get a good set of lowering springs / struts if you are in Alberta.
most coilovers cannot handle the temperature changes into extreme cold and will blow after two winters. and i'm from Ontario... it doesnt get nearly as cold as it does in Alberta so you may blow your coilovers in a single winter out there.
i've never tried the higher end stuff (PSS9, KW) with stainless steel bodies but it's the seals that go and lose oil pressure in extreme cold-cycling so not sure that the better stuff would hold up any better.
spring / strut combos are less aggressive of a drop but much more durable.
lowering your car is only impractical is not done properly.