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Monplaisir Macaron: French Macarons from Calgary

A week ago, Roman and I attended the Monplaisir Macaron Sampling held at the Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel. We met Jean-Marc Mons and his wife, Elizabeth, who were in town to get the word out about their French [...]

May 23, 2017 Alberta, British Columbia, product

Frank Slide: Largest and Deadliest Rock Slide in Canada

Driving from Alberta back to British Columbia, Crowsnest Pass on Hwy 3 is home to Frank Slide. This unique historic mining town was partially buried  in 1903 due to a limestone rock slide down Turtle Mountain within 100 seconds. The rock slide obliterated [...]

November 28, 2015 Blairmore, Frank, travel

Hotel Elan: Boutique Hotel in Calgary

M and I were in Calgary for 2 days during our week long road trip driving across BC into Calgary. We stayed at Hotel Elan, a boutique hotel located just off stylish 17th Ave Retail and Entertainment District. We chose this [...]

November 19, 2015 Calgary, Hotel Review, travel

Charcut Roast House: Steak in Calgary

Charcut Roast House is located in the heart of Downtown Calgary. I first heard about Charcut on Top Chef Canada when Chef Connie Desousa was a final contestant. M and I wanted to go get some steak while we were in Calgary, [...]

November 12, 2015 Calgary, Canadian, Steakhouse, Three Beakers

Phil & Sebastian: Coffee in Calgary

Phil & Sebastian offers delicious coffee and espresso based drinks in Calgary. They currently have 6 locations. My friend told me to check out this coffee shop if I came across it on my trip to Calgary. While I was [...]

November 10, 2015 Cafe, Calgary, Three Beakers

OEB Breakfast Co: in Calgary

The first thing to do when M and I arrived in Calgary was to get breakfast. A few friends suggested we go to OEB Breakfast Co, so that’s where we headed. There is pay parking on the right side of [...]

November 9, 2015 Brunch, Calgary, Canadian, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers

Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta

1.5 hours away from Calgary is Drumheller, Alberta, internationally recognized for its rich abundance of dinosaur fossils and home of the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. I would assume most of the tourists come here to see the dinosaur museum. [...]

November 8, 2015 Drumheller, travel

Galaxie Diner: Old School Diner in Calgary

Galaxie Diner in the Beltline area of Calgary is an old school diner. This diner was recommended by a friend, so we went. Surprisingly, it was a block away from our hotel, which was awesome. Galaxie diner opened in 1996 [...]

November 7, 2015 Brunch, Calgary, Canadian, Diner, Three Beakers

Village Ice Cream: Late Night in Calgary

M and I were hunting for a good dessert place to go to after dinner when we were in Calgary. A lot of people suggested Village Ice Cream. They have 2 locations, but we ended up at the Victoria Park [...]

November 6, 2015 Calgary, Dessert, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Three Beakers

Calgary Zoo: Day Visit and Illuminasia

The Calgary Zoo has been around for 80 years and is right in the heart of Calgary. The animal exhibits are organized by geographic regions in large, natural habitats. These regions include the Canadian Wilds, Destination Africa, Penguin Plunge, South America [...]

November 5, 2015 Calgary, travel

Ox and Angela: Spanish Cuisine in Calgary

One restaurant I could not miss was Ox and Angela on our Calgary trip. It was a few block away from our hotel and we love Spanish food. I really wish we had more Spanish restaurants in Vancouver. M and [...]

November 4, 2015 Calgary, Four Beakers, Spanish

Grande Rockies: Hotel in Canmore, Alberta

After passing the Banff Lake Louise area, we made a stop for the day at Canmore, Alberta before continuing our trip to Calgary. We stayed at the Grande Rockies Resort located right by the Bow Valley of the Canadian Rockies. We checked-in [...]

October 31, 2015 Canmore, Hotel Review, travel

Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue: Dining in Canmore, AB

Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue is located in Downtown Canmore and they serve up an all you can eat Rodizio dinner for $42 per person. You get access to their sides and salad bar. The servers will come to your table with [...]

October 29, 2015 All You Can Eat, BBQ, Brazilian, Canmore, Three Beakers

Moraine Lake: Most Photographed Location in Canada

Moraine Lake is about 14 kms away from the Town of Lake Louise. During busy times it’s a bit hard to find parking here. It’s a great spot to go hiking and some even say it has better views than Lake [...]

October 22, 2015 Lake Louise, travel

Lake Louise: Glaciers, Trails and Teahouses

Lake Louise is located in Alberta’s Banff National Park. The emerald green colour of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake. It’s very easy to drive to and theres [...]

October 20, 2015 Lake Louise, travel

Lake Louise Gondola: Scenery in the Canadian Rockies

Lake Louise Gondola is located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort in Banff National Park. It is a 5 minute drive off Highway 1. It was a beautiful day in September, so we came here to get a good view [...]

October 18, 2015 Lake Louise, travel