Summer in Calgary

Not sure how to summer in Calgary? Let this list of 60+ activities be your guide! The city comes alive during the warmest months of the year and we take advantage of getting out and enjoying it when we can to soak it all in. This bucket list is for everyone!  It’s for those who’ve lived here a number of years and still haven’t done it all and it’s also for those coming to visit for the first, second, tenth, or hundredth time and want to fill up their days with fun-filled activities.  There’s tons of stuff to do in Calgary, this is just a few I’ve got planned for the summer in no particular order.

Check back on the blog for more detailed information about these activities or learn about them via our Instagram and Facebook pages @dmyyc. We'll also be adding more as the summer goes on, if you have anything to add, please don't hesitate to reach out, we're always looking for new and exciting things to do.

Let your Summer Adventures begin:
  1. Heritage Park
  2. Reader Rock Garden
  3. Calaway Park
  4. Granary Road
  5. Calgary Stampede
  6. The Cage, batting cage at Shouldice Athletic Park
  7. Lakeview Golf Course 
  8. Downhill Karting at Winsport
  9. Attend an Okotoks Dawgs baseball game
  10. Paddle boating on the Bowness lagoon
  11. Canoeing on the Glenmore Reservoir with the Calgary Canoe Club
  12. Calgary Zoo
  13. Telus World of Science
  14. Fish Hatchery at the Bow Habitat Station
  15. Badlands music festival
  16. Calgary Folkfest
  17. Drive-in movie at the Grey Eagle Casino
  18. Fort Calgary
  19. Globalfest Fireworks Festival
  20. Millarville Farmers Market
  21. Walk through the Weaselhead
  22. Sandy Beach to splash in the river
  23. Fish Creek adventures
  24. Discover Nose Hill Park
  25. Picnic at St. Patrick’s island
  26. Reading challenge with the Calgary Public Library
  27. Calgary Pride
  28. Harvie Passage to swim
  29. Glenbow museum
  30. National Music Centre - Free admission in July
  31. Ice cream at Village
  32. Calgary Corn Maze
  33. Cobb’s Adventure Park
  34. Calgary Farmyard
  35. Mini golf at Winsport
  36. Speeders go-karting
  37. Calgary Climbing Centre
  38. Bowling at Mountainview
  39. Flying squirrel Trampoline Park
  40. Float the Bow or the Elbow river
  41. Playground top spots listed in the Calgary Playground Review
  42. Picnic at North Glenmore Park
  43. City of Calgary Park n’ Play
  44. Calgary Outdoor Pools 
  45. Evening stroll at Carburn Park
  46. Canmore Park Splash pad
  47. Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
  48. Tennis in your local community
  49. Pickleball at the Glenbrook community centre
  50. Bike ride along the Bow river pathway
  51. East Village adventures
  52. The “new” public library
  53. Calgary Farmers Market
  54. Stroll through Elliston Park
  55. Urban adventures in Griffiths woods Park
  56. Go for a walk in a neighbourhood you’ve never been to
  57. Urban hike, Douglas Fir Trail in Edworthy Park
  58. Follow Calgary food trucks on IG and go find one for dinner
  59. Van Gogh exhibit at the BMO Centre
  60. B-Line Bike indoor bike park
  61. Iced coffee from your favourite local shop, Vintage, Phil & Sebastian, Analog, etc…
  62. Calgary Tower for aerial views of this beautiful city

Let this list serve as inspiration for your best Calgary summer yet! Get out and discover or rediscover this spectacular city that has so much to offer.  It’s only going to be summer for a few more weeks so enjoy it while you can!