Happy Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!

Raise your hand – who loves to treasure hunt? Did you know there are some great thrift shops, consignment stores and boutiques in the Cool Little Towns region, right on Calgary’s doorstep? Check out this Map of our Cool Little Thrift Shops created in honour of National Thrift Shop Day, in August….and repurposed for National Ugly Christmas Sweater day – … Read More

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks…. not in our Cool Little Towns!

The Christmas season starts early in our Cool Little Towns, flooding our senses with sweetness of fresh baked goodies, fluffy handmade scarves and the freshness of fresh cut pine. A variety of local markets and festive events are popping up everywhere you look. Local arts and crafts markets are a chance to turn gift giving into treasure hunting. You can … Read More

We will remember them – Nanton’s boy next door

This Saturday morning, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, you might notice people in the streets and shops across the country stopping to observe a moment of silence.  They are honouring the memory of those whose ultimate sacrifice has allowed us to call our Cool Little Towns home.  In honour of Remembrance Day this … Read More

Get Cultured in the Foothills South & West of Calgary

By Peter Worden & Dayna Dickens Indubitably, I say!—(whilst puffing brandy-shaped pipe)—Alberta Culture Days are indeed an enlightened affair in the Foothills. OK, so our art galleries aren’t the Met, and rococo sounds like it’s an Okotoks subdivision. But lucky for us, we don’t need to be in New York, Paris or Milan to get mind-blowing documentaries, visit important heritage … Read More

Prepare to meet your maker – during Alberta Open Farm Days this weekend

The Cool Little Towns’ region south of Calgary abounds with a wealth farms, ranches and food producers, many of whom will be opening their doors and farm gates for this weekend’s Alberta Open Farm Days.  From honey, jams and pickles to fresh flowers and produce, visitors can stock their kitchens, enhance their gardens and decorate their homes with locally grown and … Read More

Who loves treasure hunting?

  Raise your hand – who loves to treasure hunt? Did you know there are some real thrift shops and consignment stores and boutiques in the Cool Little Towns region, right on Calgary’s doorstep? Check out this Map of our Cool Little Thrift Shops created in honour of National Thrift Shop Day, on Thursday August 17, 2017….and why not post … Read More