Summer is flying by so don’t miss your chance this August Long Weekend to see everything Calgary has to offer. Check some fun activities off your bucket list so you can go into fall with no regrets.

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WEEKEND ATTRACTIONS

The August Long Weekend is the perfect opportunity to check out these Calgary favourites.


Aspen Crossing 

BATL Grounds Axe Throwing

Bow Habitat Station

Calaway Park

Calgary Climbing Centre

Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm

Calgary Tower

Calgary Zoo

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Flying Trapeze

Fort Calgary

Glenbow

Granary Road

The Hangar

Heritage Park

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Shakers Fun Centre

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TELUS Spark

WinSport Monster Zipline

Camping


AUGUST LONG CAMPING IN OR CLOSE TO THE BIG CITY

The long weekend is camping’s way of saying “don’t forget about me.” Summer wouldn’t be complete without sleeping under the stars at least once.


Aspen Crossing 

Bluerock Campground

Calaway Campground

Good Knights Medieval Encampment

Gooseberry Campground

Little Elbow

Mountain View Camping

Paddy’s Flat

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

Sandy McNabb Campground

Sunny Adventure


SUNNY ADVENTURE

Get outside with your friends and family and go on that adventure you’ll be talking about for months to come.


Hikes

Banff Via Ferrata and Rock Climbing (Banff)

Baldy Pass Trail (Kananaskis)

Bow Glacier Falls (Lake Louise)

Galatea Creek Trail (Kananaskis)

Ha Ling Peak (Canmore)

Johnston’s Canyon (Banff)

Moraine Lake (Lake Louise)

Sulphur Mountain (Banff)

Troll Falls (Kananaskis)

For more information on guided hikes check out the University of Calgary Outdoor Centre

Rafting

Chinook Rafting (Canmore)

Mukwah (Sundre)

Lazy Day Raft Rentals

The Paddle Station

University of Calgary Outdoor Centre

Parks in the city

Fish Creek Provincial Park

Nose Hill Park

Outdoor Cook-Out at North Glenmore Park

Outdoor Cook-Out/Picnic at Sandy Beach

Outdoor Cook-Out/Picnic at Stanley Park

Picnic at Prince’s Island Park

Picnic at St. Patrick's Island Park

Ralph Klein Park

Festivals


FESTIVAL SEASON IN FULL SWING

Get ready for a jam-packed weekend of celebration at one of these great summer festivals.


Calgary International Blues Festival – July 31 – August 6

Franco Festival Calgary – August 4-6

Calgary Fringe Festival – August 4-12

Inglewood Sunfest – August 5

Chasing Summer – August 5-6

Tour De Bowness – August 5-7

Heritage Day Festival – August 7


ARTS, CULTURE, CONCERTS

Take advantage of August long weekend by catching some of these great shows.


Blind Pilot – August 7

RUSS – The Wake Up Tour – August 4

Echo & The Bunnymen – August 6

Flashdance an 80’s Flashback at Jubilations Dinner Theatre – June 23 – August 27

Murder for Two at Stage West – June 30 – September 3

Shakespeare by the Bow – June 20 – August 27

Patios


PRIME PATIO SEASON

Patio weather is best at this time of year – don’t miss out on afternoon drinks and appies in the sunshine.


Anejo

Bonterra Trattoria

Broken City

Cilantro

Container Bar

Deane House

The Guild

Home & Away

Last Best Brewing & Distilling

Murrieta’s Bar & Grill

National on 8th

National on 17th  

Oxbow

River Café

Rooftop Patio at Simmons

The Ship and Anchor

Teatro

Trolley 5

Vin Room

Day Trips


DAY TRIPS

It’s no accident that the August Long Weekend gives you enough time to enjoy these world-class day trips and be back in time for a great dinner in the city.


Banff Gondola (Banff)

Banff Hot Springs (Banff)

Banff Lake Cruise (Banff)

Bar U Ranch (Longview)

Chinook Honey Company (Okotoks)

Eau Claire Distillery (Turner Valley)

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre (Blairmore)

Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller)

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SUMMER SHOPPING

Shop Calgary’s premiere malls to keep up with the latest fashion and discover markets that offer local specialties.


Calgary Farmers' Market

CF Chinook Centre

CF Market Mall

The CORE

CrossIron Mills

Crossroads Market

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers' Market

Market on Macleod

Sunridge Mall

Symon's Valley Ranch Farmers' Market

Hidden Gems


HIDDEN GEMS

Here are some lesser known Calgary gems that will make you fall a little more in love with our city.


Café Koi

Classes at Ollia Macarons & Tea

Frenchie Wine Bar

Lolita’s Lounge

Meat and Bread

Model Citizen

Our Daily Brett

Recordland

The Silk Road Spice Merchant

Sub Rosa


GREAT SPOTS FOR LGBT VISITORS

Check out these Calgary favourites ready to offer LGBT travelers a trip to remember August long weekend.


Attractions and Activities

Contemporary Calgary

Evolve Retreat

Heritage Park

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology  

WinSport

Dining & Drinks

Anejo

Broken City

The Backlot

The Coup

Charbar

Chef’s Table at Kensington Riverside Inn

Cilantro

Container Bar

Home & Away

Murrieta’s

National on 8th

National on 17th  

Twisted Element

River Café

Rooftop Patio at Simmons

Vin Room

Yellow Door Bistro

Accommodations

Calgary Westways Bed and Breakfast

Hotel Alma

Hotel Arts

Hotel Elan

Hyatt Regency Calgary

Sheraton Suites Eau Claire Calgary

The Westin Calgary

Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport


CELEBRATE CANADA 150 THIS AUGUST LONG WEEKEND

Check out these classic Canadian attractions for a way to keep celebrating Canada 150 long after Canada Day.


Bow Habitat Station

Calgary Tower

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Canadian Wilds at the Calgary Zoo

Fort Calgary

Glenbow Museum

Spruce Meadows


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