Family bike rides in Calgary

Summer is on the way and as things have warmed up and the days have gotten longer, we have had so much fun as a family exploring all the different bike paths around Calgary. There is such a great variety of walking and bike paths all over the city. In fact, with about 1000km of... Continue Reading →

Weekend drives in the Alberta Foothills

We love taking random drives in and around Calgary. We haven’t had the best of luck when it comes to seeing the Canadian wildlife on these drives, but the beautiful Alberta scenery never disappoints. It is so diverse, from the towering Rocky Mountains to the flat plains, and rolling farmlands, there is always a beautiful... Continue Reading →

Meet the expats – Greg and Juli

From Cape Town’s southern suburbs to Calgary’s deep south, Greg and Juli moved to Canada in 2018. They have certainly embraced the Canadian lifestyle and enjoyed lots of family adventures in this beautiful city they now call home. When did you move to Canada and what made you choose Calgary? We arrived in Canada on... Continue Reading →

Ice skating at Olympic Plaza

One thing we are really trying to embrace in Canada is the different seasons and all they have to offer. This is especially true of winter, and we love getting out and about in the beautiful snowy wonderland. We have especially enjoyed ice skating and, now that we all have our own skates, we are... Continue Reading →

The snow is back!

Whoa, I just blinked and summer is over! We really have enjoyed each season here in Calgary, but summer was definitely too short, and autumn even shorter. Thankfully it was a mild autumn and we got to enjoy some really beautiful fall colours as the leaves changed colours. But over the last week, we've had... Continue Reading →

Transport and getting around in Calgary

Most Calgarians have their own car for getting around the city. If you have a family and little kids, you’ll most likely need a car for carting everyone around, and it also helps for getting out of the city and exploring on weekends. However, the city also has an extensive and reliable public transport system,... Continue Reading →

Meet the expat – Mia

Mia is a South African singer, songwriter and entrepreneur who moved to Calgary with her family in 2019. You can read more about Mia on her websites, Mia Whitfield and Sing It Inc, or follow her on Facebook or Instagram. When did you move to Canada and what made you choose Calgary? We moved to... Continue Reading →

An evening walk down Stephen Avenue

It's been so wonderful to get out and about and be able to meet up with friends again. Yesterday, for the first time in over three months, I caught a train into downtown to meet some girlfriends for a drink. It was a bittersweet eve, as we were bidding farewell to a special friend heading... Continue Reading →

Spring walks in Griffith Woods

We are fortunate to have so many beautiful parks to explore in Calgary. One of our favourites is Griffith Woods Park. It's a lovely wooded area that straddles the banks of the Elbow River in the south west of Calgary. It's the perfect spot for a quick run, leisurely stroll, bike ride or picnic, and... Continue Reading →

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