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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There's something magical about a lemonade stand. It's a rite of passage for many kids—a chance to learn about entrepreneurship, responsibility, and the satisfaction of running a small business. Whether your child is eager to set up their first lemonade stand or wants to improve their existing operation, this blog post will provide valuable tips and tricks to help them make their lemonade stand a sweet success.

  1. Perfecting the Recipe: The key to a successful lemonade stand starts with a delicious and refreshing recipe. Encourage your child to experiment with different combinations of lemons, water, and sugar to find the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness. Adding a unique twist like fresh mint or berries can also help set their lemonade…

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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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With the arrival of summer, it's time to dust off your grill and gather your friends and family for some mouthwatering barbecue parties. Whether you're a seasoned grill master or a beginner, these summer BBQ tips and tricks will help you elevate your grilling game and create unforgettable experiences..

  1. Prep and Marinate in Advance: One of the keys to a flavorful barbecue is marinating your meat ahead of time. Plan your menu in advance and allow your meats to marinate overnight. This will infuse them with delicious flavors and tenderize the meat, resulting in juicy and succulent bites. Experiment with different marinades, such as citrus-based or smoky barbecue blends.
  1. Preheat and Clean Your Grill: Before you start grilling, make sure to…

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Ahhh, the long weekend is here! Everyone seems to take a deep breath when a long weekend arrives, knowing they will have one more day to rest.

Did you know that in some countries, such as Belgium, nearly every workplace keeps to a four day work day? They find it makes employees more productive, and has increased levels of happiness. Instead of packing one day of your weekend with errands, you have a day just for that. After all, we were never intended to work a 40 hour work week AND take care of domestic duties. If you’re having trouble balancing it all, go easy on yourself.

This is why long weekends are so lovely. They allow time for you to really rest, and go do something if you’re so inclined! If you’re looking for something fun to do this long…

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Keeping your home safe and secure while you’re away on summer holidays is extremely important. There would be nothing worse than returning from your glorious summer vacation to a mess back home. Statistics show that homes are most vulnerable to predators during the summer months and at Christmastime, because both are seasons where thieves know people are traveling and distracted. Here are some easy tips to help keep your home safe that don’t require a hefty down payment:

1). Get a Beware of Dog sign. Whether you have a menacing guard dog, an overly friendly companion , or no dog at all, Beware of Dog signs are proven to deter criminals. These signs are incredibly inexpensive and easy to post on your gates and doors.

2). Leave on a light and the…

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It’s camping season! This summer has ushered in incredible weather, with plenty of rain and heat. The grass is green, the water is cool, and the sun is shining. Many Calgarians are taking advantage of this beautiful weather by packing up and heading to their favorite campsite to breathe in the fresh air. Looking for some tips and tricks to make your camping experience better? Here are some of our favorites:

Frozen Water Bottles: Instead of buying a bunch of ice for your cooler that will melt and leave a mess, instead buy a flat of water. Crack the lid and dump out a little bit from each bottle to release the pressure, then pop it in the freezer overnight. Once frozen, you can line your cooler with them to keep things icy! As they melt, they also…

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Our ecosystem is powerful; but fragile. One missing link can set off a catastrophic domino effect, just as when one area of it is thriving, the rest has the opportunity to thrive. One member of this ecosystem is our precious pollinator: the bee. Bees don't simply gather nutrients from flowers for their own honey and hive; they also help to cross-pollinate plants to ensure greenery thrives and continues to regenerate every season. Without bees, our ecosystem would be in serious danger. 

The biggest threat to bees is, believe it or not, us! With more land being developed, natural habitats are lost. With carefully manicured and planned our gardens and lawns, the plants bees need for their nutrients are cut down and plucked like weeds. With insecticide and…

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Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day! 

The Government of Canada writes, "this is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day."

Why June 21st, Summer Solstice? For many Indigenous groups, summer solstice is an important day of celebration and ceremony. Peter Bellegarde, the National Chief of The Assembly of First…

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