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7 Signs It’s Springtime in Calgary

1. You’re anxious to get back into summer sports.

The snow is beginning to melt, which means it’s time to put away your skis, snowboard, and snowshoes and get back into your favorite summer sport. Whether you’re a golf aficionado, avid runner, or experienced mountain biker, spring in Calgary is the perfect time to get outside and get moving. If you want to hit the mountains one more time, don’t worry – because it’s Alberta, there may be another snow before the month is out!

2. You’re doing spring cleaning.

Looking for a fresh start? Start by doing some spring cleaning in your home! Take a weekend to do a deep clean of your abode – clear out the dust bunnies, wipe down counters, and clean out your pantry and fridge! If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, considering filling a few cardboard boxes with items you no longer need – perhaps winter clothing you didn’t wear or summer styles you’ve outgrown. Start your spring off right by donating these items to Calgary-based charities.

3. You want to get out into nature.

After a long winter, we’re itching to get back outside and into nature. Even if you can’t get out of the city, enjoy the warmer temps by taking advantage of greenways within Calgary city limits. Looking for a new trail to hit? Check out these Calgary staples.

4. You’re itching to go to Heritage Park.

Wish you could step back into the past? Though Calgary’s own historical village Heritage Park has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hometown park is planning to reopen in May 2021. Head to Calgary’s largest living history museum to take a step back into the past. Plan your trip to this Calgary favorite today!

5. You’re planning a day trip to a national park.

Get out your hiking boots and pack some snacks! As the weather gets warmer, take a day trip to one of the stunning Canadian National Parks in southern Alberta. Hike at Banff, Canada’s first national park, take a dip in the hot springs at Kootenay, or explore a new favorite national park today.

6. You’re excited to meet up with family and old friends.

Many social gatherings have been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the weather warms, it is more feasible to have socially distanced outdoor gatherings with loved ones. Take advantage of the warmer weather to plan outdoor social gatherings. (Seeing Aunt Louise for the first time in a year? Surprise her with a personalized gift basket.)

7. You want to hit the town!

Shake off the winter blues with a trip into the city! Shops, cafes, and restaurants have slowly begun reopening. With masks and hand sanitizers on hand, treat yourself to a day on the town. Amble along Stephen Avenue Walk, stock up on produce at the Calgary Farmer’s Market, or treat yourself to one of the many fine-dining restaurants in town.