The Wild, Wild Westley – Calgary’s Newest Boutique Hotel

It took a wagon load of optimism to plan a new boutique hotel in downtown Calgary when 4th  Avenue was as deserted as the main street of a spaghetti western at high noon. But Canadian, family-owned Silver Hotel Group saw potential in a perfectly square, 70’s era, former oil and
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Spring in Toronto's High Park adobe
Canada’s Early Spring Gardens Shine

With the arrival of spring, exploring public parks and gardens is a great way to take in the beauty of the season and bask in the light of longer days. And Canada’s early spring gardens are more impressive than you’d think! “Public gardens provide an inspiration for gardeners, for what
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Street art at the containR park, a good place for the kids to romp. Credit Theresa Storm
Self-Guided Food Tour Meets Escape Room in Calgary’s Trendy Kensington with the Alberta Food Finder App

Your mission: can you solve the clues and help long-stay visiting celebrities with 10-year-old twins on their Calgary foodie and cultural quest? Whether you’re a Calgarian or a visitor to the city, the new interactive Alberta Food Finder app is a fun (and — shush, don’t tell the kids —
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Ready to shock, the Prince House at Heritage Park is lit - photo courtesy of Heritage Park
Seeing Things: Paranormal Investigators Scour Alberta for Ghosts

Believe it or not, most of the folks who go looking for proof of the supernatural are sceptics. Armed with the latest in high-tech devices, paranormal investigators travel far and wide to document or discount ghostly happenings. With or without sightings, the fun is in the hunt. Hype or Haunting?
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Interrupting road trip
Destination Delayed – The Beauty of Interrupting a Family Road Trip

“Mommy, I LOVE CALGARY! I wish we could live here!” my four-and-a-half-year-old daughter exclaimed while staring out at the City’s core from the 24th floor of the gorgeous Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown/Beltline District. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve always liked Calgary just as much as the next
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Calgary - Alforno pastries - Photo Shelley Cameron-McCarron
A Four Stop Do-It-Yourself Pastry Crawl Through Calgary

I’m about to sample my first piece of kouign-Amann at Calgary’s LaBoulangerie Bakery Café, the French bread and crepe shop revered for its all-butter pastries, including this flaky goodness inspired from France’s Brittany region, when owner Shosh Cohen tells me people have been known to fight over the last piece
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Canadas got art - Peace Bridge Calgary - Photo courtesy Tourism Calgary
Canada’s Got (Public) Art! 6 Iconic Art & Architecture Pieces That Inspire

Cool public art and architecture is a drawing point for many travellers, an educational tool for young visitors and their families. It’s a wonderful way to learn about the world. Here are some fun artistic and architectural attractions to check out in cities across Canada:   Digital Orca, Vancouver Douglas
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A look at Canada's Olympic cities: the history and legacy of games in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
Canada’s Olympic Cities: Then and Now, Plus How to Visit

As Rio de Janeiro puts the finishing touches on their venues and plans for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games (August 5-21, 2016) and some of the world’s best athletes conclude years of training in anticipation, we’re remembering Canada’s own Olympic games. Over the past 40 years three Canadian cities have had the honour (and the
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CN Tower
Towering Above: Four Must-Visit Towers in Canada!

Built to commemorate Olympics, World Fairs, to drive tourism or display a city or business’s astonishing skill in architecture and engineering, there are dozens of towers around the world. Canada has four towers across the country, appearing in the background of many a tourist photo, or as the perfect vantage
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Canada is Hollywood north and great shows and films are produced here!
Hollywood North: What’s Filming in Vancouver and Calgary

The summer filming season is in full swing in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, as well as Calgary and southern Alberta. There are lights, cameras, and actors wandering around in heroic tights or period costumes everywhere you look. You might be surprised to find that some of your favorite shows are made
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