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5 things to do in Calgary today: Monday, August 6

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DH Calgary Staff Aug 03, 2018 5:00 am 360

Monday’s aren’t everyone’s favourite day of the week, but sometimes a holiday Monday comes around and you can’t help but love the day.

Enjoy this day off by checking out any of these superb events that are taking place around town.

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Go Hiking in the Rockies

What: The view is worth the climb.

Where: Here are some of the most picturesque hiking spots in and around Banff to check out this summer.

Take a float down the Bow River

What: This is a tradition most of us Calgarians look forward to doing at least once during the summer. Plus, it’s the ultimate refresher when stuck in a prairie heat wave.

Tips: Make sure that you have enough life jackets for your entire group, book your raft ahead of time, park a vehicle at the beginning and the end of your route, and check weather advisories before heading out.

WhereLazy Day Raft RentalsSports RentThe Paddle Station and the Outdoor Centre at the University of Calgary

Hang out with the Pandas

What: The Calgary Zoo has officially welcomed four pandas (two adults and two cubs), into their newly built habitat, The Panda Passage. These furry black and white friends are charming and have a ton to teach us in the five years that they will be with us before returning to China.

Where: The Calgary Zoo — 210 St. Georges Drive NE

Admission: Regular admission to the zoo

Heritage Day at Fort Calgary

What: Celebrate the best of Calgary’s multicultural heritage at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers. Enjoy kids crafts, a Backfoot Ecology Session, Free Museum tours, and more at this free, family-friendly event.

When: Monday, August 6

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE

Admission: FREE

Heritage Day at Heritage Park

What: This is a great excuse to load up the entire family and head down to Heritage Park. There will be interactive activities, live music, a delicious BBQ, a scavenger hunt, wagon rides, a traditional First Nations encampment, and more. There will also be a citizenship ceremony where 100 people officially become Canadian citizens. That is a moment you won’t want to miss.

When: Monday, August 6

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW

Admission: Regular admission to the park

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