Collected by Rachel Berger
101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1J9, Canada
The dictionary definition of the word acrophobia reads, "Extreme and irrational fear of heights." I didn't think it applied to me until I went to Calgary last fall. The city is nicknamed "Cowtown" thanks to the famous Calgary Stampede (the world's...
10718 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1, Canada
Proud pourer of Vancouver's Matchstick coffee, this well-lit cafe/bakery dares you to come in for just a caffeine boost. Chances are you'll find the Dutchess's pastries—all baked from scratch using natural ingredients—too perfect to resist. Care...
120 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B3, Canada
Wander through downtown Calgary’s main shopping and dining street, Stephen Avenue Mall. Olympic Plaza—with a skating rink in the winter—is at the east end, and you’ll find plenty of great stores, public art, and patios toward the other end.
Bow River Pathway, Calgary, AB, Canada
Calgary has the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. You can ride up and down the Bow River for miles enjoying the view of the water and the runners, roller bladers (Calgary is a hockey town, after all) and other...
The Bow, Calgary, AB T2G 0E3, Canada
Take a trip through the human psyche outside the iconic Bow Building in downtown Calgary, the tallest building in Canada west of Toronto. You can walk around and through the 12-meter wire sculpture of a woman’s head, and many visitors do. The...
340 13 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0W9, Canada
This little sister of the award-winning River Café stands on its own two feet. The same philosophies abound, however (local ingredients, herbs and greens from the restaurant’s garden, slowly roasted meat, and lots of vegetarian options), and, like...
804 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3J6, Canada
This kitschy, old-school diner serves massive portions of mouth-watering breakfast and lunch fare. Hungry families, hipsters, and businesspeople alike dig in to pulled pork hash with caramelized apples and onions served in a mini skillet; crispy...
736 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7, Canada
If you’re in the mood for a burger, shake and/or fries, head to Clive. Somewhere between fancy and fast food, the Clive burger is the perfect mix—it’s simple and delicious. A little bit spicy, and a little bit creamy, the secret sauce helps make...
10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, Canada
Whether you’re in the mood for a feast of pulled pork, a gelato sandwich, Cajun cooking (as you'll find at Sticky Ricky's, pictured), or maybe a taco made with naan bread, Calgary’s fleet of food trucks can deliver. Lunch time, afternoon snacking,...
Calgary, AB, Canada
Calgary has the largest system of pathways in North America and even in the depths of winter you can join its seasoned citizens braving the weather to run, bike, or cross-country ski the more than 300 miles of paths. Whether you bike along the Bow...
Bow River, Alberta, Canada
The Canadian Rockies offers countless opportunities for amphibious adventures. You can paddle a kayak down the Bow River—one of Alberta's most important waterways—float quietly on an impossibly blue mountain lake, go on a driving tour of Vermilion...
5620 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T3K 2P6, Canada
As well as seeing the office towers to the south and the (slightly higher) Rocky Mountains to the west, you’ll see plenty of hawks, porcupines, and deer (as well as other running wildlife) on Nose Hill, one of the largest environmental parks in...
1443 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P9, Canada
The giant chicken alone should get you through the door, but the fried fare will keep you coming back for more. - Old Alberta proverb An Alberta institution since 1958, Chicken on the Way is all about deep friend goodies, and absolutely worth your...
169 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3B 6B7, Canada
The world often thinks of Canada as the land that hockey built, but the truth is, Canada has a rich, diverse sports heritage that extends well beyond the stick and puck. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, established in 1955 and opened at its new...
1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2V 2X3, Canada
Heritage Park's antique steam train thunders through the Living Historical Village, giving the park a sense of place in time that deepens the experience for visitors young and old. History comes alive on two wheels at Heritage Park, though...
Crescent Rd NW & Centre Street N, Calgary, AB T2N 1E2, Canada
Before heading to the office early in the morning in Calgary I leave the hotel and run towards Prince's Island Park, go across the Memorial Ave. Bridge and climb the 167 steps to the Mc Hugh Bluff, then run west for another mile on top of the hill...
1400 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0P7, Canada
Halloween Alley is billed as "Canada's Largest Halloween Store." When you enter, you'll quickly see why. This emporium is open year-round and sells not only spooky costumes and accessories, but outfits of all kinds. It also carries wigs, masks,...
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