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.
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.
Playing hockey is a rite of passage in Canada, and one that girls are finally joining in on. Maya Smith has been playing girls hockey in Calgary ever since she was a kid. In this post, Maya shares all the ins and outs of navigating Canada's game as a young female.
I'm not one for waiting in lines, so I was stoked to find two places in Calgary that offer free Santa photos without a horrendous wait. I've also persuaded some generous Calgary retailers to offer up some luxe Aveda products, Rumble Boxing classes, plus other lovely little treats to cap off the year. Happy holidays!
Exactly 15-years ago I was happily pregnant and the best part of my week was Thursday night. That's when I'd do my prenatal yoga class then rush home to watch Survivor and The Apprentice. My how times have changed! If someone you know is pregnant, prenatal yoga is a fantastic way to relieve pregnancy stressors and prepare yourself for birth. We've also researched the best spots in Calgary for prenatal and parenting classes. And if you've never taken a yoga class before, we've got you covered with a look at the beginner classes available. Namaste!
How do you totally unwind? I've got a variety of tricks up my sleeve, but Pinot Grigio and Netflix usually make me feel worse. Over the past few years, hot yoga has become my therapy of choice. Here's a look at my favourite studios in Calgary (I'm a floater) + how to prep for your first class.
Go, shawty. It's your birthday. Well maybe it's not. And maybe you're not Shawty. But who cares? I've tapped some of my favourite influential Calgary peeps for their tips on how to have the best birthday. Whether you're looking to party, chill out or just want some great restaurant and cake suggestions, I've got you covered. And hey, Happy belated Birthday!
I don't know about you, but I love this time of year. August is like the Sunday night of summer. It's a time to get all your ducks in a row before the start of the new school year and to nail off all those fun, summery activities you haven't yet got to. I've partnered with Country Hills Village Shopping Centre for an amazing back to school giveaway you probably will want to get in on.
Next week, the award winning broadway musical, Come From Away comes to Calgary. I've wanted to see it for some time, and now is my chance. Here's the heartwarming backstory to the musical and a look at one of the play's main characters, who I got to know when I visited Gander, Newfoundland.