Alberta

Calgary Stampede midway food

My Favourite Foods of Stampede 2016

I’m no country music fan, and I don’t even own a pair of cowboy boots, but when it comes to the Calgary Stampede I’m very serious about one thing – the food. I typically go to the grounds once every year to try out the best that the midway has to offer. One afternoon is nowhere…

Performance in the Park Banff

A Weekend in Banff

Zevi and I went on a mini getaway to Banff this weekend! The weather was a little iffy at times, but we had a great time nonetheless. We made the short drive to Banff on Friday afternoon. It was raining when we arrived, but I’d been stalking the forecast for the last couple of weeks…

La Belle Patate

My Calgary: La Belle Patate

Ok, I know that La Belle Patate technically isn’t in Calgary, but at only 45 minutes from my house it’s not much further than some of the restaurants in the outer corners of the city. The drive out to the rockies is much more beautiful than sitting in traffic on Deerfoot, and you won’t find more authentic and delicious…

Tool Shed brewery labels

Canning Beer with Tool Shed

When I heard a friend talk about helping the crew at Tool Shed can beer, I thought it sounded like a pretty good time, and very different from any volunteer gig I’d had. I signed up for the email list on their website andReR finally managed to get in on a session at a time when I was…

Lake Louise mountain view

A Midweek Ski Day at Lake Louise

Skiing is one of the things that makes the cold, dark Alberta winters a lot more bearable. We’re really lucky in Calgary to have three or four ski hills within a two hour drive, and one of those hills is among the best in the world. We may have to spend a few extra minutes in the…