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Best Calgary Tobogganing Hills

The wind whipping through your hair, the chilly snow biting at your cheeks, and that free exhilarating feeling as you coast down the toboggan hill... Can you think of a better way to spend time outdoors during winter? We can't!

The next few months are ones guaranteed to have snow, so now is the best time to pull out your toboggans, sleds, magic carpets, GT-racers, saucers, tubes, and lunch trays and hit the slopes! There are a number of parks and hills found throughout Calgary, but only a handful will give you the sledding experience at the level you are seeking. Take a look at the best Calgary tobogganing hills throughout the city sorted by difficulty, and schedule in days of outdoor snowy fun!

NOTE: When sledding, always keep an eye out for

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The Best Restaurants in Calgary

Calgary has done it again and made it onto a top 100 list for outstanding accomplishments, and this time we did it 15 times! We are proud to feature the 15 amazing restaurants that made it to the top 100 Restaurants list by OpenTable. We're not surprised one bit given how far Calgary has come in the culinary world. Way to go Calgary!

If you are a major foodie in YYC, these remarkable Calgary restaurants won't be new to you. If you haven't yet visited these eateries, you'll want to add these to your date-night plans before year's end!

Bow Valley Restaurant Locations

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is where history and food come together to create a memorable experience for Calgarians. This restaurant is

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Home Architectural Styles for Home Buyers in CanadaCanadian homes may be built in all different architectural styles. Mahogany home buyers seeking a home that matches their personality should be aware of all these styles. Knowing which kinds of homes are out there and available can help you decide which type of home is right for your personality. Once you know the types you like, you can focus on those homes in neighbourhoods where you would like to make a home purchase.

Victorian

The Victorian era lasted from sometime in the mid-19th century up to the beginning of the 20th century. Homes constructed at that time were generally multiple storeys high, made up of many rooms and laid out in an asymmetrical shape. Today, these homes are often easily identified because of their elaborate shingles,

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Calgary Christmas Eve Celebrations in 2019

The holiday season is upon us! What makes this holiday so exciting and magical is the time we can spend together with family and friends as well as the experiences we share. Of course, the most anticipated day of the season is Christmas morning, but the night before Christmas is also one just as special! Christmas Eve is meant to be spent fireside with family, out exploring winter wonderlands, or attending services or events that truly help you get into the spirit of Christmas.

Not sure what to do with your family this Christmas Eve? Take a look at these Calgary Christmas Eve celebrations and find out where you can join in the holiday festivities!

Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows in Calgary

Calgary Christmas Eve Events/Performances

Looking for something festive to do that will

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New Year's Eve & New Year's Day Events in Calgary

Another 365 days are coming to a close, and soon we will be in an entirely new year — specifically, a new "roaring" 20's! There is no telling what wonderful things the future will hold for the city of Calgary, but you can be sure that it will be one filled with excitement, community, and fun things to do! Are you hoping to ring in the new year with the best of them? There are plenty of incredible celebratory events taking place on December 31st that you can attend. Take a look at these many places within the city where you can go to celebrate, party, and countdown the seconds until the new year begins!

Junction YYC New Year's Eve Celebration

New Year's Eve Celebration 2020 — Junction YYC

Time: Dec 31st 10:00pm - Jan 1st 2:30am

Looking for a Calgary New Year's celebration where

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What You Need to Know About Mortgage Interest RatesWhen purchasing a new Auburn Bay home, buyers have a lot of things they need to keep in mind - one of which is their finances. Interest rates can vary wildly depending on choices the buyer makes, and those interest rates can add a lot of extra costs to what they’re already paying. Before settling on the type of loan a buyer wants, they need to understand interest and what affects it.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage or home loan professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

How Interest is Determined

When someone purchases a home, they first put a down payment on it. This down payment can be anywhere from 5-20%, and it exists to build equity and provide proof to the lender the new

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Business Spotlight in Calgary: Devil's Head Coffee

This is the story of how a series of unfortunate and fortunate events led to a company that has thrilled the taste buds of many.

Chris Meginbir, owner and head roaster at Devil's Head Coffee, is an avid climber. It was a combination of an injury that temporarily put his climbing on hold, being stuck with horribly bland workplace coffee, and seeking a hobby that could take him into his older years that resulted in his brand.

Devil's Head Coffee Owners

"I started it as a hobby," Chris admits. "I bought a little roaster and roasted for friends and family. It just grew from there!"

The company name has special meaning for Chris.

"Devil's Head is a mountain just northwest of Cochrane. It is in 'The Ghost,' what local climbers and other outdoor enthusiast groups call

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Bars to Watch Hockey in CalgaryCalgary has long been home to die-hard Flames fans, and hockey fans in general. If you're lucky enough to score tickets to an actual game, you can holler and cheer while proudly wearing your Flames jersey with fellow "C of Red" fans! And if you're not a Flames fan, no problem! You can holler and cheer in any team jersey you choose (Calgarians are not scared of a little competition)! But if you're like most of us, forking over a couple of hundred dollars a ticket for decent seats is a hard pill to swallow.

But don't worry, you don't have to sit on the side lines and miss out entirely. There are many sports bars to watch hockey in Calgary. In every quadrant of the city, you can find a sports bar filled with fellow hockey fans on game night! If it's a

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Add Professional Photographs to the Must-Have List for Selling a HomeProfessional real estate photography isn't a luxury. Photographs are a powerful sales tool for McKenize Towne home sellers, and should be considered as important as setting the right price, choosing an agent and staging. Selling a home is not a game of chance, or of waiting for the right buyer to appear. Maximize your chances of selling quickly and for the right price by using the available varied sales tools.

Whether you or your real estate agent use photographs solely for online listings or to incorporate photos into print advertising, brochures and open house handouts, quality is important.

Test this principle by previewing existing online listings in your price range. The difference between professional photographs and video and shots from a

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Business Spotlight for Alberta Apparel

Alberta Apparel Showcases and Uplifts the Province

Clothing from Alberta Apparel

Alberta Apparel is made in Canada and designed and decorated right here in Alberta. This is clothing inspired by and designed for the active Albertan lifestyle.

"I saw that no one was producing a Made-in-Canada line of apparel to represent our beautiful province," explains President and founder, Thomas Mo. "I also wanted to start my own business and learn from the experiences of being an entrepreneur. I wanted our company to be an example of how to be local, source locally, and be ethical and sustainable, yet profitable too."

"I am determined to succeed," he continues, speaking to what sets his brand apart. "I have networked with many companies and individuals to learn from them, and to do

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