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EATING & DRINKING Second Life Though no longer a place of worship, the Holy Ghost Catholic Church near down- town Coleman was revived last June. Re-christened as the Holy Ghost Cafe & Music Hall, the long-time Crowsnest Pass community hub, built in 1905, now has a fresh focus: great coffee, tasty food, live music and good vibes. Beneath the original ceiling fresco, you can nosh on homemade soups, salads and sand- wiches—while sipping Holy Roast coffee, a café-exclusive blend by local Crowsnest Coffee Company, and Steep Peak kombucha tea. True to its name, the venue also hosts live performances a few times a month. It also has a marketplace with works by local artisans, plus a cross section of antiques and vinyl records. REcREATION Worthwhile Route Did you know that you can explore a one-of-a-kind section of the 24,000- kilometre Trans Canada Blackfalds’ indoor trail The Holy Ghost Café, a church turned coffeehouse Trail (recently renamed the Great Trail) right in central Alberta? Blackfalds, a com- munity situated between Lacombe and Red Deer, boasts the trail’s only indoor segment; it traverses the second floor of the town’s recreation centre, the Abbey Centre. While there’s no charge to stroll this indoor stretch of trail and browse its murals of Canadian landscapes, paying a small admission fee will get you access to the centre’s other ameni- ties, including a multi-level indoor playground, aquatic centre and running track that overlooks games and tournaments ongoing in the field house below. Mountaintop Yoga It’s now possible to do sun salutations just a little closer to the actual sun— by hitching a ride on the Banff Gondola. The cable Getting centred at a yoga session L I F T Y O U R S P I R I T S Reconnect over incredible food, craft cocktails, local brews, and plenty of laughs in Central Montana, where everything takes on a whole new meaning. Learn more at car ascends to Sulphur Mountain’s renovated summit building, where visitors can partake in an hour-long mountaintop yoga session. Hosted by Lululemon and enhanced with Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, the popular class is designed to appeal to all levels of yogi, from first-timers to chakra-aligned experts. Held on the last Sunday of every month in the upper terminal building (and outside, weekly, in summer). Advance registration online is recommended. events