Why We ♥ Calgary

Reasons we love Calgary
Why We ♥ Calgary

The wonderful thing about Valentine’s Day is the opportunity to reflect on all the things you love—including the very city that you call home.

Since Robyn, our Calgary editor, is new to town this year, she’s still in the early stages of the relationship—the infatuation stage. So every day she finds another reason to heart Calgary.
She loves the vast sky, the incredible communities, the mountains and the fact that it’s a city that is growing fast. But the place that has stolen her family’s heart is the Calgary Farmers’ Market:

“Saturday mornings are spent at the Southland Leisure Centre for skating and swimming lessons, followed by a visit to the market. While we love to frequent all of Calgary’s farmers’ markets (including Kingsland Market and Crossroads Market), we now find ourselves always heading to Calgary’s Farmers’ Market for two main reasons—the vendors and Barn Yard Kids.

After indulging in a yummy lunch from one of the diverse vendors, we let the kids roam through the enclosed play area while we do some shopping. Bison sausages and hot dogs from Olson’s High Country Free Range Bison are a priority, as well as some savoury meals from Simple Simon Pies. A trip to Stock & Sauce Co. for some soup testers and a chance to sample the amazing pie at the Saskatoon Berry Farm booth are other faves.

With so many foods and gifts to explore for all ages, it’s one of our favourite destinations and as such, was the big ‘heart’ winner this year. (There’s even Choklat to indulge in.)”

There’s so much more in Calgary to love—here are 10 Reasons to Love Calgary this Valentine’s Day.

Tested by Robyn B., Calgary

Tagged under food, shopping, outings, valentine
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First published 2013.02.14

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