Flight Review: Business Class on Air Canada from Calgary to Ottawa (AC118)

July 13, 2016

This time last year, I flew from the Calgary Stampede to Ottawa Bluesfest (both happening right now!) on board Air Canada‘s regular service between the two cities. Lucky enough to get bumped up to Business Class on the flight, here’s a look back at that journey. Airline: Air Canada Route: Calgary, Alberta to Ottawa, Ontario – AC118 Seat: […]

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Five things you have to do while in Calgary other than the Stampede (Alberta, Canada)

July 11, 2016

The city of Calgary in Alberta is a bustling and vibrant place, no more so than during the 10 days of the Calgary Stampede; the iconic event which is happening right now, through to July 17th. But with the city a short drive away from the Rocky Mountains, and full of amazing activities to enjoy […]

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Alberta’s Eau Claire Distillery launches a Calgary Stampede-inspired cocktail list

July 8, 2016

To celebrate this year’s Calgary Stampede, which kicks off today (July 8th) in Calgary, Canada, Bar C Food & Drink is teaming up with Alberta’s first craft distillery – Eau Claire Distillery – to launch a Stampede-inspired cocktail list that will be sold exclusively during the 10-day celebration. In addition to the new cocktail list, […]

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Hotel Review: Summit King at the Hotel Blackfoot Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

July 5, 2016

This week, the Calgary Stampede returns to Calgary, Alberta. Last year, I was lucky enough to attend the long running event, and while there I stayed a short drive from the event in South East Calgary at Hotel Blackfoot. The privately owned, contemporary hotel offers incredible views of the Rocky Mountains, as well as the […]

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Nine things we learnt from our first ever Calgary Stampede

June 14, 2016

Last year, the AU headed to Calgary in Alberta, Canada for the Calgary Stampede. Now in its 104th year – though with origins dating back to the 1800s – the event is steeped in tradition and an icon of the Canadian Summer. It’s the sort of festival you have to attend to fully comprehend, and, naturally, we […]

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Bull rider Wesley Silcox reflects on the Calgary Stampede

May 20, 2016

Considering how dangerous bull riding can be, you’ve got to be pretty much made of steel to survive this as a job. the AU’s Larry Heath had the opportunity to talk with cowboy Wesley Silcox at last year’s iconic Calgary Stampede. He’s one of the most successful bull riders in the world, and here he shares details on […]

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A culinary adventure through the Summer Festivals of North America: Part Two – Calgary Stampede (Alberta, Canada – July)

May 15, 2016

Earlier this year we kicked off this series in New Orleans, for the iconic Jazz Festival – an event that is as much a food festival as it is one that showcases the best music in the world. Next we take you to Calgary in Alberta, Canada, for one of the world’s longest running festivals […]

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Discount offered to hotel guests travelling to both Calgary and the nearby Rocky Mountains (Canada)

April 22, 2016

Independent Canadian hotel groups, Hotel Arts Group and Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts are jowning forces to offer guests who stay at hotels owned by both companies a 15% discount. Hotel Arts Group own two urban hotels in Calgary – Hotel Arts and Kensington Riverside Inn (pictured and reviewed HERE) – whole the three Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts […]

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Hotel Review: Luxury Room at the Kensington Riverside Inn in Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

March 3, 2016

Boasting excellent service and a great location for those visiting Calgary, the Kensington Riverside Inn is a high level, contemporary boutique hotel. Situated in the trendy area of Kensington, this hotel is just across the road from the beautiful Bow River, an easy walk to the beautiful Prince’s Island Park and just around the block […]

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