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What Life is Like in CalgaryWhen you think of Calgary, you likely think of the energy capital of Canada, the Calgary Stampede, and the Rocky Mountains. Set in the foothills of the mountains, Calgary is a diverse city with a high quality of life. Boasting the slogan “Be part of the energy,” you can expect a bold and lively city. Read on to learn more about what makes the Calgary lifestyle amazing.

What Makes Calgary One of Most Livable Cities?

Calgarians are often regarded as entrepreneurial, educated, and community-focused. You can expect lots of activity, as many Calgarians participate in outdoor recreation and sports with the mountains so close. The sunshine, vibrancy, and hustle and bustle eagerly welcomes all visitors and residents.

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How to Celebrate Easter in Calgary — at home

Although the Easter Bunny will be social distancing this year, Easter is still on its way! Wondering how you can celebrate Easter in Calgary when there is nowhere to go? No public Easter egg hunts or locally themed events? Despite this time of social distancing, there are still plenty of unique and exciting ways to enjoy your favourite Easter traditions from the comfort of your own home (and yes, that includes skyping in all of your family members who are also self-isolating)! Take a look at the many ways you can celebrate Easter in Calgary and not miss out on the food, relationships, love, and support that make this holiday so special!

Creating an Easter Dinner Feast That Supports Local Businesses

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Things To Do in Calgary in April

In the past few weeks, life has gone from business-as-usual to a completely different outlook on life that includes staying or working from home, limiting your exposure to the public, and limited access to facilities and buildings throughout the city. Despite the recent changes in attempts to slow the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19, there is still plenty for you to do whether you are at home or looking to get out of the house for a few hours!

Looking for something to do with the kids? Not sure how to spend your future days at home? Tired of just watching Netflix and scrolling through the news? We have your solution! Take a look at the many different things that you can do in Calgary this April (both at home and out in the world) that will keep you…

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Calgary Shopping Options All Through the CityGet on a pair of comfortable walking shoes and grab your wallet, because it is time to hit the shops! The city of Calgary is filled with wonderful activities to do all year round, and being so close to the mountains, there is never a dull moment to be had. But for those looking to stay within the city limits and peruse the many offerings of malls, villages, and boutiques, there are hundreds of shops to satisfy the shopaholic in you.

Are you looking for the best Calgary shopping locations to fill your weekend? Do you need to venture forth and seek those unique items to complete your look? Whatever the occasion, there are numerous Calgary shopping choices ready for you to peruse, spree, and browse to your heart’s content. 

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The Best Dog Parks in Each Quadrant in Calgary

Soon it will be time for sunshine, iced coffee, and dog walks! But until then it can be difficult to ensure your dog gets the exercise they need when temperatures are -20 and below. But with spring on the horizon, it is time to start getting ready for dog walks and play days, and Calgary dog parks are the place to start! The city is fortunate to have over 150 different dog-friendly parks where pups can frolic off-leash, chase balls, and play with others. Take a look at the many Calgary dog parks located in each neighbourhood and quadrant of the city and plan out some quality time with Fido!

Note: Before letting your dog run free off-leash, be sure to check the designated area for signs indicating that it is an off-leash area. Keep in mind that…

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Where to Gamble in CalgaryCasinos are more than just a place to try your luck at the hottest games in town. They're a break from the standard dinner and a movie, a place to feel the excitement and exhileration of the unknown. And this is true whether people like to gamble or not. Calgary's casinos are filled with everything from special performances to bowling and mini-golf. Calgary has more than a few choices for those with a little extra cash burning a hole through their pocket, so see which spots make the top picks.

Grey Eagle

As one of the newest entertainment destinations in Calgary, Grey Eagle Resort and Casino provides plenty of fun. It's located on the Tsuu T'ina First Nation and offers guests plenty of entertainment in a very unique environment.

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The Best December Events in Calgary, AB

December has come to Calgary which means that the snowman-building, ice-skating, and holiday-shopping events are beginning! It is in this chilly month that the city of Calgary truly comes alive with its beautiful displays of Christmas lights, cozy fire-side events, and crafty workshops that allow you to create and imagine. Of course, just because Christmas is coming does not mean that all events are holiday-themed. There is plenty to do this winter including musical performances, fundraising galas, and other exciting happenings in every quadrant of the city!

Take in every part of YYC. Now is the time to start booking up your calendar before it gets too busy!

Kids & Family Events in Calgary

Winter Magic at Eau Claire Market – Dec 2nd

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Where to Grab a Sandwich in Calgary ABSandwiches are one of those meals that are just right for any situation. They are easy to pick up and enjoy on the go, especially during those busy days at work. They are light yet filling enough for a lingering lunch with friends. In Calgary, there's a variety of different sandwich shops that create specialty sandwiches every day.

These are the best sandwich shops in Calgary:

Lazy Loaf and Kettle

The Lazy Loaf and Kettle is a cozy cafe in Calgary where diners can enjoy delicious baked goods, brunch items and of course, sandwiches. The owners have operated this quaint location in the city for more than two decades, and the recipe for their famous nine-grain loaf of bread was perfected through the generations. Each sandwich is created fresh…

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Calgary Business: Fiasco Gelato

Oh, how sweet it is! Fiasco Gelato is a treat worth every spoonful. Even though Canadians can find Fiasco at their local grocery store nationwide, Calgarians have the unique opportunity to see where the magic happens and to try new flavours not available at grocery stores. The Fiasco Gelato Factory & Coffee Bar is where to find crave-worthy flavours like Frosé, passionfruit lemonade, and honey matcha, but you have to get flavours like this as soon they hit the shelf, because the choices change daily!

Avoiding gluten? No problem. Fiasco gelatos don't contain any. Going dairy or fat free? Simply reach for a container of Fiasco's delightful sorbettos. Buying Canadian? Fiasco is proud to be a Canadian company that sources local ingredients.

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Farmers Markets in Calgary ABFarmers markets have become a neighborhood staple in Calgary, providing residents with a place to gather, purchase fresh produce, meet local farmers and interact with their neighbors. Whether people are searching for a unique ingredient for their next meal, or they simply want to browse the handmade products that are available, they know that they can find what they need at these community events.

These are two of the top farmers markets in Calgary:

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers Market

The Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers Market is a weekly market that takes place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Wednesday throughout the year. It is known for its local vendors, 80 percent of which feature products that were grown, baked or made by the vendors…

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