May Long Weekend in Calgary: 7 Ideas

May 21, 2021

May Long Weekend is almost here! This year might look a little different than most, but there are still lots of fun, socially-distanced activities for you and your family to enjoy. After all, Litco Law is more than just a source for free legal answers— we also like to keep tabs on the best things to do in Calgary! So without further ado, keep reading for 7 COVID-safe activities to try this May Long Weekend. 

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Binge Netflix’s new May releases 

A long weekend isn’t complete without a Netflix party, are we right? Luckily, Netflix is dropping some new shows and movies that are totally binge-able. From Zombieland to the third season of Jurassic World, this May Long Weekend is the perfect time to get your watch on.

Grab a bite at a new restaurant 

If you’re a fan of Tokyo Street Market, you’ll love the new Tokyo Station! This place specializes in sushi, ramen, ice cream, snacks and more. Order pickup or delivery from their spot in the Beltline to make your May Long tastier than ever.

Put the pedal to the metal 

One of the best ways to experience spring is by biking! Strap on your helmet and check out Carburn Park, Fish Creek Park, Prince’s Island Park, Nose Hill, or Bowmont Park for some fresh air. You can see all of Calgary’s extensive multi-user pathways here.

Walk the walk

Travel is a no-go, so why not pretend to be a tourist in your own city? Jane’s Walk usually provides free walking tours led by a local, but you can visit their website to take the reins for yourself this year. They have tons of existing walking tour maps you can use, videos, and other tools to upgrade your walk to a full-on adventure.

Picnic in Prince’s Island Park 

A spring picnic is the perfect way to kick off your weekend! Head to the River Café’s website to order yourself an adorable basket with all the fixings. Choose from salads, cheese and charcuterie, sandwiches, flatbreads and more, then find yourself some space in nature to zen out.

Tune into the first Calgary Black Film Festival 

Grab the popcorn, it’s time for a May Long moviethon! History is being made this month, as the very first Calgary Black Film Festival goes down from May 26 – 30. Buy your tickets online to see 18 films from 18 emerging Black Canadian directors!

Embrace your theatrical side

Who said quarantine has to stop our creativity? Alberta Theatre Projects has launched a new series of play workshop readings to keep us entertained! Each Friday night till until May 28, you can tune in online to hear a new Canadian play that’s in development right now. You can also complete the at-home theatre experience by adding an exclusive three-course dinner from the one and only Deane House!

There you have it, Calgary— 7 awesome activities to try this May Long Weekend! We hope you make some memories, even if it’s from a safe social distance. And in the meantime, make sure to let us know if you have any legal questions! We’re always standing by, ready to help with whatever you need. 


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