Calgary has a lot to offer year around. It’s incredibly close to Banff National park (approximately a 45minute drive), while still having a big city feel. They have amazing restaurants, interesting tourist attractions (Zoo, Olympic sites, Calgary Tower), and great shopping! Definitely a must stop in Western Canada. Here’s a quick low down on my stop over there this past weekend!
Restaurant featured above: ModelMilk – Here’s what to expect while there:
- Great Service – very knowledgeable wait staff.
- Upper dining but in a casual atmosphere.
- Brilliant cocktail list.
- Amazing dishes: this weekend I tried their Elk Tartar w/ Avocado & Goat Cheese Emulsion (which was easily the best thing I’ve eaten in a very long time), as well as their Roasted Pork w/ Herb Grits and A la Greque Vinaigrette, Sirloin Cap w/Pomme Aligot & King Oyster Mushroom & Smoked Marrow, and a brilliant salted caramel cake complemented w/ bacon Gelato for dessert.
- A longggg wait list. Try to make reservations 2 weeks in advance, or dine late (post 9:30).
I also had a chance to visit the Calgary Tower. If you’re interested in the history of Calgary, opt for the free electronic guide – provides a ton of interesting information and is super interactive and appropriate for all age levels. The view from the top is beautiful and it’s a great way to see the entire city!