Article by Carlie Beblin, Cannabis Life Network
If you find yourself in YYC there are a few places you must check out! To make your life easier, here is the ultimate stoner’s guide to Calgary.
Calgary is a lively city with fun activities to keep you entertained all year long. If you are in the city from April till let’s say September, the weather is really nice! However, Calgary does have very long, chilly winters stretching from October to March. Nevertheless, there are plenty of fun activities for a stoner to do indoors, and in the great outdoors. In this stoners guide to Calgary we have highlighted these attractions:
Telus Spark Centre – for the curious stoner!
If you and your friends want something fun to do indoors – other than getting baked and watching Netflix – we recommend getting baked and checking out the Telus Spark Centre! This place is an impressive science museum that hosts nearly half a million curious minds every year! People of all ages come to interact with the exhibits while having fun learning about whatever draws them in. But, if you want to enjoy your time kid-free, come on an adults-only night when they serve alcohol and stay open late. Take some shots for science! I am positive you will have a very fun 420 experience here.
For hours, admission rates, and more information click here.
Prince’s Island Park & Peace Bridge
If the weather is nice, we recommend packing some essentials and going on a walk through Prince’s Island Park. This beautiful park is located right in the heart of the city, just north of downtown Calgary. If you’re lucky, you might catch an event here as they host the Calgary Folk Festival, Canada Day Celebrations, and many more. If you are visiting Calgary we would highly recommend walking to the Peace Bridge (shown above) which is just a few minutes west of the park. The Peace Bridge connects Eau Claire to Sunnyside. It is a popular spot to take Instagram worthy pictures! It cost the city a cool $24.5 Million.
Studio Bell – for the musical stoner
This is a fairly new addition to Calgary and an impressive one at that! Studio Bell is the home of over 2,000 rare instruments, including the most notable Carthy Organ. If you are into music and have a curiosity about the history, production, or if you just want to wander around and take it all in, you’ve got to check this place out! Studio Bell hosts live performance events here too. This place is super impressive inside and out!
Check out their website here for upcoming events and admission prices.
For the adventurous stoner: Fish Creek Provincial Park
If you are a stoner who loves to explore the great outdoors, we recommend getting high and adventuring around Fish Creek Park. This network of paths stems over 53 miles to enjoy hiking, biking, or running. It spreads across many communities in South Calgary and there are many access points. At the furthest South-East end, there is a man-made lake called Sikome Lake that is a popular spot in the summertime. Throughout the trails, there are picnic tables, benches and public washrooms to use. This is a great place to explore because you could walk around for hours and hours here and the terrain changes quite a lot along the way.
Last but certainly not least, if you are visiting Calgary in July during the Stampede, you must check it out. Seriously. The Calgary Stampede has something for everyone! If you love the adrenaline of the amusement rides, you are in for a fun time!! If not, there are plenty of other things to keep you entertained from carnival games, chuckwagon races, concerts, beer gardens, and more! Not to mention the endless supply of deep-fried-deliciousness to put any stoner with the munchies in heaven!