I've been there several times showing my car, And there is not much difference . Every thing is high priced, like gas and cigs.
And they talk about the same, eh. Hotels and motels down town are very expensive, I guess it's the taxes. Make sure you have good car Ins. because they drive really wild there.eh. The mountains are beautiful winter or summer especially around Calgary.
After the snow has been on the ground for several weeks in the cities it looks a little trashy, with all the trash a city has and the melting and freezing and wind. I have made a lot of friends there over the years, and they treat me like royalty. I love it.eh. Hope you get to visit some day.