Happy Friday Eve, Calgary! Congratulations, you made it! In celebration of surviving another work week why not check out one of YYC’s exciting, fresh and honestly, pretty delicious events and activities – because despite Alberta’s closures there are still a ton of things that will get you out and about. Here are just 10 socially distant things to do this weekend in Calgary!
HAVE A SLICE DURING LA PIZZA WEEK
It’s time, Calgary! La Pizza Week is here and from Saturday, May 1st until Friday, May 7th hungry Calgarians will be encouraged to get down and get cheesy with fellow Za-fans all over the country. From coast to coast ovens will be hot and toppings will be plenty, with restaurants competing for your votes. Check out the link above to see the local restaurants participating in this year’s event!
When: Saturday, May 1st – Friday, May 7th
Where: See link above
TAKE A GHOSTLY TOUR OF BANFF
BOO! Did we scare you? Of course not, but we know a couple of folks that will. This weekend, join the spooky storytellers of Banff National Park for a terrifying tour through the hauntingly historic homes, shops and restaurants on the grounds of one of Alberta’s favourite attractions – but beware, you’ll never see this wholesome town the same!
When: Saturday, May 1st
Where: Good Earth Coffeehouse, 333 Banff Avenue
Time: 7 pm
GO FOR A BIKE RIDE
We think that it’s safe to say that a lot of you are ready to stretch your legs and get back outside – especially now that the weather is significantly better than it was last week. 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!
SNAP YOUR WAY THROUGH JAZZYYC
Alright, friends. Get ready to tap, snap and vibe all month long at this year’s TD Jazz YYC Festival. Much like last year, this time around the organization is going digital, featuring Q and A’s and performances online until May 27th.
When: Until May 27
Where: Online above
Time: Various times
CHECK OUT ONE OF CALGARY’S AMAZING ICE CREAMS SHOPS
We scream you scream, everyone screams for ice cream…. but where do we go to be heard? You could just go to your local convenience or grocery store and just buy a litre of vanilla… or you could go to one of the cities top-notch shops. Really crush that craving, and melt with the spirit of the season by checking out one of the 10 best ice cream shops in Calgary, which you can find in the link above!
INDULGE IN A POUTINE… FOR A PURPOSE
We hope you’re hungry YYC! Because this weekend is your last chance to 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: Friday, April 30th and May 1st
Where: See participating restaurants here
Cost: Prices vary
BINGE YOUR WAY THROUGH CUFF 2021
Pop some popcorn Calgary! For the second year in a row, the Calgary Underground film festival is going digital! This weekend, for the LAST weekend this season, 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 Sunday, May 2nd
Where: Online above
Times: See times above
Well, folks according to the forecast, the weather is supposed to be pretty nice this weekend. If it is, why not celebrate golf season! Dust 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.
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 weekend?!
Where: Black Prince Cirque Trail – Black Prince parking, Kananaskis, AB
GO FOR A SCENIC ALBERTA DRIVE
Grab some snacks and hit shuffle on that ‘road tunes’ playlist of yours! We live in a beautiful province and one of the easiest ways to really experience its beauty is from behind the wheel! Start your engines YYC– because we’ve put together a list of the 10 most scenic drives in Alberta. Click the link above for more information!
Whew, there you have it. 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. What did we say, folks? Pretty fun stuff, hey?! Remember, to stay safe, have fun and to be kind! We’ll see you out there!
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