Famous for its scenic beauty and rich in natural resources, the Canadian province of Alberta attracts the wealthy from all parts of the country. If you like being taken out in style here are a few ways to meet and date rich men from this province.
Look out for the Oil barons
The discovery of petroleum reserves in Alberta in the early twentieth century and the consequent oil boom in the mid 1900s turned the province into an economic power center and fuelled an unprecedented growth rate. Even though now the emphasis is on diversifying the provincial economy, the energy sector continues to be one of the biggest employers in Alberta. In fact according to online city resources1, Calgary is home to 87% of Canada's oil and natural gas producers and 66% of coal producers among which Some of the biggest names are BP, EnCana, Imperial Oil, Suncor Energy, Shell Canada and TransCanada. Likewise Edmonton has traditionally been a hub for Albertan petrochemical industries, earning it the nickname "Oil Capital of Canada" in the 1940s. Supply and service industries based in these cities drive the energy extraction engine, while research develops new technologies and supports expanded value-added processing of Alberta's massive oil, gas, and oil sands reserves.
So if you want to meet some of the richest men in the province, look out for the owners and executives of the energy companies who are sure to make tidy profits as oil prices soar in the international market. Some of the places where you can come across well-paid professionals or successful industrialist of the energy sector are in industrial districts as well as Downtown which is the main business district of Edmonton. outside of city but within the CMA, you can mingle with them in the Nisku Industrial Business Park, the Acheson Industrial Area in Parkland County, Refinery Row in Strathcona County as well as Alberta's Industrial Heartland within portions of Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County and Sturgeon County.
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Frequent Upscale Resorts
Owing to its proximity to the Rocky Mountains, Alberta is famous for its nearby mountain resorts and winter sports facilities. Its capital city Calgary was in fact the first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympics in 1988. Today two of the most important destinations for winter sporting as well as professional training facilities are the Canada Olympic Park and the Olympic Oval. Little surprise then that people of Alberta are passionate about winter sports. And while you go skiing, snowboarding, speed skating or watching ice hockey at these venues, watch out for single and successful men who might be taking a day off from making millions to enjoy the outdoors. A particularly effective way to run into single wealthy vacationers would be to explore the luxury resorts in the nearby mountains. It is here that rich and famous wine and dine while also polishing their skiing skills along the bracing mountainside. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Castle Mountain Resort, Banff Springs Mountain Resort, the Landings at Cougar Ridge are some of the luxury destinations in the mountains of Alberta. Book a couple of days at any one of these exclusive resorts and try to mingle as much as you can with the guests. However if you find the hotel rates way beyond your resources, plan a day trip at one of these skiing destinations and make full use of the time you have at hand.
Get to know the Wizards of Finance
The financial services industry is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in Alberta. A large part of this growth can be attributed to the burgeoning energy and construction sectors and the associated financial transactions and wealth creation. Its capital city Calgary has developed a world-class investment banking and asset management industry focused primarily on the oil and gas sector, while Edmonton has developed a globally competitive wealth management and pension management industry. Over 4,000 financial services firms are active in Alberta today2, including all six large Canadian banks, four major Alberta-headquartered financial institutions, and most of the top 20 global investment banks. Calgary is Western Canada’s business centre and a rising global financial centre. The city has the highest concentration of corporate head offices per capita in the country, which is supported by a diversity of multinational and retail banks, investment firms, stock brokers, trust companies, credit unions and mortgage companies, as well as insurance companies, agents, brokers and adjusters. Similarly Edmonton is home to banking majors such as Canadian Western Bank, ATB Financial, Servus Credit Union, TD Canada Trust and Manulife Financial. In Calgary the Downtown Commercial Core is the financial center while in Edmonton, Jasper Avenue is the hub of banks and offices – these are all places where cafes and pubs offer great options to interact with young rising professionals.
Go Club Hopping in Swanky Areas
Bars, pubs and cafes have always been some of the most effective places to meet singles and the same can help you meet the most eligible men in the major cities of Alberta too. in Calgary those who are fond of fine wines, the places to hang out would be the Blue Rock Wine and Cigar Bar, the Charlie’s Wine Bar and Grille or Murrieta’s while those fond of their coffee and cakes might be found sampling the delights of Deville’s. Lovers of pure spirits can however find their kind of drink at Cowboys, Auburn Saloon, Drum and Monkey and Ming’s. Besides these there are lounge bars and cocktail bars which offer a more relaxed atmosphere with music as well as those which have great food to go with the spirits. Again the wealthy guests of the city are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a place to boogie the night away. With loads of music, dance and drinks, there are several exclusive nightspots in Calgary where you can wait with a drink for a rich single to ask you to the dance floor. The Back Alley, Tantra, Bermuda Triangle, and the Broken City are some of the destinations where the hippest crowds and the biggest parties can be found.
Among the areas with the hottest nightlife in Edmonton is the Whyte Avenue strip where the bars, clubs, and restaurants are located throughout, but mostly west of Gateway Boulevard. This area also contains two independent movie theatres: the Garneau and Princess theatres, as well as several live theatre, music, and comedy venues. Various clubs are also to be found along Edmonton's main street, Jasper Avenue too. Bourbon Street has numerous eating establishments; clubs and casinos can also be found within the complex. The Savoy is known as a stylish hangout that attracts a well-dressed clientele. Devlin’s in Downtown This fashionable gathering spot attracts lots of young, hip professionals. Upscale and sophisticated, Halo welcomes well-to-do professionals and those who dress the part. The martini bar attracts lots of chic partiers, who aren't afraid to pay for pricey drinks. Finally the Bank is a dress-to-impress sort of place, attracting a professional crowd who appreciate the cosmopolitan vibe and upscale menu. Located in the newly renovated Century Grill, Century Room is an upscale lounge that features a modern array of comfort food and a plethora of exotic and regional drink options. From specialty liquors to a concise menu of only the most exquisite dishes, L1 Lounge caters to those with distinctive taste. Located at the luxurious Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort and Casino, The Centre Bar is a high-energy, high-style lounge in the heart of the casino.
Be seen at affluent neighborhoods
Relationship advisors point out that one of the sure-fire ways to meet a wealthy single is to live near where they do. And if it is just a small pad that you can afford, living among the rich would allow you to mingle with them on a regular basis. In Calgary, the south-west quadrant includes several neighborhoods where the most affluent citizens reside. Among the neighborhoods in this area which have some of the highest median household income are Bayview, Bel-Aire, Eagle Ridge, Roxboro, Elbow Park, Rideau Park, Pump Hill and Britannia. Other areas of the city like Mount Royal and some other places in the northwest suburbs like Deerfoot Trail are also well known for their wealthy residents. In Edmonton, the south western neighborhoods are known to be some of the most desirable and affluent. Neighborhoods such as Haddow, Henderson Estates, Ogilvie Ridge, Blackburne and Falconer command some of the highest real estate prices.
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