The Best Spots in Downtown Calgary featuring Ryan Massel

We interviewed some of Calgary’s most prominent influencers to learn more about their go-to downtown hotspots so you can have the best PARKLUXE 2018 Presented by Downtown Calgary experience possible!

RYAN MASSEL - Multi award-winning lifestyle blogger + freelance writer

Photo Credit: Aldona Barutowicz

Photo Credit: Aldona Barutowicz

Favourite place to shop? Simons (Save 10% off your order when you show your PARKLUXE 2018 ticket or receipt to Guest Services)

Favourite place to eat? The Wednesday Room, the deep fried olives are unforgettably delicious!

Favourite place for cocktails? National on 8th

Favourite spots for photos? The Devonian Gardens! If you’re ready to turn your cameras to the sky, the cities core also has some of the countries most impressive buildings designed by world-renowned architects. 

What to do before PARKLUXE 2018? Make your PARKLUXE weekend a staycation by booking a room at the historic Fairmont Palliser and a spa treatment Stillwater Spa.

MISTY KING - Social media consultant and lifestyle blogger

Photo Credit: Kelly Hofer

Photo Credit: Kelly Hofer

Favourite place to shop? Blu’s

Favourite places to eat? Klein / Harris and The Derrick are solid choices.

Favourite place for cocktails? Untitled

What to do before PARKLUXE 2018? Get fancy and for an early dinner with friends before heading to the show. Klein / Harris is a great spot for a delicious dinner - the atmosphere is classy and the cocktails are amazing plus it’s only a three-minute walk from Brookfield Place!

SUNJEEV PRASAD - Founder of Street Gentlemen


Favourite places to shop? Simons + Harry Rosen for more formal pieces

Favourite place to eat? Teatro

Favourite place for cocktails? The Wednesday Room

Favourite spot for photos? Brookfield Place’s outdoor plaza

What to do before PARKLUXE 2018? If you a wearing a suit to PARKLUXE 2018 I would definitely recommend going to The Wednesday Room for a cocktail or two. It be a nice way to settle into the evening while feeling classy like Don Draper!

ALIYA GULAMHUSEIN - Fashion and Lifestyle blogger


Favourite place to shop? Holt Renfrew

Favourite places to eat? There are so many great restaurants in Calgary that it’s hard too choose but the Bridgette Bar is definitely one of my top three!

Favourite place for cocktails? The Wednesday Room or BLK RBT

Favourite spot for photos? Michelle Hoogveld’s Corridor of Connection 

What to do before PARKLUXE 2018? Dinner with friends followed by cocktails at the Wednesday Room or BLK RBT with some friends!

ALDONA B - Founder of ALDONA B Creative

Photo Credit: Elizabeth S. Cameron.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth S. Cameron.

Favourite places to shop? I love Simons and shop there way to often!

Favourite places to eat? Paper St., Workshop Kitchen + Culture, and The Wednesday Room.

Favourite place for cocktails? Local

Favourite spot for photos? The arches at Hudson’s Bay

What to do before PARKLUXE 2018? Meet up with friends for a delicious meal



Favourite place to shop? Bamboo Ballroom

Favourite places to eat? Bridgette bar and Ten foot Henry

Favourite place for cocktails? If you love rum, than you need to check outRicardo's Hideaway. Blanco Cantina is great tequila lovers!

Favourite spot for photos? The arches at Hudson’s Bay or James Plensa’s “Wonderland” Sculpture in front of the Bow Tower

What to do before PARKLUXE 2018? Act like a tourist and visit the top of the Calgary Tower!

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