Top Local Calgary Magazines

The Best Calgary Magazines

Where do you turn to for recent news, local eats, current events, and the latest interest points of Calgary? Online searches and social media re-caps can offer brief posts to fill you in on the popular headlines, but in order to truly capture the ‘behind-the-scenes,’ local Calgary magazines are the most valuable resource. Business, wedding, food, media, and community news are all presented to you through various local sources. Check out these top Calgary magazines that will ensure you are informed and up-to-date on your favourite Calgary topics.

Avenue Calgary Magazine

For a broad, in-depth look into the city's culture and events, Avenue Calgary Magazine is one of the top city lifestyle magazines available. The magazine offers insights on city happenings, local restaurants and food, shopping and style, weddings, and more day-to-day ‘things to do.’

This local Calgary magazine is distributed monthly and shares articles, images, and stories of everything there is to know about what is trending in the city. As stated on the website, “…through a unique blend of journalistic excellence and inspirational aesthetics, Avenue profiles city personalities, arts, fashion, home décor, dining, travel and leisure information.”

A one-year subscription to Avenue Calgary Magazine is just $27.95, and includes 12 issues of the latest Avenue magazine in addition to three weekly e-newsletters that discuss food and drink, weekend information, and style updates. Two-year and three-year subscriptions are available for additional costs, and the online digital editions are available for free on the main website.

Business in Calgary Magazine

For 27 years, Business in Calgary Magazine has shared corporate and professional information and articles on all kinds of Calgary businesses. Reporting on the economy, housing market, new technology, and other local spotlight businesses worth noting, they are the number one business magazine in Calgary. 

Each magazine has a “…strong focus on the stories and visions of our entrepreneurs and featur[es] the drivers of our local economy.” For those interested in connecting with other businesses (or those seeking business-to-business marketing opportunities), Business in Calgary magazine is distributed to over 33,000 businesses across Calgary.

For those interested in attaining a yearly subscription, these are available for $31.50 to Canadians (US and International subscriptions are available for additional costs). To view past editions, these can be read online through the Business in Calgary website.

City Palate

The city-wide distributed magazine of City Palate is a free publication that has captured the “flavour of Calgary’s food scene since 1993.” Everything you need to know about tasty Calgary eats can be found in this detailed magazine. City Palate discusses local restaurants, delicious recipes, local food events, and everything else food-related.

Each issue features notable culinary happenings, the best things to eat for each season, unique product ‘must-haves,’ and tips and tricks from top chefs. This year, City Palate is celebrating their 25th anniversary and is excited to continue educating and entertaining audiences.

Calgarians can subscribe to the City Palate newsletter for free or read the latest digital issue via the website. A printed copy of the latest issue can be found at over 300 specialty food and drink retailers in and around Calgary. For a complete list of publication locations, check out the City Palate ‘Where to Find Us’ page.

IMPACT Magazine

For the latest in fitness, nutrition, and health information, IMPACT magazine is one of the top local Calgary magazines for the latest health/fitness/sports information. It has been educating Calgarians since 1991 and is now proud to also be distributed across Canada.

IMPACT magazine is “committed to publishing content provided by the best experts in their fields for those who aspire to higher levels of health, fitness, and performance.” For those seeking to improve their health and well-being, the magazine is filled with recipes, product reviews, local sport news, and researched approaches to food trends.

To receive the printed version of IMPACT magazine, subscriptions are available in one- or two-year formats for $45 and $65, respectively. Individuals preferring to read the magazine online can register for a digital subscription, which is free with an e-mail address.

Blush Magazine

“The fastest growing wedding & lifestyle magazine in Alberta targeting engaged couples,” Blush Magazine is the top local bridal magazine. Originating in 2009, the publication has grown to capture the beautiful and unique scene of Alberta weddings.

The magazine is popular among those who have upcoming weddings, anticipated engagements, and work within the wedding industry. Each issue displays stunning featured weddings, information on local vendors, and trendy and stylish décor and fashion.

Each issue of Blush Magazine is available for order online for $6.95. The magazine also offers a 2-issue subscription (starting with Fall Winter 2018) for $9.90 plus shipping. For more wedding and lifestyle information, Blush Magazine offers an online blog as well as stories and images of featured local weddings.

Where Calgary Magazine

Where Magazine has been published since 1936 and is one of the top Canadian magazines to provide visitors with all they need to know about popular locations in Canada. One of these informative magazine destinations is Where Calgary Magazine.

Providing Calgary visitors with everything from eating, shopping, nightlife, accommodation, maps, event calendars, and transportation information, Where Calgary has it all. As declared on the website, “Where provides timely local information on the hottest and most essential shopping, dining, cultural attractions and entertainment.”

Where Calgary Magazines can be read online in the ‘digital editions’ page on the main website. For physical copies of the magazine, these can be found at tourism and accommodation locations in Calgary. These locations include hotels, guest service desks, resorts, golf courses, and other tourist and visitor information centers around the city. 

Stay in-the-know of what there is to do, see, eat, and find in YYC with these amazing top local Calgary magazines!

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