In honour of #LoveYYC Day on November 5th, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 things we love most about this great city. Beckler’s are numbered 1-5, Seanna’s are 6-10.
1. The skyline
I love to walk my dog Didi. She gets me out exploring, exercising & rejuvenating every day. Last night we walked under the blanket of fog covering the downtown. We didn’t see a single other person or dog. It was incredibly quiet and beautiful. Despite living in a busy hive, there’s always a way to find beauty, peace & spaciousness. #yyc #drinkitin #ilovemydoodle #nightwalks #fog #peaceful #yycbeauty #quietthechaos #downtownyyc
Calgary’s skyline is arguably the most interesting in all of Canada. The Bow, Brookfield Place, Suncor Energy Centre, Bankers Hall, 8th Ave Place, and yes, even our little buddy the Calgary Tower are iconic buildings that can be seen from nearly anywhere in the city.
Patios in January, anyone? Beckler is from Saskatchewan where the cold can stick around for 3 weeks straight. Even if it gets cold here in Calgary, you can usually count on a Chinook providing some quick relief.
3. 17th Ave
The pubs, restaurants and shops, the characters you see, and the fact that it’s home to X929 all make 17th Ave one of our favorite hangs in Calgary.
4. Prince’s Island Park
Go for a skate in the winter, catch some live music in the summer, walk underneath the fall colors, or dodge duck poop in the spring. Prince’s Island Park is beautiful.
From Big Rock to Wild Rose to Last Best to Tool Shed to Village to the new Mill Street (and a ton of others I forgot to mention), there are some excellent breweries in Calgary producing some excellent local beers.
6. Mountain Views
No matter HOW many times you see the mountains they take your breath away. You can see them on your commute, from your balcony and off in the distance. If you see the mountains when you’re having a bad day I find it grounds you and forces a big sigh of relief.
7. The Saddledome
As much as the practicality of the dome can be disputed, its impact on our skyline is undeniable. A staple in our city’s heritage and the host to the Flames and Stampede, the only thing thing that’s needed is a giant cowboy hat building to sit by its side.
8. River Floats
The fact that our city has what could be equated to a massive “lazy river” that runs RIGHT through the core is amazing. Or for a little more adventurous a ride, the Bow river also sits at our doorstep. Not to mention the rivers are clean enough that you can hop on a raft and float for hours. The swimming holes, amazing views, and giant-house sightings are an added bonus as you venture along.
This city is full of fancy cars. With our studio on 17th, we get to admire the batmobiles every day.
It’s host to the amazing Lilac Festival AND it’s stumbling distance to Seanna’s door… Need we say more?