March 11, 2019

We kick of this Day Trippin’ adventure from Calgary, Alberta’s NewLeaf Cannabis MacLeod Trail South. This location is truly unique. It’s not tucked away in the suburbs or a trendy inner-city neighbourhood like most of our stores. It’s smack-dab the middle…literally.

Find your compass

MacLeod Trail extends from downtown Calgary, AB to the deep south, where it merges into Highway 2 and eventually leads to its namesake Fort MacLeod. It serves as Calgary’s gateway from the south. This main artery divides the southeast and southwest quadrants of the city. If you live in a southern suburb and your bestie resides downtown, MacLeod Trail is the fair compromise for meeting up. Tourists who don’t want to stay downtown but need ease of access, love it here. Public transit and the south leg of the C-Train LRT make commuting easy for visitors.

The southern section of MacLeod Trail provides all the services conjoined communities need. Car dealerships, restaurants, bars, shops, clinics, hotels, it’s all here. In fact, there are so many businesses and intersections you may want to pull out your phone and drop a pin…NewLeaf Cannabis MacLeod Trail South is located at 7400 Macleod Trail SE T2H 0L9.

Things to do.

Maybe you live here? Maybe you’re visiting? Regardless, when Jack Frost sinks his claws in, it’s important to feed your entertainment needs, while staying warm. We love to celebrate the community, and this is a story about some of our favourite places close to this store.

Arguably, the best part about MacLeod Trail is the plethora of food options. There is something for everyone. We asked the staff at NewLeaf MacLeod Trail South to let us know a few of their favourite foodie gems, within walking distance from the store.

When the Mexican born store manager says, “the Mexican restaurant next door”, then 10 minutes later, a Cannabis Advisor recommends the same place with just as much enthusiasm, you go to that restaurant. Los Mariachis, is a small family run restaurant, serving authentic Mexican cuisine. The real deal!

There’s a good chance if you ask someone with the munchies what they want to eat, it’s either tacos or pizza. Which brings us to another gem, located just steps from the store.

Tom’s House of Pizza opened its doors in 1963. Often touted as “Calgary’s best pizza joint”, they’re known for thin-crust and offer gluten-free varieties, open late, seven days a week.

The belly is full, now what?

When the frigid temperatures drop and pathways are too slippery for comfort, the so-called mall walkers find themselves at Calgary’s largest shopping mall, CF Chinook Centre. Covering 1,377,768 square feet of space, the focal point of the mall is a four-story-high rotunda, which includes a time capsule set to be opened on December 31, 2999.

Indica lovers, the mall is home to the Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, with 16-screens of cinematic entertainment. Sativa friends, who love stylin’ shoes, Chinook Bowl-a-drome, has 32 lanes of 5-pin bowling.

Just around the corner from NewLeaf MacLeod Trail is Vin Gogh, Calgary’s first professional paint + sip studio. No artistic skills required. They believe that everyone deserves to experience the joy from being creative and will provide everything you need including all the project supplies, artistic direction and step-by-step instructions to create your own masterpiece.

To finish this leg of the MacLeod Trail Day Trippin’ adventure, one might be ready to call it a day and head home to pack a bowl. If this party is just getting started, a short drive or LRT ride to the downtown section of MacLeod Trail will take you to the Calgary Stampede grounds, where you can attend world-class trades shows, NHL games and concerts. Either way, this high-class experience will guarantee good times and fun-filled connections.