Spend the last days of summer over the Labour Day long weekend right here in Calgary! There are a variety of activities and attractions you can safely explore in and around the city for all ages. From the comfort of your own car or even your dining room, you can still have fun over the long weekend:
Enjoy a fun night in
Where: Your home
When: Anytime over the weekend
You don’t have to go out to have fun over the long weekend! Make your home and backyard into your entertainment space. Consider having a backyard bonfire with hotdogs, marshmallows, campfire stories and more. Pull out the sports equipment and backyard toys to enjoy one last time. You could also host your own private movie screening complete with movie theatre popcorn and snacks – renting a movie can even give back to those in need.
Taste-test the city’s best burgers at Le Burger festival
Where: Various restaurants in Calgary
When: September 1 – 7, 2020
Le Burger Week began in Montreal a few years ago and is now being celebrated in Calgary over the long weekend! Visit the Le Burger website or app and find out what restaurants are participating and what their signature burger is for the festival. Whether you dine-in or order the burger to go, you’ll have the chance to sample featured burgers from some of Calgary’s most popular restaurants. After you’ve tasted what the restaurants have to offer, you can vote for your favourite online. The event is also raising funds for the United Way, and donations can be made through the Le Burger website.
Tour Studio Bell for free
Where: Studio Bell (850 4 Street)
When: Until September 6, 2020
Over the long weekend, visitors can explore Studio Bell for free. Timed tickets will need to be purchased in advance, but they are selling out quickly and people will not be admitted without a timed ticket. If you are unable to visit Studio Bell in person, you can also explore its online exhibition over the weekend at studiobell.ca/speak-up. In this online exhibit, participants can explore traditional songs from Indigenous peoples that are based on dreams, nature and other life experiences.
View the Labour Day Parade Display in Cochrane
Where: Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (Griffin Road E, Cochrane)
When: September 7, 2020
The annual Labour Day Parade will take place again this year in Cochrane with a few changes to ensure the safety of attendees. Instead of the usual parade, float entries will be on display for people to view in the parking lot, as well as food trucks and other entertainment. All guests will be encouraged to wear masks as they view the floats from the designated walking paths and spectator areas and all visitors are encouraged to register for free in advance for a specific time slot.
Take a science-themed road trip
Where: Calgary and surrounding area
When: Until September 20, 2020
Explore Calgary and the surrounding area as you have never seen it before with a science-themed road trip through TELUS Spark. Until September 7, participants can take part in an audio road trip by donating to the centre and “unlocking” and audio guide and map that will take people on their own adventure. People will be able to stop at the designated visits and then play the audio to learn more about each location. The trip is designed to be completed in one to three hours, but the audio can also be listened at any time. Some of the stops on the self-guided tour include Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and MacKay’s Ice Cream. Two more guided road trips are also available for September 13 and September 20 and can be purchased here.