- The ultimate insider's guide to Calgary - for locals and experienced travelers- Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides- Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide- Appeals to both the local market (more than 1.3 million people call Calgary home) and the tourist market (nearly 7 million people visit Calgary every year )- Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs111 Places in Calgary That You Must Not Miss takes you on adventures across a city that is full of secrets and surprises. Walk in the footsteps of Calgary's most flamboyant, diamond-covered madam. Pay homage at the grave of the region's first Black cowboy, who became a legendary rancher. And meet the chef at the helm of the city's only full-service restaurant serving Indigenous cuisine. Learn about the birth of the Caesar - Calgarians know it's neither an emperor nor a salad, but Canada's most beloved cocktail. Discover the magic of Stampede Park when the rodeo is not in town. Beware of a ghostly lady who haunts a historic mansion. And find out if you're brave enough to try a mouthful of prairie oysters. Grab your toque, your sunscreen, and a friend, and go exploring. Calgary's true energy is all around you.
Jennifer Bain is an award-winning Canadian journalist who travels the world in search of quirk. She started her newspaper career in Calgary and Edmonton writing hard news before spending 18 years at Canada's biggest newspaper in Toronto as travel editor, food editor and Saucy Lady columnist. Jennifer has three kids, two cookbooks (Buffalo Girl Cooks Bison and the Toronto Star Cookbook: More Than 150 Diverse & Delicious Recipes Celebrating Ontario) and one jam-packed travel schedule as a freelance writer.