Jun 26


Parking and dealing with traffic can have it’s challenges at the best of times. With the anticipation of more than 250,000 Calgarians making their way down to the core for Canada 150 celebrations, visitors will need to be a little more easy going than usual. To help, we at Getdown have come up with some options to help you get down and around downtown. [click to continue…]




Jun 26

CANADA 150 – DOWNTOWN CALGARY CELEBRATIONS | July 1, 2017

Happy 150th Canada!
Join the celebrations on Saturday, July 1st in Downtown Calgary where there’s something for everyone including Canadian Armed Forces activities, Indigenous entertainment with a traditional Powwow, an extensive line-up of Canadian musicians on the Riverfront Avenue stage and the Stephen Avenue Summer Stage and an outstanding fireworks display. [click to continue…]




Jun 22

We’ve all seen the release of the midway menu for Stampede this year and have already started to plan what new treats to test, to avoid, and to stock up on (obviously mini donuts!) for 2017.

But Stampede goes beyond the grounds. Chefs all over the city are starting to strut their stuff during Stampede with their very own Stampede menus.

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Jun 21

Happy 150th birthday Canada!

Be a part of the celebrations on Saturday, July 1st in Downtown Calgary. There will be something for everyone including Canadian Armed Forces activities, Indigenous entertainment with a traditional Powwow, an extensive line-up of Canadian musicians on the Riverfront Avenue stage and the Stephen Avenue Summer Stage as well as an outstanding fireworks display lasting 30 minutes! [click to continue…]




Jun 20

This September there will be a new way for visitors and locals to explore Calgary – through a playful tour of city sites bundled up in a Beakerhead experience called Snakes and Ladders. Snakes and Ladders is a flagship feature of the fifth edition of Beakerhead running September 13-17, 2017, and is a Canada 150 project. [click to continue…]




Jun 19

SLED ISLAND MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 | June 21 – 25, 2017

Sled Island is an annual five-day music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta, that brings together over 250 bands, comedians, filmmakers and artists in more than 35 venues across the city. Since 2007, Sled Island’s thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have fused with Calgary’s youthful energy to produce a one-of-a-kind festival experience.

Sled Island offers multiple passpack and ticket options to help you make the most of the staggering amount of music, comedy, film and art that goes down in more than 35 venues across five jam-packed days.

Visit sledIsland.com for more information. [click to continue…]




Jun 16

Father’s Day is this Sunday and if you are anything like the majority of the population, you might have forgotten to pick up your Father’s Day card and gift. Luckily, there are so many great spots to pick up fantastic gifts for your dad right down here in the heart of the city. [click to continue…]




Jun 16

I’m a firm believer in destiny and new friends coming into your life at the precise moment that they are meant to. I was on my way to New York Fashion Week and while waiting for my flight I spotted Shalene Yaskowich – and it was apparent from the second that I spotted her that she needed to eventually land in front of my camera as a street style subject, and hopefully to also be my fashionable new friend. I’m happy to report that it all came together, and these photos are just some of the proof. [click to continue…]




Jun 14

Feeding the 5000 will provide free lunch to Calgarians on Thursday, June 15 at Olympic Plaza while creating awareness about the issue of food waste. Organizations committed to food waste reduction, such as LeftOvers Calgary, the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) and the Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) have teamed up to host the event. [click to continue…]