Canadian property market tide shows sign of turning

The Residences at Silvertip Village, which have 360-degree alpine views, are part of a 223-hectre mountain resort near Banff National Park. Photo: SCMP

A vacation home in one of the world's most coveted recreational playgrounds is fun to have during good times, but one of the first things to go - along with the yacht and the fancy weekend wheels - when the economy goes pear-shaped.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 11:39am

Hotel developer eyeing wealthy Asian investors

An Alberta-based developer plans to target wealthy Chinese investors when he launches hotel units for sale in the Canadian resort town of Canmore, situated nearby the popular tourist destination of Banff National Park.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Skilful quartet return home with medals

Four young people from the city won awards at an international skills competition that pitted them against 50 countries and territories and more than 800 competitors.

They each won a medallion of excellence at WorldSkills 2009 in Calgary, Canada, last week.

10 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

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Calgary, which has more than 1 million people, is very clean with beautiful parks and rivers.

29 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

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Name Megan Beverly Prefontaine

Age 15

City Calgary

Star sign Capricorn

Calgary is a fairly big Canadian city with a population of more than one million people. It is very clean with beautiful parks and rivers.

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

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15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Pretty comes at a premium in sizzling real estate market


Ask any wannabe property owner in Vancouver what the affordability index is in the city and the weary, outraged response is likely to be: what affordability?

The Royal Bank of Canada recently released a survey that compares the affordability of home ownership in the country's major cities.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Along for the ride

Where the city of Calgary ends and Canada's prairie begins is never clear. It is a dividing line that moves almost daily as the city expands to sustain an oil boom. Yet beneath the corporate skyline here remains the heart of a cowboy.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Canadian builder bets on affluent baby boomers

Developer sees potential in Victoria

Robert Quigg has built riches on his ability to spot the most promising places for new property.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

Calgary recommendations

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Things to see and do around Calgary

26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Canada braces for building boom

The office market is expected to require an extra 16 million sq ft of space by 2010

More than a decade of stagnation in Canada's office market is about to explode into a construction boom.

12 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Chills in US economy send property punters north

Once thought of as boring, Canada is beginning to look sexy. The nation that lacks the brash corporate culture of its southern neighbour may be about to reap benefits from its conservative image, and more importantly, its conservative accounting.

1 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Asians get chance to land some top deals in Calgary

A CANADIAN real estate investment company is homing in on Asians to purchase residential properties in Calgary, Alberta, in anticipation of a future housing boom.

Walton Development (Asia) is offering half-hectare lots for C$32,900 (around $175,587) at its Aberdeen Heights project.

14 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Alberta opens up for manufacturing deals

FOR most people, Alberta conjures up images of the Rocky Mountains.

But the province is not just a place of geographical wonders.

Alberta is endowed with natural beauty - vast forests to the north and open spaces stretching from the Rockies, in the west, to the centre of Canada.

1 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

30 Calgary flats worth one in HK

INVESTORS have been urged to buy units in a new Canadian development at a fraction of the price of a Hongkong equivalent.

Canadian real estate entrepreneur Mr Kevin Gardner claimed buyers could purchase up to 30 units in the west coast city of Calgary for the price of one in Hongkong.

14 Apr 1993 - 12:00am