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Learn About the Man who First Crossed the Rockies

David Thompson, the Canadian Lewis and Clark, established the first path through the Rockies, and is considered to be one of the greatest pioneers, surveyors and map makers in history.

Canada’s Only Mobile Glassblowing Studio Is In Calgary

This mobile art studio is quite possibly the hottest truck in the country.

How Calgary Became a City of Trees

Despite its arid climate, Calgary is home to more than 70 designated heritage trees, which get that designation because of their size, age or historical significance.

Stories From Calgary's Seniors-Only Musical Theatre Society

Members of the Silver Stars Musical Revue Society have decades of experience. One was in a girl band in the 1940s, another opened for Bob Hope and one can still do the splits. (Disclaimer: This story might just make your day.)

The Story of Fort Calgary’s Glowing, Red Palisade Walls

This ethereal tribute to the history of Calgary’s foundation is filled with symbolism.

Calgary’s Getting a Local Music Library. It Launches This Weekend With a Big Music Party

Get better acquainted with the local music scene by visiting this new music library. It will live first at Central Memorial Library, and there’s a launch party to celebrate on Saturday, May 7.

Calgarians Are Embracing the Sport of Parkour

Patrick Schmeikal is a parkour participant and coach who has witnessed Calgary's parkour community grow and thrive.

The Collected Artifacts of the James Joyce Pub

Taking cues from the pubs its Irish founders loved, the James Joyce is filled with a lifetime's worth of stuff and stories.

Work of Art: of wicker by Marigold Santos

Calgary and its surrounding area is full of creative people and beautiful pieces of art. Here is just one piece you should know about.

Take a Tour of Calgary's Literary Landscape

Explore Calgary as seen through the eyes of its artists, authors and poets.

Handsome Alice Shines Light on Female Stories

New Artistic Producer Kate Newby breathes fresh life into Calgary’s female-focused theatre company.

6 Decades of Stories From the Blackfoot Truckstop Diner

In a few weeks, the Blackfoot Truckstop Diner will turn 60. That’s six decades of impeccable service and community involvement as well as hot turkey dinners and mile-high flapper pie. We spoke with the diner’s current manager and the founder’s daughter to learn more about this successful Calgary foodie venue.
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