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Take A Trip Around The World At The Calgary Zoo

Posted September 2, 2014 by Loukia

Canada is a such a vast, beautiful country, and there are still so many places I have to travel to and explore. I live in the lovely city of Ottawa, and have traveled throughout Ontario and Quebec more times than I can count, but I’ve only been to Calgary three times—and each time I’ve gone, I’ve loved it more than the time before! I love Calgary in the winter, and I love visiting Lake Louise and Banff. They’re such perfect vacation destinations during the winter months, because everything is so picture perfect with all the snow and ski hills.

Summer is also the perfect time to travel to Calgary, because there is so much to do and see. If you’re travelling as a family with kids, you should definitely check out the Calgary Zoo. A family vacation to Calgary during the summer months is the perfect travel destination that’ll keep the entire family entertained, no matter your taste.

For ove 75 years, the Calgary Zoo has offered visitors from around the world the great opportunity to experience and interact with wildlife, right in the heart of the city, only five minutes from downtown. I love the convenience of being in a busy city, yet being so close to a large zoo where you feel like you’re a million miles away. You don’t have to worry abut driving for miles to get to your destination since you’re already “on vacation.”

The Calgary Zoo is Western Canada’s largest accredited zoo and has over 1,000 animals, 6 acres of botanical gardens, a prehistoric park (the kids are sure to love that—there are even life-sized dinosaurs on display so the kids will be in awe!) a zoo-nique playground, and so much more.

I know my favourite part would be the Penguin Plunge! Penguins are the cutest animals, and I’d love to see the realistic penguin habitat they have at the zoo. Of course, you can also find the usual suspects at this zoo: tigers, monkeys, leopards, bears, wolves, and more. You really need an entire day—at least—to take it all in. And still, that might not be enough time.

My oldest son’s favourite animal is the Komodo Dragon, and my youngest son’s favourite animal (or, reptile) is the Crocodile or American Alligator. With so many reptiles at this zoo, including four Komodo Dragons, I know my kids would have a blast. (We have yet to go to the Calgary Zoo together, but it’s on our travel itinerary! If it’s anything like the Toronto Zoo or the Miami Zoo, I know we’ll have a blast.)

The Calgary Zoo has so much to offer, so much to see and do, you’ll really feel like you walked around the world in one day. You’ll be exhausted by the end of your day, but it will have even well worth it!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All views and opinions are my own.

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Alberta

The Darcys Announce Tour Dates, Share Free MP3

Posted September 11, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

Toronto’s The Darcys will celebrate the one year anniversary of their Juno Award and Polaris Prize-nominated album Warring, out now on Arts & Crafts, with a cross-Canada tour. The band has shared a free stream of ‘Ultra Violet’, a previously unreleased track from the Warring sessions; Catch The Darcys on the following dates; September 13   Toronto,
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Calgary

What to Watch: CIFF 2014

Posted September 15, 2014 by Jes

The Calgary International Film Festival is almost upon us! Starting this Thursday and running until September 28, 2014, CIFF will bring us films from all over the world in all different genres.Here are my picks for the movies to watch in their years li…

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Global Calgary turns 60: Why Kidstreet was its best show!

Posted October 8, 2014 by mike

Today’s a pretty special day for the folks over at Global Calgary, because today marks their 60th anniversary! While it’s known as Global today, it wasn’t always that way. When it originally took to the airwaves, it was known as …
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Great places to meet your neighbours in Calgary and shop at the same time!

Posted October 16, 2014 by mike

If you’ve ever chatted with me, read this blog or followed me on Twitter, it wouldn’t take you long to figure out that I’ve always loved supporting all the great and local businesses around Calgary.  Throughout every neighbourhood of this …
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The Devin Cuddy Band Announce Tour Dates

Posted July 8, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

The Devin Cuddy Band have announced the dates of their upcoming tour in support of sophomore album Kitchen Knife, out on July 28 on Cameron House Records. The tour will wrap in Toronto on August 8 with an album release show at the Horseshoe. To celebrate, they’ve shared a free stream of ‘Forty Four’; They
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Putting Away My Boots: Calgary Stampede 2014 Highlights

Posted July 17, 2014 by Jes

This cowgirl has finally put away her cowboys boots. I know, the Calgary Stampede has been over for 4 days, but it took me a while to get my life together after the 10 day festivities wrapped.From the deep-fried-everything, to the Grandstand Show all t…

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All Hail HYDRA: the Calgary Folk Fest stand out

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jes

Every July a very random group of Calgarians come together on an Island in the inner city to listen to music, eat from food trucks and hang out in my favorite spot – the beer gardens. Obviously I am talking about the Calgary Folk Festival!This year the…

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Theatre Review: Wicked

Posted July 29, 2014 by Jes

Can you believe I had never seen Wicked!? It is one of the most beloved Broadway shows…ever, and I had never seen it. I don’t think I ever made it a grade A priority because I was never fully sold on the Wizard of Oz. Dorthy annoyed me and the premis…

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Calgary has had rules in place against ‘unidriveways’ since 2008

Posted October 20, 2014 by Robson Fletcher

Paving entire front lawns is against the law in Calgary, according to the city’s planning department, but the rules have only been in place for the past six years. “We didn’t really have rules on driveways and driveway widths and … Continue Reading

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PS I Love You & Mozart’s Sister Announce Tour Dates

Posted August 6, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

Paper Bag Records labelmates PS I Love You and Mozart’s Sister have announced the dates of their fall tour of Canada. PS I Love You is hitting the road in support of their third release For Those Who Stay. The album was recorded when recorded when Paul Saulnier briefly moved to Toronto from the band’s
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Alberta education minister faces criticism as Calgary’s inner-city schools begin to crowd

Posted October 20, 2014 by Jeremy Nolais

Squeezed schools appear to no longer be just a struggle in the suburbs and Calgary-Elbow byelection candidates are levelling the blame at the currently serving education minister, who’s also a contender in the riding. During his time as a Calgary … Continue Reading

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