Things to do in Calgary this week of March 4th-11.

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary this week of March 4th-11.

Tags: Things to do in YYC, Events YYC, Calgary events

The first week of March is here and the start of any month brings with it a slew of great things to do in Calgary. Looking for something to do in YYC this week?! Here’s our suggestions.   Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame at Winsport is offering free admission on Wednesday with their ‘Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays’ series. Open from 5-8pm, come check it out! The fi...Read More

The Community of Cougar Ridge

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Community of Cougar Ridge

Tags: COugar Ridge, YYC, SW Calgary

    Last week we said we'd roll through all the communities on Calgary's west side, so this week we start with Cougar Ridge. If you're not familiar where Cougar Ridge is in the city, it's located just south of Canada Olympic Park, on the north side of Old Banff Coach Road. Located in Ward 6, on its east you find 69th Street, on its west it is bordered by...Read More

Things to do in Calgary this week February 25th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary this week February 25th 2019

Tags: Things to do in Calgary, YYC, YYC Events

This cold weather doesn’t look like it is going anywhere, so here’s another week of things to do in Calgary, the Inside Edition (literally!).     If you’re a Harry Potter fan, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is showing Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on the big screen at the Jubilee Auditorium, all while playing the original score, live. Get your tickets&n...Read More

Calgary's West Side

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary's West Side

Tags: Calgary, Southwest Calgary, YYC,

Calgary is a vast city spanning over 850 square kilometers in size, with so much to offer. Any Calgarian is familiar with the five sections that Calgary is broken into, but if you're new to town, take note of the breakup of our vast city into a North West, a North East, South West, South East, and technically an Inner City portion. Looking deeper into each section, one starts to bec...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 19th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 19th 2019

Tags: Things to do in Calgary, YYC, Events YYC

Happy Family Day! We let Family Day be your own and hence suggest things to do for the rest of the week. Who’s excited for this warmer weather we are now having?! We are!   Block Heater 2019 is on this week and is an annual winter music festival that highlights both Canadian and international artists. It takes place centrally at the King Eddy Hotel, the new central library and S...Read More

Tear downs in established Calgary neighbourhoods

By: Mark Lukwinski

Tear downs in established Calgary neighbourhoods

Tags: Teardowns, construction, renovate YYC

With the way Calgary was established and planned, many of the inner-city communities have older homes that are reflective of the technology and trends that characterized homes at that time: smaller units, energy inefficiencies, typical layouts such as bungalows with outdated kitchens and more. These neighborhoods are old, with mature trees and close to many amenities, so to live there, the viable ...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 11th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 11th 2019

Tags: Events YYC, Things to do in Calgary, Calgary events

The cold snap continues, Calgary is facing another bitter cold week. Yet, despite the frigid temperatures, here are our top 10 things to do as we roll into mid-February already.   In the Heat of the Night is an annual Valentine’s Day event being held at the Calgary Zoo. Held on two nights, it is an informative evening about romance in the wild, with dinner! Downtown Winter Light...Read More

Protecting your Pipes in extreme cold conditions

By: Mark Lukwinski

Protecting your Pipes in extreme cold conditions

Tags: polar vortex, extreme cold warning, Extreme cold Calgary

This cold snap that has descended on Calgary has us thinking about our homes and what we could do to protect them in such extreme conditions. Here are some tips:   Let the water in your pipes continue to move to prevent it from freezing by opening the taps every so slightly. Even having it drip a little will ensure your pipes don’t stop and freeze-the problem with water becoming frozen ...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 4th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 4th 2019

Tags: yyc, things to do in Calgary, events YYC

It’s ridiculous to think of doing anything outdoors, so here’s our list of indoor things to do in Calgary this week! Stay warm, stay safe!   This Wednesday, February 6th, come enjoy a free evening of sport at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park, from 5-8pm. The first Thursday of every month offers free admission to Glenbow Museum. From 5-9pm, you can wand...Read More

YYC Hot Chocolate Festival

By: Mark Lukwinski

YYC Hot Chocolate Festival

Tags: YYC Hot Chocolate, Hot Chocolate, YYC

There’s nothing wrong and quite literally everything right with Hot Chocolate. It’s perfect for a cold day and so next month’s YYC Hot Chocolate Festival is perfectly timed.   For this year’s festival, there are 42 vendors signed up to participate. Essentially, from February 1st to February 28th, you can head to any participating location and sample the ...Read More