Moving to Calgary!!!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Persephone, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. Persephone

    Persephone TRIBE Member

    So, I'm moving to Calgary in May for the whole summer to do researh at the University of Calgary. What should I expect? Has anyone ever been there before? Do they have any kind of night life? What are the good clubs to go to? Any sights I should see (besides the Stampede, Banff and the zoo)? How is public transit out there? I need more info!!
  2. Cheer Bear

    Cheer Bear TRIBE Member

    I'd post what my Dad would say, but it's horrible. He's lived in Calgary.

  3. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    Well, given that you're moving there from Hamilton, lets just say that you've improved your surroundings 100x.

  4. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    i live in Calgary and love it. We might not have big names every night of the week but theres always something to do and the clubs are only getting better. might be screwed if all you like is jungle... tends to be all about the house :)
  5. RhettD

    RhettD TRIBE Member

    I as well live in calgary, and love it! tight scene, friendly ppl, clean city, mountains next door... drop me an email and I'll let you know about some good places to check out :)

    -Rhett D
  6. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    hey rhett, i forgot you were here! email me and we can make out!
  7. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    Cheeka, you should have something to add. :)

  8. Mr_Furious

    Mr_Furious TRIBE Member

    sorry to hear that :p
  9. Fir3start3r

    Fir3start3r TRIBE Member

    Re: Re: Moving to Calgary!!!

    Nothing to be sorry about...

    Calgary is very cool, very friendly as apposed to around here...
    Totally different attitude (this is a good thing) out there that's for sure.

    I almost moved their myself a couple years ago. I've been their several times (I have some friends there) and I've never been disappointed.

    If you're expecting anything like Toronto then yes, you will be disappointed. My best suggestion, don't go with any other expectation other than enjoying yourself. :)
  10. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    it's better than edmonton.
    and equivalently more expensive.
    stampede is like a week long drunken orgy with cowboy hats. enjoy!
  11. Chris

    Chris Well-Known Member

    prepare for cowboy boot and BIG OL BELT BUCKEL OVERLOAD pick up trucks and gun racks!!!!
  12. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    Stampede is something you either love or hate... I know a few people who pack up and take holidays during it but why bother since its pretty much paid holidays if you stay! You still go to work at your normal time but then you leave right away for beer and sausage. Hangovers are expected, if not appreciated, by your management (if they even show up) and only people in retail or restaurants and bars are really busy at the time.

    As for the city itself - if you live anywhere close to downtown you will find you don't need a car because transit is very good - easy to get to the university as well. Rent a nice downtown apartment for well under $1000/month (shit, rent a full house for that price too) natural gas is inexpensive and hydro/electricity isn't too bad either. No PST... hmmm.... noticeably cheaper than Vancouver.

    its really changed over the past while - very technology (and obviously oil0field) oriented but still a lot of jobs avaialble in most every field. definatly not 'hick' like some may think heh Don't watch Tom Stone.
  13. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

    Do it up!

    Mountains, Clean City, and there is a scene there!

    And the economy seems to be doing well there!
  14. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    I lived there on and off for a couple of years after I graduated uni.
    I didn't especially like it... a bit cowboy hellish for me.
    It is most definitely better then Edmonton... but still not somewhere I would ever choose to live again.
    There just isn't a lot going on there.
    I found it kind of tame.

    The stampede is quite the site... everyone is hammered by noon and it just goes from there.

    enjoy cgy :) - as a temporary move it might not be too bad.
  15. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    Calgary fact: Caesars invented here! None of this Caesar in a bottle shit! Drink them at night if you want but they're best in the morning!

    Another morning drink (that I think is ass, but you'd be surprised how many drink it!) beer and clamato... seems to be getting popular again. Always see people drinking this during Stampede at 7am.
  16. Fir3start3r

    Fir3start3r TRIBE Member

    That whole province has been in a boom for the last 10 years lol... ;)
  17. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    My boy Pete runs a Thursday night at the Nightgallery. Cheap booze and pretty good beats (downtempo, hiphop and breaks). I've always had a blast when I've gone there. Though I gotta say they probably have the worst bathrooms in the country.

    Embassy is alright too, kinda reminds me of the Limelight.

  18. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    ^^ ewww nightgallery is kinda gross. or at least it was a couple of years ago when i was there. maybe it depends on the night!?

    embassy is alright though - in the summer on the patio especially.

    The Ship and Anchor is good for a pub'ish place... it has a wicked patio in the summer!

  19. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    Night Gallery is a pretty cool room - it gets crammed almost any night cuz capacity is really only about 200. Its upstairs and the girls bathroom seems to freeze anytime its very cold and the guys bathroom is at the front of the room by the stage and only has a saloon-style door! Definate atmosphere... Sundays are probably the longest-running night in the city (Sunday Skool - 6 years??) Thursdays - Pete and Mike and guests like czech sometimes.

    Wednesdays and Fridays at Shadow - Dom and Delerious rock it. Used to be at Embassy... Fehrenheit Wednesdays... sick guests :) This night is the one that takes a lot of people by surprise - lineup for the next couple months includes H-Foundation, Felix da house cat, Swamp, Gavin Froome, dekoze, paranoid jack - over the years Doms brought a LOT of big names and its almost always under $10.
  20. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Ship and Anchor is dope. They have a good Dub night there on Monday's I believe.

  21. sentence

    sentence TRIBE Promoter

    as for the public transit, calgary's got a Monorail!

    well, they call it the C-train but what do they know? I hope you like to drink cause you can do it for a buck a beer if you're willing to hang out in scary places.

  22. Persephone

    Persephone TRIBE Member guys are making me feel a lot better about moving halfway across the country...I'm looking forward to this drunken stampede!:D

    Also, how far is Edmonton from Calgary (driving) and what about Vancouver? How long would a flight be to vancouver...and about how much???
  23. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    2.5 hours to edmonton... divided highway the whole way up set the cruise to 140 and you're there.

    vancouver is about 10-12 hour drive, Kelowna is about 8, Banff is 45 minutes... fly to vancouver return on westjet for about $200...

    ps. its not a monorail, dammit
  24. becca

    becca TRIBE Member

    Edmonton is a (boring) 3hour drive from Calgary.
    Vancouver (I think) is about an 8-9ish hour drive, flights there are very cheap too. (oops already got answered...)

    Having partied in both Toronto and Calgary (I currently live in Calgary) I'd have to say that even though Toronto gets the bigger names, its much more comfortable partying in Calgary. It's a smaller scene which makes it easier to know most of the people you see out at parties.

    I'd also like to echo Wednesday at Shadow for a great night. This summer there are a lot of free outdoor parties planned as well if that is your thing.

    Feel free to drop me an email as well if you have more questions;

  25. Moez

    Moez TRIBE Member

    I LOVE the west.

    Calgary has got to be one of my favorite cities in Canada.
    It isn't as fast paced as Toronto, which in my opinion is a nice thing, you have the mountains less than an hour away, you can see the beautiful stars and the sky in the west is magnificent. The "scene" is still really fresh out there.

    damn this is making me want to go.

    AND .... BEST YET:

    You are only an 8 hour drive from MOOSE JAW SASKATCHEWAN

    what more could you need :D

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