Not convinced 17th Avenue is one of the best spots to live in Calgary?
Here’s our list of the top 10 Reasons to Move to 17th Avenue to help you.
If the following information doesn’t make you excited to work out, I don’t know what will! Boxing has made it’s rise in the past year, and people seem to be really loving it! If you’ve never heard of Rumble Boxing Studio, YOU NEED TO CHECK IT OUT. This is the coolest way to sweat, and build muscle. It is a “fight club, night club”, where you are boxing in the dark, to awesome music with night club lights shining in the room. They offer boxing classes suitable for all experience levels and the best part is that you only want to try a few classes they are “a no contract, pay as you box, boutique fitness studio. (you can rent boxing gloves as well.)
Ready. Set. Row. That’s right, you also have access to a rowing studio, and will be using over 84% of your muscles on the machines! If rowing is something you’ve always wanted to try or love Row 17 is perfect for you! They offer classes suitable for all experience levels!
In a city full of buildings, it’s a nice perk to have parks! Down 17th there is Tomkins Park, Tomson Family Park and, Humpy Hollow Park. But there are over 20 surrounding parks that are very close!
There are events and sales happening everyday down 17th Ave! The easiest way to check out what events are happening it to check out http://www.17thave.ca/whats-on/ and http://www.visitcalgary.com/things-to-do/festivals-events
For those of you who are not familiar with The Red Mile, the name was given to 17th Ave back in 2004 during The Calgary Flames Stanley Cup playoff run. It gained worldwide attention for the relative lack of violence while thousands of fans celebrated their team’s success. Game day is huge on 17th Ave (especially during playoffs). Not only will you see “The C of Red” in the Scotiabank Saddledome, but you will also see it in every bar, restaurant and on the streets! Our support is awesome! Not to mention, you are living just down the road from The Saddledome when living on 17th. Go Flames Go!
The Biggest Outdoor Rodeo In The World
The Calgary Stampede includes 9 rodeo events, 10 days of action and a prize of 2 million dollars! For those of you who don’t know, it is not just a rodeo, it also has a massive midway where you can win prizes, go on rides, watch your favourite artists on the Coca-Cola Stage and explore the many iconic foods that are specially created for The Stampede. Have you ever wanted to step out of your comfort zone and try some crazy foods? Stampede has had many award-winning foods like “The Double Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Dog” which is an entire foot long. The “One Meter Long Sausage”, a “Funnel Cake Poutine” and the “Canadian Bacon Pickle Balls”. They have deep fried everything from Oreos, cheese curds, mashed potatoes, ice cream, Coca-Cola, and everything in-between. Stampede is also famous for the incredible concert lineup they have over the 10 days. You can watch concerts at the Scotiabank Saddledome, The Coca-Cola Stage, or Nashville North. There is also a Stampede Talent Search and a Stampede Show Band! Don’t forget to watch for the fireworks every night when they’re playing at The Grand Stand Show!
How luck are we to have our own NHL team in Calgary? If you are a Flames fan, you have got to move to 17 Ave. Not only is the Saddledome stumbling distance, but the all of 17th Ave gets into the game day spirit! You can go to any restaurant or bar on Game day and fit right in while wearing your jersey. Not to mention places like Boston Pizza offer Flames packages which include a beer, burger, shuttle and tickets!
We are so fortunate to live in a city that is as beautiful as it is! I’ve always wanted to go floating down The Bow, and didn’t know it was possible until I found Lazy Day Raft Rentals! You can rent a raft, and set off from their starting point while you and your friends (up to 12 people) raft down The Bow River together until The Peace Bridge, where you will turn off and have transportation back. This is especially fun on our hot days!