Food & Drink

The Inn on Officer’s Garden in Currie

I grew up in SW Calgary, in a neighbourhood tucked between two military bases; Currie Barracks and Harvey Barracks. During the 80s and 90s, Calgary’s local military had a peripheral presence in my daily life. I’d see soldiers out for their morning run in their maroon tracksuits during my morning
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Community Harvests (Family Fun Calgary)
Don’t Let it Go to Waste! Take Advantage of a Community Urban Harvest Season in Calgary

While Calgary may not be surrounded by orchards filled with sweet, red apples or those juicy plump cherries, there are several ways to enjoy the fruit of the season around the city in August and September. It’s even better when you know that you are using food that might otherwise
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The Saskatoon Farm (Family Fun Calgary)
Outdoor Exploration at the Saskatoon Farm

The Saskatoon Farm, just outside of Okotoks, is a farm fun destination. Depending on the time of summer, you can come to pick your own saskatoons, sour cherries, and currants. But you’ll also find greenhouses, a gift shop and restaurant, and a seasonal farmers market! U-Pick Saskatoon berry picking starts
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Calgary Zoo Father's Day (Family Fun Calgary)
Treat Dad to Something Delicious With the Calgary Zoo

What are you doing for Father’s Day? What are you EATING?! The Calgary Zoo is here to help with a variety of options and curbside takeaway. Brunch: Treat your dad to a Father’s Day brunch he will love! New this year, the Calgary Zoo is serving up a chef-created menu
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Best Ice Cream Shops (Family Fun Calgary)
Where To Find The Best Ice Cream In Calgary

Who doesn’t love a good ice cream cone on a hot day? Avenue Magazine has compiled a list of their favorite ice cream spots in Calgary […]

Langdon Firehouse Bar and Grill Drive-In (Family Fun Calgary)
Head to the Drive-In at Langdon Firehouse Bar and Grill — No Poodle Skirts Required

I won’t ask if you remember heading to the drive-in . . . or admit that I have hazy memories of the A&W drive-in when I was a small child and the car hops roller-skated food out to our car. It was dying off by the time I was a
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Farmers Markets (Family Fun Calgary)
Summer Tastes Best at Calgary’s Seasonal Farmers Markets

There are many fabulous food producers in and around Calgary and the city’s many seasonal farmers markets give us all the opportunity to take advantage of their products when they’re at their absolute freshest! (If you’re reading this between October and May, see the year-round farmers market options in Calgary.) You
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Calgary Poutine Week, Calgary AB (Family Fun Canada)
Fries + Gravy + Cheese + Good Cause = Calgary Poutine Week

Want a great excuse to indulge in some gooey, cheesy poutine? We’ve got it! Calgary Poutine Week, in support of Mealshare, runs from April 23 – May 1, 2021. I’m not sure whether poutine is our official “national” food, but it’s close enough. Even better, you can support local charity
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GlobalFest Flavours (Family Fun Calgary)
GlobalFest Flavours

GlobalFest has always been more than just fireworks. Annually, the OneWorld Festival celebrates the food, music, and performances of the cultural partners who join together in celebration at Elliston Park. 2020 changed everything for our communities and like many organizations, GlobalFest went digital and launched the GlobalFestYYC YouTube channel with
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Candy Stores (Family Fun Calgary)
We Want Candy! Rounding Up Our Favourite Local Candy Stores

There’s something iconic about a candy store. It’s a child’s wonderland, with sugary sweet delights that are often colourful and always delicious. Even adults can’t always resist the lure of the candy store, especially when you find nostalgic sweets that bring back those happy, carefree days of childhood. Sure, you
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