Homeware and furniture shopping in Calgary

We recently moved into a new rental, and after eight months of living in a fully furnished place, we finally needed to start shopping around for furniture for our new place. We sold all our furniture and electronics before moving to Canada and only came with about 15 boxes of personal and sentimental items. In... 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 →

Fun things to do with kids in Calgary

Calgary is a very family-friendly city and there are many places and activities geared towards the whole family. We have really loved getting out and about with the kids, and we are never bored on weekends, as there is always something to do or somewhere to explore. The cold and snowy winters certainly don't stop... Continue Reading →

Picnic at Prince’s Island Park

After almost two months of staying home and not being able to socialise, we were so excited to finally get out a little bit over the long weekend. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and had a picnic at Prince’s Island Park. Spring has definitely sprung in Calgary and it was... Continue Reading →

The Beautiful Peace Bridge

I finally got to see and walk on the Peace Bridge recently. Totally crazy that it's taken me this long to finally get there, but life has been super busy, and then, of course, we've been stuck at home for weeks. The big red structure really is beautiful as it hovers over the turquoise waters... Continue Reading →

Meet the expats – Dylan and Stefanie

Dylan and Stefanie moved to Calgary in November 2019 with their three adorable doggies, Barklie, Chewie and Pippie. They share their thoughts on moving to and starting a new life in Canada. When did you move to Canada and what made you choose Calgary? We arrived in Calgary on 12 November 2019 without ever having... Continue Reading →

Meet the expats – Conrad and Nicky

Conrad and Nicky moved to Canada at the end of 2019 and share their thoughts on starting a new life in Calgary. When did you move to Canada and what made you choose Calgary? We came in November 2019 and moved to Calgary because of the lifestyle and living costs of Alberta compared to other... Continue Reading →

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