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Spice Up Your Weekend at the Okotoks Chili Fest and Cook-Off

Okotoks Chili Fest, August 29, 2015 in Okotoks AB

Spice up your weekend with the Okotoks Chili Fest and Cook-Off! This fun festival in downtown Okotoks has a western theme and includes chili sampling, children’s activities, live music, and an outdoor artisan street market. Tasting tickets are $5 each. Okotoks Chili Fest Event Details: When: Saturday August 29, 2015 Time: 10 am – 3 pm Where: downtown Okotoks […]

Glacier Skywalk: It’s OK to Look Down!

Glacier Skywalk Jasper National Park

The Glacier Skywalk, located near the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre (which is one hour from Jasper or two and half hours from Banff), gives guests a one-of-a-kind mountain experience. This marvel of engineering allows visitors to walk out on a glass-floored walkway that extends from a cliff, looking 280 metres (918 ft) over the […]

Alberta Resident Discount | Brewster Travel Epic Explorer Pass

Brewster Travel's Epic Explorer Pass

This summer, Brewster Travel Canada wants you to experience Epic Made Easy. Their Epic Explorer Pass includes the following four Alberta adventures: A heart-pounding walk on the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk A trip to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola A tranquil tour on the Banff Lake Cruise An Ice Age exploration on the Glacier […]

Marv’s Classic Soda Shop in Black Diamond

Marvs_Classic_Soda_Shop

Looking for somewhere new to take the kids for lunch or a treat? Make a little road trip to Black Diamond for an old-fashioned soda shop experience that your whole family will love. Featuring ice cream (including carbonated ice cream!), sweets, home made burgers & fries, Marv’s offers a complete 50’s soda shop experience. Marv’s dedication to quality […]

Day Tripping: Bomber Command Museum in Nanton

Canadian Bomber Museum Nanton

The Lancaster Bomber is one of the most iconic aircraft associated with World War II, and very few of these amazing planes are left. Nanton’s Bomber Command Museum is not only home to a Lanc, but also many other vehicles and artifacts from WWII. In addition to the displays and information provided by the knowledgeable […]

Day Tripping: Museum of Miniatures in Nanton

Museum of Miniatures Nanton

See several historical scenes of the Old West and exotic locales all under one roof at Nanton’s Museum of Miniatures! The museum features highly-detailed and very tiny versions of historical Native villages, active western towns, farming and logging towns, gold panning, plus wildlife scenes, a circus, African jungle animals, prehistorical animals, and fossil displays. You’ll […]

Day Tripping: Ultimate Trains and Big Sky Garden Railway in Nanton

Big Sky Trains Nanton

Train fans big and small will love the Ultimate Trains and Big Sky Garden Railway, located just a leisurely drive away in Nanton, Alberta. The 7,000 sq.ft. attraction is a haven for train lovers, with a huge Garden Railway train display running in a detailed miniature world, a Steamin’ Demon Ride-on train that can be […]

Day Tripping: Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre in Nanton

Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre Nanton

Is there anything that symbolizes the Canadian prairie better than old wooden grain elevators? Iconic grain elevators are becoming an increasingly rare sight in Southern Alberta, but thanks to the Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre in Nanton, you can still learn about these beautiful structures. Learn all about the history of grain elevators and their […]

Cave and Basin Skating Rink Open Until April 30

Cave and Basin Skating Rink

Banff’s Cave and Basin is one of Parks Canada’s most historic sites. The Cave and Basin is starting a new tradition for mountain visitors — on the deck of where the old thermal pool once was a skating rink will be set up from February 14 until the end of April. Come out and skate […]

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Calgary

Photo Credit: Cam Schaus

Don’t miss out on the fun! Get FREE access to news and events in Calgary! by Tanya Koob Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing sport around the world right now for good reason. It’s easy, there’s a low learning curve, and most people can jump on a board their first time out with […]