Calgary Food and Entertainment

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Everything to Know About the Calgary Stampede

From the high-rise condos towering over the city skyline to the peace and quiet of its sprawling parks and quaint neighbourhoods, Calgary is a fantastic city to live in. Calgary's festivals and special events, held throughout the year, contribute significantly to the city's vibrancy and the vast appeal of visiting and living here. Two of the biggest annual festivals in the city are GlobalFest Calgary and The Calgary Stampede—the latter is a rodeo and festival that gives "Stampede City" its nickname.

The 2024 Calgary Stampede will be held from Friday, July 5, to Monday, July 15. Stampede-goers can use this guide to find everything they need to make the most of the biggest outdoor rodeo in the world.

What is the Calgary Stampede?

The Calgary

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Calgary Zoo Snow Leopard & Olympic Park Ski Hill in Calgary, AB

Calgary beckons with countless activities to suit various tastes and interests. This city has it all, whether it's outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, family-friendly attractions, or a thriving arts scene.

The best things to do ensure that Calgary is a great place to live! Ranging from historical landmarks steeped in tradition to modern-day marvels, these attractions will capture your imagination and make every day fun. Get ready to discover the countless possibilities in this dynamic Canadian city.

Outdoor Adventures: Explore Nature in Calgary

People Canoeing and Kayaking on the Elbow River in Calgary

Calgary has plenty of outdoor recreation. The best parks in Calgary include numerous gardens and nature programs encouraging exploration. For those who like the water, there are plenty of

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Best Parks in Calgary AB

When exploring Calgary's parks, you'll find various options catering to different interests and preferences. From the serene surroundings of Edworthy Park to the engaging activities at Prairie Winds Park, each green space offers a unique experience waiting to be discovered. Whether you're seeking a tranquil escape in one of Calgary’s best neighbourhoods or a bustling outdoor adventure hub, the city’s parks hold hidden gems worth exploring.

Confederation Park: The North Hill Coulee

Confederation Park is a model of landscape design in Calgary that was established to mark the centennial of the Canadian Confederation in 1967. Located amid northwest communities like the Cambrian Heights neighbourhood and the Rosemont area, the park offers visitors a

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The Best Valentine's Day Events in CalgaryValentine's Day plans don't have to require a ton of forethought to make a positive impact on loved ones—but it's always fun to do something special. No matter what you choose, the time together will undoubtedly turn out to be a treasured memory. For those without any concrete plans yet, here are five excellent Valentine's events in Calgary to consider.

Calgary Zoo—In the Heat of the Night

In their long-running tradition, established in 1995, the Calgary Zoo yet again hosts their Valentine's Day bash, In the Heat of the Night. Due to its popularity, this event is hosted on February 10th, 13th, and 14th, running from 6 to 10 p.m. Guests can start arriving at 5:30. Couples will be treated to an incredible four-course meal and a humorous

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The best Christmas events in CalgaryThe holiday season is a time for fun and frolicking in the snow, revelling in the concept of peace on earth, and partaking in the spirit of giving. Those looking for Christmas events in Calgary this year to embrace the warmth the holidays bring should check out these annual festivities fostering everything Christmas is about.

Heritage Park Once Upon a Christmas

Once Upon a Christmas is by far one of the most cherished holiday traditions in Calgary, and the event transports visitors into an old-fashioned town. A picturesque Christmas scene through and through, The Heritage Park Once Upon a Christmas Village is open this year every weekend from November 25 to December 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., making it the ideal place to spend a day indulging in

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The Best Winter Festivals in CalgaryWhile Calgary may be a quintessential Cowtown, best known for its Stampede and Rodeo held every July, it also comes alive during the winter—snowflakes, ice sculptures, and lights galore adorn city buildings and add festive notes all the way from Halloween through February and beyond. Winter is cold in Alberta, but Canadians and visitors alike take it in stride. Enjoy the magic of outdoor activities and winter festivals in Calgary and in nearby Banff and Lake Louise!

Some of the best festivals in Calgary that will be happening this winter include:

ZOOLIGHTS: A Calgary Tradition

This is one you can visit right now! Back for its 25th year, ZOOLIGHTS at Calgary Zoo is running all the way from November 17th to January 7th. Over a million lights

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Best Restaurants on 1 Ave

Calgary was once known as Cowtown, and the dining scene here once reflected that nickname. Today, the restaurant industry is much more international in its offerings, and depending on your neighbourhood, a short walk is all it takes to access them. A great steak is still available in many restaurants, but Calgary residents can also choose from Japanese, Italian, Canadian, and many other cuisine options. 1 Avenue NE in the Bridgeland-Riverside neighbourhood is an excellent example of an area with various restaurants within walking distance. It's a fun, quiet street to walk down and do some sightseeing, with its elegant brick buildings and its share of Calgary townhouses for sale.

If walkable dining options are high on your home-buying wish list, the

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Best Canada Day Events in Calgary 2022Ready to celebrate Canada Day 2022? In the city of Calgary, there are over a dozen major festivals and several neighbourhood-sponsored festivities. Tasty treats, live music, and community fun await at all of them. No matter how you choose to spend the day, it's a great time to explore your city and spend time with your neighbours. Keep reading to learn about Calgary's top three Canada Day 2022 events.

BownessFest Canada Day

The BownessFest Canada Day Festival invites people down to the fields at Our Lady of Assumption School dressed in their finest red and white attire to ring in the festivities. This is the debut of what will be an annual event, as it promises to be one of the largest Canada Day festivals in Calgary!

The festival will

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Buying Bedding For Your Home in CalgaryAre you ready to improve your bedroom or perhaps you need bedding for your Airbnb's interior design? From new sheets to bedspreads, Calgary retailers have a lot of great options. For a place you spend a third of your day in, it's important that it's comfortable and fits your personality. Here are the best local retailers for fine bedding in Calgary. If you need to clean your mattress, read this great guide about mattress cleaning here.

Sleep Boutique - Suite 160, 5423 61 Ave S.E.

Do you need a higher-quality custom or oversized mattress? This Calgary-based mattress manufacturer handles all sizes and styles, and sells directly to consumers. They offer custom mattress options to help with sleep issues, back/shoulder pain and with a vast array of

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The Best Events in Calgary this NovemberThose looking for November events in Calgary, AB will be pleasantly surprised at the available options. Whether people want to celebrate the upcoming holiday season or indulge in their passions, the people of Calgary, AB have organized some interesting activities that are sure to bring people together.

World of Whisky Festival

Whisky isn't just another type of liquor to many people in Calgary, AB. The distillation techniques were thought to have first been developed as early as 1100 AD by monks in Ireland and Scotland where wine wasn't widely available. Even the name comes from Gaelic word that means 'water of life'. Whether a person loves whisky or just wants to learn more about how far this beverage has come in the last 1,000 years, the World

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