It comes as no surprise that Canada's first national park is literally a Winter Wonderland. Banff National Park in Alberta is gorgeous and it attracts international attention for its natural beauty from the sharp peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the surreal turquoise lakes fed by glaciers.
In the heart of this majestic park sits the idyllic town of Banff and Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. It's an understatement to call it a hotel since it's literally a castle. This luxurious alpine mountain resort transforms into a Christmas fairytale for the holidays and it's the most storybook perfect thing ever!
Christmas at the Castle is going on right now at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. You can wander the castle and take photos of the amazing interiors all decked out for Christmas. In the Rundle Lounge, you can join in the Christmas Festive Tea service. The Fairmont hotels always have amazing Afternoon Tea offerings and this one promises to be amazing!
Expect kids to be running around the castle having holiday fun. They get to do a Snowflake Scavenger Hunt where they'll have to decipher clues to find all the snowflakes hidden throughout the castle. No word yet on when the adult scavenger hunt will be available.
There's also a special dining event where you can eat inside Santa's Suite. This is real. The hotel decorates a suite fully into Christmas mode and they serve dinner inside the suite. Santa will probably make a guest appearance, just FYI.
There's so much to do at Fairmont Banff Springs during the holidays, from unique shopping and dining experiences to winter sports and spa treatments. You can get into the spirit, even more, when you catch a showing of A Christmas Carol inside the hotel's theatre!
On Thursday, April 15, an argument that resulted in a stabbing took place on the west side of 11 Street S.W. at the CTrain station near Kerby Centre in downtown Calgary. Calgary Police say it's believed that the two individuals involved knew each other before the incident took place, as their altercation was allegedly a follow-up to an ongoing dispute.
Local investigators tried to find the suspect but found out that he had recently moved out of his home and may have left Calgary. Calgary Police say that Mathers is believed to have connections in London, Ontario, Halifax, and B.C.
Officials are asking for anyone with information on where this suspect could be to call the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877, the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or to submit an anonymous tip through any of the various means with Crime Stoppers.
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.