Discover our favourite budget-friendly stores and restaurants, where you’ll find quality eats and merchandise for $20 or less.
Weekend brunch at River Café
This idyllic café sits in the middle of Prince’s Island Park. Specializing in a regional, seasonal menu, they take the idea of Canadian cuisine seriously—the chefs even have their own garden. Brunch is a great way to experience the restaurant when you’re on a budget.
Cost: Most brunch dishes are listed at under $20
A cone from MacKay’s Ice Cream
It’s a bit outside of Calgary (in Cochrane) but this handmade ice cream in 15 flavours is worth the drive. This is a family-run business that has been serving its own ice cream since 1948.
Cost: $2.50 – $7.50
Country-style roast beef dinner at Smuggler’s Inn
A 7-oz.-cut of Alberta prime rib served au jus with fresh vegetables and red jacket mashed potatoes. Plus, a choice of soup, their own baked bread, and a trip to their long salad bar.