There are thirteen city magazines published in Alberta, including three in Calgary (Avenue Calgary, Where Calgary and the Calgary Herald‘s weekly Swerve Magazine) and three in Edmonton (Avenue Edmonton, Where Edmonton and Vue Weekly Magazine). Swerve and Vue Weekly could also be considered newspapers, as they are both printed on newsprint but because they both also focus on the news, people and events of their respective cities, you’ll find them included in this list:
airdrielife first published in September 2004 and since then has grown with the city of Airdrie. Today every issue of airdrielife reflects the energy, style and community spirit of Airdrie. The magazine is published 4x a year and 28,000 copies are distributed to every household in Airdrie, Crossfield and surrounding rural homes and businesses. In addition airdrielife is available in more than 30 Airdrie showhomes and 70 rack locations around the city and 100 rack locations in Calgary.
Avenue Magazine (Calgary)
Since 1994, Avenue has delivered award-winning design and intelligent, provocative perspectives to an audience of active, affluent and sophisticated Calgarians 12 x per month. Avenue tells Calgary’s stories monthly through architecture, personalities, arts, fashion, food, events and urban life. It’s locally focused, with international flair. Avenue is the home of the city’s most authentic stories, told with personality, style and authority.
Avenue Magazine (Edmonton)
Through intelligent conversations and award-winning design, affluent and influential city-dwellers explore life in and around the capital region. Readers get to know their city’s personalities and issues in the pages of Avenue published 12 x per year. They discover Edmonton’s creative talents in fashion, food and design. They see the influence of arts and culture on their daily lives. Avenue, provocative and forward-thinking, keeps pace with its exciting community. Avenue Edmonton was named the Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Alberta Magazine Awards.
Grande Prairie Smart Guide
The mandate of Grande Prairie Smart Guide is to provide quality content that is written by local writers for the locals that live, work and play in Grande Prairie. The magazine, published 6 x per year, emphasizes the activities, events, businesses and issues that are relevant to the community, capturing who the people really are that live here, and the businesses that help make the community what it is.
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PO Box 25272 RPO Wapiti Centre
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8W 0G2
Editor: Emilia Hovorka
Editor email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lethbridge living features articles that focus on people and the diversity of cultures and interests in Lethbridge and the surrounding area. Issues are published six times a year—January, March, May, July, September and November—and reach over 91,000 readers at homes and businesses throughout Southwestern Alberta. Available for free online and in print on bright yellow magazine racks throughout Lethbridge and area.
Okotoks Living is a magazine about living in Okotoks, for people living in Okotoks. From profiles of interesting people, to stories about business, shopping, dining and entertainment, housing, community sports and cultural events—Okotoks Living covers everything that makes Okotoks such a great place to live, work and play. Available for free online and in print at select locations in Okotoks, High River and south Calgary.
Source Media Group
#207, 5809 Macleod Trail
Calgary, Alberta, T2H 0J9
Editor: Jim Zang
Editor email: email@example.com
Red Deer Living
Red Deer Living is a magazine all about living in Red Deer, for people living in Red Deer. Do you know how Red Deer got its name? Do you know who Gaetz Avenue is named for? Do you know what there is to do in town on a Friday night in February? Red Deer Living knows. And so do the more than 30,000 readers who read every quarterly edition of Red Deer’s only full colour glossy lifestyle publication. Red Deer Living connects people to their city with engaging editorial content and photos on topics such as culture and history, sports and recreation, business, housing, local personalities, shopping, dining and entertainment, and more. Whether you’re a newcomer or have lived in Red Deer all your life, there’s something for everyone in Red Deer Living.
Source Media Group
#207, 5809 Macleod Trail
Calgary, Alberta, T2H 0J9
Editor: Shelley Newman
Editor email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swerve is a weekly Calgary magazine published by the Calgary Herald and devoted to covering a wide swath of the city’s arts, entertainment and cultural scene. Readers—men, women, young and old, and everyone in between—are intelligent, engaged Calgarians who love our quirky, 100 per cent original content generated by the best local (and national) writers, illustrators and photographers. Since it was founded in 2004, Swerve has won more than 60 national, international and regional magazine awards.
T8N magazine is committed to delivering compelling content about the people, stories and issues that make St. Albert not only a Top 10 City to Live In, but also a dynamic community to belong to. Although their strongest focus is on St. Albert, they are not a magazine that only focuses in — they also look outward to reflect on the trends and global issues that capture their readers’ imaginations and shape their perceptions. In creating this publication, they also hope to become a place where writers, photographers and other artists can showcase their talents and storytelling abilities in a myriad of ways that entertain, teach and explain, often all at once.
The Yards is a seasonal magazine that makes sense of downtown Edmonton’s transformation and growth. Published 4 x per year on behalf of the Oliver and Downtown Edmonton Community Leagues, it tells insightful stories about urban planning, development, social justice, lifestyle and culture, that should change the way people see and participate in the urban core. With an all-star roster of writers and thinkers, professional journalists and designers, The Yards introduces more than 30,000 residents to the issues, faces and business that matter to them.
Vue Weekly Magazine
Vue Weekly engages in thoughtful and intelligent journalism with a focus on progressive ideas from a local perspective. It covers topics, artists and events that are often ignored, marginalized or misrepresented by the mainstream media, thereby bringing balance to Edmonton’s media mosaic. The editors strive to create a dialogue with our readers, build community and emphasize social responsibility. They are committed to providing big-picture analysis to an active, intelligent readership that is as diverse as the issues they cover. Vue Weekly is dedicated to being a successful business and an enjoyable, inspiring place to work.
Where Calgary’s editors and writers provide expert content about the best shopping, dining, entertainment, and attractions that the city has to offer. Published 6 x per year and distributed in-room at hotels across the city and throughout Calgary, as well as in other key visitor-traffic locations, Where Calgary is an invaluable resource to an engaged audience of over 1.2 million readers annually. These readers are highly desirable business decision-makers, key influencers, and ready-to-buy consumers.
Where Edmonton magazine presents an insider’s look at the very best Edmonton has to offer. Written primarily for travellers to the city, and published 6 x per year, Where Edmonton covers shopping, dining, art and antiques, attractions and entertainment. Timely, useful feature stories and listings combine with superb photos, maps and charts to make Where Edmonton a much sought-after publication.
You’ll find current and archived digital versions of all these magazines on the publishers’ websites. If you want to check out the Alberta magazines that are members of the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, see: www.albertamagazines.com/directories/magazine-directory. If you want to see all magazines known to be published in Alberta, see the magazine directory at: http://mediainalberta.ca/alberta-media-directory/magazines.html.