Some brands are taking this issue seriously and incorporating a community investment approach into the mission and values of their company. When you purchase a garment that is not only made sustainably but also gives back to a cause, you’re supporting something so much bigger than the item and even the brand itself. Who knew a simple T-shirt or pair of socks could have such a profound effect?
Calgary has its fair share of mixologists creating outstanding libations and creative concoctions in bars and lounges throughout the city. But it seems the trend is toward spots that spark curiosity, offer an experience, or lure patrons in with the promise of discovery.
From headlining their own North American tour, selling out venues, signing a record deal with Arts and Crafts Records to working with producers associated with the likes of Florence & the Machine, Madonna, and Nicki Minaj, you can say this group has officially broken out of the local hub to proudly represent Calgary on a national level.
Dubbed the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” the Calgary Stampede puts Calgary on the international map while paying a tribute to the culture of the Wild West.
But what does all that mean, exactly?
For those of us who grew up attending the Stampede since we were able to walk, that question sounds absurd. The Stampede is the Stampede, obviously…
Venturing to the other side of the Atlantic is extremely easy and more affordable than ever, but coming in 2021 there will be a new travel authorization that puts a bit of extra pressure on the budget — so now is the time to visit!
Once you’re in the EU, simply jump on a train for a few hours and voila! You’ll be in a new country with a whole new language, set of customs, and style of architecture — plus an unlimited amount of things to do and see. This adventure will tingle your senses, make your imagination come to life, and feed your restless wanderlust-filled soul.
A romantic night for two is not hard to plan in Calgary, especially if both sweethearts share the desire to go on a gastronomic journey. Recent years have seen a burst of restaurants that are unassumingly chic and eclectic, sourcing local ingredients for internationally-inspired dishes. Here, a list of spots that will undoubtedly set the mood and most certainly spark a flame.
Let’s be honest, when it comes to heading out for a night on the town, we all have our old, trusty go-to (*ahem National).
However, unlike a fine wine, bars really don’t get better with age. As you get older the crowd only gets younger – funny how that happens – which is why it’s refreshing to see some new watering holes popping up around Calgary.
Kensington is a cosily quaint, ultra-hip neighbourhood located right off of the Sunnyside LRT station on the northern outskirts of YYC’s downtown core.
It combines the sophisticated allure of local boutiques and trendsetting culinary mainstays with the simple pleasure of people-watching from sidewalk patios and casual hangout spots to gather at with family and friends.
Though Alberta’s landscape is stunning no matter the season, winter is arguably when its at its most iconic—think snow-capped mountains, frosted pines, and glacial valleys. With multiple national parks and UNESCO World Heritage sites only a few hours drive from Calgary and Edmonton, one need not travel far to escape the city. Here, we share five destinations to consider for a weekend away this winter.
With the introduction of low-cost carriers, the ever-lingering travel bug, and countless seat sales that hit our inboxes on the daily, Canadians are pulling out their passports and looking towards the flight that will start 2019 off as a year filled with grand adventures.
There are some very specific things that Canadians are looking for when it comes to planning their trips for the year.
For starters, a rich culture that offers a distinctive culinary industry, compelling architecture, and accommodations that allow guests to relax, clear their mind, and enjoy some much-needed self-care are..
In February 2019, Canary Refillery and Zero Waste Market will be opening its doors in Downtown Calgary.
The concept to the store is simple – it’s a shop for Calgarians to find quality home and body products sans the packaging and waste. Customers will be encouraged to bring their own containers to refill their cleaners, soaps, and personal care products, hence the name “refillery.”
‘Tis the season of giving — and the hectic holiday stress that comes along with it!
Between the hustle and bustle, it can be hard to find that perfect gift — the one that’s meaningful and significant — for absolutely everyone on your list. That’s why this year we say ditch the generic gifts and spend some time looking in the nooks and crannies of YYC for those unique, one-of-a-kind gems made by talented creators right here in our city.
A library is a public space that allows its patrons to become immersed in a book, expand their imaginations, and open their minds to new ideas. It is not only a home for the stories that shape our culture—the building itself transcends generations, telling a story of its own. Such is the case with Calgary’s new public library. After 14 years in the making, the highly anticipated Central Library opened its doors for the first time at the beginning of the month. Led by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and Calgary design firm Dialog, in collaboration with the Calgary Public Library Foundation
It’s time for everyone’s favourite cool-weather, pumpkin-filled season to begin! The transition into fall brings with it an array of vibrant colours that convert the city into a beautiful autumn wonderland, encouraging everyone to throw on their coziest sweaters, grab a hot chocolate and enjoy the many events that this time of year is known for!