Few suggestions for the Labour day activity inside the City of Calgary. One can also plan for weekend get ways to attractions outside Calgary. See the article on Drumheller trip – HERE
See the activities during Thanksgiving weekend- here
1. Have a beach day at Sikome lake. Sept 5th is the last day of the operating season 2011.
|Sikome Lake GPS : 50.898946,-114.015684||Sikome Cir SE, T2X 2C4. Ph: (403) 297-5293||Open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., for app. 80 days from mid-June to the Sept. long weekend.|
2. Enjoy CFL labour day classic football between Calgary Stampeders vs. Edmonton Eskimos on 5th September at McMahon Stadium. (Get tickets ). Address : 1817 Crowchild Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 4R6 . Coordinates : 51.071194,-114.119951.
3. ‘Halloweekends’ start at Calaway Park (more details). Calaway Park gets a spooky face lift for this fall event. Admission during Halloweekends includes unlimited rides, attractions and stage shows plus the Halloweekends haunted house.
2011 Dates: September 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th and October 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 10th
Time: 11:00am- 6:00pm
|Calaway Park GPS: 51.083321,-114.351844||245033 – Range Rd. 33, T3Z 2E9. Ph: 403-240-3822||Spring & Fall – Weekends Only Summer- Open daily||Adult (7-49) $33.95. Family (4) $79. Junior (3-6) $27. Seniors (50+) $25.|
4. Witness the pageantry and excitement as the Strathcona Mounted Troop bring history to life with their legendary Musical Ride.20 Canadian Forces Soldiers dressed in 1920s period uniforms and mounted on horseback will perform a spectacular 35 minute musical ride and tent pegging demonstration at the Heritage Park. Or Have Afternoon Tea for ‘girls’ in the Wainwright Hotel at Heritage Park(Pre-Ticketed Event). Afternoon Tea is served at Noon and 2:00pm. Tickets are $16.95 per person + GST in addition to Park admission
|Heritage Park Historical Village GPS: 50.981972,-114.099274||1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., T2V 2X3. Ph: (403) 268-8500||May 21-Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekends, Sept. 6 to Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.||Summer -Adults $19.50. Children (3-17) $14.50. Seniors (65+) $15.50.Winter Only Gasoline Alley Museum|
Sept 3-4, 2011
1. See Shakespeare in Love by SITC in Prince Island Park on 3rd September. Time: Noon and 7 pm. See for more details – HERE
2. Mural Tours China Town on Sept 3 at 1.00 pm -These tours originated from an anti-graffiti program that began in 2009 by placing beautiful artwork in graffiti stricken places. Each of the art pieces have their own unique style, theme and story to be told – For more info visit the website.
3. Go to the 19th Annual BBQ on the Bow Festival and have a FREE family fun day.
When – Sunday, Sep 04 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Where – Eau Claire Festival Market in the city plaza between the Sheraton Hotel, YMCA, Eau Claire Market and bridge to Prince’s Island Park.
See more details -HERE
4. Enjoy a picnic and watch some action at Spruce Meadows. Watch The Champions’ Welcome Tournament , which is a friendly warm-up to the ‘Masters’ Tournament. The Champions’ Welcome features several competitive FEI Classes’ cumulating with a World Cup Qualifier on Sunday(4th Sept). Admission and parking for this week’s Champions’ Welcome is Free. Parking lot 7 for parking.
|Spruce Meadows GPS: 50.889242,-114.094073||18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, T2J 5G5 Ph: 403.974.4200||Visiting during Non-tournament times: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Daily)||Varies according to events.Some events are free.|
5. Watch the World Cup of Longboarding and Street Luge at the Canada Olympic Park from September 2 to 4 (see for more detail) . There are many other activities to enjoy like Mountain Biking, Zipline at the Park, Summer Bobsleigh Rides, Mini Golf, Eurobungy, Climbing Wall, Spiderweb, and Challenge Course.
|Canada Olympic Park GPS:51.081474,-114.217068||88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W. Calgary T3B 5R5 Ph: 403-247-5452||Varies Year-round.||According to activity. Admission into the park-free|
6. Be a highlander and participate in the Calgary Highland Games on September 3, 2011 from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm. Round up 6 of your friends and signup on the field for the Tug-O-War. Enjoy the day of heavy events, bagpipes, band, highland dancing, and Western Canada’s biggest Ceilidh.
Adults : 15.00 ,Seniors : $10.00,Teens (13-17) :$10.00 , Children (5-12) : $5.00
32224A Springbank Road, Calgary, AB T3Z 2L9. Ph : 403-242-2223
GPS Coordinates : 51.068147,-114.347938
7. Bathtime with the Elephants at the Calgary Zoo on September 3rd 2011. Enjoy this hands on program when you take a behind-the-scenes look at the zoo’s pachyderms (including their very large bath). Time : 10.45 am – 12.30 pm.
Price: Adult $80, Child $75. 10% discount for Calgary Zoo Discovery Passport, Engage and Inspire Members
Ages five and older only. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult and may not attend alone.Wear appropriate footwear, no open-toed shoes.