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Kensington is Getting a One-Day Harry Potter Makeover

Fans of the series can celebrate the latest magical release by visiting shops recreated from the book, seeing live quidditch matches and more.

What to See on Stage This August

Reggae, country, Latin and African festivals this month guarantee there's something worth seeing for everyone.
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What to Do on a Day Trip to Carstairs, Olds and Torrington

See how an old-fashioned woolen mill works, eat at adorable diners, navigate your way out of Canada’s only sunflower maze and see for yourself why the Torrington Gopher Hole Museum really is worth the trip north.

30 Days of Free (Or Really Affordable) Events

If you don’t like spending more than $20 at a time, these events will keep you entertained until mid-August.

5 Events to Check Out During Historic Calgary Week

Canuck comic book heroes, pop up opera and the green line of the 1900s are just a few of the more than 60 events you can see.
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Visiting Indian Village in Enmax Park

The newly opened Enmax Park is the setting for the First Nations village this year. You can visit the 26 tipis brought by people representing the five nations of Treaty 7 (Kainai, Tsuut’ina, Stoney Nakoda, Siksika and Piikani), watch the dancing and drumming competitions at the powwow, and see artists and craftspeople at work.

Best Miniature Things at the Calgary Stampede

The Stampede has all sorts of huge hyperbolic attractions – biggest rides, hugest trucks, beefiest bulls, etc. Here are some of the awesome things that might go otherwise unnoticed in the shuffle.

Best Deep Fried Things at the Stampede

When you’re down at the park you have to try at least one fried thing, it’s a Calgary city bylaw! (Isn’t it?)
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A Word With... Matt Masters

The local country singer on chicken dancing to Wilf Carter, performing on horseback and Stampede breakfasts in Qatar.

5 Healthy Choices at the Calgary Stampede

The Stampede is winding down, and you couldn’t possibly eat one more candy bar sandwiched between two cookies dipped in batter and deep fried, served with vanilla soft serve and whipped cream topped with chocolate sauce sprinkled with cookie crumbs, let alone another hot dog stuffed inside a pickle, battered, deep fried, slathered with mustard and served on a stick. This list is for you.

Upcoming Events You’ll Want to Plan For or Buy Tickets For ASAP

Save money on your GlobalFest tickets, plan which shows you’re going to see at the Calgary Fringe Festival and buy your pass for the Country Thunder music festival.
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What to Do on a Day Trip Medicine Hat

A prairie drive will get you to a historic clay district and some delicious barbecue.

Places to Relax at the Stampede

We’re sorry to report that there are no sensory deprivation chambers to try out in the Exhibition hall this year, but until the day that those arrive, you can try these spots out for a little peace and quiet when you’ve been stuck in the crowds of the midway just a little too long.

Best Sweets at the Stampede

Dentists, avert your eyes — here’s a quick list of some of the newfangled sweets and midway classics you should try this year at the Stampede.
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How to Do Summer In the Okanagan

Where to stay, which restaurants to visit and what to do while you're vacationing in the Okanagan this summer.

Free Things at the Calgary Stampede

We scoured the grounds for all the free swag and stopped for a few massages along the way. Because you've already paid $20 for parking and $20 to get in.

What's New In Okanagan Wine

Tips and recommendations on how to make the most of your summer wine tour.
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