This tag is for posts about Calgary, Canada and features restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues that will be of interest to residents and visitors. Located in the Canadian province of Alberta, Cowtown (its nickname) is not the provincial capital but is the more populous city with a larger downtown core.

The city has vibrant culture and history, and is known for one of the world’s most famous outdoor rodeos, the Calgary Stampede. This tag will explore all the many things to do in Calgary. For families, there are beaches, kayaking opportunities, great parks, events and seasonal attractions. The Zoo, Heritage Park and Calaway Park are but a few of the top attractions we have posts on.

Throughs this tag we will also explore some of best culinary experiences – from the best places to eat sushi and Japanese food to Italian and pizza restaurants. On the wellness front we have several posts about where to get a massage, Calgary dermatology clinics and prenatal classes.

On the fitness front, you’ll find a wide variety of  yoga and barre classes, plus it’s easy access to the mountains means hiking and outdoor opportunities are never far away.

The city has many festivals throughout the year, has premium malls for shopping indoors, outdoor shopping at Country Hills Village and Westhills Towne Centre, plus a good selection of independent boutiques in neighbourhoods like Inglewood, Kensington, Marda Loop and 17th Ave SW. It’s the perfect destination for a weekend getaway over Christmas or summer.

If exploring Calgary with kids this tag will also direct you to where you can score Calgary coupons for discounts and the city’s leading attractions.

The Best Spots for Cross Country Skiing in Calgary

By |2021-05-03T15:56:38-06:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: |

We're all doing different activities to keep sane this winter, and skiing ranks at the top of my list. Surprisingly, there's several options for cross country skiing in Calgary. We've got all the info on where to go, how to nab rentals and even lessons. Plus, we share all the deets on a new trail in a hipster neighbourhood.

The Best Calgary Beaches for Summertime Fun

By |2021-04-19T11:15:14-06:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , |

When it comes to travel fantasies during COVID, the #1 thing folks are craving is a beach. Initially, I wasn't all that surprised, but I did feel a bit hopeless, living in a landlocked province and all. Then we did some digging. Not all beaches have sandy shores (just look at New Brunswick), and Calgary actually does have a fair number of options. Here's a look at the best beaches in Calgary and those within an hour and a half drive of the city.

How to Have the Best Kayaking Experience in Calgary and Area

By |2021-05-17T21:39:31-06:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , |

I love being active outdoors, but if I'm being honest, I have zero upper body strength. Canoeing (and blow drying my hair!) exhausts me, but kayaking, well that's something I can get behind. We did a deep dive into the best kayaking spots in and around Calgary, Edmonton and the Kananaskis region, and have all the deets on how to score rentals, so you can be first out come summer.

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