8 exciting things to do in and around Calgary on Labor Day 2022

Get ready, friends! Monday September 5th is right around the corner, which means it’s another day of freedom, fun and excitement! Not sure how to spend your long weekend? We have you! From outdoor activities to annual festivities, here are 8 things to do in Calgary on Labor Day 2022.

ATTEND THE COCHRANE LABOR DAY PARADE

Floats, performers and more! This Labor Day, head to Cochrane for their annual parade, which kicks off at 10 a.m. sharp. Bring your folding chairs, your families and a smile and enjoy a colorful morning on the streets!

Where: See the route here
Time: Pre-parade 9 a.m. | Main Event 10 a.m.
Cost: FREE

GO-KARTING DOWNHILL

A little competition never hurt anyone, right? This coming Monday, proceed with caution to Winsport Canada and compete on their 1,800 meter downhill kart track! The “loser” buys the other a drink afterwards!

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Cost: $6+

WATCH ‘COME FROM AWAY’ LIVE

“On September 11, 2001, the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. This Labor Day, Broadway Across Canada will launch its Fall 2022 show come from afar, and you won’t want to miss it! To get your tickets, go to the link above and enjoy!

Where: 1002 37th Street SW, Calgary
Time: 8am
Cost: $75+

LOUNGE ON AN ALBERTA BEACH

From Jasper to Waterton, Alberta has beautiful beaches. No, we don’t have coconut trees and heat all year round, but we do have sand and sometimes comfortable sunshine. Click the link above and see which provincial spots are our favorites!

Cost: FREE

FLOAT THE BOW

What’s the best way to cool off this week? Well by floating the Arc or the Elbow, of course! Grab your buddies, a dingy and some snacks, then head to one of Calgary’s meandering rivers. Kick back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on a must-have summer adventure.

APPLAUSE LABOR DAY CLASSIC STAMP

It’s tradition! This coming Monday, watch the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Elks square off in an annual Alberta battle. For more information or to buy your tickets, go to the link above! It’s going to be a good game!

Where: 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $42+

MAKE A SPLASH AT SYLVAN LAKE

Located just outside of Red Deer, Alberta, Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash Park is the perfect spot for those hot summer days. With launch pads, trampolines, an obstacle course, slides, a 15-foot tower and more, this gigantic floating playground is truly one of a kind.

Where: Bay #1, 5100 Lakeshore Drive – Sylvan Lake, Alberta

TAKE IN THE FRESH AIR ON AN OPEN-AIR TOUR

He is back! This weekend, experience the Rockies like never before with an Open Top Tour! From the backseat of a unique vintage vehicle, guests will learn about the area’s active wildlife, the area’s colorful history, and their fellow travelers with the help of an interpretive guide.

Where: See locations here
Time: See timetables here
Cost: $45+ / Adult

RIDE ON THE COASTERS AT CALAWAY PARK

Looking to do something a little faster this Labor Day? Adrenaline junkies are encouraged to ride the roller coaster or eat all the carnival food their stomach can handle at Calgary’s Calaway Park, which is now open to the public.

Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary

There you go, friends! 8 things to do in Calgary this Labor Day! It’s going to be good, it feels!

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