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February 15

Has anyone ever felt inexplicably attracted to a city or country?

So yeah, and this will probably be unusual, because the place I'm interested in isn't where people normally go to. The place is Calgary and by extension Alberta. I'm not generally very conservative, at least not socially. I sort of agree with some better economic ideas that conservatives have in general, but it is really dependent on which. I feel like they also have a bunch of wacky stuff when it comes to economics. [more inside]
posted by Tarsonis10 around Calgary, AB at 4:09 PM - 16 answers

January 3, 2020

Give me your best advice for Waterton NP

I'm planning a mini-honeymoon trip for this coming August to Glacier/Waterton NP. We're pretty familiar with the Glacier side and will be starting on the US side in the Many Glacier area, but I also want to add on a night in Waterton which we know very little about. Advice on hotels and trails please? [more inside]
posted by serelliya around Waterton Park, AB at 7:00 PM - 1 answer

April 30, 2019

Calgary in July!

What are some fun things to do in Calgary (and vicinity) in July? I'm going to be there with some relatives for two/three weeks. Is it worthwhile going to the Stampede? What can I expect there? I think I'd like to do some hiking but no idea what would be a good choice in that regard. I also like theatre, science, history, dining, music (piano especially). Are there any multi-day courses being offered in these subjects then?
posted by storybored around Calgary, AB at 1:05 PM - 9 answers

October 3, 2018

Canadian Rockies in the snow

Hello, good citizens of Calgary and surrounding areas. The news just informed me that you recently received a record-breaking amount of snow. A friend and I are flying up tomorrow for a weekend in the Rockies, visiting Jasper and Banff. According to Banff Now, roads remain open, so we're continuing as planned. Do you have any advice for exploring the park given the current conditions? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd around Banff, AB at 1:47 PM - 6 answers

June 12, 2018

Hiking and possibly swimming in Banff

What are the best day hikes around Banff? [more inside]
posted by winterportage around Banff, AB at 6:31 AM - 8 answers

March 11, 2018

Camping in the Rockies

Looking for a great spot for a one-night camping trip a reasonable day's drive from Edmonton. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos around Edmonton, AB at 11:43 AM - 2 answers

February 17, 2018

Jasper/ Banff vacation recommendations

I’ll be traveling to the Jasper area in late June with a 6 and a 2 yo. Can anyone recommend some really good hikes that would be doable for us? [more inside]
posted by burlsube around Banff, AB at 5:36 PM - 6 answers

August 20, 2014

8 hours inCalgary, what's a must-see?

I'm in Calgary at the tail end of a Canadian Rockies visit, and my flight doesn't leave until 18:30 tomorrow. I would like to do only-in-Calgary stuff! [more inside]
posted by Pocahontas around Calgary, AB at 3:50 PM - 12 answers has best

June 16, 2014

Tell me where to go!

I want to go take pictures of mountains in Alberta, but so far, no luck. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Nyx around Alberta at 9:21 AM - 4 answers

September 11, 2013

Calgary highlights

What is worth seeing or doing in Calgary? I've got two-and-a-half free days in the city before a business trip. Tell me what I shouldn't miss. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx around Calgary, AB at 7:27 PM - 7 answers

April 25, 2013

Moving to Edmonton in a few months, what do I need to know?

Tell me everything I need to know about moving to Edmonton. Best job placement agencies? How easy is it to get into an entry-level trade position? Best places to rent (cheaply)? And any and all other info Edmonton-based mefites can provide is much appreciated... [more inside]
posted by meesha around Edmonton, AB at 11:11 AM - 17 answers

February 27, 2013

Birthday Discounts in Calgary?

We will be in Calgary this weekend for personal business, and I got to thinking, since it's also birthday of one of us, are there any restaurants, coffee shops, attractions that have birthday discounts? We will be staying in the SE, but anything is game. If it matters, older couple with mobility issues. Thanks!
posted by batikrose around Calgary, AB at 11:26 AM - 3 answers

May 18, 2012

Advice on driving the TransCanada highway.

Help me figure out my route, travelling from Edmonton to Toronto on the TransCanada highway! [more inside]
posted by pytar gucchy around Edmonton, AB at 5:15 PM - 9 answers has best

January 4, 2012

Where to stay in Banff or Jasper in June

Planning a trip to the Banff/Jasper area late June-early July. Not our first, but first in 8 years or so. There was an excellent thread on MeFi in 2008 concerning accomodations, but some of the links have expired. I will be there for a milestone birthday and want to wake up somewhere amazing. Must have internet/wifi. Must be close enough to amenities that if the weather is abysmal, we'll still have nice things to do within slogging distance. Don't want to spend a milliion bucks, but are willing to shell out for somewhere which is worth the money.
posted by dorgla around Banff, AB at 10:46 AM - 6 answers

July 4, 2011

How can I enjoy my "staycation" in Edmonton?

Help me discover my own city! Looking for unique things to do in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [more inside]
posted by asnider around Edmonton, AB at 1:55 PM - 24 answers has best

July 3, 2010

Things to do in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada?

Looking for suggestions on things to do in Edmonton, Canada, especially outdoors! [more inside]
posted by scrambles around Edmonton, AB at 8:41 AM - 8 answers has best

June 6, 2010

Please help me plan my trip to Banff!

I'm planning a trip to the Canadian Rockies in May, and I'd love to hear your suggestions. I've looked at this question, which was incredibly helpful (especially furtive's comment), but I was hoping for some more specific advice. Sorry for the length... any help would be welcome! [more inside]
posted by cider around Banff, AB at 3:14 PM - 20 answers has best

March 27, 2010

What to do with four hours at Edmonton Airport?

Tomorrow afternoon (28th Mar) from 2:30pm until 6:30pm I have a layover at Edmonton International Airport, Alberta. What is there close by to see or do, or are we stuck in the airport?
posted by lych around Edmonton, AB at 5:09 PM - 10 answers has best

October 31, 2008

Banff in May?

I'm thinking about taking my wife to Banff, Alberta for our tenth anniversary near the beginning of May. Help me with some ideas. [more inside]
posted by MagicEightBall around Banff, AB at 10:09 AM - 17 answers has best

September 4, 2008

Canuck Cow-Town Quarters & Cuisine.

Tips on Calgary accommodation and restaurants? [more inside]
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium around Calgary, AB at 9:47 AM - 9 answers