A New Delicious Destination

Thursday, August 15th at 5:03pm

There is a new hotspot on the local culinary landscape. 

Flores & Pine is now open and serving Bearspaw and northwest Calgary. 
With cuisine, ambiance and style that you might find downtown, or at any number of major metropolitan locales where great food, drinks are served, savoured and celebrated. 

“bison meatballs and perogies” (in local mushroom cream sauce)

Flores & Pine – Grillroom and Gatherings brings with it a stunning event venue and meeting spaces set amongst the beautiful backdrop of the Bearspaw community.

Something for every taste & appetite.

Taking over the location and performing a year and a half re-imagining and renovation, the result is one of the most thoughtfully detailed and stunningly beautiful restaurants and menus.

 The team behind Flores & Pine recognized a vacancy in the community for a dining experience that foodies, social seekers, families and event planners could enjoy. 

The owners call Bearspaw home, and are thrilled to have opened a dining experience that they are proud to bring their own family to. This is, as noted on their website https://www.floresandpine.com an “an elevated casual restaurant and cocktail space.” From service, drinks, appetizers, mains to desserts, the opportunity to impress is never missed.

The many comments and reviews echo this sentiment of customers from near and far.

The Name

There are so many interesting aspects to the space, it truly is a feast for ALL senses. One of the most fascinating details is where the name originates. Flores & Pine partially takes its name from, and honours World Champion Lady Fancy Roper, Florence “Flores” LaDue, AKA Mrs. Guy Weadick. 

Born Grace Maud Bensel, she left Minnesota and joined a wild west show, where she not only re-invented herself, found her husband to be, but also retired as undefeated after performing and competing for an amazing 31 years.

Something For Everyone

Flores & Pine can accommodate everything from friends sharing a drink and an appetizer to large events and weddings ( 3 of which are already booked for September). They are also introducing Saturday & Sunday brunch very soon.

The eleven layer honey cake (made with their own honey).

As well, there is a great children’s’ menu. While the dishes are imaginative takes on comfort food classics, the ingredients are, as much as possible, sourced locally. There is even a beehive on-site where fresh honey appears in both desserts (the eleven layer honey cake) and drinks (the Queen B).

Local also applies to the creators of this fantastic western-based upscale eatery. As well as the staff, who are drawn from Bearspaw, Cochrane and northwest Calgary, everyone taking pride in serving their neighbours, families, and friends, who have been consistently filling the venue since its opening.


Their signature dishes have caught hold of imaginations (and taste buds) of diners. The menu includes favourites like “bison meatballs and perogies” (in local mushroom cream sauce) plus the mouth-watering “Tomahawk steak”.  Recently, an epic 109-ounce version of this dish was cut table-side and served by the Chef, and shared by a table of guests that did not go hungry or unimpressed.  

They also boast a stellar wine program (the wine room is well-stocked and a highlight of the décor).  Customers have also embraced the “wine locker” program, which enables them to store their cherished bottles on site.

Often, the idea of having “something for everyone” can be a recipe for trouble. However, Flores & Pine have created a wonderful environ, where every guest experiences it differently depending on their wants and needs.

 Celebrating history, hospitality and heartland- Flores & Pine are waiting for you to re-discover all the things you love.

Welcome to Hawkwood

Sunday, July 7th at 7:40pm

Our community focus is on the Calgary community of Hawkwood in the NW quadrant of the city.

Watch Our Brief Tour of This Wonderful NW Calgary Community

Almost four decades old, the district is home to a variety of housing types, from multi-family apartment to estate-style single-family.

With great city views, an abundance of parks, paths, playgrounds, and many off-leash areas, Hawkwood is a winner for many families.

There are two schools St. Maria Goretti Elementary and Hawkwood Elementary.
In addition to nearby high schools for students to continue their education, there is also Crowfoot Crossing shopping centre which provides amenities from dining, groceries, cinema, to automotive repairs and many retail choices.
Additionally, Crowfoot Library is located very close to the community and has many resources and programs for area families.

Hawkwood has great access points which make getting around Calgary convenient and easy.

Hawkwood Calgary
NW Calgary homes for sale
The McKelvie Group
Hawkwood homes for sale
Kelly McKelvie Hawkwood real estate expert

Please contact us to discuss your needs and we will give you a no-obligation assessment and provide you with information on how to make your real estate goals a reality.

Our current Hawkwood homes available:

127 Hawkside Close NW Calgary Alberta

23 Hawkside Close NW Calgary Alberta

Welcome to The Team

Thursday, June 27th at 3:48pm

To continue to serve our clients at a high level, The McKelvie Group proudly welcomes Julie Bouchard to our team of real estate specialists.

Julie Bouchard Calgary Realtor joins The McKelvie Group
Realtor Julie Bouchard Joins The McKelvie Group

Julie brings a wealth of experience in the competitive and customer-focused industries of aviation and recruitment. 

For two decades she has always strived to go above and beyond and add value to the customer experience by “leaving no stone unturned” in discovering ways to ensure a positive solution to client needs.

Another facet of her skill-set, is a formidable negotiation ability, developed to ensure her clients also receive the best value possible.

This meshes perfectly with The McKelvie Groups’ own, unique people-centric philosophy and agency-quality marketing- the two pillars of ongoing success in the Calgary and area market.

A long-time Calgarian, Julie is originally from Quebec City, is bi-lingual and obtained a law degree at McGill University. 

Her love of super-serving customers is only superseded by her wonderful family which shares her passion for good food and traveling the world.

You’ll be hearing and seeing more of Julie Bouchard, as she will be instrumental in making the real estate dreams and goals of our clients a reality with her enthusiasm, knowledge, positivity and great sense of humor. 

It’s great to have you with us, Julie!

Realtor Reviews You Can Use

Saturday, March 16th at 12:39pm

The following are actual reviews from Calgary clients that The McKelvie Group has received within the last month. Now more than ever, you need the experience, expertise and energy that The McKelvie Group provides to match your real estate goals.

Great Realtor Reviews for the McKelvie Group

When you’re ready to talk about your own real estate goals and needs, call us for a no obligation conversation on how to move forward. For more “evidence of excellence” see what more of our clients had to say.

The McKelvie Group – What Our Clients Say

Winter is Going

Monday, March 11th at 11:02am

The McKelvie Group knows NW Calgary

Gaining an hour when we “fall back” comes with the far less enjoyable “spring forward.” Missing out on an hour of sleep can really be stressful. But with the cold, cold weather mercifully behind us, the effects of less rest is easier to take when Calgary is rewarded with a spectacularly bright and warm early spring day.

Across from beautiful Bowness Park, is the smaller, quieter Baker Park. Northwest Calgary residents were out in full force, soaking up the sun, enjoying the turquoise glow of the melting river ice and snow and spending time with family, friends and pets.

Check out the video link above and think about visiting either of these great northwest Calgary parks, or any of the other parks and pathways that connect the city and add a welcome and relaxing element to area districts.

West Nose Creek Park

Monday, February 25th at 2:55pm

Enjoying The Wide Open Spaces in Calgary’s NE

Exploring NE Calgary parks and pathways. Here is a brief tour of West Nose Creek Park a.k.a. Confluence Park
Exploring Calgary’s Parks & Pathways- West Nose Creek Park/Confluence Park

Exploring this city and taking advantage of all the parks, pathways and green spaces is an absolute pleasure.
Walking, jogging, hiking, running or biking with friends and family is something not to be taken for granted, we have the world’s largest urban pathway system and you need to get out and enjoy it.

West Nose Creek Park/Confluence Park

Lying in northeast Calgary, the park is 73 hectares of paved pathways, trails, off leash area connected by bridges. Bordered by 96th Avenue & Harvest Hills to the north, Beddington Trail to the south, Country Hills golf  course to the west and Deerfoot Trail to the East.
The park is open from 5am to 11pm and has many highlights and natural elements including wide open rolling hills and grasslands and creek, but the most interesting element is the Split Rock.

Split Rock

Once part of a rock formation in Jasper Alberta it was deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. Split by the expanding and contracting of water freezing and melting. It has also been partially shaped by buffalo rubbing against it remove their heavy winter coats.Stone from the area was used to build many of the historic buildings in Calgary, which was once referred to as “Sandstone City.”

Parking is accessible off Beddington Trail, making for a very convenient and enjoyable experience, which can be followed by stopping by stopping by any of the restaurants in nearby Harvest Hills.