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Camping Season Comes to Alberta

Camping Season Comes to Alberta May 17, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Traditionally, the Victoria Day long weekend kicks off the camping season in Alberta, because it’s the first long weekend of the warm season. It’s a long time between the end of camping season in October and the start of camping season in May. Victoria Day, therefore, sees a lot of camping...

Calgary’s Cultural District

March 31, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Truth be told, Calgary doesn’t get much respect for its artistic culture. By and large, Calgary’s reputation is one of workmanship, careerism, and professionalism, with a greater concern on making a living and a lesser concern on creating a world-class city. But, this isn’t entirely...

Charcut’s Secret: Alley Burgers

March 30, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The Alley Burger. What a brilliant concept! Charcut Roast House is continuing to increase the buzz around town with this burger. After coming on the Calgary restaurant scene with a bang (and a #6 Best Restaurant in Canada ranking from enRoute Magazine), Charcut has created a new way to generate attention:...

Jasper Park: World’s Largest Dark Sky Preserve

March 30, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Canadians get to enjoy something that a lot of the world misses out on: darkness. With a population density somewhere in the range of approximately 9 people per square mile, there’s lots of room left free of light pollution. For example, Jasper National Park, one of Canada’s largest parks,...

Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival

Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival January 25, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
This past weekend the Chateau Lake Louise hosted one of its most famous, yearly events: the ice sculpting competition. Twelve teams, who came from all around the world, receive fifteen, 300 pound blocks of ice and 34 hours to turn the banks of Lake Louise into a “Magical Madness” winter wonderland....

Mt. Engadine Lodge, Kananaskis

Mt. Engadine Lodge, Kananaskis January 7, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips | Read More
There’s something godly about mountains, rugged, majestic, and untamed. They can both inspire and humble, lift you up and put you in your place. Before them, we stand in awe. They help re-calibrate our sense of value and meaning. They teach us that, out here, beyond the noise and speed of the modern...

The 10 Best Ski Hills in the Canadian Rockies

The 10 Best Ski Hills in the Canadian Rockies November 5, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
1. Fernie Alpine Resort – Located approximately 3.5 hours SW of Calgary, Fernie has some of the most terrain, best snow, and widest variety of challenge in Canada. With 10 lifts, 114 runs, and 2500 acres, it’s not difficult to avoid the crowds, and the 884cm of snowfall makes Fernie’s...

Stuck in Calgary International Airport during the holidays? Enjoy it!

Stuck in Calgary International Airport during the holidays? Enjoy it! November 4, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Here are a few ideas to help make your Calgary layover more enjoyable than sitting in a chair while your life passes you by. If you must stay in the airport, try to enjoy the Spaceport. This ‘educational’ centre has four flight/racing simulators, as well as a number of displays. It’s actually more...