Joie de vivre in Calgary
Thursday, February 15, 2018
French was the first European language spoken in the province of Alberta. Today, approximately one in three students in Alberta are enrolled in a Francophone, French Immersion, or French as a second language program.
As the Francophone population continues to grow in Calgary, so do the number of cultural events, French schools and restaurants in the city. Here are some of the amazing places and organizations that emphasize la belle vie in Calgary.
There are eight Francophone schools in Calgary and an additional six in the surrounding areas. French culture is valued not only as a way for students to express themselves, but also as a way to be part of a vibrant and dynamic community.
Immersion, bilingual and French language schools
An integral part of promoting French Culture in Calgary, the Alliance Française Calgary has been a part of our city landscape since 1947 and offers a variety of learning opportunities and cultural events.
Taking place every year in August, this Francophone Multicultural festival promotes francophone culture through art and music.
Calgary is a foodie city and the desire for French food continues to grow. Here are some local favourites:
Head to the historic Tivoli building for a taste of Fleur de Sel