When it comes to finding the best, most authentic experiences in Calgary, there are few better ways than learning right from the locals. We’ve put together a list of #yycinfluencers for you to check out and follow on social media, from the foodie scene to sports, to arts & culture!
The legendary YYC Foodie is here to share with you the best eats in Calgary! From fine dining to casual, niche restaurants to cafes and coffee shops, they have you covered for where to find the best food while you’re in town.
Life With Zandra
Zandra is a lifestyle blogger who has been sharing her love of life in Calgary for many years! Join her as she explores local events, parks and trails, concerts, fashion, culture, and of course – food! She’s also a great influencer for any vegans or vegetarians, as she has been vegan for several years, and delights in sharing how she navigates YYC’s incredibly diverse food scene to find the best options for her diet.
For years, CMCalgary has probably been (and remains) the most followed influencer in Calgary, especially by locals and expats. The account is run by an anonymous husband and wife, who share their experience living in downtown Calgary and beyond! They regularly share exceptional photography and video content about food, events, art, culture, and products unique to the city, and they also gather some of the best local memes and viral content. This is truly the account to follow if you want to feel like a local and experience the city through Calgarian eyes!
Naheed Nenshi was the mayor of Calgary from 2010 to 2021, so he has a lot of insight into local politics and goings-on around the city. Now retired, he remains with somewhat of a celebrity status and uses it to bolster the city’s great arts, culture, and sporting events.
Travel Alberta is Alberta’s official tourism association. They’re first to announce when cool new attractions are opening and share high-quality content to entice you to explore everything this province has to offer, including the many world-class experiences within Calgary, or just a few hours’ drive from the city centre.