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The tube park at Mount Norquay is the first of its kind in the Banff area. You ride the magic carpet up the hill with your tube and slide down (solo or in a group) in one of the tube lanes. It’s exhilarating and no lessons are required if you’re a newbie.

42 Things to Do in Calgary and the Mountains This Winter

Where to go if you're looking for authentic Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalian food.

5 East African Restaurants to Try on International Avenue

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Eggs, toast, sausage or bacon ... you know the drill. Best places for classic breakfasts.

Eggs, toast, sausage or bacon . you know the drill. Best places for classic breakfasts.

Long gone are the days of the subpar hotel continental breakfast — these hotels do breakfast right.

From best hotel breakfasts and casual cafés to breakfast caterers and 13 places that serve basic bacon and eggs, early risers can sink their teeth into these morning offerings that are (mostly) open daily to break your fast and get on with your day.

Maybe you don’t have hiking poles, mountaineering boots or magical pants that turn into shorts with the flick of a zipper—you can still be a hiker. Calgary is handy for several stunning trails that are as accessible as they are rewarding, making them ideal for hiking newbies who want to get outside

Ten things to see in Banff National Park (.and a few more) - Banff National Park

Waterfalls and alpine meadows are on this three-hour hike in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Waterfalls and alpine meadows are on this three-hour hike in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Local pubs, cafes, waffle restaurants, gaming stores — you can play board games at them all in Calgary.

Local pubs, cafes, waffle restaurants, gaming stores — you can play board games at them all in Calgary.

The local entrepreneurs behind Crafted, Salt Water Tea and Mint & Daisy join forces to open a brick-and-mortar store.

The local entrepreneurs behind Crafted, Salt Water Tea and Mint & Daisy join forces to open a brick and mortar store.

Rent gear from the University of Calgary Outdoor Centre and spend a few hours making the most of the snow while still in the city limits. If cross-country skiing is your sport, there are groomed trails on the Shaganappi Golf Course, Confederation Golf Course, Maple Ridge Golf Course and Lakeview Golf Course.   There are also more than two kilometres of groomed cross-country trails at WinSport. You can ski here during the day or go for some nighttime skiing. Trail access for one day costs…

Put your snowshoes on and walk away from the ski area into a white powder paradise! Tours and trails are fully guided to suit all ages and abilities

At these five restaurants, you can have a tasty morning meal without the long…

At these five restaurants, you can have a tasty morning meal without the long wait.

The experts at Phil & Sebastian can teach you how to brew coffee three different ways and how to make bad tasting coffee taste better.

The experts at Phil & Sebastian can teach you how to brew coffee three different ways and how to make bad tasting coffee taste better.