September 2020 Long Weekend Staycation Ideas

Like every other long weekend since March, people are looking for staycation ideas where they can get out of the house but keep safe and follow Alberta Health Guidelines. Here are some tips for this September long weekend to help you take a deep breath before school begins: 

The Town of Nanton: "You might also want to consider heading over to Nanton, one of the hidden gems in Alberta. There is a Bomber Command Museum that has beautifully-preserved vintage aircrafts on display. You’ll also want to visit the town’s candy shop which stays open for winter visitors and has sweet treats that you won’t find everywhere" (Calgary Living Magazine). There are also some incredible antique shops in Nanton!

Fairmount Palliser Hotel: "If you’ve ever had an old-timey fantasy of strolling through a grand hotel lobby carrying a hatbox on the arm of your fur-collared coat, then the Fairmont Palliser is your staycation dream come true. The grande dame of Calgary’s hotel scene celebrated its 100th birthday in 2014 and, while there have been some necessary updates, the historic elements have been well-preserved" (Avenue Calgary Magazine). Book your stay for a truly local Calgary experience. 

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary: "Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is dedicated to providing educational programs on responsible wolfdog ownership and the importance of preserving wild wolves in their natural environment. The Sanctuary is also dedicated the rescue and safe sanctuary of wolfdogs and welcome visitors to come and see the beautiful wolfdogs and learn all about them" (Travel Alberta). Howl at the moon this long weekend with the wolves!

Lake Agnes Tea House: "This long but moderate hike of 7.6 kilometres will be well worth your time as there's an adorable tea house waiting for you at the end. You can never go wrong with a steaming cup of tea next to a sparkling lake" (Narcity Calgary). Get outside and get a refreshment when you're all done!

(Photo via Canva) 

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