What: Opened this past summer, this spot has become wildly known for its stunning turquoise interior, Instagram-famous jungle cats, and delicious family style menu of curries and traditional Indian bar snacks. They recently launched their new fall/winter menu, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Roasted bone marrow vindaloo anyone?
Time: Sunday to Thursday, 5 pm to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday, 5 pm to 1 am
What: Calling all marketing pros! Join IABC/Calgary, Tool Shed Brewing Company and BottomLine Marketing for a night of delicious brews, networking and a panel talk on how to create a successful “disruptive” digital marketing campaign. A brewery tour and your first drink are both included in the price of the ticket.
When: Wednesday, November 22
Time: 5 pm
Where: Tool Shed Brewing Company – 801 30 Street NE
Tickets: Online, IABC Member – $45, IABC Student Member – $35, IABC Non-member – $55, IABC Student Non-Member – $45
What: Breath, restore and rebalance at this three-day yoga retreat at Mount Engadine Lodge. You will enjoy both Asana & Nidra Yoga, along with Pranayama Meditation, self-guided cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the breathtaking serenity of the Rocky Mountains.
What: Get in the holiday spirit at this Christmas extravaganza. Stroll through the Nerdy Wonderland consisting of comic book vendors, toy dealers, collectible retailers, and so much more. Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick will even be making an appearance.
When: Saturday, November 25 – 26
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: BMO Centre, Halls B and C – 20 Roundup Way SW
What: The construction on 17th is complete – for now. To celebrate they’re hosting an exciting scavenger hunt in partnership with many of the businesses on the Avenue. This is a family-friendly event, so sign up with the kids (teams of four) and come down for an exciting and challenging hunt.
When: Saturday, November 25
Time: 1 pm
Where: Kick off is at McHugh House – 1515 Centre Street S
What: On November 26 Movement U, one of Calgary’s favourite fitness studios, is turning 1! Celebrate with them on the day of and in the weeks leading up to the date with themed rides, deals, and one big exciting bash! Follow them on social media for more information.
When: Leading up to and including Sunday, November 26
What: Spend the afternoon sipping on a mug of hot cocoa as you tour around Banff in a snowy wagon ride with Banff Trail Riders! Be sure to dress accordingly.
When: Every Sunday between November 19 and December 17
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Where: The wagon leaves from the parking lot of the Whyte Museum – 111 Bear St, Banff
Any Day of the Week
Hit the Slopes
What: Getting snow early this year means our mountainous backyard is waiting for us with a fluffy layer of the white stuff, perfect for winter sports and activities. Take advantage and get some shredding in during this great pre-season, or take your snowshoes for an adventure around one of the many picturesque lakes that the Rockies have to offer – don’t forget to bring your camera!
What: With an interpretive guide, take a moonlit walk through the forest and feast your eyes on the beauty of the Northern Lights and a sky full of stars, while sipping on steamy hot chocolate – it really doesn’t get much better than that. All photography levels welcome.
What: Head to the summit for a beautiful snowy view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
Tickets: Adult $62, child $31
Kristy is a creative Communications and PR strategist, freelance writer, coffee enthusiast and wine connoisseur who has a strong passion for travelling, art, style and fashion. Check out her blog (FloralandBows.com) for a taste of YYC through the lens of a refined, sassy, PR girl working on being a successful #girlboss.