Biking the Three Rivers Greenway

April 22, 2016

Biking is the transportation mode of choice for many. In recent years the City of Columbia has taken many steps to improve and advance the culture of bicycling, walking and transit in the city through various initiates. The Three Rivers Greenway, located right outside your door at CanalSide Lofts, is a great example of one of the multi-use trails used for biking, walking and jogging.

The beautiful 11-mile Three Rivers Greenway riverfront pathway offers views of the downtown skyline and where the convergence of the Broad and Saluda rivers, forming the Congaree River, along with forested paths.

Whether you’re looking to get outside to ride your bike on a beautiful day, or just go on a stroll away from downtown, the Three Rivers Greenway is a great escape. The trail is also wheelchair accessible and a great place to go with the whole family. With the weather warming up, you might as well take your workout and relaxation outdoors!

3-8 | Take Me Out to the Fireflies Ballgame

April 8, 2016

Plan a night out with friends and head over to the ballpark! The Columbia Fireflies home opener is just around the corner, as they take on the Greenville Drive Thursday, April 14 at the brand new Spirit Communication Park. First pitch will be thrown at 7:05 p.m. on Thirsty Thursday. Attendees can enjoy half-priced draft beer and fountain drinks and postgame fireworks.

New to the Columbia community, the Fireflies are the South Atlantic League affiliate with the New York Mets. Just last night, the Columbia Fireflies unveiled their team mascot, Mason. Continue reading

3-27 | In the Neighborhood: Hemi Food Truck Court

March 25, 2016

See what all the buzz is about with Food Trucks! The Hemi Food Truck Court is officially open, and it is awesome. The food court has a great variety of options from the Midlands region. From Belgium Waffles, Pizza, Paninis, BBQ, Fresh Salads, Italian Ice and Cupcakes! Oh my!

Only three minutes away from CanalSide Lofts, the open air food court offers plenty fresh spring air and of seating. There are also shelters and restrooms for your convenience. With up to ten food truck vendors, you are likely to find something (or many things!) that you enjoy. Continue reading

3-11 | St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Columbia

March 11, 2016

On Saturday, March 19 grab a few of your CanalSide Lofts neighbors and head over to the eclectic Five Points District from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. for one of the Midlands’ largest annual street festivals and largest celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day in the Southeast.

The event kicks off with St. Pat’s Get to the Green 10K, 5K and 1-mile Family Fun Run, which offers runners free admission into the festival. A fun-filled parade, kid-friendly Pot O’ Gold Playland, swinging shag exhibition and DJ throw down, as well as five stages with live music hosting nearly 20 acts provide the entertainment for the event. Continue reading

3-4 | In the Neighborhood: Nonnah’s

March 4, 2016

You know it has to be good when it’s been voted The Best Desserts in Columbia for the past 17 years. Nonnah’s family owned restaurant serves “world renowned” desserts, brunch, lunch and dinner with a full service bar and is conveniently located only five minutes from CanalSide Lofts in the Vista.

Chocolate Temptation Cake, Linzer Tart, Turtle Cheesecake, Deep Dish Apple Praline Pie or Strawberry Amaretto Cake are just a few of the delicious homemade desserts that they offer. Enjoy a fresh slice with a warm espresso! Continue reading

2-12 | In the Neighborhood: Cola’s Restaurant

February 12, 2016

             Located just five minutes away from our community, Cola’s Restaurant is a favorite of many CanalSide apartments residents. Formerly a RC Cola bottling plant, Cola’s is a “casual” fine dining bar/restaurant specializing in seafood, steaks and other culinary creations influenced by a broad range of ethnic cooking.

While the interior of the restored 1930s plant is enough to draw you in, the menu will keep you coming back time and time again. You can check out the dinner, desert and extensive wine, cocktail and beer menus online to get an idea of what they offer.

For the latest information and specials, you can follow Cola’s Restaurant on Facebook. If you’re still looking for those last minute Valentine’s Day plans, try your luck at getting a table! Make a date with your CanalSide neighbor for dinner and drinks and experience Cola’s for yourself!

1-19 | Resident Event – Tasty Dippings

January 19, 2016

Do you fondue? Join the CanalSide Lofts CARES team and your neighbors on Saturday, January 23 for a night of tasty dippings. We’ll meet at 6 p.m. in the CanalSide apartments clubroom to try a selection of fondue and enjoy each other’s company.

Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for other fun events planned by the amazing CARES team who works alongside the CanalSide staff to create memorable resident experiences and connections with your neighbors and the community.

1-8 | Keep Your Get-Fit Resolution in the CanalSide Lofts Fitness Center

January 8, 2016

Every year, living a healthier lifestyle tops lists of New Year’s Resolutions. As a CanalSide Lofts resident, you can keep your get-fit resolution in check with a workout in the on-site fitness center. Our 24-hour professional-grade fitness center with modern equipment has everything you need for a total body workout.

Need some motivation? Grab a CanalSide neighbor for moral support and check out POPSUGAR’s FitFinder and choose the perfect workout for you. Continue reading

10-23 | CanalSide S’mores Outdoors

October 23, 2015

What’s better than hanging out by a fire with friends on a crisp fall night to get you ready for Monday? Meet us on Sunday, October 25 in the grill area by the lounge pool at 7:30 p.m. for S’mores Outdoors with your CanalSide neighbors.

Our wonderful CARES Team will be supplying all the necessary items to make delicious s’mores – and some ingredients to make them a little more fancy, think Reese’s. They’ll also have warm cider for that extra fall touch. Continue reading

Maintenance Appreciation Month

September 15, 2015

September is Maintenance Appreciation Month and we want to help our hard-working CanalSide Lofts team celebrate! Please email your maintenance appreciation stories to and we will share them on our Facebook page. The best story will get a great prize! Deadline is Monday, September 21.