Calgary News, Events & Local Insights about Calgary - Blog Archive: April, 2019

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The Best Parks in CalgaryCalgary is often not seen as having leisure strolls but in fact there are a number of walks that you can take advantage of and the city still offers a lot to see and do. There are a number of walks that you can explore and they are all brought together in one place and are now in a book which means if you are new to the area you can read about them and learn more about what each one offers. Here are some of the top walks in Calgary that are considered to be the best.

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

This is a great getaway and offers a breath-taking view. You get a view of the sky and more and with a remote location, paved paths are still accessible allowing you to take peaceful strolls in the early morning hours and there are also paths that…

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The Best May Events in Calgary

The time has passed for Spring showers, now it is time for May flowers!

It is in May that the city of Calgary truly comes alive! Those warm rays of sunshine will be soaked in by every patio-goer and child at the playground because spring has sprung! It is within these next months that events begin to become a daily opportunity. Particularly, May is a time where local events, fundraisers, farmer's markets, and so much more become available to Calgarians giving them an endless list of things to do!

In addition to enjoying the warm weather at outdoor events, Calgarians are often out and about in May to enjoy Mother's Day outings, get organized for upcoming weddings, and simply enjoy this sunny season to the fullest! Take a look at the upcoming…

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Three Innovative Home Flooring Ideas for Trendy Living SpacesFlooring is vital aspect of every home that is often forgotten about because it sits idly underfoot while supporting our every step. However, when it comes to investing in functional yet trendy floors taking the time to seriously consider the many home flooring options is a brilliant way to get optimal results. Homeowners looking for a few decorative flooring ideas to take traditional styles to a modern, contemporary level—read on.

Hardwood Flooring in Your Home

Hardwood flooring can add a look of elegance and distinction to any home. As long as it is maintained it can keep it's brilliance and shine forever. Since the floor will be coated with a stain and/or varathane for protection, the money that is put into hard wood flooring can be a…

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Business Spotlight: Bike and Brew in Calgary

Bike And Brew is unlike any bike or coffee shop you've visited before — because it's a combination of both!

"Weston (co-owner) and I have been fortunate enough to have spent many years in the cycling industry, ranging from the grom who would clean bikes to sales to ownership," says co-owner Travis Ferguson. "Having been involved in opening up a more traditional style of bike shop, we both recognized that our hearts were somewhere else. We knew Calgary was ready for a new style of bike shop that meshed the two amazing cultures of coffee and cycling. We wanted to bring back the old school vibe of the mom- and-pop bike shop and detune the cycling shopping experience. Bike shopping can be a pretty intimidating experience, even for an experienced buyer,…

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Fresh Coat of Paint for ListingThe common wisdom is that you should go for neutral colours everywhere when trying to sell your home. Interior walls should be white to avoid putting someone off with a disagreeable colour. Rentals are painted white for this reason, right? However, Consumer Reports research on house colours and selling prices show that the common wisdom may just be wrong.

When You're Getting Tired of Neutral Colours

It's normal to see a lot of homes on the real estate market that are being shown with neutral colours. When you're trying to sell a home the idea is to try to appeal to the most people by using these neutral tones. When you first purchased your home you probably had a lot of neutral colour schemes running through the house. Over time, you may have…

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The Best Diners in CalgaryWhen you visit a diner, you can expect to get some great home-style comfort food that inspires nostalgia and lets you walk away feeling satisfied. In Calgary, the diners are no different, and if you want some traditional fare for your next meal, you should try one of these great Calgary diners.

Blackfoot Diner

On weekends, patrons of Calgary’s much-loved Blackfoot Diner are lined up out the door. The Inglewood landmark serves up legendary breakfasts, sensational hot turkey sandwiches and the finest flapper pie in the West. You know a restaurant must be good when it’s celebrated more than 60 years of good food.

Going back to 1956, the first diner was called the Royalite Oil after the Calgary company that built the Blackfoot Truck Stop in…

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How to Remediate Pests from Your HomePest remediation is an important topic in homeownership, especially if you are thinking of selling your home. From urban areas to rural communities, homeowners everywhere may struggle with pest remediation. Whether you're a new homeowner who would like to prevent pests, or you're an experienced homeowner who has long struggled to keep pests away, these tips can help.

Recognize the Signs of Pest Infestation

Knowing the signs of pest infestation is important. It's especially important to recognize these signs early in the infestation. Catching the signs early can ensure that the homeowner will be able to remediate the pests before they become a serious problem. Homeowners can watch for:

  • Mouse feces. Mouse feces are small, black, and…

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The Best Calgary Vegetarian RestaurantsIf you're vegetarian or vegan, it can sometimes be hard to find food that's safe to eat. Fortunately, Calgary has a number of delectable vegetarian options scattered all throughout the city.

Try one of these delicious Calgary vegetarian restaurants today.

Ambrosia Veggie House

Ambrosia Veggie House is a Pan Asian Chinese establishment that strives to be the best vegan restaurant in Calgary. It also specializes in Taiwanese and Cantonese according to the reports from TripAdvisor. You will need to join in with all the great reviews given by its customers. The food, atmosphere, service, and value are highly rated.

Ambrosia enjoys promoting the vegetarian lifestyles and is open for lunch, Thursday through Monday from 11am to 2pm. It reopens…

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The Best Places to Have Large Gatherings and Events in Calgary

Whether you are planning your upcoming wedding or are looking to organize a charitable gala, one of the first things all event planners consider is the venue. Without knowing where you will host your gathering or event, nothing else can continue, as dates may need to change with availability. Luckily, there are plenty of gorgeous, unique, and extravagant locations to host your event right here in the city of Calgary! Take a look at these top Calgary event venues for your large or corporate gatherings:

Telus Spark

220 St Georges Dr NE

Just seconds from the Calgary Zoo and minutes from the Calgary downtown core is TELUS Spark. This local science museum is held within a large building with high ceilings, and is where you can find interactive…

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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in CalgaryNo matter the time of day, sometimes there is nothing more delicious than breakfast, be it breakfast for breakfast or breakfast for dinner. When the craving for breakfast food hits, look no further than these Calgary breakfast restaurants to get your fill of eggs, waffles, and more.


Located on Mainstreet in Airdrie, Alberta is a fantastic eating establishment called EggsOasis. Operating hours are Monday through Sunday 6 am to 3 pm. Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday beginning at 11am.

Two perfectly poached eggs served on a fresh English muffin covered in hollandaise sauce is a favourite among diners at EggsOasis. Don’t prefer poached eggs? No problem. There is something for every diner’s preference at EggsOasis.…

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