Moving to Calgary? You chose the right place.

U-Haul has named Calgary the #1 Top Destination City in our 2014 Canadian Migration Trends Report 
Read more about things to do while living in Calgary

Welcome to one of the best cities in Canada! As the economic center of western Canada, Calgary has plenty of job opportunities due to the strength of its petroleum, agriculture, tourism, and high-tech industries. Calgary is consistently ranked highly by national and international institutions in terms of both business opportunities and quality of life.

In 2013, Calgary was rated as the best place to live in Canada by MoneySense. Furthermore, the 2013 U-Haul National Migration Trend Report ranked Calgary #2 out of the Top 25 Canadian Destination Cities. These are just a few of many accolades accumulated by this bustling metropolis. Visit Calgary to find out why more new residents are moving to the area each year.

Tips for prospective Calgarians

Being as it is the largest city in the Alberta province, U-Haul has more than 20 locations in the immediate Calgary area to provide you with accessible and affordable moving and storage services when you need them.

  • A City Divided - Calgary is divided in four quadrants: Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, and Southeast. These quadrants are abbreviated and attached to the end of the street address. For easy navigation, streets normally run north to south while avenues run east to west. Preferred residential areas are generally found in the NW and SE suburbs. Calgarians often say with pride that Calgary has all the benefits of a large metropolitan city with a small town vibe.
  • Urban Living - If you are looking for a more urban environment, the downtown area will likely be your best bet. Downtown Calgary consists of three neighborhoods: Downtown West End, the Downtown Commercial Core, and the Downtown East Village. The surrounding neighborhoods of Eau Claire, Chinatown, and the Beltline are sometimes considered as part of downtown.
  • Getting Around - The city of Calgary covers a vast area of more than 848 square kilometers. Luckily, the city has Calgary Transit, a public transportation service that has been around since 1909, consisting of an extensive fleet of vehicles including buses and light rail trains. On top of that, Calgary possesses a massive network of pathways and bikeways for the environmentally conscious, among the largest in North America.
  • Bright, Clean & Green - What else can you expect as a newcomer to Calgary? Sunshine, fresh air, and clean water! The city receives more sunshine than any other major city in the country, a definite plus for those looking for a new home. Not to mention, Calgary is literally a breath of fresh air! In 2007, Forbes declared Calgary as the world’s cleanest city for its material recycling, water purifying, and renewable energy usage.
  • Check the Forecast - While the sun may be shining for a large portion of the year, the weather in Calgary can be volatile. Flash thunderstorms can occur even during the warm summer months. Alternatively, the winter can bring warm, dry Chinook winds originating from the Pacific that can raise the temperature as much as 15 °C or more in a single day. Always be prepared!

 

Find nearby Moving Help® and truck rental locations in Calgary.

U-Haul locations in or near Calgary, AB

1
Kensington Auto (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
2201 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N3R9
2
U-Haul at Blackfoot Trail
5519 6th St SE, Calgary, AB T2H1L6
3
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Barlow Trail
520 Meridian Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2A2N7
4
Country Hills Storage (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
11575 14th St NE, Calgary, AB T3K5Y7
5
Ogden Gas Plus (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
6813 Ogden Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2C1B3
6
GP Motors (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
1210 Meridian Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2A2N9
7
Hawkstone Husky (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
250 Hawkstone Dr, Calgary, AB T3G3T4
8
Oil Tech Express (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
3603B Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E3P1
9
The Computer Clinic (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
22 Midlake Blvd SE No 512, Calgary, AB T2X2X7
10
Monterey Park Storage (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
2705 84th St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y7H2
11
Calgary Produce Market (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
4774 Westwinds Dr NE, Calgary, AB T3J0L7
12
Entertainment Plus (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
5401 Temple Dr NE No 107, Calgary, AB T1Y3R7
13
Crossroads Gas Plus (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
2364 20 Ave NE Unit 1, Calgary, AB T2E8J1
14
Shop N Snack (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
Unit 12 7930 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B0H3
15
Sheeraz International Ltd (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
Unit 323 7 Westwinds Cres NE, Calgary, AB T3J5H2
16
More Convenience Store (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
#8 539 Queensland Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2J4G4
17
Cedarbrae Centex (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
11211 Oakfield Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2W4M2
18
Peigan Trail Storage (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
3751 46 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2B3N5
19
Calgary South Self Storage Ltd (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
5919 84th St SE, Calgary, AB T2C4S1
20
Battlefield Supply Corp (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
6220 90 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2E5A1
21
84th Street RV Storage (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
4313R 84th St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y7H3
22
Symons Valley Ranch Storage (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
14555 Symons Valley Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3R1E7
23
Smart Mart (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
5555 Strathcona Hill SW Unit 1, Calgary, AB T3H1S2
24
AB Telecom Inc (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
4805 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A0V3
25
Aerotex Interior Inc (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
151 2340 Pegasus Way NE, Calgary, AB T2E8M5
26
Real Storage Calgary Sourh (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
4205 116 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2Z3Z4
27
Flying J Southeast (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
11511 40th St SE, Calgary, AB T2Z4M8
28
Glenmore Convenience Store (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
2760 Glenmore Trl SE, Calgary, AB T2C2E6
29
Cedarbrae Centex (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
11211 Oakfield Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2W4M2
30
Calgary South Self Storage Ltd (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
35 Technology Way SE, Calgary, AB T3S0B8
31
G Mart Convenience (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)
1818 14th Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E1G5
32
BUDGET STORAGE CALGARY
A1-624 BEAVER DAM RD NE, CALGARY, AB T2K4W6
33
WESTKEY STORAGE
1505 17AVE SE, CALGARY, AB T2G1J9
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CENTRE AVENUE SELF STORAGE
306 17 STREET SE, CALGARY, AB T2E 8V7