Things to Do in Calgary

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Calgary Shopping Options All Through the CityGet on a pair of comfortable walking shoes and grab your wallet, because it is time to hit the shops! The city of Calgary is filled with wonderful activities to do all year round, and being so close to the mountains, there is never a dull moment to be had. But for those looking to stay within the city limits and peruse the many offerings of malls, villages, and boutiques, there are hundreds of shops to satisfy the shopaholic in you.

Are you looking for the best Calgary shopping locations to fill your weekend? Do you need to venture forth and seek those unique items to complete your look? Whatever the occasion, there are numerous Calgary shopping choices ready for you to peruse, spree, and browse to your heart’s content. 

Calgary Shopping

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The Best Dog Parks in Each Quadrant in Calgary

Soon it will be time for sunshine, iced coffee, and dog walks! But until then it can be difficult to ensure your dog gets the exercise they need when temperatures are -20 and below. But with spring on the horizon, it is time to start getting ready for dog walks and play days, and Calgary dog parks are the place to start! The city is fortunate to have over 150 different dog-friendly parks where pups can frolic off-leash, chase balls, and play with others. Take a look at the many Calgary dog parks located in each neighbourhood and quadrant of the city and plan out some quality time with Fido!

Note: Before letting your dog run free off-leash, be sure to check the designated area for signs indicating that it is an off-leash area. Keep in mind that

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Where to Gamble in CalgaryCasinos are more than just a place to try your luck at the hottest games in town. They're a break from the standard dinner and a movie, a place to feel the excitement and exhileration of the unknown. And this is true whether people like to gamble or not. Calgary's casinos are filled with everything from special performances to bowling and mini-golf. Calgary has more than a few choices for those with a little extra cash burning a hole through their pocket, so see which spots make the top picks.

Grey Eagle

As one of the newest entertainment destinations in Calgary, Grey Eagle Resort and Casino provides plenty of fun. It's located on the Tsuu T'ina First Nation and offers guests plenty of entertainment in a very unique environment.

Grey Eagle

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The Best December Events in Calgary, AB

December has come to Calgary which means that the snowman-building, ice-skating, and holiday-shopping events are beginning! It is in this chilly month that the city of Calgary truly comes alive with its beautiful displays of Christmas lights, cozy fire-side events, and crafty workshops that allow you to create and imagine. Of course, just because Christmas is coming does not mean that all events are holiday-themed. There is plenty to do this winter including musical performances, fundraising galas, and other exciting happenings in every quadrant of the city!

Take in every part of YYC. Now is the time to start booking up your calendar before it gets too busy!

Kids & Family Events in Calgary

Winter Magic at Eau Claire Market – Dec 2nd

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Where to Grab a Sandwich in Calgary ABSandwiches are one of those meals that are just right for any situation. They are easy to pick up and enjoy on the go, especially during those busy days at work. They are light yet filling enough for a lingering lunch with friends. In Calgary, there's a variety of different sandwich shops that create specialty sandwiches every day.

These are the best sandwich shops in Calgary:

Lazy Loaf and Kettle

The Lazy Loaf and Kettle is a cozy cafe in Calgary where diners can enjoy delicious baked goods, brunch items and of course, sandwiches. The owners have operated this quaint location in the city for more than two decades, and the recipe for their famous nine-grain loaf of bread was perfected through the generations. Each sandwich is created fresh

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Calgary Business: Fiasco Gelato

Oh, how sweet it is! Fiasco Gelato is a treat worth every spoonful. Even though Canadians can find Fiasco at their local grocery store nationwide, Calgarians have the unique opportunity to see where the magic happens and to try new flavours not available at grocery stores. The Fiasco Gelato Factory & Coffee Bar is where to find crave-worthy flavours like Frosé, passionfruit lemonade, and honey matcha, but you have to get flavours like this as soon they hit the shelf, because the choices change daily!

Avoiding gluten? No problem. Fiasco gelatos don't contain any. Going dairy or fat free? Simply reach for a container of Fiasco's delightful sorbettos. Buying Canadian? Fiasco is proud to be a Canadian company that sources local ingredients.

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Farmers Markets in Calgary ABFarmers markets have become a neighborhood staple in Calgary, providing residents with a place to gather, purchase fresh produce, meet local farmers and interact with their neighbors. Whether people are searching for a unique ingredient for their next meal, or they simply want to browse the handmade products that are available, they know that they can find what they need at these community events.

These are two of the top farmers markets in Calgary:

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers Market

The Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers Market is a weekly market that takes place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Wednesday throughout the year. It is known for its local vendors, 80 percent of which feature products that were grown, baked or made by the vendors

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The Best Christmas Markets in Calgary This November and December

Are you looking for a stocking to hang by your fireplace, a wreath to place on your door? Or perhaps some gifts to hide under the Christmas tree? Whatever seasonal items you need this year, you can find all of them at the abundance of Christmas Markets taking place all over Calgary this winter!

Every year, beginning as early as the first week in November, the city of Calgary boxes up their Halloween décor and begins the hungry search for stocking stuffers, secret Santa gifts, and all things Christmas. These many Calgary Christmas markets will continue on until a few days before December 25th, mostly taking place on the weekends. Ready to check some things off of your holiday to-buy list? Here are the upcoming Christmas markets in Calgary that

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The Best Coffee Shops in CalgaryThroughout Calgary, there are countless coffee shops in which Calgarians regularly get their fix, whether it's early in the morning or way on into the night. If you're looking to get coffee but want a more unique experience than one of many widespread coffee chains, consider one of the following cafés for your next coffee experience.

Cornerstone Music café

Cornerstone Music café is the perfect place to catch a little live music. They also provide great daily specials and other menu options that may pleasantly surprise you.

River Café

The River Café was founded in 1991 as a small café that operated only in the summer. 1995 saw this restaurant's expansion, with the addition of walls to allow it to operate year round. Located along the Bow

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The Best Pizzerias in Calgary ABPizza is an everyday staple all across Canada, and in Calgary, there's no exception. Calgary has a number of fantastic pizzerias that Calgarians and visitors can explore whenever they get a craving for a hot, fresh slice of pizza. Check them out here:

Coco Brooks Pizza

Coco Brooks was started by Richard Osiowy out of desperation and a desire to have access to top quality pizza. When Richard first moved his family to Calgary, Alberta, he discovered there was no way for him to satisfy his love of pizza. After visiting the Las Vegas Pizza Expo, he decided to turn his garage into a test kitchen to see if he could create a quality pizza that was to his liking.

Needless to say, he succeeded. After friends and neighbours tried his delicious and

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