Prince’s Island Park: A favourite spot in YYC

Downtown park’s mellow vibe attracts joggers, bikers and more

rsz 1img 0968I have loved Prince’s Island Park since I was a kid.

 My family used to live right in front of the park, and we would spend our evenings walking around, playing, getting ice cream, and feeding the ducks.

Now that I’m older, I often find myself walking through the park with my friends

I love that Prince’s Island always has something interesting going on. I love watching the kind of people it brings, the trees, the sunset, sunrise, and the puppies that stroll through the park.

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Calgary’s animal kingdom

The Calgary Zoo remains a special place to visit for one reporter, who grew up visiting the animals and being enthralled at the worlds it recreates

meerkatPassing through the sliding doors, you are immediately swallowed up by darkness. As your eyes adjust, they glance at the coloured lights that highlight the carved figures decorating the wall, while your ears are attacked by the sound of animals. Their screeches surround you as your ticket is scanned – dinosaurs, lions, monkeys and bears.

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Calgary videographer captures the stress-free vibe of Palm Springs

Palm trees and warm weather offer retreat south of the border

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Palm Springs may be a symbol of the American Dream, but to me it signifies comfort, love and culture.

My family goes there for Christmas, and my mom and I adventure there for girls’ weekends.

It is a place that has sentimental value because of the memories made there.

It is also a place for me to escape.


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Weaselhead Pub competes well with MRU’s Hub

A former MRU student owns the nearby Weaselhead Pub. We visit on steak night and find superb value in food and drink.

thumb finalserverthumbA short five-minute walk from Mount Royal University (MRU) is the Sarcee Plaza, a strip mall located just off 37th Street that houses the 7-11 that many MRU residents have used at least once. Yet what few students may be unaware of is the secluded bar tucked behind, the Weaselhead.

Weaselhead may be easy to miss, but it is definitely a hidden gem. The first thing that I noticed when I entered was the intoxicating smell of prime-cooked steak. My mouth was watering and I knew I had to try it. It was after all the reason I was here, the infamous Steak Night. The price of a steak sandwich plus fries is only seven bucks. (The price for steak at the Keg downtown can be as high as $39 while the Hub comes in at about $15.)

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