Bundle Up for These Winter Activities

Winter is here with all of its chilly glory. The season has changed and we now get to appreciate our communities with a fresh blanket of snow. This is a great time to fall in love all over again with your home and your neighbourhood – you don’t have to venture far to experience what your community has to offer. Showing your community support is important during these Winter months, whether that means shoveling your neighbours walk or buying from the local businesses in your neighbourhood when you can.

Even though it’s a little colder out there, the new season offers new ways to discover your backyard again. From family-friendly activities to stopping by a local neighbourhood café – the opportunities for you and your family are endless. You might not have a beach vacation to look forward to but this year the destination is home – bundle up and enjoy Mother Nature’s snowy gifts.

Feel like a tourist in your own city with these Winter-inspired destinations, activities and businesses you can check out with your kids this month:

Cross-country Ski at Confederation Golf Course

You don’t need to drive to the mountains to strap your skis on, Confederation Golf Course in NW Calgary has tracks you can explore. With the sloping hills and beautiful snow-covered pine trees, you won’t even realize you’re in the middle of the city.

Cozy up for Brunch at Brokin’ Yolk

Who can pass up a freshly made eggs benedict on homemade Belgian waffles? The menu at Brokin’ Yolk is full of mouth-watering choices so you’ll have to go back more than once to taste everything. They have three locations in Calgary, and the one in Creekside is a quick drive from Sage Meadows. Visit their website for more information.

Ride a Mini Train at Iron Horse Park

If your kids have never ridden on a train before, take them to Iron Horse Park in Airdrie for the 1.6km interpretive journey. The miniature trains, track and landscape represent the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) from the prairies to the coast. Your kids will get a feeling of what the railway was like in Western Canada during the pioneer days. Iron Horse Park is only open on Sundays right now and make sure you check their Facebook page before heading to the park. For more information, visit their website.

Learn about Airdrie’s History at Nose Creek Valley Museum

Escape the snow and explore Nose Creek Valley Museum. The small museum represents over 2,000 years of local history, providing an interesting glimpse into the historical aspects of Airdrie, Nose Creek and surrounding areas. Visit their website for hours and more information.

Skating at Bowness Park

Take advantage of the beautiful winter wonderland as you skate down the Bowness Park lagoon. Enjoy the large lagoon or explore down the inlet, you’ll feel like you’re in a snow globe. Warm up afterwards with a hot chocolate or lunch at Seasons of Bowness restaurant next to the lagoon.

Enter the Genesis Land Destination Home Contest for a Weekend Getaway on Us

Genesis Land wants to give back to their followers and community residents. We have been actively enhancing your exploration of “Destination Home” with local experience giveaways. Two giveaways have been completed – congratulations to the winners! There are two more giveaways left, click here to enter and follow us on social media for all giveaway updates.