Stay Chill, My Friends

This post is specifically directed for my friends, friends-to-be, and strangers I’m cool with in Calgary and area: Calm down, shop local, eat carbs. That’s it. That is all the joy you need today, the busiest shopping day of the year. I was just at Avenida Market not half an hour ago – plenty of […]

Supply Chain, Schmupply Chain

Everyone is posting about shopping local, but who else brings you a genuine nearly direct from the artist treasure. And featuring an adorable sea otter at that. That’s what we here at I Frickin Love Canada are all about. This was a single piece from an artist named Karen Derby that I spotted in the […]

Autumn in Calgary

I haven’t had much time to write so we’ll call this a photo essay. I don’t know exactly what differentiates a photo essay from a photo album. Perhaps it needs to tell a story. Okay, pick the theme that most appeals to you: 1. A commentary on urban sprawl 2. An example of incorporating natural […]

Lunchtime at Home

Working at home = A fantabulous sandwich bursting with the best local ingredients: Caraway Rye from Grumman’s Deli Brittania In House Roasted turkey breast from Sunterra Markets Brittania (on sale Saturday for 2.49/100g !) Alberta grown mixed sprouts Fresh, in house made spicy guac from Chongo’s Market Strawberries from my garden, picked this morning by […]

Zodiac Road Trips – Gemini – Montreal to Quebec

TLDR: Montreal and Quebec could not be more different, but both are must see Canadian experiences. The JFL Comedy festival can’t be missed for stand-up stans. Smart, passionate, and dynamic, Gemini is characterized by the Twins, Castor and Pollux, and is known for having two different sides they can display to the world. Expert communicators, […]

Local Product Showcase – PB Toppers – and so much more!

TLDR: Last Mountain’s Old Fashioned Blueberry Jam and Honey Alberta’s Buckwheat Flower Honey – Reasonably priced, locally produced, but taste is king – and they’ve nailed it. Mmm…toast. Is there anything that brings you back to childhood more than PB and jam or honey on toast? Well, here’s some local favorites that are not only […]

Bestowed Tips for Road Trips

Isn’t it strange how everyone driving faster than you is a maniac and everyone driving slower than you is a moron? Meme of unknown origin TL DR: Don’t drive like an arse wherever you may be. If you don’t know what that means, you probably are one. Someday, hopefully very soon, I will be trading […]

Youtube, Canadian Style

Some quick recommendations for something lighthearted, depending on your taste.


Somewhat political at times, but mostly a very good representation of the dry, sarcastic wit we’re known for. Also sometimes sings.


Live feeds and collections of videos of feral cats and kittens cared for by this Langley based non-profit. Plenty of inspiring stories of survival and lots of just 100% cuteness. Remember the viral video of the black and white cat with the shark fin or dinosaur costume riding the Roomba? That’s Cassidy aka The Miracle Kitten aka Puffs – a member of the Tinykittens clouder.

Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon

Just a guy, in a cabin, dancing. Mashups with Highland dancing, Celtic music, and sharing his joy with Canadians from all walks of life through dance. Note – this particular video was on his page but is a CBC Arts video and the link goes to their page. Gurdeep has his own YouTube page as well –

Hope one of these brings you a smile!


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