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Us Calgarians are a proud bunch, and for good reason. We can make it to the mountains in under an hour, we’re home to what is literally the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth and we’re damn good neighbours—especially when times are tough. Without further ado, here are 21 signs you’re from Calgary, Alberta.
1) You can immediately tell when someone isn’t originally from Calgary, because they pronounce the A. It’s Cal-gree, not Cal-gary!
2) You see nothing wrong with standing in line for 45 minutes to get a free milkshake on Customer Appreciation Day at Peter’s Drive-In
3) You still call it Lindsay Park instead of the Talisman Centre
4) You know not to bother planting anything before May long. Because snow.
5) You have a special section in your closet dedicated solely to Stampede outfits.
6) You cringe every time your suggested route includes Deerfoot Trail.
7) You think the Caesar is a national treasure.
8) You chuckle every time Mayor Naheed Nenshi destroys someone on Twitter.
— Tamara Elliott (@Tamara_Elliott) October 10, 2014
9) You think 8 degrees is patio weather.
10) You’ve lost two years of your life looking for parking at Chinook Centre.
11) You remember when the Petro Canada tower was the largest building in town, but definitely appreciate our ever-expanding skyline.
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13) You make fun of Edmonton every chance you get. And Toronto.
— Tamara Elliott (@Tamara_Elliott) September 10, 2014
14) You know that there are only two seasons: winter, and construction season.
15) You cried when Jarome Iginla was traded…
…and again when he returned to the Saddledome for the first time. Iggy Iggy Iggy!
16) And for the record…it was in.
17) If you’re a pedestrian, you hate cyclists. If you’re a cyclist, you hate vehicles. If you drive, you hate everyone.
18) You get way too excited when you see Gord Gillies from Global News in real life. Also because he’ll smile and wave back at you. Every. Single. Time.
Walked by @Gord_Gillies and said hey Gord, without skipping a beat he responded hi, smiled, and waved. I suspect he’s part robot
— Crackmacs (@Crackmacs) April 29, 2016
19) You strategically plan your work schedule so you have no deliverables in July. Because Stampede.
20) You still lament the end of 25 cent draft night at Cowboys. Thursdays haven’t been the same since.
21) You still get choked up watching footage from the 2013 flood, not because of the damage but because you’re so damn proud of how everyone stepped up to help each other.
Calgarians! Got any more to add? Share them in the comments below!
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