• The best places to toboggan in Calgary

    Jan 16, 2020

    Calgary is a city that knows how to do winter right! To help you enjoy this magical season to the fullest, Timbercreek Communities has a list of the best places to toboggan in Calgary this winter. Maybe we'll see you there!

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    St. Andrew's Heights

    St. Andrew's Heights is by far one of the best tobogganing spots in Calgary. Teens, tweens and adults love its long and steep hill, and there is a smaller hill near the Community Centre that's just right for your little ones. 

    Confederation Park

    Confederation Park is a great place to toboggan with the whole family this winter. It has multiple hills and is a simply beautiful area to visit and enjoy. The park also features an outdoor ice rink and recreational pathways that are perfect for winter walks and cross country skiing. 

    Prairie Winds

    Prairie Winds Park is a great place to toboggan as it has a variety of hills suitable for kids of all ages (and kids at heart). It's known for its impressive long and steep slope, but there are plenty of smaller slopes perfect for young kids, too.

    Big Marlborough Park

    Big Marlborough Park is a great place to go on a weekend with the whole family. It's a cozy spot thanks to its warming fire pits set up along its outdoor ice rink. Bring skates to fully enjoy your visit.

    We hope to see you on one these amazing toboggan hills in Calgary this winter! Happy sledding from Timbercreek

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • The best winter coats in Canada

    Jan 13, 2020

    Canada is about as cold as it gets in the winter. To enjoy the season to the fullest, you'll need a great winter coat that can handle our extreme temperatures. To help you stay toasty warm, Timbercreek Communities has rounded up some fabulous Canadian coat brands for you. Shop from these Canadian brands to stay warm and stylish this season.

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    NOIZE

    We love this fashionable Montreal winter coat brand. Its fabulous coats are even PETA-approved because they don't use any feathers or fur and are cruelty-free. NOIZE is a vegan coat brand that specializes in puffer coats and parkas with sleek shapes. Their coats are available in fun prints, too. The price is right -- under $300.

    Norden

    Another conscious consumer darling, Norden is another great Canadian coat brand. It's also another Montreal-based brand. This innovative company uses post-consumer waste, transforming it into puffer jackets. It also repairs and restores used coats and donates them.

    Kanuk

    Kanuk is serious made-in-Canada winter wear. It makes luxurious puffer coats in beautiful colours. It boasts coats stuffed with synthetic insulation and Hutterite Down, which is made on free-range farms in Western Canada. 

    Arc’teryx 

    Arc’teryx makes serious winter wear, like its Thorsen Parka for men. Its exterior is GORE-TEX and its interior is 750 power fill goose down -- so you'll be able to handle anything winter throws at you in style. 

    Canada Goose

    Canada Goose makes coats designed for Canadian winters. Take their men’s Expedition Parka, for example, which was designed for scientists working in Antarctica. It features 625 fill down and Arctic-Tech fabric made to protect you against subzero conditions.

    Grab a coat from one of these fabulous brands and stay warm this winter! We hope these Canadian brand suggestions from Timbercreek help you find the perfect winter coat! 

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website

  • The coziest accessories for your home

    Jan 09, 2020

    With winter in full swing, it's time to get cozy in your apartment. To help you create a warm and inviting home, here are the coziest accessories to incorporate into your apartment. 

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    Velvet, chunky knit and faux fur throw blankets

    If you really want to ramp up the coziness factor in your apartment, stock up on cozy throw blankets. Our favourite varieties include flannel velvet, chunky knit and faux fur. Drape them on your bed, couch, chairs -- wherever! They're perfect for snuggling under on chilly evenings and they look great, too. Pick some up at Walmart, Homesense or Winners

    Furry pillows

    Another cozy favourite, furry pillows can make a couch, chair or bed feel and look extra cozy. Keep things cruelty-free by buying faux fur. Pick some up at Walmart, Homesense or Winners.  

    Faux fur rugs

    If you have wood or vinyl floors, winter can be a little less than kind to your feet. Cozy up your floors with a faux fur rug or two. It will look luxurious and inviting and keep your toes feeling toasty on a cold day. 

    String lights

    Coziness isn't always tangible in the way a blanket is cozy. Lighting can be cozy, too! Nothing says cozy mood lighting better than a good set of string lights. They cast an inviting and warm glow just about anywhere you can think to hang them. They're also very affordable, so go wild and use them in more than one room.

    Candles

    Much like string lights, the right candles can create an undeniably cozy atmosphere in any space. We love the look of chunky stand alone candles in variable heights arranged on a coffee table or window sill. If you're worried about open flames, look for flameless candles instead.

    We hope these cozy home accessory suggestions from Timbercreek Communities help you create an inviting atmosphere in your home.

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • The best winter gear for your dog

    Jan 07, 2020

    With winter in full swing, it's time to think about your dog. Are they as safe and warm as they could be? If you're not sure, read on to learn about our favourite winter gear picks for your pooch.

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    A great coat 

    Your dog gets cold on winter walks just like you, so investing in a great coat for your pooch, like The Alpine Extreme Weather Puffer Coat, is a good plan. This coat is perfect for all your dog's outdoor adventures. It's affordable and well made with a waterproof exterior, thick fleece lining and fiber insulation. This coat comes in many sizes to ensure a perfect fit for your pooch.

    Ear protection

    Your dog's ears are highly sensitive to cold and often exposed to the elements in the winter. Luckily for your pup, the Snood Winter Ear Protector exists. It's the ultimate winter accessory for your dog as it will add warmth to any winter coat. The Snood protects your dog's ears from wind chill and cold. It's basically an adorable and warm fleece hood. It will keep your dog's ears from getting cold or frostbitten.  Best of all, it's adjustable thanks to its two elastic drawstrings.

    Good dog boots

    Your dog doesn't like walking barefoot in winter any more than you do. Protect your pet's tender tootsies with a good pair of booties, like these QUMY Dog Boots, this winter. These boots are waterproof with a well-made and rugged sole that will keep your dog warm and dry when the weather is anything but.

    A warm and cozy bed

    Many pet owners overlook the need for a warm and cozy bed for their dog in their home. Your pup can get cold on your bare floor, so a dedicated cozy dog bed is a must in the winter months. There are a lot of great options out there. We recommend a self-heating dog bed like the Aspen Pet Self-Warming Bed which is designed to keep your pet warm thanks to a hidden layer of heat-reflective material inside its mattress.

    Timbercreek hopes you enjoy this winter with your pup. Stay warm! 

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

  • Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

    Dec 26, 2019

    We love pets! That's why we want to help you keep your pooch safe and warm this winter season. Here are five safety tips from Timbercreek Communities to keep your pets happy and comfortable all winter long.

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    Never leave your cat or dog alone in a cold car 

    To keep your pets safe, never leave them alone in a cold car. Winter conditions might not be as harsh as they are during the summer, but it’s still a good idea to take your pets with you. Leaving them unattended might leave them feeling cold and in panic. Plus, sometimes you might be away from the car for only a few minutes, but that could easily turn into an hour and that is bad news for your pets who are locked in the car!

    Wipe your pet’s paws and underside after being outside

    The next time you come back from a winter walk, be sure to wipe your pets’ paws. If you live in the city, the streets are usually covered in salt which can be extremely irritating for dogs. Not only does it burn their little paws, but it can make them sick if they ingest it. Remember to wipe their underside well, especially if they have long fur, since salt and ice can get in there too.

    Don’t let your dog off leash -- especially during a snowstorm

    Your dog probably loves to run off-leash, but during a snowstorm, keep them on a tight leash. You don’t want your dog to panic and get lost. Keep walks short and get back inside as soon as your pooch has finished their business.

    Never shave your dog down to the skin in winter

    Keep your dog's hair long during the winter months -- it’s their winter coat after all! Depending on the kind of breed you have, it might be necessary to brush them every day to get the knots out and get rid of the salt. Also, keep their paw pads clean by trimming the hair. This is where salt, ice and mud build up and create discomfort for your dog.

    Dress for the weather

    Keep your pets warm this winter season with a cozy sweater! If your dog has a short coat or very low body fat, they will need some clothes -- especially if you plan on taking them outside. There are many options out there, so make sure to get something your dog is comfortable in. Also, don’t forget to buy some booties to keep their paws warm. You can also use something as simple as balloons, which will protect their paws from salt.

    Timbercreek hopes you enjoy the winter with your pets. Stay warm! 

    To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

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    Jan 16, 2020
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