Somewhat unintentionally, the thread that connects many of the stories in this week’s edition of the Weekender is the natural world – from wild weather to wildlife, with a few stops in between. We frequently reshape our natural surroundings – to develop new communities and build new homes, for example – but the forces of nature also make their mark on us, for better and for worse.

This week in CREB®Now

Historical Home Spotlight: Nellie McClung House

Read on to find out more about this unique, 113-year-old heritage home in the heart of the Beltline and its most famous occupant, Nellie McClung.

How to “hail-proof” your roof before Calgary’s next big storm

The summer of 2020 in Calgary will likely be remembered not only for the COVID-19 pandemic, but for the high number of unusually destructive hailstorms that have rolled through the city. Whether this storm season was an anomaly or a sign of things to come remains to be seen, but you can never be too careful!

Flora and fauna: Fish Creek Park offers something for everyone, especially during the summer of COVID-19

Interest in visiting this much-beloved urban oasis is at an all-time high thanks to COVID-19. So, before you venture out, why not refresh your memory about everything Fish Creek Park has to offer?

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Courtesy of Alberta Parks

Five things you might not know about Calgary-and-area lakes

Think you’re well versed in everything there is to know about the many popular lakes dotted across Calgary and the surrounding areas? Think again!

The funnies

Is it weird that this made me hungry? Anyone else? Just me? OK, fine.

Additional reading

Have a great weekend!