Free Admission to Studio Bell

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National Music Centre (NMC) will be partnering with ATB to offer free admission to Studio Bell on weekends for the remainder of 2021.  Calgarians, Albertans, and visitors to our city will now have more opportunities to explore the home for music in Canada.  Free tickets can be booked in person or online at studiobell.ca/visitor-information.  To ensure the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, …

Fire Ban Advisory in Place for Calgary

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A fire ban  is issued to restrict or temporarily ban types of fire use because of a high fire danger and poor air quality;  includes a list of prohibited fire uses.  A Fire ban advisory has recently been issued for the City of Calgary. Under the fire ban, the following are prohibited:  Open fires  Fire pits  Outdoor chimeneas  Recreational solid …

About Cougars and What to Do If You Run into One

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In the past decade, there’s been an increase in sightings of cougars in Alberta. Recently, signs that say “WARNING: Cougar in Area” have been posted in some parts of Fish Creek Provincial Park, after a cougar spotting was reported in the area. Read Calgary Herald’s news report for more details. Cougars are also known as pumas or mountain lions. Adult …

Support Local, Support Farmers’ Market

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One important component of supporting Alberta’s economic recovery is helping farmers sell and market their products. On July 10, Alberta’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen introduced the new Made in Alberta, by Albertans label at the Millarville Farmers’ Market: This label is designed so that Alberta farmers and processors can use it on their products. It helps consumers like …

You are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19. Now what?

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Canada’s vaccine strategy has prevented many COVID-19 cases and helped to save many lives, by protecting us as individuals and as a community. This summer in Canada, cases are low and vaccine coverage is high for one dose and increasing for the second. Alberta entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan on July, Canada Day, and the City …

2021 Calgary Stampede – Q&As

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The 2021 Calgary Stampede is set to take place July 9 to 18. The on-Park experience of Stampede will be different. What experiences will NOT be offered in 2021 Calgary Stampede? Chuckwagon racing Stampede parade (virtual only on on GlobalNews.ca, on the Global News YouTube Channel, and on Amazon Prime.) What do I expect when I visit Stampede park? enhanced sanitization and …

Canadian Wilds Habitat to Expand with New Investment from Provincial Government

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The Calgary Zoo is Canada’s most visited zoo, welcoming more than 1.3 million visitors annually. It was recently announced that the Alberta government will invest $15.5 million over 3 years to help upgrade and expand the zoo’s Canadian Wilds habitat: The first phase of the redevelopment includes polar bears, otters, caribou and whooping cranes. Future phases will include bison, prairie …

Parking in Downtown Banff

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Are you and your family visiting Banff this summer? Plan parking ahead to save time! Starting July 5, 2021, Visitor-Pay Parking will increase the availability of short-term parking spaces in Banff’s downtown. Plan your route to have access to one of the 500 free parking stalls at the Train Station: https://banffparking.ca/ Paid parking is available 7 days/week, 8 am to …