If a family-friendly winter festival were to have a name then I personally think this should be it. Glow Winter Festival As if Valentine’s Day and the city’s Hot Chocolate Festival weren’t enough, kickstarting on this Valentine’s Day and offering entertainment to young and old throughout the Family Day long weekend, you’ll want to find an excuse to
The world may think that, like polar bears, Calgarians (or even all Canadians!) go into hibernation during the winter. Quite the contrary. A week is not nearly sufficient to experience all that I have on my wish list for you to see and explore in and around our city. The lists I’ve created here will
People, achievements and milestones should be celebrated. If anyone in the city of Calgary should be recognized for doing this intentionally, well, and on a grand scale, I think my vote might go to Studio Bell, the proud home of our National Music Centre (NMC). Since the formal opening of their breathtaking location on the corner
We all have memories of those pets we had growing up that were not just a part of the family. They were family. No matter how often your parents told you that they were “just animals”, you knew that they were somehow part of the glue that held your family together. Even if that was only true in one’s
Calgary’s iconic Central Public Library has just celebrated its first birthday. What a phenomenal year it’s been, both for the library and for the city’s emergence onto the global architectural stage. With the location having opened its doors to welcome more than a million visitors since opening on November 1st, 2018, the Central Library has
I say this every time I visit the Glenbow Museum: “I’m just popping in to see some of the latest exhibits. I shouldn’t be more than an hour”. And, without fail, I leave more than two hours later overwhelmed by the variety of themes, new exhibits and switched out artworks that make the rooms and
🎈 #LOVEYYC Day is back! 🎈 Gary, our I AM CALGARY Mascot, is geared up for #LOVEYYC Day 2019 As Tourism Calgary promotes our awesome city, loads of businesses are offering Calgarians great value in return. It’s time to hastily plan how you’re going to spend your day (and dollars) on November 2nd! Celebrate all things Calgary.
A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life. Thomas Jefferson From A to Z, Art and Architecture to Zeste de vivre, Paris seamlessly morphs between her alias personas - The City of Light and the City of Love – perhaps depending on your disposition, location or the company you
I recently revisited a hike with my brother that I had done in the same season in September 2012. Hiking at iconic Lake Louise in Banff National Park is really quite surreal. Experiencing it during the spectacle of the luminescent golden larches during the very brief window of opportunity as they don their fall colours
🇫🇷 Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France Upon seeing the island community of Mont Saint-Michel for the first time, one is both enchanted and captivated. Purported to be France's 3rd most popular tourist attraction, the walled fortress - dominated by the mountain-top abbey - is a UNESCO world heritage site and certainly a memorable sight to behold.