Well hey there, YYC! As always we hope that you had another wonderful weekend, despite experiencing a wacky 3rd winter. On the bright side, no matter the weather there’s plenty of fun exciting things to do in and around the city, so even if the forecast isn’t looking up, your plans will be able to put a skip back into your step. Here are 10 socially distant things to do this week in Calgary.
MAKE SOME STOMACH ROOM FOR POUTINE FOR A PURPOSE
It’s here, YYC! This week, get your poutine on and do some good during Calgary’s 2021 Poutine with a Purpose! Every year, this event is able to feed local families in need through their partnership with Meal Share, with their buy-one-give-one model – so don’t miss it!
When: Until Sunday, May 1st
Where: See participating restaurants here
Cost: Prices vary
HIT ONE OF CALGARY’S CUTEST VINTAGE SHOPS
With an aesthetic that puts in work to upstairs neighbours that are as cute as they are, the Prairie Bazaar in Crescent Heights is a Calgary must-see for hidden gem-seekers and shopaholics alike. This week pay them a visit and leave knowing that you just supported one of YYC’S local shops.
Where: 918 Centre St N, Calgary
BINGE YOUR WAY THROUGH CUFF 2021
For the second year in a row, the Calgary Underground film festival has gone digital! This week stream a ton of the best of 2021’s independent cinema right from your couch at home. Check the link above for their lineup!
When: Until Monday, May 2nd
Where: Online above
Times: See times above
Cost: TBA tickets available April 7th
CHASE SOME WATERFALLS
From Lundbreak to Athabasca, where there are mountains, there are also plenty of breathtaking waterfalls. This week we’d recommend seeing as many of them as you can, but not just because it’ll give you something to do. The springtime is actually the best time to go waterfalls watching due to the water pressure being so high from all of the ice melting and trust us, you won’t want to miss out on all of the action.
GO FOR A BIKE RIDE
After lounging our way through the winter months, we think that it’s safe to say that a lot of you are ready to stretch your legs and get back outside. One of the best ways to really make the most of the spring or summer? By taking a leisurely ride on a two-wheeler, of course! Check out the link above for the 10 best places for a bike ride in Calgary!
OR INDULGE IN A DINNER UNDER THE DOME
This week, dine like the kings and queens that you are! Foodies In The Park are back, this time with a Royal-themed dining experience. From now until May 16th, enjoy a romantic meal under the stars in one of Bow Valley’s unique, distance-friendly, backyard garden domes – because you deserve a little royal treatment!
When: Until Sunday, May 16th
Where: 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm, 7:05 pm, and 9:05 pm
Well, folks according to the forecast, the weather is supposed to look up this week. If it does, why not celebrate golf season! Dst off those clubs, gather up some balls and fasten that visor then check out the link above for some of the golf courses in Calgary that are open right now.
GO SPRING ANTIQUING
Sure you could look, decorate and dress the way everyone else does, but where’s the fun in that? We love individuality, in fact, we think the world could use a little bit more of it, that’s why whether you’re in need of a little attention or are looking for a unique gift for someone else, you have to check out Airdrie’s Where on Earth Antique market
Where: 325 Edmonton Trail SE, Airdrie
UNLEASH YOUR FURRY FRIEND AT A YYC DOG PARK
Whether you’re looking to bond with your furry pal, get some exercise, or just to pup watch, there’s really nothing better than grabbing a coffee and wandering one of Calgary’s dog parks! Not sure which one you should check out? Click the link above for our favourites.
HIKE YOUR WAY TO THE INCREDIBLE KANANASKIS SUSPENSION BRIDGE
High above the rocks and trees of Alberta’s Peter Lougheed Park is a secret overpass just as impressive (and stomach-turning) as any other swinging aqueduct. Located only 1 hour and 30 minutes from the city of Calgary, Blackshale Suspension Bridge is just the spot to take your next mountain adventure to new heights. Why not check it out this week?!
Where: Black Prince Cirque Trail – Black Prince parking, Kananaskis, AB
Whew, there you have it. 10 things to do in Calgary this week. What will you check out first? Let us know and remember to stay safe, wash your hands and have fun. We’ll see you out there!
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