• Adventure Like A Local: Your Guide To Mountain Biking & Skateboarding In Central Alberta

    Mountain Biking is the ultimate thrill and challenge on wheels. Of course, you need an off road experience, not necessarily the mountains, to mountain bike. That’s why some people go for sand dunes, rocky shores, or rolling hills – here’s your guide to some of the places to head to for mountain biking and skateboarding […]

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  • Summer Like a Local: Your Guide To Central Alberta Water Adventures

    People don’t associate Alberta with large lakes, and it may be for that reason that not enough people seem to know just how awesome our lakes can be. Central Alberta is jam-packed with a collection of both smaller and larger lakes, and there’s definitely no shortage of water sports! With over 429 km of water […]

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  • Jam Like A Local: Your Guide For Music In Central Alberta

    Central Alberta is the go-to place for music festivals, country music concerts, and more live music than you’ll know what to do with. Several summer festivals take place, jam-packed with music and entertainment. Whether you’re looking for that beat to drop or some smooth jazz, here’s where to go in Central Alberta! Concerts and Festivals […]

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  • Putt Like A Local: Your Golf Guide To Central Alberta

    Summer is the perfect time to try and break par. Choose from one of Central Alberta’s many golf courses and hone your putting skills, or get ready to swing in some tournaments! Red Deer A plethora totalling five golf courses litter Red Deer and the surrounding area. The Red Deer Golf & Country Club, the Balmoral […]

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  • Tough It Like A Local: Your Guide To Central Alberta Races, Obstacle Courses, and Marathons

    The Red Deer Spartan 5k Sprint / 13k Super Weekend may not be back until next June, but there’s more obstacles for you to jump over ahead! Fireworks & Music Kick off the summer leading into Canada Day fireworks with a Boogie Bounce Pop Up. Get your blood pumping with intense cardio and muscle conditioning […]

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  • Fly Like A Local: A Pilot’s Guide To Central Alberta

    Fly across land as flat as the sea, filled with sprawling boreal forests and prairie fields, or turn west past Nordegg and towards the Rockies. No matter where you look, Alberta is perfect for small aircraft owners. This weekend, attend the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association Western Convention and Trade Show in Innisfail from June […]

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  • Chill Like A Local: Winter Adventures in Central Alberta

    As the temperature dips and the frost begins to accumulate on the ground, there’s one thing likely to be on your mind: how far away is Christmas? That magical season will soon to be upon us and it pays off to be prepared – else you’ll miss out on a season’s worth of excitement in […]

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  • Dine Like A Local Again: Central Alberta’s Culinary Guide to Even More Tastebud Fun

    All great things deserve a sequel. We recently talked about the great food found in Central Alberta, where restaurants, cafes and bars were trying out new things and blending the best of skill with local tastes and culture. A lot of what you can find in Central Alberta isn’t exactly something you can simply find […]

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  • Famjam Like A Local: Discovering Central Alberta’s Agri-Tourism

    Forget the notion of a traditional 9-5. For most farmers and agriculture producers in Alberta, work is life. From early mornings tending to crops to late nights staring at spreadsheets to finally prepping for the next day and begin it all over again. The weekends don’t let up either; oftentimes farms, ranches and greenhouses offer […]

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  • Dine Like A Local: Central Alberta’s Culinary Guide to Tastebud Fun

    There’s something in the air in Central Alberta. It’s a hub of great taste and culinary excellence; where execution meets with local creativity. Right now, plenty of chefs in Central Alberta are creating exciting menus by combining the best of local cuisine and ingredients with the panache that fine dining brings. So with that in […]

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  • Drink Like A Local: Getting to Know Central Alberta’s Brewery & Distillery Scene

    Let’s get one thing out of the way: Albertans love a good drink. More specifically, we’re crazy about craft beer, and for a good reason – Alberta has been the de-facto brewing hub of the West for what feels like forever. We’ve seen an enormous change over the past few years in how many of […]

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  • Summer Like A Local: Central Alberta Agri-Tourism In One Weekend

    Plan a fun trip with our itinerary of Central Alberta agri-tourism experiences. Farms to visit, local food products, restaurants, gardens and more!

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  • Tour Like A Local: Central Alberta’s Thriving Farmers’ Market Scene

    Summer weather brings great things to Alberta, one of those things being farmers’ markets. There isn’t much better than waking up early on a Saturday morning and driving down to a market for some of the best and fresh in produce, apparel, baked goods, homeware and gourmet items. Download Your Printable 2018 Central Alberta Farmers’ […]

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  • 6 Awesome Summer 2018 Events in Red Deer & Blackfalds

    Summer is fast approaching. Are you ready for it? With the warmer season comes a flurry of obligations ready to wage war on your empty calendar. It’s important to figure out just what you’ll be getting up to, whether that’s hitting the open road in search of adventure or undertaking every family expedition in a […]

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  • Sit Down with Cilantro and Chive’s Rieley Kay: Discussing the Lacombe Culinary Scene

    Here’s an undeniable fact: Lacombe has some of the best food in Alberta. Undeniable fact #2: it’s tough being in the restaurant business. If you work in a kitchen, devote your mornings as a supplier or spend time crunching numbers and stats as an owner, there’s challenges lurking around every corner. This goes double for […]

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  • Summertime Central Alberta Adventures

    Summer brings great weather and with it, the promise of fantastic adventures spent in the great outdoors. It’s time to leave your worries behind and take in the majestic wonders of Central Alberta. There’s plenty of thrills to find, but the first step is getting out of the house and into the wild. So with […]

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  • 4 Events to Check Out in Sylvan Lake and Rocky Mountain House this Summer

    Hey adventurers. What’s your summer looking like? Are you thinking about every amazing trip waiting around the corner just like we are? This is the best time to think about (and plan for) all the events you should attend this summertime in Central Alberta. Here are some of the events in Sylvan Lake and Rocky […]

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  • 3 Mouthwatering Culinary Destinations in Central Alberta

    Calling all Alberta foodies! To truly know where some of the best spots to eat in the province are – you have to visit Central Alberta! There’s plenty of fantastic restaurants, eateries and diners with lots of charm dotted across the  Central Alberta landscape. Here’s your guide for great eating in a few regions in […]

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  • Touring Central Alberta’s Craft Brew and Distillery Scene

    When exploring the craft brewing and distilling industries in Alberta, common phrases such as “locally sourced ingredients,” “Alberta Proud,” and “local Industry,” are prevalent when talking with producers. With multiple breweries and distilleries in the region, there are many options to suit any enthusiast of craft beer and spirits – and their vocab! Blindman Brewing […]

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  • 4 Can’t Miss Family Adventures in Central Alberta

    Are you looking for a day of adventure without having to do too much planning? Check out Pursuit Adventures! Since 2010, Pursuit Adventures has been sharing some of their favourite adventure options in Central Alberta and Western Canada.

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  • The Lacombe Blacksmith Shop Museum: Keeping The Trade Alive

    Open Farm Days is a two-day agricultural celebration where farms and businesses across Alberta open their doors to the public. In 2016, many Central Alberta locations took part in the festivities. Here’s a look at one particular experience…

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  • 3 Unforgettable Stays in West Central Alberta

    If you’re anything like us, you want every moment of your travels to be special. Everything from the wild adventures that left you breathless, to where you rested your head at night

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