returning residents are required to be registered for healthcare in Alberta. You may want to consider getting private health insurance for your family as the [...]
When you relocate, do not think it is impossible to enjoy gardening in Canada! Take into consideration there are some different rules of thumb for success, due to the drastic differences in the seasons. Remember that best time to be gardening in Canada is the early fall or late spring months – the days [...]
Calgary Transit (CT) is known for its environmental significance and efficient service, when it comes to public transportation in Calgary. With over 4,000 kilometres of transport, encompassing 160 bus routes - including the BRT and express bus services – and 2 Light Rail routes, your journeys on public transportation in Calgary are sure to [...]
Living in Calgary, Alberta, means surrounding yourself with natural beauty, between the Canadian Prairies, and the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. The population of the metropolitan area of Calgary is around 1.4 million people, making it the fourth largest in Canada. Living in Calgary, you will find not only beautiful scenery, with gorgeous lakes [...]
It’s never easy for a new comer to find a house. I remember that when I moved here, I didn’t have a clue about the situation of real estate in Canada. The first things you need to know when you want to find a house is to read the adverts. I know it may sound obvious, as in any other country in the world; real estate in Canada is a question of words. I explain myself: don’t judge a book by its cover!
When moving to Canada, one of your first preoccupations is going to be money!..And if you want to keep and save your money, you will need to open a bank account in Canada. Whether you come from Europe, the USA, Africa or Asia; keeping your bank account in your country will soon become very costly. Indeed, if you want to avoid bank charges and other expensive fees, you will have to open a bank account in Canada as soon as you get all the needed papers.