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Planning the Perfect Winter Picnic

The sun sparkling on snow, a crackling campfire, hot cocoa, and smokies make for a memorable winter outing. While winter may not scream picnic season, it’s a wonderful time of year to dine al fresco if you dress warm and have a fire. There are no bugs or crowds, and you can get gorgeous golden-hour photos in that magical time before sunset. Here’s how to plan the perfect winter picnic in (and around) Calgary!

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Try Cross-Country Skiing This Winter

Cross-country skiing is an affordable winter sport that is relatively easy to learn for the whole family. It’s free to ski on most groomed trails and once you invest in the equipment, you’re good to go! I recommend starting off with second-hand skis and boots while the kids are still growing, or you can rent skis for the occasional day if you aren’t ready to commit to the sport.

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A Bucket List of Late Autumn Weekend Day Trips

Few people would say that they love the late autumn season between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Personally, it is one of my favorite times of the year, and I always look forward to November in the Rockies! Read on for the day trips that get my family excited for late autumn fun year after year.

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Harvest Events for the Whole Family

In Alberta, fall is bustling with life and growth and fun. As the seasons change, many families are looking to get out and experience the harvest feeling. There are U-Pick farms to visit, which are producing the last of their season’s yield, farmers’ markets bursting with fresh seasonal produce and baking, and corn mazes and hayrides just begging to be experienced!

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