This category covers family fun adventures, date nights, events, and much more things to do in and around Calgary! 

Calgary is a world-renowned winter city, and one of the best ways to enjoy the winter BEST RINKS IN CALGARYwonderland is by skating on one of the many outdoor rinks. There's nothing quite like lacing up your skates and taking a spin under the stars. 

You can find rinks scattered all over the city, so there's no excuse not to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. Skating is a great way to spend some time with friends or family, and it's a tradition for many Calgarians.

Whether you're a beginner skater or a seasoned pro, you're bound to fall in love with one of Calgary's outdoor rinks.

The 7 Best Outdoor Skating Rinks in Calgary

  1. Prairie Winds Park 
  2. Olympic Plaza 
  3. Bowness Park & Lagoon Ice Trail Lagoon 
  4. Thomson Family Park 
  5. Big Marlborough Park 

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We’ve compiled the ultimate list of Calgary coffee shops that you just have to try!

Searching for the best coffee shops in Calgary? There is no shortage of downright delicious coffee in our city. Whether you’re looking for your new morning pit stop or a cozy place to study and work, there is a Calgary cafe with your name on it. COFFE SHOPS IN CALGARY

Calgary is full of coffee companies with roasts as unique as their vibes. From barista awards to sustainable trading practices, words cannot espresso how much we love the Calgary coffee shops on this list. This might go without saying but… don’t forget to pace yourself! This list could cause a serious spike in your caffeine intake.

The best coffee shops in Calgary…

1. Analog Coffee
2. Barrow Coffee Roasters

3. Baya Rica…

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If you thought summer marked the end of fresh, local products… think again!farmers markets in calgary

There are plenty of exciting options when it comes to indoor farmers’ markets in Calgary. Whether you are looking for farm-fresh produce or  local artisan gifts, one of these markets in Calgary is sure to have just the thing you’re looking for. Our list dives into the best farmers’ markets both big and small, the types of vendors you can expect, and what food is going to be tempting you most at some of these extensive food courts.

You’ll discover the warmth doesn’t all come from being indoors, much of it comes from the gathering of community. Grab your scarf and don’t forget to pack your reusable bags because we guarantee you’ll be filling them with tons of irresistible…

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Is there anything quite like spending a wholesome afternoon with mans best friend? 

Nobody likes closing the door as their pup stares longingly wondering when they’ll be back. dog friendly places in calgary

Luckily, you don’t have to because Calgary is an inclusive and dog-friendly city! 

There are plenty of dog-friendly activities, patios and green spaces in the city where your dog can tag along instead of being left at home. 

Calgary has one of the largest numbers of off-leash spaces in all of North America, we’re talking 1145 hectares! Within those areas, you’ll find a total of 157 public off-leash parks, and the city is always working to add more. That’s a lot of open space for you and your dog to enjoy! Since the city is so welcoming for dogs, you aren’t just confined…

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The leaves are starting to change colour, you've probably felt the weather cooling down, especially in the evenings, and many of us are starting to dust off our cozy sweaters. It’s here again… fall in Calgary, one of the best times to see this city transform.  

There is no shortage of things to do this fall in Calgary. Truly, there is something for everyone. We’re talking about hiking to see the gold larches, getting lost in a corn maze, catching up with friends over a seasonal beer, or getting your adrenaline pumping in a haunted house. That’s just to name a few.

Here’s a list of 20 fall activities in and around Calgary that will keep you busy all season long!

Explore Colorful Scenic Trails by Foot

Where: Rocky Mountains, Waterton Lakes,…

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If you love craft beer then you won’t want to miss these amazing breweries in Calgary.

With over 40 breweries in Calgary alone, it’s no surprise that Alberta has exploded as the brewing powerhouse that it was destined to be. BEST BREWERIES IN CALGARY

People are trading in their liquor store tried and trues for something a little more unique and new. What are these microbreweries all about? Innovative blends, enhanced flavour profiles, and clever names are packaged using unforgettable artwork.

Whether you’re looking to take a tour and learn about the craft, or simply enjoy a craft beer and unwind over some great conversation… Calgary breweries have got you covered.

We’ve compiled a list of the best breweries in Calgary that will have your tastebuds hop, malt, and…

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Make you and your pup happy with these dog-friendly neighbourhoods. BEST HOMES FOR DOG OWNERS IN CALGARY

Are you a dog owner looking for the perfect neighbourhood in Calgary to call home? You want a neighbourhood that’s as safe, functional, and welcoming for your dog as it is for you? We’ve lived  all over the city and after polling team members with dogs, and some clients the results are in, you’ve got options!

The city of Calgary is home to over 150 public off-leash areas in multi-use parks. That’s a lot of green space just waiting to be explored by you and your pup.

How many dog owners are in Calgary?

According to recent data, there are over 91,000 licensed dogs in Calgary, so it won’t be hard to connect with other dog owners who share the same passion for their furry…

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With such a large city there are tons of opportunities to volunteer, narrowing it down to only fifteen is extremely difficult. There are a few things to help narrow it down including:volunteering in calgary

Commitment level: There are many volunteer programs that are long term where you commit to a couple hours every week or a couple days every month for an ongoing basis. Other programs you can sign up for a single night or couple hours during the day. One of the best ‘short commitment’ volunteer programs you can do as an individual or with the family is 

Click each of the headlines to be taken directly to the websites volunteering pages. 

An Evening at the Mustard Seed

Or something more long term with this great cause, the options are there for those looking to…

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 The holiday season is always a challenge; it is the time of the year where we rack our brains to come up with the ideal gift for that special someone. With some men easier to shop for than others we reached out to local business owner Calvin Butts to help compose a list of his top 5 items for gift giving ideas for that special guy in your life, with some suggestions for shopping local and supporting small businesses in our community. 

Before we begin, get to know Calvin, owner of Calvin Butts Bespoke: With a career spanning over fifteen years I have clothed, shopped for, styed and directing wives, girlfriends, and fiancé to finding the perfect gifts for their partners. Trained under a third generation tailor my career in luxury retail has been focused…

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The Best Kept Secrets of Calgary’s Parks

Calgary is full of beautiful parks and pathways, and you’d be hard pressed to find a seasoned Calgarian who isn’t aware of the top five favourites: Fish Creek, Nose Hill, Glenmoreparks in calgary Reservoir, Confederation, and Bowness. But  with a city as vast as Calgary—and over 10,000 hectares of parkland and natural areas—it’s easy to miss all the hidden gems nestled between our urban and suburban communities. If parks and pathways are an important aspect of your home-buying decision, you absolutely need to keep reading!

Partnering with Kelsey Woods of Parks of Calgary, (All photo credit to Kelsey Woods below) we’re sharing her favourite hidden gem parks in each quadrant, so you can explore more of where you live (or hope…

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