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Top Choice Food in Edmonton

Old Strathcona Farmers Market

Since it began in 1983, the market's motto has been 'We Make it! We Bake it! We Grow it! We Sell it!' Inside the city's old bus garage, it offers everything from organic food to arts and crafts, and hosts some 130 v…
Sports & Outdoors in Waterton Lakes National Park

Tamarack Outdoor Outfitters

Waterton's most comprehensive equipment store stocks everything from backpacks to bear spray. They offer guides for one-day and multi-day treks and shuttle buses to many trailheads in the park – including Chief Moun…
Sports & Outdoors in Lake Louise

Wilson Mountain Sports

This outdoors shop is pretty much the only place to rent bikes in Lake Louise. Mountain bikes go for $15/39 per hour/day, while kids’ bikes, trail-a-bikes and chariot trailers cost $10/20. You can also rent mountain…
Sports & Outdoors in Banff Town

Monod Sports

Banff’s oldest outdoor-equipment supplier is still the best. Women’s and men’s clothing from big brands such as Patagonia, Arc'teryx, Icebreaker, Columbia and North Face feature, supplemented by dedicated sections f…
Tea in Calgary

Tea Trader

Canadians are Canadians and even in Calgary they drink tea. This little shop is up a set of stairs and very easy to miss but also worth searching out. Teas from all over the world line the shelves, as well as some l…
Shoes in Calgary

Alberta Boot Co

Visit the factory and store run by the province's only Western boot manufacturer and pick up a pair of your choice made of kangaroo, bullhide or boring old cowhide. Over 200 hours of labor go into each boot, which c…
Clothing in Calgary

Smithbilt Hats

Ever wondered how a cowboy hat is made? Well, here is your chance to find out. Smithbilt has been shaping hats in the traditional way since you parked your horse out front. You can pick up one made of straw or beave…
Art in Banff Town

All in the Wild Gallery & Gifts

Pop in to see the work of the superb wildlife photographer Jason Leo Bantle, with images taken in some of Canada's most remote regions. Pick up a print, a coffee-table book or a children's wildlife book.
Books in Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Heritage Centre

A gift shop, bookstore and information desk for the Blackfeet Nation, this center is run by the nonprofit Waterton Natural History Association. You'll find great local maps and affordable artwork, too.
Sports & Outdoors in Calgary

Mountain Equipment Co-op

MEC is the place to get your outdoor kit sorted before heading into the hills. It's a Canadian institution with a huge selection of outdoor equipment, travel gear, active clothing and books.