Spring is here, folks! We can smell it, can’t you?! In anticipation of the upcoming season and the green grass, flowers, and fun that’s in store, here are 15 things that we have to look forward to doing in Calgary over the next few months for FREE!
This artisan market will be the place to be if your a foodie, love shopping local and are looking to get some fresh air! Support the community in a safe and fun environment and grab some grub at the food trucks. That sounds like a perfect spring afternoon to us!
When: Saturdays, May 29th – October 9th
Where: 1729 29 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Couldn’t snag a campsite for this spring? Fret not, Calgary! In an effort to promote safe socialization, some public parks in Calgary have been fitted with temporary fire pits and, as if that wasn’t cool enough, they’re also offering free wood! This spring live out every fireside dream without having to pitch a tent, or sleep on the ground!
When: Every day
Where: See locations in the link above
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
This spring and every spring, there’s no better way to really explore this beautiful province that we live in than from behind the wheel! Bundle up and start your engines – because we’ve put together a list of the 10 most scenic drives in Alberta and you’re going to want to check out all of them this season. Click the link above for more information!
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
Warmer weather is well on its way which means so are late-night walks, flip-flops, and sunny day activities! One of our favourites? The Kensington Market! If you’re a big fan like we are, hold on to your bags, because they’ve already set a date for the first one of the season!
When: Saturday, April 10th
Where: Parking lot next to the Tim Horton’s, Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB
When spring has sprung there’s nothing like lacing up your boots, packing up the car, and heading to the Rockies where trails aplenty await. Click the link above for the most beautiful hikes you can do near Calgary this spring!
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.
Gear up for the sunny season! This spring, Banff will actually close off several roads for cyclists meaning there’s more space than ever to enjoy the open road, the fresh air, and each other’s company while also admiring the sights and sounds of Calgary’s favourite national park.
From Lundbreak to Athabasca, where there are mountains, there are also plenty of breathtaking waterfalls. This spring we’d recommend seeing as many of them as you can, but not just because it’ll give you something to do. This season 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.
The Reader Rock Garden is a local gem and one of our favourite hidden spots in Calgary. Climb the cobblestone staircases, read under a tree, and look, but don’t touch, the thousands of flowers and exotic looking plants collected from all over the world during Reader’s lifetime.
Where: 325 25 Ave SE, Calgary
HAVE A PICNIC IN THE PARK
This spring, pack up a picnic basket, grab the hand of someone special, and hit one of Calgary’s beautiful parks. There really is no better way to celebrate the warmer weather than with a sammy in the sun!
Calgary isn’t blessed with coastline beaches, palm trees, or consistent weather, but there are places we can go to forget that – and man, are we thankful. This spring, take off those shoes, rally your pals and get competitive at one of YYC’s sandy volleyball courts.
This spring when the sun finally makes an appearance again, you’re going to need to cool off. The best way to do that in YYC? Well by floating the Bow, of course! Grab your pals, a dingy, and some snacks then hit Calgary’s winding river. Kick back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on an obligatory YYC adventure.
This spring, leash up your best furry friend and 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.
Inhale, exhale, stretch and sweat at this all-ages, totally free Yoga class in Stanley Park. After the year we’ve just had, there’s really no better way to spend an afternoon than by winding down and breathing in some fresh air with your toes in the grass.
When: Sundays starting in May (weather/restrictions depending)
Where: 1300 12 Street Northeast
Time: 1 pm
Well, there you have it, friends. 15 things to do in Calgary this spring for FREE! What will you do first?!