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 →

Camping at Crimson Lake

Our third and final camping adventure for this summer saw us head to Crimson Lake. Crimson Lake is in Crimson Lake Provincial Park, about 14km from Rocky Mountain House, so about a two-and-a-half-hour drive north east of Calgary. We were really looking forward to heading to Crimson and it didn't disappoint. The camp site is... Continue Reading →

Camping at Kinbrook Island

For our second Canadian camping experience, we headed to Kinbrook Island. The campsite sits on the shores of Lake Newell in the Kinbrook Island Provincial Park, located about 13km south of Brooks in southern Alberta. Kinbrook Island is a beautiful camp site with lots of trees, playgrounds, and fun water activities. Of our three camping... Continue Reading →

The challenges of immigration

We love sharing about how great life in Canada is – the beauty, the safety, the fun things to do, the adventure – but this doesn’t mean that things have always been perfect, or that they’ve been easy. When it comes to immigration, we can often choose to see life through rose-tinted glasses. You want... Continue Reading →

Camping at Gold Springs

We finally experienced our first Canadian camping adventure, and it was wonderful! We have been working hard over the last few weeks to gather all our camping equipment for our first weekend out and we were so excited to head off to Gold Springs for a long weekend. Gold Springs is a private camp site... 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 →

Lake Louise in spring

Lake Louise really is a spectacular sight to behold and it's so fascinating to see how the colours and light change from one season to the next. We first visited Lake Louise in the winter just before the lake froze over, and this week I enjoyed a lovely visit there with a friend to experience... 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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