Spring is in the air, Calgary, and we all know what that means: time to enjoy the great outdoors. Get out of the house this week and explore this great city that we all love and appreciate – most months out of the year. Grab your date, your camera and hit some of these local hotspots to snap pics and fill your Instagram quota for days!
4th Street SW
Head down to this trendy area for the shopping, but stay for the local art scene.
Bow River Pathway
Get spectacular views of downtown from the north side of the river by following the kilometres of paved pathway running from Baker Park all the way to the Calgary Zoo.
Lukes Drug Mart
Pick up your prescription, peruse vinyl records, sample some ice cream and snap a quick photograph all in one location.
Commissioned only two years ago by Active YYC, this beautiful bridge has taken over Instagram and become a regular fixture in local Calgary Instagram feeds.
New Central Library
A photographers dream: gorgeous wood panelling, delicate angles and neverending patterns continuing for floors and floors at this new attraction. Maybe even sign out a book while you’re at it.
With a spectacular view of downtown and the Saddledome, this park always has picture-perfect moments no matter what time of day you visit.
The Scotiabank Saddledome
Dare to go inside the Dome this time of year and you’ll find thousands of Calgarians decked out in red – true Calgary pride through and through.
Bow Building Wonderland Sculpture
Since 2013, this sculpture of a young girl’s head brings people far and wide to gaze up at the intricate 12-foot structure in the heart of downtown. The sculpture was covered earlier this spring for a fresh coat of paint, so head on down to see it in all of its glory.
There’s always something bright and colourful to capture on Stephen Avenue, whether it’s artwork, people, blooming flowers or street performers.
The Peace Bridge at Dusk
Initially a controversial project, this architectural marvel brings in people from all corners of the city, providing easy access to downtown from the north side of the river.
Get lost between tall buildings and glassy skyscrapers to find the perfect angle showcasing Calgary’s finest architecture.
The Elbow River often gets overlooked due to the popularity of the Bow River, but nevertheless, the sunsets are just as grand on this side of the water.
Well, which spot are you headed to next, Calgary? Don’t forget to tag us in all your date night adventures!