Keep the party going this Sunday!
Saturday may have been a blast, but now you have another full day off to spend doing even more awesome stuff around the city, and there’s plenty of events going on where you can do just that.
Here are a few suggestions, now get out there!
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What: Enjoy an evening set to Mother Mother, as they get your grooving to all their hits.
When: June 8, 9, and 10
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Gateway – 1301 16th Avenue NW
What: Formerly the Bow Valley Motel, this space has gone through an entire transformation. Now a blend of retro-chic and rustic contemporary style, this 25-room boutique hotel offers stunning views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Be sure to add this spot to your bucket list this summer for a true mountain adventure in the heart of Canmore!
Where: 610 8th Street, Canmore
What: Head to the summit for a beautiful view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
Tickets: Adult $62, child $31
What: Coming all the way from the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, this exciting exhibition has been travelling North America for the last 10 years and Calgary marks its final destination. Excite your senses with this unique cultural experience that will show you everything you need to know about the king of the ocean, the whale. The exhibit shows everything from life-size whale skeletons to the evolution of these creatures and understanding how they communicate. There is so much to know about these beautiful beings.
When: January 20 to June 20
Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Tickets: Online, $26
Dust off your road bike
It’s the perfect time to get out your road bike and head down to the river for some beautiful views and a great afternoon of adventures, exploring Calgary’s bike paths.
What: Get a tan while you work on your fitness! Spend an hour outdoors as two Movement U instructors team up to take your summer workout to the next level at Murdoch Park in Bridgeland.
When: Sunday, June 10
Time: 12 pm
Where: Murdoch Park
Admission: Online, regular drop-in $23
What: An afternoon of Reggae? Yes, please!
When: Sunday, June 10
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Where: Village Brewery Taproom – 5000, 12A Street SE
Tickets: Online, $20
What: Due to extreme hail and other contributing factors this festival had to be put on hold for a few years — but it’s back and larger than ever! Visit this real working asparagus farm, experience their story firsthand, enjoy a fully narrated wagon ride, watch the harvest in action, and even get the opportunity to pick some asparagus for yourselves. You’ll also have the opportunity to shop their Country Store and the artisan market village while saying hello to all the farm animals and joining in on the many festivities happening throughout the day!
When: Sunday, June 10
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 1465 Twp. Road 352
Admission: $5, kids 5 and under are free
What: Join a Lululemon ambassador for a one-hour Ashtanga yoga session at the top of the new Banff Gondola Summit. Talk about yoga with a view!
When: every Sunday until September 2
Time: 9 to 10 am
Where: Citizenship Pavilion, level 4 of the new Banff Gondola summit
Cost: $62 (Gondola Admission)
What: Take a break from the heat and have an ice-cold bevy on one of Calgary’s best patios. From rooftops to hidden gardens, there are plenty of spots to choose from that will have the vibe and ambiance you’re looking for. Check out some of Calgary’s best rooftop patios here!
Go on a spring hike!
What: Now that most of the snow has cleared away, grab your hiking shoes and head up to the Rockies for some fresh mountain air and stunning scenic views – just don’t forget your camera! Try Grassi Lakes, Johnston Canyon, or Grotto Canyon if you’re looking for an adventure a bit shorter in length, but doesn’t compromise the quality of the view. If you’re a thrill seeker and up for the challenge try out Ha Ling Peak, Crypt Lake, or Aylmer Lookout, because the end view will take your breath away – literally! Find more hikes to do around Alberta here!
Where: The Canadian Rocky Mountains
What: Take your bike out for a cruise and enjoy the breathtaking scenery that this 22.3 km trail has to offer! The trail links the Town of Banff and Canmore through an additional 4.5 km of pathway outside of Banff National Park boundaries, from the Banff Park East Gate to the Travel Alberta Visitor Information Centre.
Where: Banff Park East Gate to the Bow Valley Parkway
Go on a road trip
What: Head out for a day trip and explore one of the many amazing spots that surround Calgary! Our city is positioned perfectly between the badlands, prairies, foothills, and the Rockies, which leaves a ton of options for a quick day trip that is no more than a two-hour drive away. Check out some ideal spots here!
What: Take a cruise around the largest glacier-fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. You’ll be inspired by the beauty of the vibrant blue waters around you as you sail to the iconic Spirit Island (only accessible by boat) on this 90-minute interpretive tour of this magical area.
Where: Maligne Lake Road, Improvement District No. 12
Tickets: Online, $67 (adults), $34 (Ages 6-15)
What: If you’re looking for an experience of a lifetime, then it’s time you see the Alberta landscape from a completely different view – the air! Grab a few friends and take a ride in a state-of-the-art helicopter for incredible views of the city and the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
Where: Takes off from the Springbank Airport or Drumheller Airport – 402 Otter Bay
Cost: Between $400 to $1,600, rate for up to three passengers