I Live In One Of Canada’s Least Favourite Provinces & Here’s Why It Doesn’t Deserve The Hate

This Opinion article is a part of a 4Uetc Media sequence. The views expressed are the writer’s personal and don’t essentially replicate the views of 4Uetc Media.

Once I noticed a current survey discovered that Alberta was quite a lot of Canadian’s second-favourite province, it actually resonated with me as I’ve lived right here for over a yr now and it was good to see that individuals love the province as a lot as I do.

Nonetheless, Alberta was additionally voted second least-favourite province highlighting simply how divisive the province is.

Folks have quite a lot of perceptions about Alberta – for higher and for worse – and one of the crucial widespread questions that I get requested is why I selected to maneuver right here from the U.Ok.

However as somebody with a whole outsider’s perspective of Alberta, I feel there are a ton of causes to adore it right here. So for all people who ranked my residence province so low, hear up!

Individuals are so pleasant

Charlie with friends. Charlie with associates.Charlie Hart | 4Uetc

The notion of what Albertans are like and what persons are really like right here is worlds aside.

Once I moved to Calgary, I really discovered it jarring how pleasant individuals within the metropolis are contemplating I moved from London the place individuals are likely to keep away from any type of eye contact or interplay always.

I used to be dreading attempting to make associates in a brand new metropolis however everybody was so welcoming and even if you happen to’re simply out on a hike individuals will at all times say hello.

Once I’ve been anyplace else in Canada – you, B.C. – the persons are nowhere close to as good.

Nature speaks for itself

If you point out Alberta, most individuals robotically consider Banff and it actually is likely one of the most attractive locations on this planet.

Having the Rockies in your doorstep with its large peaks and shiny turquoise lakes is fairly unbelievable and it doesn’t matter what time of yr you go to, there’s at all times one thing new to see or do.

Even with out the mountains, Alberta has beautiful prairies and desert-like areas to discover.

Sure, different provinces might need their very own pure wonders, however I feel it is onerous to beat Alberta right here.

The climate is not as dangerous as individuals make out

I am not denying it will get chilly however the climate is definitely far more bearable than individuals would have you ever consider.

Within the winter, the really chilly temperatures solely have a tendency to stay round for just a few days at a time and there are chinooks to present you a break from the chilly (and generally a migraine).

Summers additionally get actually scorching so it is good to move and take a dip in a type of crystal clear lakes.

Folks additionally do not appear to understand that Calgary is definitely the sunniest metropolis in North America too with a whopping 333 sunny days a yr, based on Western Monetary Group.

The restaurant and bar scene is enjoyable

I wasn’t actually positive what to anticipate of the food and drinks scene in Calgary earlier than I moved, however having been right here for over a yr now, I feel it is so underrated.

There’s consistently new eating places and bars popping up all around the metropolis, and it is not a coincidence that so lots of Canada’s greatest new eating places could be present in Calgary and Edmonton.

You may get just about the whole lot you’d need from a serious metropolis and as a bonus, it is loads cheaper to exit to eat than in B.C. or Ontario.

It is so inexpensive

One of many largest promoting factors for Alberta is simply how inexpensive it’s to stay right here. I could not dream of residing in Vancouver or Toronto by myself however in Calgary, I am really in a position to stay comfortably downtown.

Alberta additionally does not have a provincial gross sales tax so shopping for groceries and even grabbing a espresso is loads cheaper than most locations in Canada.

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