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 →

Meet the expats – Wayne and Leanne

Wayne and Leanne moved from Pretoria to Calgary in early 2020 with their two kiddies. They share some of their family’s first impressions of life in Canada. When did you move to Canada and what made you choose Calgary? We departed O.R Thambo International Airport on 17 January 2020 and arrived at Calgary International on... Continue Reading →

Spring is arriving in Calgary

It’s been a really, really long winter for us. Having arrived in Calgary in October, we experienced most of the South African winter and then landed just as winter was setting in here, so we are so excited to finally see spring arrive in Calgary. Almost overnight, it’s like we’re living in a totally different... Continue Reading →

Useful apps to make life easier in Calgary

From finding the best transport routes, to planning a meal and grocery shopping, there are some really great apps that make life so much easier for those living in Calgary. Here are some of my favourite: AllTrailsA great interactive app for the adventurous looking for hiking, running and biking trails in and around Calgary -... Continue Reading →

Meet the expat – Tarryn

Tarryn, a 20-something South African expat who moved to Calgary in 2019, shares some wonderful insights about her life in ''Cow Town". When did you move to Canada and what made you choose Calgary? I left my home in Johannesburg and landed in Vancouver on 24 April 2019. Long story short, my whole life and... Continue Reading →

Home-made rusks

There is nothing nicer with a cup of tea or coffee than a good old fashioned rusk, which is obviously something we don’t get very easily here in Canada unless you go to the South African shop or, of course, bake your own. The ones at the South African shop are usually Ouma rusks, which... Continue Reading →

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