The sun is shining and the weekend is upon us, YYC! After a few long days of hard work, it’s time to head out and wind down – in a safe and responsible way, of course. From online events to simple – but effective – ways to enjoy the beautiful weather, here are 10 socially distant things to do this weekend in Calgary! Enjoy!
CATCH A FLICK DURING THE NORTHWEST DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
This weekend stream incredible documentaries from all over the work – including right here in Alberta! Pop some popcorn and lose your heart in Love, Oran, a documentary that follows a family from Red Deer that finds a series of secret letters in their basement that were written over 70 years ago.
TAKE PART IN A CITY-WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT
Organized by Parks Calgary in cooperation with PlayCityYYC will challenge those looking to get out and about to a game of wit, speed, and problem-solving. This weekend, take part in a city wide-scavenger hunt that will have you racing for clues, exploring the city, and hopefully, winning some killer prizes1
When: Starts Saturday, May 8th
GO VINTAGE SHOPPING
Some of you are old, creative souls who just don’t want to wear what everybody is wearing. This weekend mask up and check out one of Calgary’s best vintage stores for something truly unique. Hit the link above for just 15 of our favourites in Calgary!
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TAKE A WALK THROUGH A CALGARY DOG PARK
This weekend, get some exercise, bond with your pooch or just watch others do so! On a nice day, 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.
TOE TAP YOUR WAY THROUGH THE BIG JAZZYYC FESTIVAL
Miss live music? So do we! That’s why this weekend you need to check out the 2021 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. You won’t want to miss this, friends!
When: Until May 27
Where: Online above
Time: Various times
TAKE A HIKE
The sun is out, Calgary! That can only mean one thing! Spring is here and the mountains are calling our name! This month lace up your hiking 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 May!
BROWSE THE DUNVEGAN GARDEN CENTRE
‘Tis the season for flowers, succulents, and green thumbs! Located just southwest of Calgary at Granary Road, Dunvegan Gardens carries both indoor and outdoor plants, landscaping supplies, gardening tools, and a ton more. This weekend, check them out and breathe a little life back into your home!
When: Thursday – Monday
Where: 226066 112 Street W, Foothills County
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
GO FOR A BIKE RIDE
We’re feeling a bit restless, how about you guys? This weekend, stretch those legs and really make the most of the spring season is by taking a leisurely ride on a two-wheeler, and getting some fresh air! Not sure where to go? Check out the link above for the 10 best places for a bike ride in Calgary!
TEST YOUR PATIENCE AT CALGARY’S KRAZY-IEST LIQUIDATION STORE
Do you ever wonder what happens to all of your e-commerce returns? Well, friends, there’s a pretty good chance that it’s actually being resold at Calgary’s new liquidation pop-up, Krazy Bins. Depending on the day of the week you check them out all items can cost anywhere from $25 – $1! This weekend, why not check them out? You never know what you’re going to find!
Where: 3351 20 Ave NE Calgary, AB
With over 100 stores and 126,135 products to choose from in Calgary alone, Sokolocal a website comparable to Amazon or Etsy, has everything from art to home decor, fashion sports equipment, food, plants, and musical instruments, This weekend, why not check them out, cross a few things off of your to-buy list and support local in the process?
Aright, friends, there you have it. 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend! Hopefully comes through for us this time around!
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