Things to Do

Explore Edmonton: There’s a Dog Restaurant in Edmonton, Canada and it’s Paw-some!

Linda Hoang - November 11, 2016

For the last three years, we’ve been celebrating Olive’s dog birthday at the Doggy Style Deli – a restaurant for dogs located on Stony Plain Road right here in Edmonton! I’ve blogged about the experience before, and have shared lots of photos on social media, but every year it still surprises/delights a lot of people who hear about the doggy restaurant for the first time!  This …

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Christmas in November Guide: Make the Most of Your Weekend!

Linda Hoang - November 7, 2016
Christmas in November

Have you heard of Christmas in November? Have you been?  Christmas in November at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a getaway like no other! It’s 4 days of Christmas – in November. Ha! Part holiday party, food conference, food festival and national park getaway – at Christmas in November you eat like royalty, are treated like royalty, learn holiday recipes from some of Canada’s best chefs and celebrate …

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Explore Edmonton: Halloween Events in Edmonton (and area) 2016

Linda Hoang - October 1, 2016
Halloween Edmonton Event Listing

2016 Halloween Events List last updated: October 16, 2016 On my mission to #ExploreEdmonton, and as I do with New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s, I’ve put together an event listing for things to do for Halloween in and around the Edmonton area this year! This list will be updated as I find new events and as event information becomes available. Keep checking back for updates – …

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Recap: The Book of Mormon (Broadway Across Canada)

Linda Hoang - September 21, 2016
The Book of Mormon

When I first saw The Book of Mormon in 2015, I had no idea what to expect! My Mormon knowledge was basically 0, and as I watched this hilarious and most times inappropriate broadway show, I kept thinking to myself, wait – is this true? Is this actually how this religion started? Do Mormon people actually do this? Think this? Here’s how The Book of Mormon …

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Explore Edmonton: Visiting the Edmonton Corn Maze (Enter to win free passes!)

Linda Hoang - September 9, 2016
Edmonton Corn Maze

While summer may mainly be over now, there are still so many events and activities to do in Edmonton! Something we had been meaning to do all summer but kept missing, was visiting the Edmonton Corn Maze. We finally went over the long weekend! The Edmonton Corn Maze is located just slightly south west of the city (it’s like a 10-minute drive from where we live on the west …

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Preview: A Taste of the 5th Annual Strathearn Art Walk

Linda Hoang - September 4, 2016
Strathearn Art Walk Edmonton - Food

Earlier this week I got a chance to preview the food offerings that will be featured at the Strathearn Art Walk on Saturday, Sept. 10. My friend / former colleague Kristen is on the Strathearn Community League and organizing committee for the popular walk, which is now in its 5th year! Kristen asked if I was interested in coming to try the league’s “Signature Pulled …

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Explore Alberta: Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk, Jasper SkyTram, Maligne Lake

Linda Hoang - September 2, 2016
Travel Jasper - Explore Alberta - Canadian Rockies - Jasper SkyTram Mount Whistler's

I have a new friend (co-worker) who has basically driven out to Jasper every weekend this summer. He’s big on hiking/mountain climbing and Jasper is close enough for frequent, nature-filled day trips. His beautiful photos made me especially excited about the trip to Jasper I took this August! Examples: A photo posted by James Eastham (@james.eastham) on Jun 5, 2016 at 10:39pm PDT A photo …

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Explore Alberta: How To Make The Most of Open Farm Days 2016 (Preview)

Linda Hoang - August 15, 2016
Grand Taste Tour 124 Grand Market Farms

(Photo above: getting an urban farm tour at Lactuca Farm Northlands during the Grand Taste Tour in July!)  I’m super excited for the weekend (August 20 + 21) – when farms and ranches across Alberta open up to the public for the fourth annual Alberta Open Farm Days 2016!  Alberta Open Farm Days is like a big open house for the province’s farms. It gives Albertans the easy (and for the …

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Explore Alberta: 10 Things To Do in Grande Prairie (#TheRoadIsCalling with the Alberta Motor Association)

Linda Hoang - August 10, 2016
Philip J Currie Museum - Grande Prairie - Explore Alberta - Highway 43 - Travel - Dinosaur

This summer, I hit the road with the Alberta Motor Association and my friend Diane, to explore Grande Prairie in northern Alberta as part of AMA’s ‘The Road is Calling’ summer campaign. The Road is Calling encourages Albertans to visit attractions across the province and share adventures using the hashtag #TheRoadisCalling. AMA is even running a #TheRoadIsCalling contest you can enter for a chance to win a prize valued at $9,000! …

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Explore Edmonton: K-Days 2016

Linda Hoang - July 24, 2016
K-Days - Edmonton - Summer

Summers in Edmonton are unbelievable. There’s always something to do and often – especially on weekends – there are SO many events and activities that it’s really hard to decide which one to do! That’s a great problem to have, especially if you’re summer vacations revolve primarily around staycations. Each summer, Mike and I make a point to spend a day at K-Days, Edmonton’s biggest …

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