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Elk Island National Park


Our homegrown wilderness wonderland There’s something so special about a bright, beautiful July day. Maybe it’s the warmth of the sun, the gentle summer breeze or the smell of freshly cut grass, but we feel nature all around us. We yearn to escape the city’s hectic pace, forget our troubles and take in the outdoors—even …

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River Valley Fun


Exploring our ribbon of green By Markwell Lyon & Robert Michon The nation’s largest expanse of urban parkland lies right here in Edmonton. The River Valley parks form an unbroken “ribbon of green,” stretching 48 km and covering 18,000 acres. The River Valley provides Edmontonians with an array of activities and events, especially during the …

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Summer Style in the Bag


With a fun selection like this, it’s easy to get carried away By Markwell Lyon / Photography & Styling by Brenda Lakeman / Clothing provided by Who Cares? Wear / Location: Zocalo You’ve got big plans this summer. Whether you’re relaxing at the beach, having drinks on a patio, or getting away for the weekend, …

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Ultra Violet


It’s not a pot of gold, but we did find these dazzling gems at the end of the rainbow By Markwell Lyon Photography & Styling by Brenda Lakeman Having hidden in plain sight at the end of the light spectrum all this time, the vibrant and confident shade of violet is now getting its due. …

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The Novice’s Guide to Craft Beer


Discover the ABCs of ales and lagers By Stuart Murray The beer menu at your local watering hole can be an intimidating read. For the uninitiated, getting lost in the plethora of ales and lagers is a highly conceivable possibility. But fear not, we’ve come to the rescue with this refreshing guide to four beer …

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Easy Summer Cocktails


Sit back, relax and sip Make no mistake, the cocktail lives on. And what better time than patio season to try something different. Not much of a mixologist? You don’t have to be. These beauties are as easy to make as they are to sip. Enjoy responsibly! Cherry Mojitoake Um, yes please. This sipper starts …

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Picnic Day


Rediscover the joy of eating outdoors What better way to enjoy the summer than to take a picnic basket and some friends to your favourite park? Edmonton is blessed with plenty of beautiful picnic spots and an excess of sunshine to take advantage of them. Fortunately, there’s also no shortage of excellent grocers and delis …

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Picnic recipes


Park It Outside A delicious picnic menu that’s sure to please By Jennie Drent & Shima Zonneveld   Picnics are fun, but it does take a lot of planning: finding a free day, finding the perfect picnic spot, prepping all the food and drink, and hoping for good weather. We offer you a helping hand …

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Win a Trip to Spectacular Northwest Territories


Win a chance to create your own story with a custom vacation for four to the Northwest Territories valued at $5000! We’re a place from the pages of history – a place that still lives free and wild. We’re about unparalleled travels – the deepest lake, the farthest road,the greatest adventure. Serene locations, wild sights …

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Shoes


Don’t Mind If I Shoe! Everything’s coming up stylish By Carmen D. Hrynchuk  Oh, summer. How we wait for you and your effortless style. Your boho tops, your swingy skirts, your cut-off jeans. But bare shoulders and flowy silhouettes won’t be getting all the attention this year. They’ve got shoes to contend with! And thanks …

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