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Like so many other summer holidays, this August Long Weekend looks a little different thanks to COVID-19. Not only are the usual festivities cancelled, but as of August 1st Calgary's Mandatory Masks bylaw begins.

On the City of Calgary's official website they write, "in times of need or crisis, our city comes together to support each other. We are known for our kindness. For the safety and protection of our community, the City of Calgary will [now] require the wearing of face coverings or masks in indoor public areas and public vehicles. Our primary focus is on educating Calgarians on the importance of wearing face coverings in indoor public spaces and public vehicles, rather than enforcement.Failure to wear a face covering where required can result in

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Campgrounds in Alberta are always full, but this year most are booked solid. If you didn't book your campsite back in May when reservations opened, chances are you are going to have an incredibly hard time finding a spot. However, that doesn't mean you can't get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Alberta has a lot of overnight sights, but also a lot of day use picnic areas that are first come, first served. Unload your camper and spend the day by the water, roasting marshmallows and enjoying some camping, even if modified. Here are some day use areas near Calgary, Alberta for you to check out:

 

  1. Canoe Meadows
  2.  Two Jack Lake
  3.  Quarry Lake
  4.  Moraine Lake
  5.  Sheep Falls
  6.  Wedge Pond
  7.  Beave Lodge
  8. Forgetmenot Pond
  9.  Elbow
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Check out these great day trip options! Please keep in mind it is best to call ahead to all locations to learn more about what precautions they are taking and need you to adhere to due to the ongoing COVID-10 pandemic. 

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology: 

The Drumheller dinosaur museum is at the top of our list because there is so much available for you to do when you go there. First, enjoy the beautiful drive through the heart of Alberta's prairies that slowly turn into the badlands. In the town of Drumheller there are plenty of places to stop for lunch, along with over 30 dinosaur statues hidden around the town. Don't forget to climb the world's biggest dinosaur statue, a massive T-Rex standing 86 ft. tall, at the heart of Drumheller. The

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Happy July, everyone!

Following Canada Day this past Wednesday, Calgarians are ramping up for a beautiful summer. It was supposed to be rainy and gloomy all week but the skies are clear and, after months of quarantine, people are itching to get outside and breathe in the fresh air. Unfortunately, large events are still cancelled in Calgary for the month of July. Thankfully, Avenue Calgary has lots of ideas for how you can have fun this month while staying safe! Check out these helpful resources:

  • 20 Best Things to Do in Calgary This July (While Social Distancing)
  • How to Golf Safely at City of Calgary Golf Courses
  • Virtual Calgary Runs Happening This Summer
  • 4 Calgary Walks We Love Right Now

You should also check out a number of

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This summer is off to a gorgeous start! Temperatures have been on the rise and, besides the odd rainy day, conditions have been absolutely perfect for all of those who want to enjoy the great outdoors. Biking, hiking, and exploring the city are some of Calgarians’ top choices for getting outside and soaking in some vitamin D. All of these activities are also extremely accessible. After all, Calgary is known Canada-wide for having some of the best green spaces and paths. 

There are so many pathways and trails to explore within the city. Every single neighbourhood has something to offer for a variety of skill sets. What are some of our top picks?

St. Patrick's Island: A little island nestled in the east village surrounded by the bow river, this park

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Large events are still cancelled in Calgary for the month of June, but there are lots of things you can still do to get outside your home and enjoy the beautiful weather. For starters, the community of Bowness is hosting a virtual race! Here are the details: Virtual Run Bowness || Run Bowness may not be able to 'run' as per usual this year, but they have come up with a creative alternative! On their website they write, "Run Bowness has gone virtual! From June 7 through June 21 you can run a 5k, 10k, and 1 mile (13 years old and under) race on whatever route you choose! Sign up by purchasing a registration, then run your favorite route between June 7-June 21. Submit your length of run, time, and photos to lmiller@mybowness, either by a…
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Happy May Long Weekend, Everyone!

After weeks of shut downs and quarantine, the world is slowly starting to open back up again; including Calgary! While it is important to make sure that we continue to use precautions (wear face masks, keep 6 feet of distance whenever possible, continue to practice good hygiene, stay home if you're sick, etc.), it's becoming safer to navigate this brave new world. That being said, if you're going stir crazy and ready to get out and about, here are some ideas of things to do this weekend: 

  • BBQ from home with a local barbecue kit: Avenue Calgary writes, "Now that the weather is nice again, it’s time to break out your barbecue and start grilling. While you can, of course, pick up supplies from the grocery store,
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Mother's Day is this weekend! Have you prepared something in celebration? If not, here are some ideas you can do even while in quarantine:

Prepare a Pamper Basket || Put together a basket of all of your mom's favorite things! This can be done inexpensively and can be completely customized to your mom. Spend some time thinking about her favorite things, then put them all in a basket (Michael's Craft Supply stores have gorgeous baskets). Many places are either now open or you can do curbside pickup, so shopping for a gift is still possible despite quarantine. Here are some ideas for things to include to get you started:

  • Candy
  • Candle
  • Magazine or Book
  • Bath Bomb
  • Favorite Drink 
  • Customized Mug

Take Her to Brunch || Mom's

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Normally at the beginning of each month we share fun events happening around the city for you to check out. However, these days life looks different as we continue to self isolate and social distance. 

Alberta.ca has rolled out really encouraging information regarding the reopening of the province following strict shutdowns. They write, "Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work. While we face a long road to recovery, there are signs our collective efforts are helping slow the spread of COVID-19. We must ensure the sacrifices we have already made are not wasted. To be successful, we must stay vigilant to slow the spread: follow public health measures,

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We are certainly living in strange days as we navigate the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. With such a constant flow of news, not to mention a sprinkling of fear mongering, it can be hard to keep your head above water. If you're looking for some positive news and resources, we've got you. Check out the following for a dose encouragement and tips & tricks:

  • 5 Good Things That Happened in Calgary This Week
  • Text4Hope - Daily Messages of Encouragement
  • Services to Support Seniors During COVID-19
  • Official Coronavirus Updates from Alberta Health Services
  • UpWorthy - Good News Stories
  • Watch the Calgary Zoo Panda's Live

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