It’s finally here, friends! Happy Easter long! Now, although we might not be able to hold large family get-together’s there are still a ton of ways to celebrate in and around the city or – if you’re not in the hip-hoppity mood, keep your mind off it all. Here are just 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend.
SNAG SOME TASTY EASTER TREATS
From cookies and cakes to pies and squares, holiday goodies have never failed to make the seasons stand out, even if only for a moment. This weekend, check out one of Calgary’s bakeries and restaurants to indulge in a limited-time mini egg treat! Check out the link above for our favourites!
CELEBRATE ROUGE’S 20th ANNIVERSARY
Birthdays are the best days but this spring, Calgary restaurant Rouge wants to celebrate, not for a few hours, but for an entire month! This weekend, in honour of its 20th anniversary, the staple spot will be launching a tasting menu compiled of crowd-pleasing appetizers, entrees, and desserts from their menu since they opened in 2001.
When: Thursday, April 1st – May 1st
Where: 1240 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
ORDER IN FOR EASTER
Hoppy April! In anticipation of this weekend’s holiday, pre-order or make your reservations at one of Calgary’s incredible restaurants. Check the link above to see which eateries are offering Easter specials in anticipation of Sunday!
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HUNT FOR GHOSTS INSTEAD OF EASTER EGGS
What do you do when the Ghostbusters line is busy? Well, you can keep dialling, or you can become your own hero by graduating from the paranormal investigator’s course taught by the pros at Ghost Hunt Alberta. During their wonderfully wicked weekend workshop, spook-seekers will learn the fundamentals on-location in a real haunted house, just outside of Calgary.
When: Friday, April 2nd -4th
Where: 6107 Thornaby Way NW, Calgary
Time: 7 pm
HIT THE PATIO
This weekend, we want you and your pup to hit the town! Calgary is spoiled for choice when it comes to pet-free patios, so really, it’s just a matter of where and when! Check the link above for some of our favourite dog-friendly restaurants in YYC.
TAKE AN OPEN TOP TOUR
Anyone who has lived in Calgary for a while has likely seen Banff in every light, in every season, from every angle and at every time of day. This weekend, unless you’re a time traveller, you can actually see the Rockies like never before by taking an Open-Top Tour of Alberta’s favourite mountain town in a vintage-style coach. Hit the link above to book yours!
When: Opens for the season on April 3rd
Where: See locations here
Time: See times here
CHOW DOWN ON BAGELS AND BEER
Load up on the carbs and leave happy! This weekend, hit the taproom at Eighty-Eight Brewing Co., for the Donna Mac x Eighty-Eight Bagel and beer pop-up! There really is no better way to wake up on a Sunday.
When: Starts Sunday, April 4th
Where: 1002 9 St SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 11 am until they’re sold out
TAKE A HIKE
The sun is out and the snow and ice are melting. That can only mean one thing! Spring has nearly sprung and the mountains are calling our name! This weekend lace up your boots, pack up the car and head to the Rockies where trails aplenty await. Click the link above for the most beautiful hikes you can do near Calgary this spring!
GRAB A CONE AND TAKE A WALK
Elevate your weekend walk through Fish Creek by stopping into one of Calgary’s many hidden gems, Annie’s Cafe! This underrated ice cream and coffee shop is located in the heart of one of YYC’s best parks and is guaranteed to make your day that much better. Get your steps in and eat your weight in Neopolitan!
Where: 15985 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary (west of the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant)
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
BINGE NETFLIX’S APRIL RELEASES
From documentaries comedies and originals, Netflix will be delivering hours of entertainment to get us through another month of craziness. This April, those who would prefer to stay indoors can binge their way through isolation with a ton of new releases! Enjoy!
There you have it, friends 10 socially distant things to do in Calgary this LONG easter weekend. Enjoy yourselves out there and as always, please be kind, be safe and have fun!
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