Get away from the dust of the rodeo this summer and treat yourself to an afternoon spent poolside! The pool at the Hotel Arts is the only Calgary pool patio that you absolutely need to hit up this summer. Right in Downtown Calgary, this is the only pool and patio service of its kind in Western Canada and it's the ultimate way to treat yourself to a daycation!
You don't have to be a hotel guest to enjoy this incredible space. From 11 until sunset, you can come by for a "dip and dine" experience where you can sip on colourful cocktails, swim in the pool and generally live in the lap of luxury. This place has to be on your summer bucket list.
This is not your grandma's community centre pool. It's more like a hangout spot for locals and visitors to treat themselves to a day of luxury. Even though your mom told you to wait 30 minutes after eating before you swim, you're going to be so tempted by this poolside menu of bites and drinks.
Even though the summer is the best time for chilling by the pool, it's going to be open year-round! In the fall and winter when it gets a little, um, chilly in Calgary, the pool will put on its toque—an inflatable, illuminated canvas covering so that you'll still be able to swim without becoming an icicle.
For non-hotel guests visiting the pool, access is on a first come, first served basis so it pays to get there early! You can also put your name on the waitlist and chill out at the hotel's Raw Bar or Yellow Door Bistro while you wait.
The Pool At Hotel Arts
Price: Free for guests, $10 to use the pool Monday to Thursday, $20 Friday to Sunday and during Stampede
Address: Downtown, 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G8
Why you need to go: Treat yourself to a luxurious poolside patio experience this summer!