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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

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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

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

A Royal Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Palliser

A royal afternoon tea at the Fairmont

Afternoon tea is a deliciously decadent way to spend your midday. It’s a truly tasty afternoon treat to experience the finger sandwiches, the scones, and the desserts paired with a quality loose leaf tea. The Fairmont Palliser is home to one of the most popular high teas View this Post

Partake in Fairmont Palliser’s Downton Abbey afternoon tea
The iconic hotel pays ode to the British prestige series in fitting fashion

Tray of afternoon tea food at Hawthorn Dining Room

Fairmont Palliser and afternoon tea go hand-in-hand as Calgarians have come to know the pairing. With the two being so synonymous, how could afternoon tea become even more charming? By adding a dash of Downton Abbey to the high tea experience!

This new afternoon tea series is held in the newly renovated Hawthorn Dining Room inside the Fairmont Palliser. With the newly released Downton Abbey movie in theatres, Hawthorn is bringing the Downton experience to fans through a customized menu to honor the show.

Afternoon tea at Fairmont Palliser, Downton Abbey-style

Afternoon tea at Fairmont Palliser

Enjoying tea in front of a cozy fire.

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iFLY Calgary soars sky high
Indoor skydiving is the perfect rush for adrenaline junkies

iFLY Calgary opens its first Alberta location

iFLY Calgary is now open – are you ready to get your adrenaline going? The company’s latest addition can be found at Deerfoot City in N.E. Calgary. The indoor skydiving experience or ‘body flying experience’ will have you soaring like Superman to heights you have never imagined.

New iFly Calgary indoor skydiving facility

Calgary’s first indoor skydiving facility is now open.

Now, I have never jumped out of a plane to skydive before and I know I never will. But the idea of an indoor facility that could give me the same thrills at a much more affordable price? View this Post

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