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Cozy cafes to enjoy with the kids this fall

As the weather gets chilly in October and November, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a hot drink together and catch up with friends (or just have a special outing with the kids). Calgary is home to dozens of amazing independent cafes and coffee shops, and they all offer something a little different – it can be a bit intimidating to take your little ones into a slick modern coffee shop that caters to professionals and students, so here are just a few of our favorite options for kid-friendly cafes to try this autumn!

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From Halloween to ski season: Family fun to spice up your autumn weekends

It’s hard not to feel a bit nostalgic for summer when the leaves have all fallen from the trees and the darkness of late fall starts to set in. Fortunately, there is no shortage of fun out there to pursue through the months of October and November while we wait for ski season to begin.

Add some of these fun activities and events to your calendar this fall to spice up your weekends and spend some quality time together as a family.

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Top 10 autumn bike rides

October is such a gorgeous time of year to explore Calgary by bike. Crisp blue-sky days, 1000km of bike paths and more than 300km of cycle tracks to explore. Choose from afternoon ice cream pedals to full-day urban wild rides. Jump on the LRT with your bike and ride a long and linear route to connect the city in a new way. Here’s some wonderful rides to connect, explore, and discover Calgary by bike! 

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How to make a DIY obstacle course outside

I love our child-friendly neighborhood. In the spring, the streets are usually filled with kids playing street hockey, playgrounds ring with the squeals and calls of children, and fields fill with throngs of kids enjoying orange slices after evening soccer games. Getting the kids outside for free play and fresh air is well worth the effort, even if it’s for ten minutes at a time between conference calls.

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