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Oct. 07, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Frozen fun: outdoor activities for Calgary's COVID-19 winter

It's still only October, but thanks to COVID-19 and Calgary's fickle weather, it's time to start planning for winter. After a summer full of park picnics, patio meals and backyard hangouts, the arrival of cold weather and the wet stuff will require a pivot to winter-appropriate outdoor activities. And if the rush to snag home fitness gear and bikes this spring/summer was any indication, equipment for traditional winter sports might soon be hard to find.

Here are a few ways you can stay active and social in and around Calgary this winter:
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June 17, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Eight popular vacation communities within three hours of Calgary

During the summer months, it's always nice to be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a little R and R – whether for a few weeks or only a weekend – which is why the idea of owning a vacation property is so appealing to many Calgarians.

Thankfully, there are no shortage of options here in the province for vacationers of all stripes.
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March 13, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

New Calgary community Hudson at Creekstone promises to put nature first

The new southwest community of Hudson in Creekstone makes the most of its spectacular setting – perched on a ridge overlooking the Pine Creek coulee with the Rocky Mountains in the distance.

Dennis Inglis, development manager with Highfield Land Management, says the community's location alongside a protected reserve means its scenic surroundings are here to stay, unlike some new communities where development eventually encroaches on natural lands.

Courtesy Qualico Communities

March 13, 2020 | Andrea Cox

Precedence and Rivercrest add innovative new-build product to Cochrane's housing mix

Some would say the town of Cochrane offers the best of everything. Nestled into the foothills, this picturesque community of just under 30,000 people offers untouched nature, beautiful mountain views and small-town appeal, in addition to a full suite of amenities.

The town's friendly vibe is attracting young families and downsizers alike, and many new communities are stepping up to meet the demand with a variety of innovative home designs.

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Feb. 07, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Home sweet home: Canmore residents reveal why life is great in this mountain town

Many Calgarians are well versed in the beauty and charm of Canmore. Still, it doesn't hurt to be reminded about everything the town has to offer by those fortunate to call the area home. Here's what three passionate residents had to say about what makes living in Canmore so special.

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Nov. 13, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Canmore: Calgarians' mountain retreat continues to evolve

Amenities and stunning natural beauty are continuing to draw both recreational and full-time buyers to Canmore, despite struggling real estate markets across the rest of province.

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July 24, 2019 | Geoff Geddes

Sirocco at Pine Creek is a new golf-friendly development worth the drive

Developers are teeing up a new community on Calgary's southwestern edge designed to appeal to both golfers and non-players alike.

Tucked away in the Rocky Mountain foothills, Sirocco at Pine Creek is a master-planned community with a prime location, a variety of front-drive and paired homes, and a picturesque golf course that shares its name.

Courtesy Melcor Developments

June 26, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Cochrane: new communities provide plenty of choices for buyers

New communities are sprouting up in all four corners of the quaint mountain town of Cochrane to meet rising demand for a range of housing types and lifestyles.

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Jan. 16, 2019 | Barb Livingstone

Calgarians are still purchasing mountain properties, but buyer demographics are changing

Despite a struggling economy, Calgarians are still buying mountain homes, whether in Alberta's playgrounds of Canmore and Kananaskis, or in nearby B.C. hotspots in the Kootenays and Okanagan.

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