Calgary Book of Everything

ISBN: 978-0-9738063-5-9
Author: Roberta McDonald

Everything you wanted to know about Calgary and were going to ask anyway

"This book is replete with indispensable facts and no good Calgarian should be caught dead without it."
—Karen Rowe, Calgary Herald

"The Calgary Book of Everything is a must-have for any Calgarian. It should be mandatory reading for anybody living in the city."
—Bruce Ritchie, Lite 96


From the original sandstone city to oil and population booms to the murderous saga of William "Jumbo" Fisk and profiles of King Ralph, cowboy GuyWeadick and singer Jann Arden, no book is more comprehensive than the Calgary Book of Everything. No book is more fun!

Well-known Calgarians weigh in on their favourite things about their city. Author and historian Brian Brennan gives us his top five Calgary "scallywags and scoundrels," author Will Ferguson gives us his five Calgary facts for dummies, and meteorologist David Spence on the five most influential weather events in Calgary. Stories of the First People, the most heinous crimes, all-things Stampede and oil patch slang. . . it's all here!

Whether you're a lifelong resident or visiting for the first time, there's no more comprehensive book about the country's fastest growing city. If you love Calgary, you'll love the Calgary Book of Everything!