[Calgary] Celebrating Heritage Day at Heritage Park Historical Village

This was the third year for me being in Alberta for the Heritage Day. In previous years, I never cared to participate in any events (probably due to my disappointment in the scale of festivals (besides Stampede) taken place in Calgary). However, this year, I decided to celebrate the holiday by escaping to the most fitting location, Heritage Park, where I could relive Alberta’s history and learn all that makes this beautiful province unique. Click to read more!

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Calgary Restaurant: Rodney’s Oyster House

Good news for oyster lovers! The wait is finally over and Rodney’s has opened its door to Calgarians 🙂 Woo~ hoo~

One thing I really miss after moving to Calgary is seafood. Having lived on islands and coastal cities all my life, it is a torture not having the freshest seafood on my plate. That’s why whenever we travel, I always have seafood restaurants on my to-eat list. Oyster Bar and Hot n Juicy Crawfish in Las Vegas as well as Westward in Seattle are some of our favorites from our recent trips. Rodney’s Oyster House in Vancouver have left quite an impression on us and we couldn’t wait to try its newly opened location in Calgary! Click to read more!

Munching My Way Through Global Cuisine (Taste of Calgary)

Of all the countries I’ve lived in, Calgary has the shortest summer season. This is one thing that I still can’t get used to after living here for a year. Seriously, I feel sorry for the people who live here (oh ya, that includes myself). How depressing it is to live in a place that only has TWO MONTHS of summer! What’s worse is that the rest of the year is either cold, colder, or even colder!! (The coldest it had gotten to last year was -30°C. My face was instantly frozen as soon as I stepped outside. It was not fun at all.) Growing up in a tropical country where I didn’t have to cope with winter whatsoever, this is a torture for me. Click to read more!

到卡加利美食節逛一圈,吃遍各國美食 (Taste of Calgary)

天氣變涼了,短短的夏季也結束了… 唉,無情的夏天,說走就走,留下我獨自面對漫長又寒冷的冬天 (哭~~~)

不管再怎麼難過,也要面對現實。樂觀地想,又有多少人能夠在 -30ºC 的冰天雪地中,度過聖誕節呢? 哈哈哈 (苦笑)!  好,今年冬天,我會補上照片讓大家感受感受加拿大酷寒的威力!

之前,跟大家介紹過幾個卡加利必玩的夏日活動 (還記得牛仔節太陽與莎莎醬節嗎?) 想到夏天,還有一個活動是美食愛好者一定不能錯過的,那就是卡加利美食節 (Taste of Calgary)!!!

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穿越時空,回到過去,感受上世紀的繁榮時代 (Heritage Park)

旅行的意義是什麼? 我想答案因人而異,也因時而異。有時單純想放鬆心情,紓解壓力。有時想藉由旅行,出去看看世界,學習新東西。不管旅行的初衷為何,若能在途中,了解當地的歷史文化、風俗民情,使旅行增添另一層意義,不也是很棒的收穫與回憶嗎?

要了解當地歷史文化,可以透過不同的管道。如果是跟團旅行,導遊通常就會灌輸你相關的知識。像我不愛跟團的人 (有人跟我一樣不喜歡被強迫購買當地名產,而且時間被綁死死的嗎?) ,除了自己上網翻書做功課,(當假文青) 去歷史博物館走走,也是不錯的選擇 XD

「可是我不喜歡博物館那沉悶的氛圍,怎麼辦?」沒關係,如果你來卡加利玩,我一定介紹你去歷史文物公園 (Heritage Park)。之前,我以為它是個博物館,一直到上個月親自去了一趟,才發現它是個佈滿歷史建築的主題公園。要不是因為凱文的公司辦餐會,我們也不會發現這個老少咸宜的好去處 😛

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Travel Back To Olden Days: Discover How The West Was Once at Heritage Park

We always pass by Heritage Park whenever we drive to the Southern part of Calgary. At first, I thought it is a history museum of some sort. With no interest in learning about boring historical facts, the thought of visiting the park never crossed our mind. But thanks to Kev, we got a chance this summer to discover what the Heritage Park really has to offer. His clinic organized a summer picnic there so we received free access to the park!

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捉住夏天的尾巴,讓我們一起享受太陽與莎莎醬吧! (Sun and Salsa Festival)

今年夏天你參加了哪些有趣的活動? 我記得在台灣,每到夏季我最喜歡往海邊跑。墾丁春吶、貢寮國際海洋音樂祭、福隆沙雕藝術季,都能看得到我的蹤影。

可惜… 亞伯達省不靠海,我沒辦法碰碰海水、吹吹海風。還好,卡加利有許多豐富好玩的節慶活動在這短短的夏季裡展開 (今年夏天就有多達40個活動!!)。讓我能夠天天出去曬太陽,把我健康的膚色補回來 😛

不久前,跟大家介紹過卡加利每年的最大慶典─ 牛仔節 (請點選這兒這兒還有這裡)。今天我來跟大家介紹比較特別的夏季活動─ 太陽與莎莎醬節~ Click to read more!