If you've been counting down the days until the weekend, you're not alone. As the week goes on, you might be wondering how you can make the best of the weekend that lies ahead. Luckily, we've done the research and found you a list of things to do in Calgary between Friday, August 28, and Sunday, August 30.
The temperature is slowly dropping, the leaves are turning as we speak, and the air smells a little bit like your favourite seasonable beverage.
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That's right, friends: fall is upon us. It's time to put away your shorts and get out your cardigans.
But fortunately for us, we're in a little bit of an in-between spot where the weather is still fairly warm and lovely during the days but without those scorching heatwave vibes.
This means you can take part in a mix of outdoor and indoor activities. From eating all the dim sum to checking out the local art scene and dipping in a mountain hot spring, each of the activities makes for a memorable weekend.
Some of the trips might be a couple of hours away from the city. But when has that ever stopped Calgarians? In fact, being so close to such stunning natural landscapes makes the weekends all the more exciting.
Let the adventure begin!
Eat Late Night Dim Sum
Address: U & Me Restaurant, 233 Centre Street S.W., #201, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This beloved dim sum spot provides the best dishes at the most attractive prices. Plus, it's open until 4 a.m., so you know where to go for your late-night eats.
Find A Mountain Hot Spring
Address: Mist Mountain, Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park, AB
Why You Need To Go: This tough but rewarding hike will bring you up to a phenomenal summit lookout where you can rest in the pool and soak your worries away.
Find Your Inner Flowerchild
Address: 4 St. and 1 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This lovely park by downtown Calgary will not only treat you to amazing views of the cityscape but also get you to appreciate the greenery that exists in our outdoor spaces.
Pick The Freshest Strawberries
Price: $4.45 per pound
Address: The Jungle Farm, 28120, Township Rd., 362, Red Deer County, AB
Why You Need To Go: Get your hands on fresh, ripe strawberries at this Wild-West style farm an hour away from Calgary.
Check Out Calgary's Newest Murals
Address: Around Calgary
Why You Need To Go: Most of the jaw-dropping, vibrant murals of YYC Bump have been completed, It's time to go on a city tour and get artsy.
Sip Cocktails On A Rooftop
Price: 💸 💸
Address: CRAFT Beer Market, 345 10 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This trendy hot spot is the place to be if you want to enjoy every little bit of patio season before it's all gone soon.
Eat Some Cheap Hangover Food
Address: El Furniture Warehouse, 107 8 Ave., S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: The delicious, cheap, and unique meals offered at this establishment will cure your worst hangovers and still leave you wanting more. Go check out their brand new menu!
Sip Tea By A Spectacular Green Lake
Address: Lake Agnes Tea House, Improvement District No. 9, AB
Why You Need To Go: This long but moderate hike of 7.6 kilometres will be well worth your time as there's an adorable tea house waiting for you at the end. You can never go wrong with a steaming cup of tea next to a sparkling lake.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.