Calgary Nose Hill is about 3,480 km from Parliament Hill, which would take 36 hours of driving to reach. Calgary International Airport is in the neighbouring riding of Calgary Skyview.
Most residents list automobiles as their primary mode of transportation, with 16% citing public transit.
Calgary Nose Hill is mainly residential and includes the north-central areas of the city.
Nose Hill Park is Canada’s third-largest urban forest, and one of only two remaining examples of the high plains and grasslands that once covered this entire area. The park is home to deer, coyotes, and other smaller mammals. Plants like the prairie crocus, golden bean, and sage can be found here.
About 37% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in China, Hong Kong, and India.
Cantonese, Mandarin, and Tagalog are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 2% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $58,775.
Nose Hill Park offers many recreational activities, including hiking, biking, and off-leash dog walking paths. Plus, a fantastic view of the Calgary skyline.
The Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre offers pools, a fitness centre, and many classes such as martial arts, dance, and swimming activities. Next door is the Murray Copot Arena, which hosts many ice sports.
The riding gets its name from Nose Hill Park. The name is commonly thought to have come from an indigenous translator, who told European explorers the hill resembled his chief’s nose.
Calgary has some obsolete laws still on the books. One states that upon release from jail the inmate is entitled to a horse and a gun for safe transport. Another levies fines for standing on a public bench or table.
Health care and social assistance are important sectors for Calgary Nose Hill, employing almost 10% of the riding’s workforce. Other important industries are professional, scientific and technical services, retail trade, and construction.
The average price of a home in the riding is $440,664.
Human use of Nose Hill Park has disrupted the natural habitat of animals and destroyed wildlife in the areas covered by trails. The rough fescue grasslands that are famous in the area are endangered.
The Calgary Community Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Plan was established to help adapt to the effects of global warming.
In the 18th and 19th centuries the area was an ideal location for bison to spend the winter.
The Nose Creek area around the hill was often quarried in the late 1800s and was part of the city’s pre-First World War construction boom. The Nose Creek area had a less than savoury reputation in the early 20th century. According to historian James Gray, Calgary’s image at the time was the “booze, brothel and gambling capital of the far Western Plains.”