I was going to go camping this weekend. However, between the weather and some Calgary Boutique Hotel related shenanigans I’ve decided not to go. The only trick now is trying to figure out what to do with myself for four days…It can be hard to find things to do in Calgary during the May Long Weekend.
Calgary is not a prime Long Weekend destination. Most people leave the city on Long Weekends, and as a result there isn’t all that much to do. There are some time-honoured local traditions that offer an escape from the boredom of being stranded in Calgary, but a lot of them don’t work for May Long. Especially since…
Calgarians loooooove us some patios. It’s actually pretty much our favourite thing to do in summer. But, May is not Summer. Especially not this weekeend.
Don’t get me wrong, you can still hang out on a patio somewhere, it’ll just be soggy and miserable on Friday. Funnily enough, you might be soggy and miserable anyways, but for an entirely different reason, since…
There are many things that people can be allergic too, but there are only a few things that will exacerbate the issue. Unfortunately, for truck-loving Calgarians vehicle exhaust fumes are one of them. It’s too bad that Calgary is home to so many cars, because it makes the city one of the worst places in the world for someone allergic to grass pollen. So, instead of hanging out on a freezing, wet patio you’ll likely be hiding inside your home, so doped on on Anti-Histamines you’ll hardly be able coherent form sentence to.
However, there is one big bright side to staying in Calgary over May Long Weekend…
Want to go out for dinner and a drink? Chances are good that service will be excellent. Want to go see a movie, but hate dealing with crowds of teenagers and squalling babies? They’re all camping! (Suckers! Have fun camping in the slush!).
Basically, while Calgary doesn’t necessarily have anything uniquely Long Weekend-ish to do, it still has a lot of fun things to do that are available all year-round. But, since everyone leaves the city during the long weekend, they are a LOT more fun to do.
Unless you’re like me, and you have allergies.
Jonathan Meier is the Online Marketing and Social Media Coordinator who is compelling you with unassailable logic to stay at Nuvo Hotel Suites, a small boutique hotel in Downtown Calgary, Alberta (to learn more about the Nuvo peruse the rest of the site, or check out our Facebook Page) for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. When he’s not at his desk, he’s usually out in the mountains near his hometown of Canmore where he can be seen climbing, skiing, or doing anything at all that doesn’t involve computers.
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