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 →

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 →

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