Addresses worth getting to know near Hôtel Le Germain Calgary.
Reconnect with nature at this provincial park (and site of national bike championships), a mere one hour drive west of Calgary. You’re bound to run into an Olympian or two, spinning through 80 km of double and singletrack trails, on rented mountain bikes in the deeply cleaved Bow Valley Parkway.
1988 Olympic Way, Canmore – http://albertaparks.ca/canmore-nordic-centre.aspx
Stories from Western Canada fuse with artifacts from around the world at one of Canada’s largest museums. The diverse collection includes art, native North American relics and a range of international travelling exhibits. For unique Calgary souvenirs, be sure to pop into the gift store before riding off into the sunset…
130 9 Ave SW – http://glenbow.org/
Environmentally conscious shopaholics flock to trendy Inglewood, picking up cleverly designed repurposed goods. From clocks fashioned out of old LPs to BPA-free toys, simply pop your purchases into a tote made from recycled seatbelts and you’ll be on your way.
1217B 9 Ave SE – http://www.shopreworks.ca/
Craving a coastal experience in Cowtown? Dive into this recently renovated, San Francisco-style eatery that offers an interactive wine list perused via iPad, plus jet fresh seafood, including seared Qualicum beach scallops and oysters from either coast.
100 8 Ave SE – http://hyatt.com/gallery/catch/
Stop spinning your wheels and check out the full body workouts offered at One Cycle, Calgary’s newest cycling studio. 2115 4 St SW – http://www.one-cycle.com/
Guys and gals wanting to bid farewell to their monobrow, head to The Brow Studio for an instant facelift. 505 18 Ave SW – http://thebrowstudio.ca/
Restaurant-ed out? Pick up a few ready-made provisions at The Culinary Campus, the city’s famed cooking school-cum-market. Or, pop in for a quick class! 226, 230 8 Ave SW – http://culinarycampus.ca/
Wherever you hail from, you’re sure to snap up your daily whilst browsing through hundreds of magazine titles at the Daily Globe. 1004 17 Ave SW
By Jody Robbins