Explore Calgary

Explore Calgary

September 1-17 Wildscapes at The Zoo
September 4-10 PGA Tour Canada Fortinet Cup
September 7 The Chicks & Marin Morris
September 9-October 7 Halloweekends at Calaway Park
September 10 Fifty Cent: The Final Lap Tour
September 15 Carnivale at Heritage Park
September 15-16 Fahr Oktoberfest
September 16 30 Years of Helping Wildlife
September 16 Bowness Lutheran Church Tea & Bake Sale, 2:00-4:00 pm
September 17 La French Run in Rouleauville
September 17 Terry Fox Run at Fort Calgary
September 17 University District Block Party
September 20 Indigenous Night Market
September 21-October 1 Calgary International Film Festival
September 23 September Equinox
September 23 Calgary Stampeders Pink Power
September 28 Iron Maiden: The Future Past Tour
September 30 National Day for…

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As the vibrant days of summer begin to wind down in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, it's the ideal moment to indulge in outdoor activities that capture the spirit of the season. With its stunning landscapes and diverse offerings, Calgary provides ample opportunities to make the most of the warm weather before autumn arrives. Here are some top outdoor activities to enjoy in and around Calgary before summer bids adieu:

  1. Hiking in the Rockies: Embrace the breathtaking beauty of the nearby Canadian Rockies. With its proximity to Banff and Kananaskis Country, Calgary serves as a gateway to a plethora of hiking trails suitable for all skill levels. Hike through alpine meadows, experience stunning vistas, and revel in the fresh mountain air.

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Calgary is known for its beautiful landscapes, vibrant culture, and adventurous spirit. However, during the scorching summer months, the city can experience soaring temperatures that might leave you seeking refuge from the heat. Luckily, Calgary offers a variety of fantastic places where you can cool off and enjoy the summer season to the fullest. From serene river escapes to exhilarating water parks, here are the top places to beat the heat in Calgary:

  1. Sikome Lake at Fish Creek Provincial Park: Sikome Lake is a popular man-made lake situated within the breathtaking Fish Creek Provincial Park. It's an ideal spot for a day of family fun and relaxation. With its sandy beach, designated swimming area, and well-maintained facilities, Sikome Lake…

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Canada Day is a national holiday in Canada celebrated on July 1st each year. It commemorates the anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867, which united the separate colonies of Canada. Canada Day is a day of national pride and a time for us to celebrate our country's history, culture, and achievements.

Canada Day is not only a celebration of the country's past but also a reflection of its diversity and multiculturalism. Festivals and cultural events highlight the rich heritage and traditions of Canada's Indigenous peoples, as well as the contributions of various immigrant communities that have helped shape the nation.

As a statutory holiday, Canada Day provides us with an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, take…

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The Calgary Stampede is right around the corner, and we cannot wait to celebrate the best ten days of the year with you, YYC! We are so excited for this years' shows, food, events, shopping and western spirit. In celebration of Stampede being less than one month away, here are some fun facts about this years' Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth:

  • The parade marshal this year is Jeremy Hansen! "Hansen will become the first Canadian to venture to the moon as part of the historic Artemis II mission. It’s the first crewed mission to leave Earth’s orbit since 1972 and will pave the way for deeper space exploration, including to Mars" (The Calgary Stampede).
  • The Powwow competition will be back and bigger than ever! "The Calgary Stampede Powwow returns to…

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June 04 Run Bowness
June 08 The Calgary Stampeders Home Opener
June 09 Free Class: Qigong for Older Adults at the BCA
June 17 Car-nival Show and Shine
June 17 Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny Tour
June 17 Wings & Wheels at The Hanger Flight Museum 
June 18 Father's Day Brunch at Gasoline Alley Museum
June 18 Tails and Treasures at University District
June 21 The End is Nye! An Evening With Bill Nye The Science Guy
June 21 Walk for Reconciliation 2023
June 23 Montgomery Community Association Pub Night
June 24 Market Nights at Heritage Park
June 25 Nickelback: Get Rollin Tour
June 30 Mexifest

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Check out some of these fun events in Calgary! What are you most looking forward to doing this month?

May 3-14 Calgary Book Drive
May 6-June 4 Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
May 6-14 Day Out with Thomas The Train
May 9-10 Shania Twain: Queen of Me Tour
May 12-22 Calgary Reads Big Book Sale
May 13 Bearspaw Mother's Day Market
May 13 Touch A Truck
May 13 Bowness Community Garden Build Day
May 14 Found Spring Market: Snack Time
May 14 Stars on Ice
May 14 Mother's Day
May 18-19 The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: Black Panther
May 18 Montgomery Community Association Senior Social
May 20 Mobile Adventure Playground at Bowness
May 22 Victoria Day
May 25 Maritime Lobster Boil at Rodney's Oyster House
May 27-28 Heritage Park's…

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Valley Boutique & Home has officially reopened at their new location across from Winsport! 

"We are proud to bring a special shopping experience to Calgary. Since 2014, Valley Boutique & Home continues to be different from other retail stores with our beautiful store displays, carefully curated boutique clothing for all ages, locally sourced featured products, special events, workshops, and ladies' nights. Visit us in-store or shop online and find our collection of Clothing, Home Decor, and Gifts. 
Locally Owned and Operated in Calgary, AB"

One of our favourite things about Calgary is the commitment to local entrepreneurship and supporting small businesses. As such, we always want to cheer on and elevate Calgarians bringing something beautiful…

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Happy April, Calgary! Here are some of the fun events happening around the city this month, check them out!

April 1-30 Stories From Early Chinatown
April 7 Good Friday
April 8-9 Broadway Canada Presents: Pretty Woman
April 9 Easter Sunday
April 10 Easter Monday
April 13 Last Day of Passover
April 14-15 Jack Broadbent at The Engineered Air Theatre
April 14 - 22 Cinderella at Pumphouse Theatre
April 15 Annual FCA Spring Art Show
April 16 Orthodox Easter
April 16 The Spring Market at Deerfoot Casino
April 20 MCA Seniors Social
April 21 BCA Trunk Sale
April 21-23 Bowness Parade of Garage Sales
April 22 Bowness Spring Clean Up
April 22 Classic Albums Live Presents: Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of The Moon
April 22-23 The Calgary National Women's Show
April 22 - 30 Karen's…

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Looking for a new place to eat? So much has come to Calgary, here is a list of just some of the new restaurants around the city to check out:

  • Milpa
  • Congress Coffee Company 
  • Avitas Wine Bar
  • Clay Pot Asian Food Kitchen
  • Hitmans Bar
  • Jam's Diner
  • Monga
  • The Plate
  • Primary Colours
  • Ranchi Cafe & Bistro
  • Taqueria El Chefe
  • 424 Bar Kitchen Social
  • Egg and Spoon
  • Iyycburg
  • Joy Tea
  • Mumbai Bites
  • Pizza Face
  • Zak's Eatery & Market

What's your new favourite place to get some food in Calgary? Let us know in the comments!

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