Whether you like it or not, summer is screeching to a halt before our very eyes. But luckily for you, this weekend will make you forget other seasons even exist. It's going to be a scorcher. There are a ton of things to do in Calgary this coming weekend and you should probably do them all. 

From hot and happening restaurants to thrilling hikes just outside the city, our list covers some exciting adventures.

There are a lot of socially-distanced events happening in the city, and you need to take advantage of them before they pack it in for another year. 

On top of that, Calgary is incredibly lucky to have some truly stunning natural wonders just a short drive from the city.

So feel free to take the car out and head straight to the mountains or the badlands — there are some astonishing destinations that you must see while summer is still a thing. 

Some of these little day trips can be completed in a few hours, so don't even worry about planning way in advance. But if you want to hang out in the city itself, why not get to know YYC a little better? 

All in all, the options are endless and your time is precious. So go ahead and decide!

Go On A Vibrant Mural Tour 

Price: Free

When: Until August 30

Address: Various locations in Calgary

Why You Need To Go: Calgary's in the process of getting decked out in colourful murals all over the city, so it's your time to go on a city tour to feast your eyes on the dynamic art. 

Go Back In Time At A Secret Speakeasy

Price: 💸💸💸

Address: Betty Lou's Library, 908 17 Ave., S.W., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: This classic, hidden speakeasy is the perfect outing for the weekend if you want to feel like you're in the roaring 20s. Remember to make reservations!

Beat Your BFF At Mini Golf 

Price: $13.95+

Address: Monster Mini Golf, 2020 32 Ave., N.E., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Playing mini golf is already a good old time but carrying out those trick shots in such a wild, psychedelic setting will make it extra memorable. 

Cool Down With A Frosty Pint

Price:💸💸

Address: Cold Garden Beverage Company, 1100 11 St., S.E., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Sampling some unique beers at a trendy microbrewery will always be a reliable and enjoyable weekend activity. Always. 


Explore Alberta's Badlands

Address: Drumheller, AB

Why You Need To Go: This spot just one and a half hours away from Calgary has such strong Arizona vibes that you'll be questioning whether you're really in Alberta. 


Taste Summer At This Trendy Ice Cream Spot

Price: 💸 💸 

Address: 431 10 Ave., S.E., Calgary, AB, 820 49 Ave., S.W., Calgary, AB, and, 2406 34 Ave., S.W., Calgary, AB 

Why You Need To Go: Trying out the delicious and oh-so-sweet ice cream flavours at this place will remind you what Calgary summers are all about. 


Let Your Inner Flowerchild Out  

Price: $10+

Address: 34532 RR#14, Red Deer County, AB

Why You Need To Go: Walking among these massive, radiant sunflowers will bring a smile to your face no matter what, especially because this is the peak season for that precious flower bloom. 


Dine Out Inside A Dome

Price: 💸💸💸

Address: Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, 15979 Bow Bottom Trail S.E., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: These elegant dome dinners will transport you straight to France — plus, they are a great way to take part in fine dining while being socially distanced. 


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