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18 things to do in Calgary on Easter weekend

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While we may celebrate our second Easter of the pandemic, you can still make the most of this year’s long weekend while celebrating Spring in Calgary.

The holiday arrives a little earlier in 2021. Easter Sunday is celebrated on April 4th. Good Friday is April 2nd and Easter Monday is April 5th.

Whether you’re hanging out at home, being outdoors, or virtually visiting your Easter for Easter, there is plenty to do in Calgary on long weekends.

Calgary Zoo: Eggstravaganza

What: The Calgary Zoo’s annual Eggstravaganza is back with family-friendly fun that will help you say goodbye to winter and say hello to the spring weather. Treat stations, a virtual Easter egg hunt, and other fun spring-themed activities add to your zoo experience when you visit the animals.

When: April 2nd to 5th
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Calgary Zoo (210 St. George’s Drive NE)
Costs: Included with admission to the zoo ($ 24.95 for adults, $ 14.95 for children)

Get an Easter treat of mini eggs from one of these local Calgary locations

What: Mini-eggs are arguably one of the best parts of the Easter vacation, and luckily, some Calgary bakeries and restaurants have created some delicious treats for us that include the candy-covered chocolate eggs in one way or another.

Where: Check out our list of the best places to get mini egg treats
Costs: Varies depending on the purchase

Find hidden Easter eggs in Deerfoot City

What: Visit Guest Services at Deerfoot City Food Lodge to receive the Easter Hunting Card or download a digital copy. Find the Easter egg installations in outdoor locations around the property and enter to win one $ 250 gift card to a Deerfoot City dealer of your choice.

When: Now through April 11th
Where: Deerfoot City (901 64th Avenue NE)
Costs: Free

Virtual concert series by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra: City Spaces

What: While their concert hall remains closed, the CPO has taken his show on the streets and is playing in these free new virtual performances from iconic Calgary spaces. City Spaces provide music for the audience in a variety of locations, including on a modern skyscraper, inside a gallery from the brutalist era, and in the grand ballroom of a historic hotel.

When: 3rd of April
Time: 19:30 o’clock
Where: Watch the performances virtually and broadcast from contemporary Calgary
Costs: Free

Check out a sculpture covered in flowers and snakes in this Inglewood window

What: While we wait for the Esker Foundation’s main gallery to reopen, the project room window brings some art into our lives while providing a concept for thought. Visible from the street, “The Garden” is a clay sculpture that combines elements of nature with the human form and was created by ceramic artist Yvonne Kustec.

When: Now through June 6th
Where: The Esker Foundation project room window (1011 9th Avenue SE)
Costs: Free

Get the Easter brunch at the Calgary Zoo

What: Enjoy a fantastic meal at home over the long weekend without having to cook. Get a roadside pickup and enjoy a chef-created menu of classic brunch favorites – all you have to do is heat and serve. You can feel good knowing you are also supporting Calgary Zoo’s conservation initiatives.

When: April 3rd, 4th and 5th
Time: The time-controlled collection takes place every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Where: Collection of orders from the security building of Calgary Zoo South (1300 Zoo Road NE)
Costs: $ 100 for brunch for 4 or $ 150 for 6

Watch a tournament at Calgary’s Curling Canada Bubble

What: In Calgary, the Curling Canada curling bubble is currently taking place in the city. Three more events will take place at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Center through May. The 2021 men’s curling world championship tournament starts this week. So be sure to follow the action on TSN.

When: April 2nd to 11th
Time: Broadcast schedule available here
Where: Broadcast on TSN and Sportsnet

Celebrate the reopening of the River Cafe

What: The popular Prince’s Island Park restaurant in Calgary will reopen April 1st for weekend brunch, lunch and dinner. Head to the River Cafe for a meal in an idyllic setting and perhaps take a stroll along the river after your meal.

When: Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 25 Prince’s Island, Calgary
Costs: Varies depending on the meal

Take a photo with the Easter Bunny in the Bass Pro Shops

What: Have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny while you shop for outdoor gear. Customers should be aware that they must reserve images online before they get to the store.

When: April 2-4
Time: Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 112 261055 Cross Iron Boulevard, County Rocky View
Costs: Free

Brunch at Thomsons Kitchen & Bar

What: Head to Thomsons Kitchen & Bar for an à la carte Easter brunch. Thomson’s is giving its Easter buffet a new touch to increase security. Guests can order endless items from the brunch buffet and all items are safely delivered to their table

When: 4. April
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Thomsons Kitchen & Bar (700 Center Street S – at the foot of the Hyatt Regency Calgary Hotel)
Costs: $ 73 Adult, $ 35 Child (6-12 years old)

Celebrate with an Easter cocktail from Burwood Distillery

What: Two cocktail kits are available in the Burwood Distillery with which you can toast the long weekend. The Easter Extravaganza Kit contains a 375-milliliter bottle of Burwood Vodka or Gin, three 250-milliliter bottles with various local juice flavors, four bottles of Fever Tree mixers and two copper mugs.

The Hop To It kit contains a 375 milliliter bottle of Burwood Gin, fresh lime juice from the region and a mix of three different cocktails, including the “Kapow Kombucha Mule”.

When: Now available for pickup or delivery
Where: Burwood Distillery (4127 6th Street NE)
Costs: $ 79.99 for the Easter Extravaganza Kit or $ 56.99 for the Hop To It kit

Catch dinner and a movie at Koi

What: This weekend, enjoy a meal in the Koi with a movie on the side. From Friday to Sunday, Koi plays classic mob films every evening. Themed cocktails, costumes, and prizes add to the experience.

When: April 2 (Scarface), April 3 (Bonnie & Clyde) and April 4 (The Untouchables)
Time: Films start at 7pm
Where: Koi (1011 1st Street SW)
Costs: Varies depending on the dish

Order an Easter package from Cherry Tree Lane

Courtesy Cherry Tree Lane

What: Cherry Tree Lane is a new toy store that opened in Calgary in 2020. You are currently online and have made countless contacts with toy makers and artists in the city. As a result, Cherry Tree Lane created a number of packages of local products, and the next one is an Easter package.

Since many are unable to celebrate a traditional Easter together, this package is perfect to send to distant family members or friends, or to play with your own family. The box has been carefully curated to inspire all ages. It contains a solid chocolate Easter bunny, coconut-scented spring play dough, a pair of Downton Carpentry imagination lenses, egg-shaped crayons and much more.

When: Now until April 2nd
Where: Local deliveries possible
Costs: $ 49.25

Take part in the virtual event of the Muve team Easter Egg hunt

What: The Muve team, part of Re / Max Elite, has developed a different type of Easter egg hunt this year. Watch the virtual home video and discover the hidden eggs. Then take your guess and win a $ 200 VISA gift card.

When: Now through April 4th
Time: At any time
Where: Via the website of the Muve team
Costs: Free

Cabela’s Easter event 2021

What: Celebrate Easter at Cabela. Head over to the store over the long weekend for crafts, goodies, and free photos with the Easter Bunny. Customers should be aware that they must reserve photos online before they get to the store.

When: April 2-4
Time: Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 851 64th Avenue Northeast
Costs: Free

Find Easter downtown in the CORE Shopping Center

What: Every day before Easter, The CORE tweets clues as to where the Easter Bunny was while it was hiding eggs. Comment on what store you think the bunny hid the egg in and include a mall gift card.

When: Now through April 3rd
Where: Participate on The CORE Twitter page
Costs: Free

Enjoy brunch at Heritage Park

What: Head to Selkirk for one of Calgary’s most popular Easter brunch. This à la carte brunch menu will satisfy all tastes. Reservations are highly recommended so act quickly.

When: 4. April
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: the Selkirk in Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Drive SW)
Costs: Varies depending on the dish

Calgary Farmers’ Market: Hop to the Market

What: Celebrate spring this weekend at the Calgary Farmers’ Market. Add something local to your Easter meal with everything from ham, chocolate, and tulips available from market vendors.

When: April 1st to 4th
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market (510 77th Avenue SE)
Costs: Varies depending on the purchase

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