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Fun free-wheeling fall bike rides

Cycling in and around Calgary is enjoyable for so many reasons – big nature, awe-inspiring vistas, peaceful river pedals, fresh air, the physical challenge, and so many destinations to discover along the way. Here are a few of my favorite fall rides to celebrate the change of seasons.

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Plan the perfect fall picnic

Fall is a wonderful time of year to enjoy a picnic with friends and family. With cooler weather, there are no bugs or crowds and it’s easier to get a gorgeous picnic site! Whether you’re planning a small family gathering or group event, a little planning will ensure a successful outing.  

Here’s how to plan the perfect fall picnic in (and around) Calgary:


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Five places to paddle in and around Calgary

Whether you canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard, paddling is fun for the whole family! Explore the shore of a mountain lake or local lagoon, watch wildlife from the water, or head to your favorite fishing hole.

Not sure where to go? Here are five paddling spots perfect for families in and around Calgary. Many have onsite canoe/kayak/stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals that include life jackets and safety gear, so all you need to bring is sunscreen, water, and snacks!

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10 day trips for summer fun near Calgary

School’s out for the summer and a family road trip is calling! Fortunately, you don’t even have to take a long vacation or travel far when you live in Calgary, because we’re surrounded by great parks, destinations, and fun places to explore – even for a weekend or a Sunday afternoon.

Check out some of my family’s favorite places to visit in the summer below:

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