Enjoy an e-bike adventure in Banff
Pickup an e-bike rental from the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub to get started

E-biking in Banff
E-biking in Banff

There are so many adventures to be had in Banff and one you must try is by e-bike! E-bikes are an accessible and family-friendly way to take in the sights of Banff National Park (and get a little exercise too). With an e-bike, you’ll be able to pack a lot into a short bike ride, half-day or full day trip. Get ready to enjoy all the beauty that Banff has to offer by e-bike.

E-bike rentals at the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub

Bike rentals at SkiBig3 Adventure Hub on Banff Avenue.
Find e-bike rentals at the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub

E-bike rentals in Banff are easily accessed at View this Post




“When the whole world is silent,
even one voice becomes powerful”

– Malala Yousafzai

- Monday Motivation: Be like Malala -

Follow my Lead: Maria Dina Galura
Meet this leading creative artist that is brightening up Calgary with her balloon installations

Maria Dina Galura is the woman behind the beautiful balloon art
you see floating around Calgary.
Photo by Philip David.

Maria Dina Galura

You have probably seen one of Maria Galura’s many balloon arches, garlands and displays all around town. Now get to know the woman behind Calgary Party 50 and all the Calgary balloon décor.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

You can call me Maria. My family calls me Dina. My husband and I migrated to Calgary in 2011 from the Philippines. We started our family in Canada; our three girls make life so sweet.

You View this Post

Calgary breweries and distilleries making hand sanitizer
Find out where to pick up some Calgary craft hand sanitizer

These are some truly difficult times we are facing.  But some local Calgary breweries and distilleries are pivoting their business models to flex their expertise and help out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of making alcohol for drinking, these Calgary businesses are making alcohol-based hand sanitizer, one of the most-sought after COVID-19 items.

Remember, washing your hands with soap and not touching your face are still necessary to follow. But having some hand sanitizer on hand for grocery store runs and other outings will surely give some peace of mind too. Supporting local businesses and local causes is more important View this Post

Winter in Jasper: Maligne Canyon Ice Walk
One of the coolest hiking trails in Jasper, Alberta

Maligne Canyon is one of the most popular walks in Jasper National Park. And for good reason! Only 10 minutes from town, it is a popular summer hike for Jasper visitors looking for stunning scenery. But as the temperatures go down, the Maligne Canyon Ice Walk turns into an entirely new winter terrain. Stunning waterfalls freeze into spectacular ice displays that will take your breath away.

Enjoying view at Maligne Canyon Ice Walk tour.

This family-friendly trail is well marked and easy to traverse even in the winter. The snow gets packed down easily as it is still a popular winter destination. With many starting points for the View this Post

Ollia Macarons: Get hand’s-on with the Macaron 101 Baking Class
A peek inside one of the sweetest baking classes in Calgary

Oh my Ollia! If you love macarons, then you have likely stopped by Mount Royal Village to stock up at Ollia Macarons and Tea. This cute little shop offers a wide variety of macaron flavours along with loose leaf tea beverages and other local Calgary goods.

Box of macarons from Macarons 101 baking class.
Making my own macarons!

What is the difference between a macaron versus macaroon?

First off, what exactly is a macaron? A classic French macaron is a meringue-based pastry dessert. They look like little hamburgers (or tiny sandwiches like my nephew calls them) in a sweet form. The outer shells are crunchy, but View this Post

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