Pinkies out, ladies: It’s tea time

Sixty years ago you’d be wearing a pillbox hat and white gloves while you delicately nibble on a white bread crusts-off sandwich triangle. And even now, though you and your ladies are in ponytails and Lulu hoodies, you still feel all refined, downright sophisticated even, sitting, gabbing and sipping on a cuppa tea. A peaceful afternoon at one of these …

Countdown to spring planting: Get inspired at a greenhouse

We know, you’re getting antsy – you’ve been green-thumbing through seed catalogues since January and making detailed sketches in your new gardening journal and there’s still snow on the ground. Maybe it’s time for some greenhouse recon – you could still find room for a water-feature or at least a pot of Mr. Stripey tomatoes (edibles in containers are a big …

Mother’s Day in the Countryside

Be her chauffeur for a change Your Mom is fabulous. When you were a kid, she always made your favourite peanut butter cookies (even though she likes oatmeal raisin), did all your laundry until you were 16, and still knows just what to say to make you feel better. You owe her big. This year, thank her for everything she …

Things that go: A day of machines on the move

Some machines fly, some go fast and some are really really big. Here are four attractions that celebrate motorized thingamajigs just south of Edmonton. You can visit them all in one day or spread the adventure out over a few separate daytrips. Beep, beep! Let’s get moving. (We’ve also added a bonus trip up north of the city for your …

Take it outside: Three nature daytrips

Your mom and dad did something right to raise such an adventurer who loves exploring outside. Well nature-nut, here are three excellent daytrips in Edmonton’s countryside that will get you up close and personal with Mother Nature her very self. Roam alongside herds of bison, catch and release really big fish and take a leisurely ride on a gentle horse …