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u/catmagic · 5 pointsr/Calgary

If you've never gone to Lake Louise and the Valley of the Ten peaks, I'd definitely head there first. Moraine lake as well, it's always busy out there but it's so beautiful, it's definitely worth it. If you haven't ever seriously been hiking, I'd start out with some of the more popular trails. This book is worth the investment for sure, especially if you want less well-known hikes. I've been hiking my whole life, if you have any questions feel free to ask me or PM me. :) enjoy yourself.

u/TheRemedialPolymath · 1 pointr/Calgary

The UBC engineering program is one of the best in Canada. U of S is great if you want to get into Civil Engineering, but is still very competent for Mechanical. I did quite a bit of research on this before I decided to go to SAIT for their Mech Eng Tech program instead; but limited to those two choices based on school performance alone, I would most definitely choose U of S.

"Wait, what?" I hear you saying.

Well, that's the thing. Your friend's daughter is likely not thinking about post-school factors even while she should be. In chapter 3 of the book David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell, he explores this specific issue. What school you choose to go to as a young person determines almost everything about the rest of your life. A lot of research has been done on this concept, but the part that he chooses to focus on is based on the Big Fish-Little Pond effect theory. Essentially, if you go to a bigger, more prestigious school (Gladwell uses the example of UMaryland vs. Brown), you can reduce your chances of graduating by almost 30%. Given that the engineering discipline is already high-stress and a significant percentage of students do not finish their degrees, why would you make it tougher on yourself than you have to? All engineering programs, more or less, will teach you the same maths and concepts, and it's going to depend more on your motivation to learn them than anything else. In the book, Gladwell goes on to explain that students who graduate at the top of their class in smaller schools have better job prospects than those of the same initial SAT marks who went to 'prestigious' schools.

But seriously, buy your friend that book and make the girl read it before choosing. And tell her to go to U of S.

Edit: I may have found a PDF of the book online. This is probably not legal. I'll just leave it here on the internet for all to see.

u/jpodster · 3 pointsr/Calgary

It should be safe for you to hike in the mountains in September. Bring bear spray and try to make some noise (no need to yell, just talk or sing) and you should be fine.

Given your experience I would suggest you skip the hiking and look at scrambling (I like to call it adventure hiking).

This guide book is standard. Summit Post is also a good resource.

Scrambles are usually steeper and sometimes longer than the day hikes most people and guide books will suggest. There may be some 4th class climbing and exposure. Most do not require any gear beyond hiking gear though some recommend helmets for rockfall and some crampons / ice axe depending on the season. Those are easily avoided. The big advantage to me as that while a lot of hikes will be up a valley or to a pass most of the scrambles get you to mountain summits or ridges. As such, the views are much better.

Some of the more popular scrambles that I would recommend are Heart Mountain (easy), Mt. Yamnuska (easy), Mt. Baldy, East End of Rundle, Mt. Lady Macdonald, Cascade Mountain (boring first half), Mt. Temple (long). There are many many more good routes.

Be prepared for adverse weather. Depending on the year September can be pretty close to winter. I've had some pretty bad snow storms even at the beginning of September. Check the forecast the morning of (it changes readily) and bring hats, gloves, and a waterproof jacket.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

u/Skid_Marx · 1 pointr/Calgary

My wife is a definite non-hiker, and so I searched the book Where Locals Hike in the Canadian Rockies and looked for hikes that are classified as "easy", are around 4 hours or less, and have an elevation gain of less than 500 m. I also preferred hikes that weren't in like Lake Louise, because we don't always want to spend 2-1/2 hours in the car each way and/or $20 for a park pass.

Here are some good ones:

  • West Wind Pass - 393 m elev and 3 hours - south of Canmore along the east side of the Spray Lakes road (hwy 742). A bit difficult/unintuitive to follow the trail, but nice views of the Spray Lakes reservoir going up, and a great view at the pass.

  • Rawson Lake - 300 m elev and 3 hours - from Highwood Pass (hwy 40). Beautiful backdrop behind a mountain lake for the price of a short hike.

    Johnston Canyon, as others have mentioned above, is a classic too. It doesn't have the high mountain views, but the canyon itself is neat, and I like the 1950s metal walkways. 215 m elev and 4 hours to the ink pots (small mineral pools). Note that you have to buy a park pass for this one.
u/NapAfternoon · 3 pointsr/Calgary

There are a lot of great walking tour books about Calgary. I really suggest everyone pick one up and start exploring some neighbourhoods! They have great information, historical facts, and some pretty interesting stories about early Calgary. If you are not inclined to buy a book (or you don't have a friend to borrow a copy) you could always see if there is a walking tour running while your friend is in town. If not, take them around the communities of Kensington, Inglewood, Mission & 17th Ave. The river walk from Kensington to Princes Island is nice at any time of the year.

u/chris457 · 1 pointr/Calgary

The Source has a few. I'm near the core, down low and had a non-powered one from there that worked okay. Ended up giving it away and buying a powered flat one off Amazon which has worked better. Both used indoors.

Advantage to The Source is you could start with the cheapest and try it and return it and get the next most expensive one. But considering the amplified flat ones are $30 on Amazon (what I bought the second time, and I think your best bet for indoors) just ordering one of those might be the answer.

u/tricolour_cha_gheill · 1 pointr/Calgary

This rumour supposedly has to do with the high mineral content of the water creating greater crunch in the crust. It was disproven by Kenji Lopez-Alt in his book The Food Lab ( It’s a great read if you’re looking to understand the why behind food science.

u/LairdM · 4 pointsr/Calgary

Digital Antenna not an option?

Won't get alot of channels, but it's free and legal. If you want live tv not many options. Does your home provider offer iptv signin's?(if so use that at this location of work.)

u/firenze86 · 2 pointsr/Calgary

This is correct. Good Work! People who downvote this are retarded. Only problem is there are humans involved (like the ones down voting common sense) and they are good at fucking everything over for their own personal gain.

Though I almost always go out of my way to never let Escalades merge no matter the circumstances are!!!

Edit: Everyone should have to read this book before getting a drivers license. You can read the late merging section in the preview.

u/Smuggling_Plumz · 2 pointsr/Calgary

Maybe a little more than you'd realize...

A great read, or listen to Dan Flores on JRE.

u/Aplicado · 2 pointsr/Calgary

This is a great book about Heritage Buildings here in Calgary by Harry Sanders. I have worked on many of the buildings in there, so may be biased....

u/specificbarista · 3 pointsr/Calgary

In the same boat, preparing to garden. Someone recommended this book to me and I will recommend it to you. They have it at the library.

u/_MoonShadow_ · 0 pointsr/Calgary

Nenshi is quickly becoming another Kilpatrick.

If anyone cares about the future of Calgary, I highly recommend this book which describes in much gory detail what happens when incompetent AND progressive politicians get their paws on the public money:

u/VTX1800 · 2 pointsr/Calgary

Coyotes can live anywhere. There is even a pack that lives in downtown LA in an abandoned building. Check this book out. It is amazing.

u/Fishsauce_Mcgee · 20 pointsr/Calgary

This happens every year, often several times per year. The ants that fly are both males and virgin queens, and this is called a mating flight. Ants are really cool in that they are able to time the flight across different colonies and huge distances, so all the colonies send out their males and queens at the same time.

In about 24 hours all the males will have died, and the queens will land and lose their wings. They now have a few months to get the basics of a colony going before winter begins, and naturally only a small percentage will be successful.

Source: I've read this book.

EDIT: It's also called a Nuptial flight, and here is a Wikipedia article about it.

> The flight requires clear weather since rain is disruptive for flying insects. Different colonies of the same species often use environmental cues to synchronize the release of males and queens so that they can mate with individuals from other nests, thus avoiding inbreeding. The actual "take off" from the parent colony is also often synchronized so that predators cannot eat the ants one by one.

u/Inflatable_Potato · -28 pointsr/Calgary

Put a service animal vest on your pup and he can go anywhere with you. /r/UnethicalLifeProTips

u/EastCoastKids · 1 pointr/Calgary

Simpsons did it.

As I tradesmen who climes a lot o ladders and scaffolds would never be able to use the product you're describing.

u/raptorladies · 1 pointr/Calgary

I have two germ guardian purifiers. One upstairs and one down. They actually take all scents out of the house which is fantastic since I hate smelling anything. (Cooking smells whatever anything) Smoke totally isn't an issue, or animal dander or any other allergy type things.

u/magpai · 3 pointsr/Calgary

I have this one at home and it seems to have cut down on some of my symptoms. I still take a Claritin every day, but this helps at night when the pill is wearing off.

u/Skaffer · 9 pointsr/Calgary

The problem with arm bands, is that they are harder to access, because unlike a toolbelt, raising your arm above your head inverts the pocket, so you either need to add an extra step of sealing the pocket/unsealing it everytime you want something, or the risk of having stuff fall into your eye when reaching above your head, not to mention these things are small sharp tools. Elastics are not that forgiving, especially as an exterior layer when exposed to the cold.

That's why billy mays went with magnets

u/PhDgirl10 · 3 pointsr/Calgary

You typically get a referral to a psychiatrist from a family doctor. However, a lot of family docs will write prescriptions for the non-addictive meds. I have had a long-standing prescription to one of the more addictive/potential for abuse ADHD medications, so I have to get mine from a psychiatrist.

I highly recommend the book "Driven to Distraction"