Places of Calgary
- Written by Mary Yohannes Mary Yohannes
- Published: 30 November 2015 30 November 2015
Downtown park’s mellow vibe attracts joggers, bikers and more
I 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.
- Written by JUSTINA DEARDOFF JUSTINA DEARDOFF
- Published: 17 November 2015 17 November 2015
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
Passing 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.
- Written by Savaya Shinkaruk Savaya Shinkaruk
- Published: 16 November 2015 16 November 2015
Palm trees and warm weather offer retreat south of the border
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.
- Written by Brady Grove Brady Grove
- Published: 10 March 2015 10 March 2015
A former MRU student owns the nearby Weaselhead Pub. We visit on steak night and find superb value in food and drink.
A 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.)