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Snoeshowing 101

Snowshoeing 101 Every snow often, we all enjoy a little snow adventure! Snowshoeing is an excellent way to stay active outdoors during our coldest months. In addition to the snowshoes themselves, the sport requires little specialized gear and if you can walk or hike, you’ll be able to snowshoe. Here’s our guide to getting started and some recommendations for where to snowshoe near Calgary. Clothing: -Be bold, start cold! Remember to dress in layers (refer to our previous post about dressing for winter activities), so you can regulate your temperature effectively during periods of activity and rest.  Gear: -Snowshoes (if you don’t have your own you can refer to this post for our favorite rental places). -Poles (they can provide...

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Harvesting Your Own Christmas Tree

Harvesting Your Own Christmas Tree If you celebrate Christmas and enjoy having a decorated tree in your home, this post might be for you. I was unwilling to set-up an imitation tree, and was fed up with the overpriced trees on commercial lots, so a group of friends and I decided to find and cut down our own. That was a decade ago and has now become an annual tradition and a treasured experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Plus with all the supply chain issues we’re seeing right now, this might be your only option to obtain a real Christmas Tree this season. If you’d like to partake in your own Christmas Tree hunt this holiday season,...

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Charcuterie Camp Shopping List

CAMPERS! Your Charcuterie Camp Counsellor has put together a handy shopping list for our event on December 15. Let's connect over sweaty meat and stinky cheese!   Wine Oh's  Rose Bubbles. Gamay and/or Barbera   Cheesus Christ Soft Brie or Camembert. Triple Brie from France if you can. Deeeeerish! Medium These squeaky ones are versatile and can range from mild to pungent. I would recommend a medium gouda for a friendly easy go-er that pairs well with everything. Sharp/Aged/Crumbly Anything aged that crumbles and smacks you in the face with flavour. Head to a 3 or 4 year old Cheddar. Beemster or Aged gouda will work well here to for easy to find go-to's. Blue Ok, so polarizing...but if this is...

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Village Cider Sale

For the fourth year in a row, Camp Hoo-Ha and Village Brewery have partnered on a special edition charity cider sale - in support of Highbanks Society.  Calgary Campers can pre-sell Village Camper Cider to friends and family for either $17.85 for a 4 pack. Sell 10 of our 4 packs, and you'll earn a special edition badge and hooha drinking vessel.   START PRE-SELLING TODAY You can start taking "pre-orders" from family and friends now, then order your cider at villagebrewery.com/shop. Cider pick up will take place at Village Brewery on Saturday Dec 18th between noon and 4pm. If you place multiple orders, Village tracks everything and combines your order for pick up.  ​ RANDOM ACTS OF HOOHA Since we won't be gathering with family this year, you...

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