Want to do a fun quiz about Calgary? Here’s our unofficial “Calgary Citizenship Test” -Beckler & Seanna

We got thinking about if there was a Calgary citizenship test, what might be on it? We asked for your input as well. We’re going to make an official quiz but in the meantime, this is what we have so far. If you have a question you want added – shoot us an email at [email protected] or hit us up on social media! Beckler and Seanna. (Also if you don’t have us on Instagram, add us now! We can be friends). The answers are below so if you don’t want to spoil it for yourself don’t scroll down until you’re done! Let us know how ya do!

  1. The Olympics in Calgary took place in what year?
  2. Name one iconic food or drink that was invented here.
  3. Name a previous name (or sponsor) of the Saddledome.
  4. What’s Stampede’s slogan? Not “yeehaw” but…
  5. Legend has it that this was once found at the bottom of Sikome Lake.
  6. What is the Cadillac Ranch?
  7. What year did the Flames win the Cup? 
  8. Name two bars that were on the iconic Electric Avenue.
  9. What is the story behind the name “Trolley 5”?
  10. Name one major motion picture or major TV series that was filmed (at least in part) here.
  11. What was Canada Olympic Park’s original name (Hint it had “ski hill” at the end of it.)
  12. What was the name of Calgary’s water slide park?
  13. What were the last three names for MNP Community & Sports Centre?
  14. What was the nickname of the “Prosperity Bonus” that all Calgarians received in 2006?
  15. Who were the mascots for the Olympics?
  16. Where was the first IMAX in town?
  17. Who was the QB that brought the Grey Cup back to Calgary in 1992?
  18. Name one famous Calgarian who attended Crescent Heights High School.
  19. At which infamous bar did Mayor Klein like to drink?


  1. 1988
  2. The caesar drink, ginger beef, the shaft (although this is contested)
  3. Olympic Saddledome, Canadian Airlines Saddledome, Pengrowth Saddledome, now Scotiaback Saddledome
  4. Yahoo
  5. A dead horse
  6. A song to which every Calgarian knows a line dance to. This is an Alberta-centric dance however and those born in Calgary don’t know that. Go ANYWHERE else in Canada and they’re VERY confused as to how all Calgarians know this dance.
  7. 1989
  8. There are many – Coconut Joes, The Beacon, Bandidos, The Whiskey, Three Cheers, The Fox & Firkin, etc
  9. In the early days of Calgary, the area we all know as the Beltline was called the No. 5 Trolley Line. It proudly carried all the hard working Calgarians that shaped our city into what it is today. 
  10. The Last of Us (2023) …
    • Brokeback Mountain (2005) …
    • Superman (1978) …
    • Fargo (2014-2017) …
    • The Bourne Legacy (2012) …
    • Cool Runnings (1993) …
    • The Assassination of Jesse James (2007) …
    • Heartland (2007-present)
    • The Revenant 
    • Ghostbusters
    • My Life with the Walter Boys
    • Legends of the Fall
  11. Paskapoo Si Hill
  12. Bonzai Waterslide Park
  13. Repsol Sport Centre, Talisman Centre and Lindsay Park Sports Centre
  14. Ralph Bucks or Klein Bucks
  15. Hidy And Howdy
  16. Eau Claire
  17. Doug Flutie
  18. Tommy Chong (of Cheech and Chong), Ralph Klein, Tegan & Sara, and Violet King the first female black lawyer in Canada 
  19. The St Louis


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