Archive for month: May, 2015
Here are some quick tips for when you are viewing a Property for Sale. Your Real Estate Professional will also be helping you identify these amenities and possible red flags.
1) The Calgary Tower
2) Heritage Park
3) The Calgary Zoo
4) Spruce Meadows
5) Calaway Park
Welcome to Calgary! We are so glad you decided to move here to our wonderful city! To help you settle in, here is a list of newcomer resources located here in Calgary.
1) Keep it simple, and easy to clean!
2) Paint your rooms so they are timeless
3) Energizing or Relaxing?
When it comes to choosing colours, remember the function of each room. Bedrooms should be decked out in calming colours (pastels, neutrals, earthy tones, beachy tones) to help you relax after a long day. Social areas like kitchens and living rooms should be full of bold, energizing colours to inspire conversation and fun.
4) Avoid clutter
Clutter makes even the largest and most put- together room look cramped and disorganized. This doesn’t mean you need to be the next Martha Stewart, but find creative ways to incorporate storage space into every room. Children’s rooms can include a toy chest in fun colours, the ottoman in the living room can hide extra blankets, and the guest room window seat can hold your seasonal clothes. When it comes to decorating, less is more.
Calgary is home to lots of wonderful green spaces, and a variety of public parks. From the urban oasis of Prince’s Island in the heart of Calgary to the untamed wilderness of Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary offers a large variety of places to engage in year round outdoor activities.
Fish Creek Provincial Park
Fish Creek Provincial Park is a sprawling 13.48 km squared, and hosts a variety of wildlife from ducks to deer. It also boasts lots of picnic and fire pit areas, making it a popular spot during the summer. However, these spots tend to fill up quick, so it is better to get there in the morning, especially on a warm summer day. Fish Creek is also home to the Bow Valley Ranch Restaurant and Annie’s Bakery, which are open seasonally for the summer (full hours available here: http://www.bvrrestaurant.com/
Prince’s Island Park
Prince’s Island Park is a lush oasis amidst the glass and concrete of downtown Calgary. Located in the trendy neighbourhood of Eau Claire, this 20 hectare park hosts a large variety of summer activities and festivals, including Canada Day celebrations and the Calgary Folk Festival. It also boasts a wading pool, a playground, and picnic areas. During the winter it also boasts outdoor skating and cross country skiing. Feeling hungry? Check out the River Cafe, a full service restaurant (closed each January). Prince’s Island park is an excellent place to feed the ducks and geese (though it is recommended you bring bird seed, not bread). Also, be careful! Geese in particular can be grumpy, especially during the nesting season. For more information on the park, please visit http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/
Located at 800, 12th Street NW,the 9 hectare Riley Park is truly beautiful park. Home to a wading pool, a playground and a rock garden, it is also home to Calgary’s famous Riley Park Cricket Pitch, home of the Calgary Cricket League. The rock garden is named in memory of Senator Patrick Burns, and is made with more than 20,000 pieces of flagstone from his demolished mansion. The park is open daily from 5 am to 11 pm, and makes an excellent picnic spot. The wading pool and playground make this the perfect family spot for a hot summer’s day. For more information, please visit http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/