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After the worst flooding in Alberta history in 2012, Calgary is on the mend. Calgarians are taking the opportunity to improve and reinvigorate their town, from the budding fine dining scene, to the food truck culture, craft beer renaissance, and new downtown bike lanes.
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835 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A1, Canada
The 17th Avenue SW shopping district has you covered for everything from custom leather goods from Eric Goodwin, to unique footwear at Gallery Pope. While the street boasts plenty of eye candy for the die-hard fashionista (Dick and Janes, Leo...
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698 Eau Claire Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P, Canada
A two minute walk from the bustle of downtown Calgary, Prince’s Island Park—which is surrounded by the Bow River—is home to festivals all summer long. The Calgary Folk Music Festival and 52,000 of its closest friends rock and/or folk out on the...
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940 2 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0E6, Canada
Tucked away in Sunnyside, just across the river from downtown, Vendome has a little bit of a European feel and a menu offering a whole lot of flavour. You’ll see a few writers working away on their laptops, plenty of neighbours catching up, and...
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2505 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 1J7, Canada
Inspired by the culinary traditions of Brittany, France, Chef Dominique Moussu, Cassis Bistro's Executive Chef, has brought a distinct French style and gastro experience to the Calgary scene. Working alongside Head Chef Jean-Philippe, Cassis...
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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...
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111 12 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0Z9, Canada
While you’re in Calgary, call upDecidedly Jazz Danceworks, one of the leading professional jazz dance companies anywhere, and head over for a drop-in dance class. DJD’s expert dance teachers welcome anyone of any age or experience level to come on...
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The Peace Bridge shows up on a bunch of lists of top public spaces. Designers love it, and so do pedestrians—about 6,000 people use it to get across the Bow River every day (and we think more than a few of them just walk back and forth because it’...
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718 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7, Canada
Nominated for the Best New Restaurant Canada award in EnRoute Magazine, this exciting eatery hit the radar when its former chef competed on Top Chef Canada. He then relocated to British Columbia, leaving his sous chef in charge of both the market...
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25 Prince's Island, Calgary, AB T2P 0R1, Canada
River Café is a well-loved Calgary restaurant in the middle of Prince’s Island Park downtown. In the summer, enjoy the beautiful patio, or watch the leaves turn or snow fall from near the roaring fire inside. Regardless of the season, you will...
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1240 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0M7, Canada
One of only two Canadian restaurants to ever make the S. Pellegrino Top 100 list, this Inglewood fine dining establishment has reopened post-flood with a revamped, local, seasonal menu. When the weather permits, take a seat on the garden patio...
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550 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B1, Canada
As well-loved in Canada as hockey, the Caesar—vodka and spicy tomato juice—was invented back in 1969 by a bartender at the Westin Hotel. A few blocks and several decades away, the bartenders at National have elevated the drink to a whole new...
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736b 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7, Canada
You have to keep your eyes peeled for Sloth or you could easily miss this great little record store on 17th Ave. Head upstairs and get lost in the big section of local artists looking for the next Feist or Tegan and Sara (a couple of acts that...
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207 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B7, Canada
It’s a shoe store downstairs, with the latest in designer John Fluevog’s creations, and a shoe museum upstairs, with early Fluevog designs that would make Elton John blush. Find out why Fluevog devotees give each other knowing nods when they spot...