The HUGE mistake you’re making when Buying Christmas Trees…

If your anything like me the only decision you’ve thought about when buying a Christmas tree is…

  1. What is Cheap?
  2. What is Easy?

I dug a little deeper this year and explored what it really means to choose between an Artificial and a Real tree and came out quite surprised!


Where to get Real Trees:

We picked our tree up Sunday morning. It’s an 8′ Balsam Fir and it is beautiful, we paid $96 for it from the tree lot at the Canadian Tire on Macleod Trail. The gentleman running the lot was so friendly and helpful. There are tons of live trees available from Home Depot, Lowes and Canadian Tire Stores, but if your looking for a more memorable experience try the below options…


Visit a Local Store

Cobblestone Garden Centre

Located on the east side of Calgary at Garden Road/100th Street & 17th Ave. S.E. intersection, we are easily accessible from any quadrant of the city and outlying areas. Come explore our + 40 000 sq. ft. garden centre for Alberta’s best plants (many of them grown at our own production greenhouses near Langdon), inspiring home décor, unique gifts from around the world, concrete products, implements, garden aids, and more.

10300 17 Ave SE



Have a stroll through the store and greenhouse and see some of the huge variety of Department 56 displays, Christmas decor, Christmas trees, and seasonal plants available to bring the spirit of Christmas to your home.

14111 Macleod Tr S



Have it Delivered:

Porter River Balsam

Finding a real, top quality Christmas tree can be a very difficult task. Let Porter River take care of these headaches for you! Simply order your tree and wreath from our website and we will deliver right to your door. We will even pick it up after the holidays and recycle it for you!


Enjoy a traditional Canadian experience and cut your own:

Junior Forests Tree Cutting Lot

Approximately 1 Hour West of Calgary

Alberta Forest

Heading out to find the perfect Christmas tree is a cherished tradition for many Alberta families. You can cut your own Christmas tree on provincial Crown land within Alberta’s Green Area with a permit from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.