Written by Mr. Fab
It’s Canada’s 150th Birthday, and no one likes to celebrate more than Albertans!
Our provincial pride overflows throughout the year and now with our country’s big milestone, local businesses have created limited and special edition offerings to commemorate and celebrate Canada’s 150th year of being a country.
Here are some of the select offerings that are available now:
Considered one of Canada’s quintessential desserts, the butter tart’s flakey crust and simplistic filling made from egg, butter, syrup and sugar has been turned into a rich and delicious creamy (and cold) treat.
You can find these in Calgary at all Fiasco Gelato stores. Use this interactive map to help you find your way to happiness.
Crave’s famous buttercream was born in Canada long before they opened their first storefront in 2004. That’s their only dessert with history, however; their bakers have been referring to old family recipes while creating many of their sweet, made-from-scratch indulgences. For Canada’s 150 enjoy Little Pecan Pies, Caramel Peanut Popcorn and Beaver Faced Topped Cupcakes.
Founded in 1985 in Calgary, Big Rock Brewery is one of Canada’s oldest craft breweries. To celebrate Canada 150 they have released a collection of 6 beers to represent different areas of our country: The North, the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, the East and West Coasts.
You can find these beers at the Alberta Brewery located at 5555 – 76th Avenue, SE and select liquor stores around town. Use this map to find a location near you.
This Red and White swirled bar soap made in Alberta’s Rockies had a delicately sweet scent reminiscent of a birthday cake cut with minty essential oils. The bar includes organic oats locally sourced from High River, Alberta. $1 from every bar sold will go to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
See locations of stores with Rocky Mountain Soap here.
Celebrate Canada’s birthday in style with Edmonton based Good Luck Socks patriotic designs. Moose, Beavers, Mounties and Flags, there are numerous pairs to choose from including the classic Maple Leaf our Prime Minister was just spotted wearing! You can purchase your patriotic feet covers online.