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Touted as the "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", the Calgary Stampede is undeniably a Calgary classic! With its roots dating back to 1886 when the Calgary and District Agricultural Society held its first fair, the first rodeo and festival was held in 1912, known as the Stampede. This became an annual event

If you're looking for a downtown neighbourhood that has it all, Inglewood is likely to check off all your requirements: located within easy walking distance from Calgary's downtown and East Village; situated along the banks of the Bow River; offering a trendy shopping scene; serving up fantastic culinary destinations; boasting a buzzing live music scene;

Calgary is not starved of outdoor public art.  Amongst the collections, a wide variety of sculptures and structures.  One could easily spend the better part of a day sauntering downtown discovering and appreciating the works of art.  We’ve previously written about our favourite wall art and graffiti locations.  Since cycling is my preferred form of

Hurtling down the concrete-paved race course, swerving around tight hairpin bends, white-knuckled, screaming like a girl.  As an onlooker, I’m sure this ride down the Skyline Luge track at Calgary’s Winsport COP didn’t look like a particularly spectacular race between Christa and myself.  However, this description captures my blurred recollection of the fun-filled five-minute gravity-driven

Prince’s Island Park could well be classified as Calgary’s premier urban park.  As the name implies, this 20-hectare gem is located on an island in the Bow River on the north border of Downtown.  The park was built on land donated to the City in 1947 by the Prince family, founders of Eau Claire Lumber

Stephen Avenue Walk forms a part of 8th Avenue South, bounded by 4th Street SW at its west end and 1st Street SE at its east end.  Home to some of Calgary’s finest restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes, this pedestrian mall offers its foot-travellers uninhibited access to some of downtown's key attractions and facilities, including

Cruising down the California coast’s Cabrillo highway from San Francisco with Calvin & Hobbes and no agenda can only mean one thing: adventure!  There is little doubt that memories of this five-night escape make it, perhaps, one of Christa's and my most memorable road trips ever.  Since then we’ve threatened to replicate the event –