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Maligne Canyon Ice Walk hike
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

Macaron 101 Baking Class at Ollia Macarons
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!

In addition to selling their desserts, Ollia offers baking classes for those looking for a hands-on experience to make their own macarons! Macaron 101 simplifies the baking process down to a 2.5 hour class to show you what it’s all about. Macarons are one of the toughest pastries to 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

Pedal Pub takes Calgary on a bike brewery tour like no other
Bringing beer lovers and cycling enthusiasts together

Pedal Pub group bicycle bar

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Pedal Pub beer bike!

Pedal Pub brewery tours are bringing the party to the Calgary streets! The new tour company is offering bike beer tours with a twist. The group bicycle bar is a “pedal powered patio” that’ll take you and your friends to all your favourite beer locations. Who doesn’t love that?

Unique group bicycle bar to ride on

The “Het Fietscafe” party bike aka beer bike aka group bicycle bar is a literal party on the street. These special group bicycle bars are designed and crafted in The Netherlands and View this Post

Review: Keeping clean with the Shark ION Robot vacuum
The hands-off way to domestic bliss and a clean home

Robot vacuum cleaning living room

I’d rather be reading, knitting or basically doing anything other than household chores. The Shark ION Robot Cleaning System makes this happen!

Chores are SUCH a bore. What’s the solution then? The Shark ION Robot Vacuum Cleaning System with Wi-Fi.

If you’re a lazy person like me, then you’ll do anything to make household chores disappear ASAP. When the friendly folks at SharkNinja offered up their Shark robot vacuum to boost my cleaning routine, I said “heck yes”. If you have watched any TV lately you will have likely seen the Canadian Tire commercials touting this new device. I’ve View this Post

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