Rather than drive too far, I elected to try a night in Priddis, just a bit outside of Calgary, at Azuridge, a luxury boutique hotel folks had told me about.
I had no idea what to expect as I rolled past lush farms in the foothills southwest of the city. But I soon found myself arriving at a large black gate on a dirt road not far from the Spruce Meadows equestrian centre. I wound my way past a pretty meadow where an owl was hunting for mice and pulled up in front a pair of huge, modern buildings that were simply out of this world; massive stones and timber beams and huge panes of glass allowing guests to gaze west towards a fabulous garden and a pond and a large gazebo, with the view stretching out to rolling hills dotted with deep green grass and out towards the Rockies.
- Horseback Riding
- Self Drive
- Sightseeing Tours
- Wildlife Viewing