If you are skilled at driving mountain roads and accustomed to the local weather’s mood swings, driving in Calgary should be rather simple.
The first safety rule in Calgary is that rookie drivers should avoid driving in the winter at all costs.
For private car commuters too, it is advisable to take public transport for a change or hire a taxi service.
All major roads in Calgary have densely congested between 7.30 am and 9.30 am and in the evenings the roads are Choke-O-Block from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. And therefore this rush hour/s can be challenging and stressful to manage.
The only alternative-as of now-to circumvent this nagging traffic problem is to use 4 different North-South major roads and 3 East-West main roads in Calgary if and when appropriate.
There is also the Calgary ring road (CRR) that can be used which circles the city with numerous exit routes leading to different regions of the city.
Except for Deerfoot Trail, Crowchild Trail, and Stoney Trail, driving in Calgary is generally safe, on account of traffic rules and regulations set in place by Alberta for a smooth flow of city traffic.