Calgary Alert

Calgary Alert
July 2008

Lincoln Phillip

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS Most of us survived the 10 days of two steppin’ during the Calgary Stampede, but just because the “Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth” is over doesn’t mean it’s the end of summer. There is still plenty to do under the sun, so grab your sunglasses, sense of adventure and our roadmap to the best patios, festivals, and shopping destinations right in our own backyard!


A Taste of Edmonton Why zip around to all of Edmonton’s notable eateries when we can nosh on our favourites at Sir Winston Churchill Square? A Taste of Edmonton is back from Friday, July 18th to Sunday, July 27th with new items and restaurants on the main menu along with long time favourites such as: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, La Tapa and Zen Sushi & Grill. See the full list of participating restaurants.


Banff’s Beauty Admittedly Banff is a tourist trap during the summer, but its picturesque lakes and majestic Rocky Mountains make up for the crowded town site. While in Banff, take in some culture at Banff Summer Arts Festival held at the globally respected Banff Arts Centre. Then rejuvenate at Pleiades Massage and Spa at the Banff Upper Hot Springs and shop at Creme, Louis Vuitton, and United Colors of Benetton.


Madonna in Montreal
You and a friend could be off to Montreal to see Madonna live in concert. The grand prize includes roundtrip airfare, $500 spending money, a 3 night stay at Hôtel Le Germain Montréal, a driver to the concert in the Le Germain Audi A8 and more! We’re also giving away copies of Madge’s latest release, “Hard Candy”.
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Decked Out Create your own outdoor oasis (even if you have a tiny balcony) with Gluckstein Home. From patio dining sets to tea light lanterns Brian Gluckstein—the Calvin Klein of interior design—has the perfect piece to spruce up our space. Our favourites include the outdoor shower and the Antiquity Coral acrylic dishes. Available at the Bay and Home Outfitters.


Terrific Terraces Patio umbrellas are in full bloom around town, but when we want something more than curbside dining our destination is Bonterra’s patio. The Mediterranean style landscaping of this courtyard patio provides a romantic and airy dining experience that you will be thoroughly disappointed that you’re stepping back onto the streets of Calgary and not Roman cobblestones.


We’re revealing one of Edmonton’s outdoor dining secrets! The Dish and Runaway Spoon has a “secret garden” in the back that provides a tranquil escape from the city. Becoming one with Mother Nature is even more refreshing with a cold glass of the Runaway Spoon’s signature white wine citrus sangria or Wraspberry Ale from Calgary’s Wild Rose Brewing Company.


Garden of Delight American designer Beth Bowley believes that everything looks better in a shade of green and we couldn’t agree more. Bowley’s Garden Embroidery dress (pictured) reflects her 1940’s vintage signature and is perfect for every summer occasion. Check out Beth Bowley’s summer collection at Worth.


Get Packing A road trip isn’t complete without the perfect tote, which Sisley’s oversized cotton and leather gym bag is great for packing all our day trip essentials: swimsuit, shorts, sandals, VISA, AMEX… Edmontonians get ready for the opening of Sisley mid-July at West Edmonton Mall. For collection preview visit