Ever since it first opened its doors in 1987, Guitarworks has done everything in its power to keep musical creativity flowing throughout the Calgary area. The display areas brim with electric, acoustic, and bass guitars crafted by renowned producers, including Fender, Gibson, Martin, and more. Whether visitors are just starting out, upgrading to a new model, or adding to their collection, the staff members can help them find the most suitable instrument. As further proof of Guitarworks's dedication to providing truly personalized attention, the shop's guitar teachers offer lessons for all skill and experience levels, customizing the instruction for each student. Factory-authorized technicians are also on hand to provide all manner of repairs by restringing instruments, performing custom restorations, or tuning temperamental air guitars.
Founded in 1994 by former commercial airline pilot Paul Sass, The Home Vintner supplies connoisseurs and novices with an abundance of award-winning pours and do-it-yourself kits for individual winemaking and beer brewing. With Winexpert kits, at-home vino makers blend varietal juices from around the world that will be ready to drink or cellar in 4–8 weeks, depending on the kit. Alternatively, brewers dive into barley bubbles with Barons beer kits that contain measured ingredients to make a hoppy Canadian blond ale, an English-style redwood ale, and a crisp Dutch-style lager, among others.
During classes, the staff of certified wine- and beer-makers walks pupils through each step of the brewing and vintning process, such as carbon-dioxide removal, corking, storage, and determining each libation's year by monitoring its reaction to different Bon Jovi songs. Courses dispense both basics of production and new methodologies, so apprentices can discover new approaches and skills to try with their next batches.
Ambition Performing Arts Summer Dance Camps during July & August. Suitable for both boys & girls, with or without previous dance training. Themes such as: Prince & Princess, Fairies, Mickey Clubhouse, Tutus & Tiaras & Beiber Fever, will explore various styles of dance, including Tap, Jazz & Ballet. In house show each week!
You could spend hours just relaxing inside each of Lake Louise Ski Resort's four lodges. Warmth spills from the fireplaces constructed of river rock at the Lodge of The Ten Peaks, constructed with hand-skinned logs, vaulted ceilings, and windows that look out onto Banff National Park. From the fresh-baked pizza to domestic beers, the onsite Powderkeg Lounge serves treats that feel close to home, even though its thousands of feet up a mountain.
But the lodges are mere prelude to the real draw?the mountainside. During winter, powdered snow and forests of towering evergreen trees blanket the resort's 4,200 acres of skiable terrain, which includes some of the Rocky Mountains' most challenging chutes and bowls as well as novice-friendly trails. The variety of runs helped win the resort the title of "Canada's Best Ski Resort" at the World Ski Awards in 2013. Lake Louise Ski Resort also employs experienced ski instructors for kids and adults, and they teach both private and group classes at six skill levels. Beyond skiing, jumps and rails let snowboarders execute tricks at the terrain park; and visitors soar over snow at Sunny Tube Park on inner tubes, which is how early humans in the Ice Age travelled after the wheel itself proved worthless.
The mountain's unique terrain?glaciers carved many of the features?also makes for myriad sights during warmer months. Guided walks safely take groups into the heart of bear country, while The Wildlife Interpretation Centre and its guides educate visitors on the area's plants and animals. Getting to that center?however?demands a bit of adventure. Its doors wait at the end of a sightseeing gondola ride, which climbs up the mountain to 2088 meters. A grizzly bear might even make an appearance along the way.
Geologically speaking, islands seldom crop up in the middle of the prairie?unless, of course, you're at Collicutt Siding Golf Club. There, in the midst of a front nine that boasts all the characteristics of true prairieland?flat, open terrain dotted only with low trees?golfers encounter a true island green at the sixth hole, a 530-yard par five. More topographical variety awaits on the back nine, which features streams, undulations, and a links style?a change of pace from the wide-open front side. Instead of attempting to drive a ball through their neighbor's doggy door, golfers can hone their swing at the course's driving range before rounds.