When you think of margaritas, you automatically think of sipping them while you're on a white sandy beach in Mexico. There's a place in Canada where you can get a giant margarita that will make you feel like you've been transported straight to Mexico. Calgary's giant margaritas are a must-try for anyone looking to get a tequila buzz this summer.
Tropical in Calgary serves giant margaritas that made for anyone who swears they're only having one drink tonight. They're so massive that it'll feel just like you're day drinking with a few amigos in Mexico. You get all of the indulgences of a Mexican vacation with less than half of the regret!
Tropical has four giant share cocktails on their menu including their signature giant margarita! You can also get a giant piña colada, watermelon bulldog (actually served in a watermelon) or a giant mojito. Each of these massive cocktails is meant to share between at least three friends and costs between $18 to $35.
With indoor palm trees, Latin flavours and plenty of giant fruity cocktails, this place makes a night out feel like a vacation. They even have a great patio that's perfect for summer sipping. While you're finishing your giant cocktail, you can fill up on their Latin street food-inspired menu of nachos, tacos, quesadillas, empanadas and more.
If you weren't already convinced to hit up Tropical sometime this summer, then this will be the kicker. This is their Duckie-bowl made with six ounces of rum and it's green colour comes from its being half blue Hawaii cocktail and half sex on the beach cocktail. Plus, you get to keep the rubber ducks!
Cuisine: Latin Street Food
Address: 1424 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Why you need to go: Giant cocktails and cheap eats await the adventurous eater at this Calgary spot.
Back in March, Alberta RCMP came across a driver with a paper license plate on Highway 2 near Leduc. While they didn't recognize that it was a fake right away, they did notice that it had a tinted cover over it.
They pulled over the driver and ran the license plate number only to find that it didn't exist in the system. When they talked to the person behind the wheel, they immediately confessed that they didn't have vehicle registration or insurance.
They also admitted that the plate wasn't real and that it was just a piece of paper.
"Using a made up number, the driver had printed the image on a piece of paper at home that was then placed onto an "I (Heart) My Car" vanity plate and hidden behind the tinted cover," said Alberta RCMP.
This driver was slapped with initial fines that totalled over $2,000 and will need to appear in court for driving without insurance. If convicted, they face a minimum fine of $2,875.
After a long day of meetings and phone calls, nothing tastes sweeter than a refreshing drink on a stunning patio. We've rallied up seven absolutely gorgeous Calgary patios that you'll want to hit up for your next happy hour.
From downtown rooftops to unreal margarita deals, there's something for everyone on this legendary list. Each patio offers something different for you to look forward to during those last few hours of work.
Why You Need To Go: Craft Beer Market has an incredible rooftop patio with stunning views of downtown Calgary. Every day there's a different happy hour feature and with a patio serving you the ultimate summer aesthetic, how can you go wrong?
Why You Need To Go: Blanco Cantina is located right on the bustling 17 Avenue and has unbeatable spicy marg flavours like chilli coconut and raspberry jalapeño. Their patio is perfect for people-watching and soaking in the sun on a beautiful day in the city.
Why You Need To Go: If you're somebody who craves Stampede-style grub all year long, Hayden Block will fill those needs in a pinch with their incredible brisket and BBQ offerings. Their patio will be your next go-to if whisky is your drink of choice.
Why You Need To Go: If you're the queen of the brunch scene, Madison's 12|12 offers tasty mimosas for $1.50 every single weekend. It's nestled in the picturesque Inglewood area, so it's an awesome spot to hit up on your next summer stroll.
Why You Need To Go: If you're someone who likes seating options, Trolley 5 Brewpub will hook you up. They have an iconic street patio but if that's not your jam, their second-floor has huge windows — so you'll get that nice fresh air without feeling like you're out in the open.
On Wednesday, April 21, Minister of Labour and Immigration Jason Copping announced the introduction of paid leave in Alberta for locals who want to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
The leave will be three hours and it applies to both full-time and part-time employees. "Hard-working Albertans want to get the vaccine, but some may not be able to because of their working hours," said Copping, continuing to say that some people may not be able to afford "a loss of pay."