Exploring in my Own Backyard

Spring is here and the sun is out, well let’s be honest, the sun is out all year round here in Calgary, but at least the weather is warming up. More daylight, more people out, more fun activities to be had, that’s what spring and summer is all about.

I moved to this new city, which I instantly fell in love with, back in December. There are so many things I need to discover in the city and its outskirts. In the past week or so I’ve managed to discover new things to do and see around my new home and I thought it would be perfect to share all of these with you.

In The City

If you happen to be staying in Calgary and need a couple activities to keep you occupied I’d suggest you keep reading my suggestions below.

  • Cleaver : This restaurant is pretty cool! It has great happy hour deals, great food and super fun and eccentric cocktails. It’s located on 17th Ave SW, which is where you’ll find many places to wet your whistle and fill your tum. If you end up at Cleaver, you NEED to try their Matcha Mushroom Sliders, they are out of this world.

  • Segway Tour: I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to ride a Segway. I got my chance earlier this week and it was so much fun. You have to take a 30-minute introductory lesson before your first ride and then you’ll be off exploring areas along the Bow River. I’d highly recommend if you’re looking to acquire some extra knowledge all while having fun.


Outside The City

If you have the opportunity to venture a little outside the city limits and want to explore the great outdoors, I’d suggest checking out a couple more sites.

  • Banff: This might be one of the most touristy spots in our country, but for good reason. It’s located in the midst of the Rocky Mountains, which not only offers great views, but also allows for so many activities. If you’re super outdoorsy and adventurous, then you’ll find tons of hiking trails in the spring, summer or fall and skiing in the winter. If you’re more relaxation and low-key, you need to head up to the Banff Upper Hot Springs for a soak and some breathtaking views.

  • Drumheller: If you’d like to be transported to an entirely different world, you need to head to Drumheller and experience the magic. You can check out the Royal Tyrell Museum to learn all about the dinosaurs and fossils that have been found in the area. You can then hike around the area and experience all the views of the dessert-like landscape, or you can drive a few minutes farther and see the Hoodoos. I’d also suggest driving about an hour more into Dinosaur Provincial Park and seeing even more beautiful sites.


There you have it, I’m in love with this city and the many activities I can get up to near and far. I’d love to know what else you got up to in Calgary or the mountains. I’ll be sharing more fun stuff later this summer I’m sure.

Have a wonderful weekend !




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