Just because we’re stuck working doesn’t mean we can’t begin to fantasize about everything the weekend has in store. From iconic eats and drinks to little day getaways, we came up with eight things to do in Calgary as soon as it's 5 p.m. on Friday. 

Start prepping yourself for some good times, the workweek is almost done and that’s something worth celebrating.

It can be confusing during these times to figure out what to do, but that’s where we come in. 

We did all the hard work for you and thought of eight epic and unique things to do with your friends on your day off.

Fair warning, some of these activities are outside the city limits so a day trip is a must. 

Whether you're staying in the city’s downtown or are filling the car with gas to take on a day-long adventure, there's sure to be something on this list for everyone.

With only two full days off, you’ll want to make the most of your time and this list is sure to help you do that. 

Copy the link of this page and send it to your friends to start making plans. In the blink of an eye, it'll be Friday and you don’t want to be caught with no plans. 

Indoor Gardens 

Address: CORE Shopping Centre, 333 7 Ave. S.W., 4th floor, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Calgary’s magical indoor gardens are open and it’s the perfect way to spend a day in nature without venturing too far. Devonian Gardens are free to visit and there are over 500 species of plants to enjoy. 

Indulge in a Calgary Favourite

Why You Need To Go: SkipTheDishes told Narcity that no one has ordered more food in Canada than Calgary. The favourite hot spots along Calgarians are three local Vietnamese restaurants. From subs to noodle bowls, order the favourites and see what the hype is all about. 

Sip on Some Flower Wine 

Address: 240183 2380 Dr. West Millarville, Millarville, AB

Why You Need To Go: Alberta has it’s very own flower winery and it’s just as cute as it sounds. Get dressed up, grab a charcuterie board, and taste all the wines at Spirit Hills for only $5. It’s a cheap day trip and Instagram photoshoot all in one. 

Sheep River Falls 

Address: Kananaskis Improvement District, AB

Why You Need To Go: This hidden oasis is super close to Calgary making it the perfect afternoon activity. Get on your hiking shoes and fill the water bottles. This hike will lead you to gorgeous views of waterfalls and there's even a spot to dip your toes in. 

Pumpkin Spiced Beer

Address: 7005 Fairmount Dr. S.E., UNIT 4140, Calgary, AB 

Why You Need To Go: A Calgary brewer has made the ultimate fall drink. A boozy pumpkin spice latte from New Level Brewing is all you need to warm up this chilly season. Dark in colour and rich in flavour, these drinks aren’t hitting the shelves for long so get them while you can. 

Crepe Cake Cafe

Address: 755 5 Ave., S.W., Calgary AB

Why You Need To Go: Hope you’re hungry because TeaBudz is the place to go if you’re looking for something sweet. They have a cake made entirely of crepes in all different colours and it’s a true rainbow dream come true. It’s super cheap which means you don’t have to break the bank to get a tasty and Instagram-worthy treat. 

Kananaskis Nordic Spa 

Address: 1 Centennial Dr., Kananaskis, AB

Why You Need To Go: This Alberta staple is finally open which means you can melt away all your work stress with a relaxing spa day. It’s about an hour's drive out of Calgary and it’s worth every second. Whether it be a solo adventure or a BFF endeavour, you’ll definitely leave happy and rejuvenated. 

Chuckwagon Cafe

Address: 105 Sunset Blvd N.W., Turner Valley, AB

Why You Need To Go: This cute little cowboy-inspired fantasy is right outside of Calgary, making it the perfect day trip. Get on your cowboy hats and boots and get ready to feel like you’re at a mini stampede. This spot is a serious hidden gem in Alberta.

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.


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