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Stay Warm, Have Fun

If you’re a newcomer and you’re experiencing your first winter in our city, you’ll find it can be quite an adventure. To ensure you’re well-prepared and never caught off guard, we've put together a special series on winter safety. In this series, we’ll be sharing essential tips and tricks that will make your transition into Calgary's winter wonderland a smooth and enjoyable one.

So, buckle up, stay warm, and let’s dive into the world of winter safety together. Here’s to your first Calgary winter, filled with warmth, knowledge, and a lot of frosty fun!

Winter Health and Safety

As our city gears up for the chilly months ahead, it's crucial to ensure our safety and well-being during the winter. With temperatures plunging to -30 or even -40 degrees Celsius, it's time to equip ourselves with essential knowledge and habits that will keep us warm, healthy, and happy.

Here are some friendly winter health and safety tips to navigate Calgary's frosty season with ease:

  • Dressing in layers is key! Think thermal wear, waterproof outer garments, hats, gloves, and scarves to combat the extreme cold.
  • When choosing a durable winter coat, prioritize waterproof or water-resistant materials, sealed seams, and sturdy zippers for protection against snow and rain. Look for adjustable features like cuffs and collars and consider reputable brands for a coat that will last through many winters.
  • Find a good pair of tall winter boots with rubber grips on the bottom.
  • Don’t forget a warm toque (knitted hat) and mittens, which keep your hands warmer than gloves.
  • When letting kids and pets out, keep a watchful eye to prevent frostbite and injuries.
  • Don’t delay – clear snow from your walkways promptly to avoid hazardous ice build-up.
  • Be a Snow-Angel! Help your neighbors clear their walkways, ensuring safety for everyone in our community.
  • Be sure to stay away from storm ponds—they may look like they have frozen over, but the ice is often very thin and cannot hold the weight of a person, which makes them very dangerous in the winter. If you want to go skating, visit a community ice rink or a recreation facility instead.

With these tips, we're all set to embrace winter in Calgary safely and warmly. Remember, a little care goes a long way in ensuring a snug and secure winter for everyone. Stay warm, stay safe, and let's make this winter season a delightful one for us all!

Categories: General, Safety, Snow, Tips