Vital Signs Survey Reveals Calgarians Still Feel Optimistic About Their City Despite Downturn

In spite of an economic downturn in the city that’s about to enter its sixth year, the majority of Calgarians still feel positive about the quality of life in their city. Overall, the report found that just under 70% of Calgarians feel that “our quality of life is good or excellent,” while a similar number feel “the city is a great place to raise children.”

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Mandy Balak
And... That's Almost a Wrap, Calgary

Another year of celebrations and city-wide awards has almost come to an end - how bittersweet. We want to thank everyone who voted, attended workshops, sponsored events and helped us celebrate the people, places and businesses that make Calgary such a wonderful place to live. We still have eight workshops for you to engage, learn and indulge in with your friends, family and neighbours as we celebrate the Best of Calgary.

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Kelsey Woods
Local Festivals in YYC This Summer

Festival season is here, Calgary! We have been patiently waiting all year for the sun to shine and the birds to sing so that we can spend more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air and beautiful trees. With fun, interactive festivals happening all summer long, you’ll be entertained with music, performances, shows, shopping and so much more.

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Kelsey Woods
Beautiful Calgary Parks You Must Visit

Time to pull out those shorts, tank tops, flip flops and cool shades so that you can make the most of this Alberta summer. Whether you work from home or have a steady 9-5 job, there’s always plenty of time to hit the park and breathe in that fresh outdoor air.

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Kelsey Woods
5 Places to Camp This May Long Weekend

With less than two weeks away from May long weekend, it’s time to start planning your camping excursion! If you decide to camp, you must prepare for all the seasons: flip-flops, sunglasses, toques, mitts, rubber boots and flannel jackets all make their way into your overnight bag. If you haven’t chosen a spot yet, there are plenty of places near Calgary for you to escape the city and enjoy some time with nature.

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Kelsey Woods
Crackmacs: Best Blogger & Twitter Personality in 2018

Crackmacs not only snagged the Best Twitter Personality in Calgary for 2018, but also the Best Blogger in the city. Whether you want to know what’s happening downtown, which bills are passing in City Hall, what’s up this weekend or get the 4-1-1 on cannabis legalization, the Crackmacs website is where it’s at.

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Kelsey Woods
David Spence: Best TV Personality in 2018

Will it rain, snow, shine or sleet today? In Alberta’s unpredictable climate, who really knows! However without fail, David Spence always seems to have the best predictions throughout the city, so tune into CTV News any day of the week to hear what the sky’s got in store for us for the next seven days.

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Kelsey Woods
Neil Zeller: Best Photographer in 2018

With sharp, crystal-clear, picture-perfect images, Neil shares his life story through photographing his travels, weekends away and daily experiences, whether he’s nearby or countries away. Here’s your chance to see inside Calgary’s best photographer’s life and understand how he managed to snag this title once again.

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Kelsey Woods
Free Events This April in YYC

As tax season approaches, car insurance renews and the credit card bills never seem to stop piling up, everyone can agree that life is expensive. This month, we’re bringing you a multitude of completely FREE events around the city so that you and the family can enjoy fun in the sun with absolutely no cost.

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Kelsey Woods
Smalltown DJs: Best Local DJ in 2018

A couple of guys, who were up to no good, started making trouble in your neighbourhood - introducing Smalltown DJs! Whether you love the electronic music scene or you’re a fan of supporting local artists, let’s hear what Calgary’s Best DJs of 2018 have to say!

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Kelsey Woods
Springtime Activities in Calgary

Happy first day of spring Calgary! Yes it’s been above zero for ten consecutive days now - we’re thrilled too! Springtime in Calgary means walks along the river pathway, late night ice cream runs, perhaps walking or biking to your destination. Check out some of these spring-themed or outdoor activities to welcome the change in season.

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Kelsey Woods
Andrew Phung: Best Actor & Comedian in 2018

Known Canada-wide for his portrayal of Kimchee on CBC’s hit television series Kim’s Convenience, Andrew Phung brings joy to the masses in this hilarious Canadian sitcom. He acts, he writes, he improvises, he jokes, he emcees - what can’t Andrew do?!

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Kelsey Woods
Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Rafting down the Bow River, exploring Heritage Park, browsing the funky shops in Inglewood - we always say that we’ll get to them someday but then somehow, that day never comes. This month, we challenge you to be a tourist in your own city. Go see for yourself why Calgary is truly one of the best places to live.

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Kelsey Woods
The Comeback-Kid: Little Rock Printing

Little Rock Printing fought tooth and nail to make it through Calgary’s economic hardship, eventually turning into the thriving, successful business that we all know and love today. Let’s hear how Brian came to run and grow his father’s company even in the toughest of times.

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Kelsey Woods
Cheer on Your Calgary Flames

With playoffs fast approaching, it’s time to support your favourite hockey team. There’s nothing better than being right in the action, with the smell of beer and popcorn filling the Saddledome as you cheer on the Calgary Flames. Whether you’re going as a a family, a couple, a group of friends or an individual, there’s something here for everyone!

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Kelsey Woods