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View Poll Results: Which city do you prefer?
Denver 29 59.18%
Calgary 20 40.82%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-08-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Mile high city
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Default Denver v Calgary

Which city is better? Which has more to often in terms of nightlife, sports, art, cultural, quality of life?
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:33 PM
 
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In 2008 Mercer named Calgary the 25th best city in the world in which to live. Denver didn't even make the top 50.

In 2007 Mercer named Calgary the world's cleanest city. It's the only major city in the world where the main river leaves the city just as clean as it enters the city. Denver has a thick cloud of brown smog that hangs around all summer. It's river is filthy.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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BTW, you are only allowed to vote if you've spent time in both cities. Otherwise you have no experience from which to base your opinion. DTown has never been to Canada period, let alone Calgary. Ignore his vote.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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I never been to Calgery. It looks like it is the Denver of Canada. It seems really new though, so I see it as being very suburban and boring. Looks like they are really building it up though.

Denver is a cool city. I still think it is overrated. Some people think it is cooler than what it really is. It is nice since it is so close to the Rockies. However, I always thought the city was kind of boring in terms of urban areas compared to the N.E. where I am from. However, it was a nice city. Capitol Hill was a weird and unique neighborhood, but it's suburbs were god awful bland.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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Calgary is even closer to the mountains than Denver though. The world famous Banff National Park is only a one hour drive west of the city.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (wilshire/westwood)
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People in America don't even know what Calgary is and hardly care along with the rest of Canadian cities so this thread is dumb.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Mile high city
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I am going to remain silent here because I want to hear other people's opinions. Can anybody please post pics of both cities? Please no misleading pictures of either cities like one guy did in another thread
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Calgary.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:58 PM
 
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Denver in a heartbeat. Calgary is a provincial one-industry town. Cue the Calgary troll....
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:30 AM
 
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Calgary is even closer to the mountains than Denver though. The world famous Banff National Park is only a one hour drive west of the city.
I cant find anything on how close Calgary is to the Canadian rockies but wikipedia says it lies between the prairie and the foothills.

Denver is 15 miles east of the rocky foothills which are 6500-7200 ft

I do know that the mountains near Denver are larger with 14k peaks where Calgary has 11-12k peaks

Also, there is way more to do in the Colo rocky mountains - better ski resorts (Aspen, Vail etc) and full stakes 24 hour casinos (a 40 min drive to blackhawk/central city).

Denver's rockies got Calgary beat here
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