5 Fun Things to Do in Calgary This Spring 2023
If you've spent any time in Calgary, you likely already know that spring can take its time showing up. While the rest of North America starts posting online about warmer temps and blooming flowers, Calgarians are often still bundled up or blowing snow off the walk. Don't let winter temps keep you from enjoying spring in Calgary.
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Take full advantage of those intermittent warmer days, or make a plan that doesn't require sunny weather to begin welcoming a new season. We have some ideas below to help you enjoy living in Calgary this spring.
Shop at a Farmer's Market
There are some farmers markets in Calgary that are open all year, but the spring is always an exciting time to refresh your pantry and refrigerator with local produce and groceries. The official Calgary Farmers Market has two locations with indoor shopping that makes it easy to find what you're looking for no matter the weather.
Book a Food Tour
Calgary is a great city to live in if you love the restaurant scene, a foodie's paradise with something for every palette. For a fun way to explore the culinary culture of the city, book a food tour this spring! There are a variety of options available with Alberta Food Tours, like the Food Finder Game in Kensington where the route to different local eateries is slowly revealed as you solve clues or the more upscale Eat the Castle at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Rent an E-Bike to Ride Along the Bow River
Even if the air still has a chill in it, bundling up for a bike ride along the Bow River is always a great way to enjoy Calgary. Consider renting an e-bike from one of Calgary's many bike rental businesses and enjoy an easy going cruise around the city. Nothing helps you fall in love with your home town more than exploring it like a tourist.
Check Out a Craft Fair or Spring Market
If you're in the mood for shopping, check out one of Calgary's pop up shops, craft fairs, or spring markets. The Market Collective has become a Calgary favorite, a seasonal and family friendly event with live music, interactive workshops, galleries, food and drinks, a kids zone, and over 140 local vendors.
Little Modern Market is another fun option, with over 90 local vendors and artists, in addition to take home crafts for kiddos and a more intimate setting than some of the larger craft fairs and markets.
Visit Opening Weekend at Heritage Park
Heritage Park is one of the best places to explore in Calgary to learn more about the history of the city. Each spring, residents can celebrate the opening weekend of the season for the interactive historical village. New exhibits will be unveiled this year and the whole family will enjoy learning and being entertained by this unique Calgary attraction.