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Discover Banff National Park Day Trip
Your adventure starts the minute I pick you at your front door starting from 8:30AM in Downtown Calgary or in Canmore from 10:00AM. Get ready for a day filled with awes and ahs! Not only are we going to cover all the main sites including Canmore, Banff, Lake Minnewanka and Lake Louise but in addition you will visit many great hidden spots that avoid crowds and give million dollar views!!! We'll figure out the group's dynamic of who wants to do what or where, so we can get it done! If you like to hike, stroll along one of the beautiful lakes, sit down and relax, take postcard worthy pictures, look for wild life or do it all; it's possible! I will adapt and adjust our stops according to traffic, weather, and mostly to your wants. This experience is about wowing you all day! And if you like; I'll be your personal photographer for the day!!! We'll have lunch at around 12:30 and will have a few coffee or pit stops in between Banff and Lake Louise. We will visit many scenic points throughout the day but will arrive at Lake Louise close to 5PM. You will take home unforgettable memories. Make sure to charge your phones and cameras as the average person goes home with more than 100 photos! This experience last between 8 to 10 hours depending where you are picked up and dropped off. My goal is to make sure you get the best tour of your life, so let's beam you up! Other things to note Skill level is set to beginner but if you like to raise the bar is also possible. Weather can change, bring extra layers in case you get cold. Make sure your camera, phone or any other device are fully charged or bring a charger with you. The vehicle has a charging station.
Explore Calgary's hidden Secrets on an eScooter with a Local
Welcome to the ultimate scooter tour of Calgary Alberta Canada on this tour you’ll experience all of the best most culturally rich destinations the city of Calgary has to offer. We will showcase the past, the present and the future on this fun filled scooter tour along the Bow River pathway and into the downtown core and uptown trendy areas. There are many art murals, urban exhibitions, tastings, sightings, meetings, photography, conversations and all kinds of exploring that will be happening, while we cover all of the personalities downtown Calgary has to share, get your Camera ready Lol. We will explore approximately 15 to 20 different interesting Calgary neighbourhoods, venues & areas during our journey and we will go over some of the urban legends and absolute best Calgary has to offer in the uptown and downtown scene of all the cultural arts districts. We will visit the Bow River, Inglewood, Esker Art Gallery, Kensington, The Peace Bridge, Mission on 4th, Uptown 17th, The Bow Building, Stephan Avenue, The Calgary Tower and much more!
Bike ride through beautiful Calgary and the Bow River
Ride like a local and discover Calgary on a two-wheeled adventure. This 3-hour city and bow river cycle tour will take you through the bike-friendly city streets of Calgary and right beside the crown jewel of Calgary: The Bow River.  Starting at Eau Claire Park we'll see wonderful sights at Poppy Plaze, and the Peace Bridge, an architectural delight. Then through Prince's Island Park, a summer delight in Calgary, with nature and city-life beautiful combined to create an aesthetically peaceful place to enjoy. We'll pop over to Chinatown and then see the neighborhood of Inglewood! Both bustling and unique with culture and history! Your expert local guide will captivate your imagination with fun and informative stories. We'll get the best city views on St. Patrick Island Park and Scotsman's Hill, then we'll get into the city and see Calgary's Beltline which includes the hip 12th Avenue, and The Red Mile - Calgary's most energetic street of 17th Avenue. We'll end the tour by biking through downtown to get you back to where we started and you'll leave knowing that you've seen it all. With a wide spread city scape, biking is the transportation method of choice for exploring all that Calgary has to offer. See you soon!
Soak the beauty of Banff and surrounding areas with me
*Minimum 2 people booking required* 730 am pickup from guest's location First stop will be world's famous photogenic Lake Louise. There is scenic walk which has views of rocky mountains, Lake and Fairmont Hotel. Then, we will have a quick coffee break (can take before as well). Then, we will take a stop at Johnston canyon falls. You can hike along riverside to Lower Falls (around 45 mins) Then, We will go to Lake Minnewanka loop which is very scenic and we will take 2 lake stops (15 minute each) for Picturesque views. It is offbeat but I guarantee, you will love this drive and stops. Ater that, We will take a stop at Bow Falls which is incredibly beautiful. Then we will stop at Banff DT for Lunch and street walk. You can choose your last stop either Banff Gondola. Need to book Gondola tickets online (around $65), highly recommended. It has the best views and 40 mins top of the mountain peak hike. Will be back by 6ish depending upon stops you choose. *NOTES* - Doesn't include tickets to any attractions. - This wont be a guided tour at the stops we make. Will give you brief intro to the place and you will have your own time at the place. - Packaged snacks and non alcoholic drinks will be provided in the car. - Minimum 2 people booking required.
Visit Honey Bee Queen Inside Her Hive
We are now CLOSED for the 2022 Season as cold weather has become to unpredictable for viewing the Honey Bees. Look for new Experience dates starting again in May 2023. *************************************************************** We will start off talking about some of the history of Honey Bees, the different types of bees (queens, workers, drones) that we will see in the hive, the bee life-cycle, inner beehive activities, beehive equipment and more. We will then put on bee suits and visit a working beehive to see the bees in real life. Inside the hive we will find the queen and look for eggs, larva and pupa. We might even see a queen laying an egg. When finished at the hive, we will return to the house and answer any other questions about bees. Note: - Honey Bees are very sensitive to cold temperatures. In the unlikely event that outside temperatures drop to less than +5 deg C, the experience will be cancelled with full refunds. Other things to note Guests should be aware that there will be a high number of bees flying about once the hive is opened. This can be very intimidating to some people. Special Experience dates and times can be arranged, please send me a message with your preferred date/time.

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21 locals recommend

Hiking to the beautiful rocky mountains
Hi, my name is Abdoul; a young man passionate with nature and adventure. I'm offering a great experience that will stick to your mind forever. Hiking to the beautiful rocky mountains with breathtaking views. Lots of chances to see some wildlife on this adventure. I'll take you to a meeting point of choice at 10am and drive you to some listed hike trails around Calgary, Canmore, Kananaski and Banff. No experience needed because depending on how you feel and how hard you wanna go so I'm very open to your choice of difficulty. Hikes can be Easy, Moderate or hard which I find very flexible for anybody :) From easy trails walking on flat ground and amazing lacs and faune to see and of course as well as beautiful mountains to hard ones that can be very fun going up on top of mountains and most of the time with 360 view. Start the adventure now and get some great memory photos and videos with your lovely friends and family. Any age welcome.
Enjoy a Bob Ross Style® Oil Painting Class
No experience is required to create a beautiful oil painting in 2 hours. Beginners are welcome...no experience required...just the desire to paint and have a great time! At each Landscape Bob Ross Oil Painting Class® you will be seated and paint along with me in a step-by-step manner. You will learn how to prepare the canvas with a painting medium and the use of brushes/knives with Bob Ross oil paints using the wet-on-wet oil painting technique® as seen in The Joy Of Painting®with Bob Ross. We do not use paint thinner during the class, instead we use paper towels, which I supply, to wipe the brushes. The use of all Bob Ross supplies are included and you get to keep the painting you’ve created as well as receive a certificate for having taken part in a Bob Ross Style Experience® Other things to note: I provide a flat box to carry your painting back home since it takes about a week to dry. I have a friendly dog who is in the house but is not allowed in the studio which is near the entrance.
Admire Calgary's street art with craft beer tastings
We start our experience at the Bottlescrew Bill's Pub & most recently Brewery. We'll get acquainted with a flight of their top-notch beer, and I will explain about the brewery and the brewing process including some interesting Beer-Factoids. After a cheers we hit the streets and discover some of the hidden gems of Calgary! Through some twists and turns I've mapped out a perfect route to the best Street Art that The Beltline Urban Mural's Project has produced. It's an easy walk outside that will leave us inspired and excited for our next brewery; Trolley 5 Brewpub. This place is lively, in the heart of The Red Mile, and with quality beers it's a must when visiting Calgary. After a frosty pint and much needed washroom break we'll get back outside and finish off the tour with another set of top-tier murals from artist's like: Faith XLVII, Ola Volo, AlfAlfA, Labrona, and many more! We'll end our tour at a graffiti jam with a terrific view that's a short distance from an array of terrific night life options. Any pressing questions will be answered and we'll end creatively fulfilled and ready to take on the night! I look forward to sharing this experience with you!
Boxing Kickboxing and MuayThai Training
Are you looking for a new and fun way to get fit? Do you want to learn how to protect and defend yourself? What about learning and developing skills in striking and grappling? My name is Abdoul , and I have over 13 years of experience in martial arts. I'm certified Fitness Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. I am currently training and competing in Muay Thai, boxing, jujitsu, kickboxing and MMA. I am now taking new clients Accepting all ages No experience necessary I'll help you get in your best shape, get more confident and feel better in general. Training will take place at my house inside the garage well set up for the experience. I’ll teach you some very good combos and techniques to defend yourself and improve your confidence. Full 1 hour of training with Thai pads, boxing focus mitts and drills. Benefits of training: • Increased energy and focus • Improved physical health • Improved mental health Stay healthy
Photojourney Through Calgary
This is an hour length activity exploring many different aspects of calgary both urban and natural. Meeting at the New Central Library. you have the option of doing the downtown tour, the scenic nature tour or the urban art tour. Other things to note: The experience is an hour long but I always recommend dressing in layers and being prepared for all weather types. Bring water to stay hydrated! Wear shoes that look good but also feel good to walk in

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Discover Banff National Park Day Trip
Your adventure starts the minute I pick you at your front door starting from 8:30AM in Downtown Calgary or in Canmore from 10:00AM. Get ready for a day filled with awes and ahs! Not only are we going to cover all the main sites including Canmore, Banff, Lake Minnewanka and Lake Louise but in addition you will visit many great hidden spots that avoid crowds and give million dollar views!!! We'll figure out the group's dynamic of who wants to do what or where, so we can get it done! If you like to hike, stroll along one of the beautiful lakes, sit down and relax, take postcard worthy pictures, look for wild life or do it all; it's possible! I will adapt and adjust our stops according to traffic, weather, and mostly to your wants. This experience is about wowing you all day! And if you like; I'll be your personal photographer for the day!!! We'll have lunch at around 12:30 and will have a few coffee or pit stops in between Banff and Lake Louise. We will visit many scenic points throughout the day but will arrive at Lake Louise close to 5PM. You will take home unforgettable memories. Make sure to charge your phones and cameras as the average person goes home with more than 100 photos! This experience last between 8 to 10 hours depending where you are picked up and dropped off. My goal is to make sure you get the best tour of your life, so let's beam you up! Other things to note Skill level is set to beginner but if you like to raise the bar is also possible. Weather can change, bring extra layers in case you get cold. Make sure your camera, phone or any other device are fully charged or bring a charger with you. The vehicle has a charging station.
Explore Calgary's hidden Secrets on an eScooter with a Local
Welcome to the ultimate scooter tour of Calgary Alberta Canada on this tour you’ll experience all of the best most culturally rich destinations the city of Calgary has to offer. We will showcase the past, the present and the future on this fun filled scooter tour along the Bow River pathway and into the downtown core and uptown trendy areas. There are many art murals, urban exhibitions, tastings, sightings, meetings, photography, conversations and all kinds of exploring that will be happening, while we cover all of the personalities downtown Calgary has to share, get your Camera ready Lol. We will explore approximately 15 to 20 different interesting Calgary neighbourhoods, venues & areas during our journey and we will go over some of the urban legends and absolute best Calgary has to offer in the uptown and downtown scene of all the cultural arts districts. We will visit the Bow River, Inglewood, Esker Art Gallery, Kensington, The Peace Bridge, Mission on 4th, Uptown 17th, The Bow Building, Stephan Avenue, The Calgary Tower and much more!
Soak the beauty of Banff and surrounding areas with me
*Minimum 2 people booking required* 730 am pickup from guest's location First stop will be world's famous photogenic Lake Louise. There is scenic walk which has views of rocky mountains, Lake and Fairmont Hotel. Then, we will have a quick coffee break (can take before as well). Then, we will take a stop at Johnston canyon falls. You can hike along riverside to Lower Falls (around 45 mins) Then, We will go to Lake Minnewanka loop which is very scenic and we will take 2 lake stops (15 minute each) for Picturesque views. It is offbeat but I guarantee, you will love this drive and stops. Ater that, We will take a stop at Bow Falls which is incredibly beautiful. Then we will stop at Banff DT for Lunch and street walk. You can choose your last stop either Banff Gondola. Need to book Gondola tickets online (around $65), highly recommended. It has the best views and 40 mins top of the mountain peak hike. Will be back by 6ish depending upon stops you choose. *NOTES* - Doesn't include tickets to any attractions. - This wont be a guided tour at the stops we make. Will give you brief intro to the place and you will have your own time at the place. - Packaged snacks and non alcoholic drinks will be provided in the car. - Minimum 2 people booking required.
Mushroom Hunting and Foraging
Guests will meet the Host at a central location. This may or may not be at the foraging location. If needed the Host will shuttle guests to the foraged location. Each guest will be outfitted with the proper mushroom foraging tools and given a detailed explanation of what each piece of equipment is used for and how it is to be used. Guests will learn how to identify and recognize a few different species of wild mushrooms and have hands on experience learning about mycology and how to forage for wild mushrooms. Since there are thousands of species of mushrooms and fungi, only safe and edible mushrooms will be collected and learned about during this experience. Guests will spend 60-90min on a guided forage walking through mixed terrain in search of wild mushrooms. Once the experience is finished, the group will ensure we "leave no trace" and return back to the rendezvous where guests can provide feedback and be given the opportunity to purchase dried mushrooms previously foraged locally. (Mushroom Hunting is a very seasonal and temperamental activity, guests should be aware there is a small chance that fresh edible mushrooms may not be discovered during their experience however the Host guarantees that wild edible mushrooms will be integrated into the whole experience as well as a fulfilling learning experience!) Other things to note The guide will provide resources to help identify common edible mushrooms via literature and photos. There's a chance that not every foraging experience will result in edible mushrooms but be prepared to have a full day of learning and experiencing the outdoors!
Hiking to the beautiful rocky mountains
Hi, my name is Abdoul; a young man passionate with nature and adventure. I'm offering a great experience that will stick to your mind forever. Hiking to the beautiful rocky mountains with breathtaking views. Lots of chances to see some wildlife on this adventure. I'll take you to a meeting point of choice at 10am and drive you to some listed hike trails around Calgary, Canmore, Kananaski and Banff. No experience needed because depending on how you feel and how hard you wanna go so I'm very open to your choice of difficulty. Hikes can be Easy, Moderate or hard which I find very flexible for anybody :) From easy trails walking on flat ground and amazing lacs and faune to see and of course as well as beautiful mountains to hard ones that can be very fun going up on top of mountains and most of the time with 360 view. Start the adventure now and get some great memory photos and videos with your lovely friends and family. Any age welcome.
Visit Honey Bee Queen Inside Her Hive
We are now CLOSED for the 2022 Season as cold weather has become to unpredictable for viewing the Honey Bees. Look for new Experience dates starting again in May 2023. *************************************************************** We will start off talking about some of the history of Honey Bees, the different types of bees (queens, workers, drones) that we will see in the hive, the bee life-cycle, inner beehive activities, beehive equipment and more. We will then put on bee suits and visit a working beehive to see the bees in real life. Inside the hive we will find the queen and look for eggs, larva and pupa. We might even see a queen laying an egg. When finished at the hive, we will return to the house and answer any other questions about bees. Note: - Honey Bees are very sensitive to cold temperatures. In the unlikely event that outside temperatures drop to less than +5 deg C, the experience will be cancelled with full refunds. Other things to note Guests should be aware that there will be a high number of bees flying about once the hive is opened. This can be very intimidating to some people. Special Experience dates and times can be arranged, please send me a message with your preferred date/time.
Enjoy a Bob Ross Style® Oil Painting Class
No experience is required to create a beautiful oil painting in 2 hours. Beginners are welcome...no experience required...just the desire to paint and have a great time! At each Landscape Bob Ross Oil Painting Class® you will be seated and paint along with me in a step-by-step manner. You will learn how to prepare the canvas with a painting medium and the use of brushes/knives with Bob Ross oil paints using the wet-on-wet oil painting technique® as seen in The Joy Of Painting®with Bob Ross. We do not use paint thinner during the class, instead we use paper towels, which I supply, to wipe the brushes. The use of all Bob Ross supplies are included and you get to keep the painting you’ve created as well as receive a certificate for having taken part in a Bob Ross Style Experience® Other things to note: I provide a flat box to carry your painting back home since it takes about a week to dry. I have a friendly dog who is in the house but is not allowed in the studio which is near the entrance.
Bike ride through beautiful Calgary and the Bow River
Ride like a local and discover Calgary on a two-wheeled adventure. This 3-hour city and bow river cycle tour will take you through the bike-friendly city streets of Calgary and right beside the crown jewel of Calgary: The Bow River.  Starting at Eau Claire Park we'll see wonderful sights at Poppy Plaze, and the Peace Bridge, an architectural delight. Then through Prince's Island Park, a summer delight in Calgary, with nature and city-life beautiful combined to create an aesthetically peaceful place to enjoy. We'll pop over to Chinatown and then see the neighborhood of Inglewood! Both bustling and unique with culture and history! Your expert local guide will captivate your imagination with fun and informative stories. We'll get the best city views on St. Patrick Island Park and Scotsman's Hill, then we'll get into the city and see Calgary's Beltline which includes the hip 12th Avenue, and The Red Mile - Calgary's most energetic street of 17th Avenue. We'll end the tour by biking through downtown to get you back to where we started and you'll leave knowing that you've seen it all. With a wide spread city scape, biking is the transportation method of choice for exploring all that Calgary has to offer. See you soon!
Admire Calgary's street art with craft beer tastings
We start our experience at the Bottlescrew Bill's Pub & most recently Brewery. We'll get acquainted with a flight of their top-notch beer, and I will explain about the brewery and the brewing process including some interesting Beer-Factoids. After a cheers we hit the streets and discover some of the hidden gems of Calgary! Through some twists and turns I've mapped out a perfect route to the best Street Art that The Beltline Urban Mural's Project has produced. It's an easy walk outside that will leave us inspired and excited for our next brewery; Trolley 5 Brewpub. This place is lively, in the heart of The Red Mile, and with quality beers it's a must when visiting Calgary. After a frosty pint and much needed washroom break we'll get back outside and finish off the tour with another set of top-tier murals from artist's like: Faith XLVII, Ola Volo, AlfAlfA, Labrona, and many more! We'll end our tour at a graffiti jam with a terrific view that's a short distance from an array of terrific night life options. Any pressing questions will be answered and we'll end creatively fulfilled and ready to take on the night! I look forward to sharing this experience with you!
Boxing Kickboxing and MuayThai Training
Are you looking for a new and fun way to get fit? Do you want to learn how to protect and defend yourself? What about learning and developing skills in striking and grappling? My name is Abdoul , and I have over 13 years of experience in martial arts. I'm certified Fitness Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. I am currently training and competing in Muay Thai, boxing, jujitsu, kickboxing and MMA. I am now taking new clients Accepting all ages No experience necessary I'll help you get in your best shape, get more confident and feel better in general. Training will take place at my house inside the garage well set up for the experience. I’ll teach you some very good combos and techniques to defend yourself and improve your confidence. Full 1 hour of training with Thai pads, boxing focus mitts and drills. Benefits of training: • Increased energy and focus • Improved physical health • Improved mental health Stay healthy
Photojourney Through Calgary
This is an hour length activity exploring many different aspects of calgary both urban and natural. Meeting at the New Central Library. you have the option of doing the downtown tour, the scenic nature tour or the urban art tour. Other things to note: The experience is an hour long but I always recommend dressing in layers and being prepared for all weather types. Bring water to stay hydrated! Wear shoes that look good but also feel good to walk in
Experience a Private Chef in Calgary
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of Calgary without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and Calgary local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore Calgary dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! To have a closer look at my menus, send me a direct message and I will send them your way! Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 20% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 30% OFF — groups of +6 guests Please note that to book an experience there is a minimum of 2 guests required.
Body acceptance for a fulfilled life
We will be finding out where your body insecurities lie and help you shift to a more positive / accepting relationship with your body. We will be practicing body awareness outdoors while walking for a little bit (30mins) and then go inside to a safe and warm place This can be a hands on or hands off practice Clothing will not be removed Non- sexual touch at all times Re connect to your body through your breath and your senses like smell and taste (tea/ lemon water/ water) I will guide you through a body scan/ meditation and close our time together with a deep tissue gratitude ceremony You can have your eyes closed or open at all times Whatever feels save for you
Chinese homemade dumplings
Want to taste homemade Northeast Chinese dumplings? You’ll visit our house and we’ll treat you with freshly made dumplings and traditional salad. You can watch us cook or get some hands-on experience on making dumplings. After meal, we’ll drive you to a beautiful local park for a walk.
Fly Fishing, float the Bow River or walk and wade mtn stream
We cater to the new fly fisher or that experienced angler. The trip includes, fly fishing instruction, equipment discussion, castng instruction, reading the water, what fish eat and what flies to use, how to fight and land fish on a fly rod. We will take you on a float trip down the Bow River to catch large Rainbow and Brown Trout. During the float trip we may encounter Golden and Bald eagles, Blue Herron, King fishers, Pelicans along with several other bird species. Moose, deer, Fishers and beavers are a regular site. It is also possible to see Buffalo jumps used by indigenous peoples that took advantage of the steep cliffs to kill and flat benches to process the downed Buffalo. If you prefer a hike we can take you to some of the most beautiful mountain streams in North America to catch Westslope Cutthroat trout. Wildlife observed during a mountain trip include deer, elk, bears, mink, fishers, big horn sheep and mountain goats. We will share our knowledge and teach you how to fly fish our Alberta rivers and streams.
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