Calgary Summer Staycation Ideas

To help you plan a memorable Summer Staycation, we’ve gathered a list of ideas for socially-distanced activities and sun-filled activities for you to enjoy.

Socially-Distanced Activities

Now until Jul 5. Banff Marathon. Virtual marathon, half-marathon and 10K where you bring your own course (BYOC).

Jul 1. Movie Under the Stars. Outdoor movie showings supporting the Cochrane Activette’s Foodbank. Spray Lake Saw Mills.

High River Drive-In Theatre. New drive-in set to open in July.

Calgary Zoo. The zoo is now open with limited tickets sold each day and a member hour from 8:30am to 9:30am every day.

Calgary Farmers’ Market. Open Thursday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm.

Summer Farm Days at Calgary Farmyard. Petting zoo, sunflower field (open mid-August), corn maze (open mid-July) and more. Fridays to Sundays. $16.95.

Calgary Folk Fest. Virtual streamings all summer long.

Curbside Concerts. Book a live concert that comes to your house. $300 for 45 mins.

Snap Foto Club. Photo studio with various themed rooms to take pictures in. One group per room only. $19.

Spark’s Virtual Summer Camps. Daily camp activities and virtual group instruction with camp instructors. Various camp options and themes available. $60+.

Sun-Filled Activities

Go for a Hike. Take advantage of the vast trails that surround the Calgary area. Our team recommends the Grassi Lakes Trail for the turquoise water view. For trail reports, visit:

Explore our Parks. Take advantage of the social distancing circles and check out a list of all parks in Calgary. Our team suggests paddle boating at Bowness Park.

Bike Along the Pathways. Take advantage of the 984K of pathways available to you. Download the pathway and bikeway app to map out your route.

Go Camping. Campsites have been in operation since June 1 – visit the Alberta Parks website to book front country and back country options.


Take the Family Mini Putting.

Winsport Mini Golf. 88 Canada Olympic Rd. SW.
Century Sports Mini Golf. 1010 – 42nd Ave. SE.
Oasis Greens Golf Centre. 242 Ave. W.


Tune Up Your Golf Swing.

Inglewood Golf and Curling Club. 9 Gosling Way SE.
Shaganappi Point Golf Course. 1200 26 St. SW.
McCall Lake Golf Course. 1600 32 Ave. NE.
Fox Hollow Golf Course. 999 32nd Avenue NE.
Maple Ridge Golf Course. 1240 Mapleglade Dr. SE.
Lakeview Golf Course. Opening June 26. 5840 19 St. SW.
Lynx Ridge Golf Club. 8 Lynx Ridge Blvd. NW.
HeatherGlen Golf Course. 234024 Range Rd.
The Hamptons Golf Club. Member only. 69 Hamptons Dr. NW.
Springbank Links Golf Club. 125 Hackamore Trail.
Valley Ridge Golf Club. 11618 Valley Ridge Park NW.
Elbow Springs Golf Club. 240086 Lott Creek Dr.
Sirocco Golf Club. 210178 64th St. W.
McKenzie Meadows Golf Club. 17215 McKenzie Meadows Dr.
Douglasdale Golf Club. 7 Douglas Woods Dr. SE.
Calgary Golf and Country Club. Member only. 5788 Station A.


For a complete look at our Summer Staycation Guide, download PDF below. 

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