Thank goodness the long weekend is coming! If you’re ready to kick back, relax and have some fun, here are our best tips to celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend in Calgary with fun local activities.

Grab a bite to eat

Dining out in Calgary is always fun thanks to its impressive food scene. If you're looking for casual excellence,  Clive Burger on 17th Avenue is a great spot. Grab a burger made of Alberta beef and pair it with hand cut fries and a custard shake. Another great option is strEATS Beltline Kitchen where you can enjoy fish tacos and craft beer. If you're watching what you eat, Wise and Wright is a great healthy option where you can sip smoothies and dig into delicious bowls, salads and toasts made with fresh, local ingredients.

Get outside

Holidays are a great time to enjoy the great outdoors, and Calgary has no shortage of breathtaking greenspace. With over 800 km of pathways at your doorstep, why not go for a bike ride?  Check out the Bow River trails or visit St Patrick's Island where you can bike, hike or run along 600 km of bike paths! If casually admiring Spring in bloom is more your speed, pay a visit to the Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs, the Devonian Gardens or Beaulieu Gardens.

See a show

Enjoying live entertainment is always a fun way to spend time on a long weekend. On Victoria Day weekend, The Calgary Philharmonic will perform Black Panther, presented by Marvel. It's your chance to relive the excitement of T’Challa becoming king and battling Killmonger.. The Calgary Philharmonic will perform Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar-winning score live to picture. This concert is presented in partnership with the Calgary International Film Festival.

Happy Victoria Day! We hope these ideas help you enjoy the long weekend with friends and family.

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