Where to Au Pair – Calgary

Most people know Calgary as the centre of Canada’s energy industry, or the closest metropolitan centre to the Rocky Mountains and home of the world-renowned Calgary Stampede. Well Calgary is definitely all of those things, but it’s also so much more. Offering up a wide array of adventures and experiences, it’s easy to get involved in Calgary, making it a wonderful location to Au Pair that will keep you exploring the entire year!

Experience the city on a new level at the Taste of Calgary!

Taste of Calgary has been the city’s best outdoor food and beverage festival for 20 years! This is three days of pleasure as you sample food from restaurants, garden booths, and food trucks – vegetarian and gluten free options included. Discover Calgary’s global cuisines from a mix of unique restaurants and beverage companies. Plus get a taste of Calgary’s great musicians and shop at some of the most interesting market place vendors in the city. The festival also showcases demos by the finest chefs in the city, chef celebrities, authors, speakers, contests, showdowns and much more. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to spoil your taste buds and have fun! And since Taste of Calgary is free to attend and sample tickets can be purchased for only $1, it’s an accessible activity for everyone and the perfect way to learn more about Canadian cuisine.

Up and down and through and through – you’ll have the time of your life in the Rocky Mountains.

White water rafting, ice-climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing and skiing are just a few of the activities that the Rockies have to offer. A short hour drive from Calgary, the Rocky Mountains are the ultimate getaway for those who are at home in nature, those who only want to visit, and everyone in between. You could spend your entire year as an Au Pair traversing these breathtaking beauties and never get bored! The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 4800kms and are teeming with Canadian wildlife. It’s the ideal location to spot Canada’s national symbols: the Beaver and the Maple Leaf. Take your adventure to the next level by staying in the mountains for a few days and exploring the town of Banff and Banff National Park – the first National Park in Canada and the third worldwide. The park has over 1600kms of hiking trails, 2500 campsites and is bigger than 90 000 soccer fields. If you’re looking to experience the Canadian landscape, this is the place to do it!

Become part of a team at the Calgary Sport and Social Club.

Calgarians love to play sports and have fun! The Calgary Sport and Social Club was founded in 1996 to provide the ideal place for doing so. The goal of the CSSC is to encourage as many people as possible to ‘get in the game’. With a large variety of leagues, tournaments and events throughout the year, the CSSC offers something for everyone and with the option to register as an individual, with friends or with a full team, you could make this a weekly event with other Au Pairs in your area! The club also offers a variety of sponsor bars with different food and drink specials offered 7 days a week to players, so you can grab a bite to eat after your game and make your experience a social affair from start to finish. Get your workout in and catch up with your girls all at the same time!

Check out “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” at the Calgary Stampede!

With professional rodeo as its signature experience, the Calgary Stampede also features a vast array of arts and agricultural exhibits, musical performances, intriguing cuisine, shopping, and an extensive midway of rides and games. The captivating experience is unrivalled for variety and excitement. The ten-day event attracts over one million visitors per year and the Stampede spirit consumes the city! If you’re looking for the chance to integrate yourself into the culture, entwine yourself in the community, and learn the cowboy way – there is no better time! The official kick-off to the Calgary Stampede is the annual two and a half mile Stampede Parade featuring beautiful floats, bands, horses, celebrities and cultural performances, and each night’s rodeo event is followed by a spectacular fireworks show. Don’t forget to pick up a cowboy hat to commemorate your unforgettable experiences in “Cowtown!”

Known as the centre of Canada’s oil industry, Calgary will surprise you with its beauty, spectacle, and natural landscape. Consistently ranked as one of the top cities to live in worldwide, the city’s cleanliness, warm Chinook winds, and western heritage will capture your heart and make your stay in Canada the experience of a lifetime!

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