Whether you’re staying at home, or taking the time to explore your city a Staycation is the perfect way to wrap up your summer! You can adventure in your backyard with a camping trip, hop from playground to playground and enjoy a picnic or explore your city with the Great YYC Staycay.
Backyard Camping Trip
Grab the tent, marshmellows and the kiddos to spend a night under the stars in your own backyard! You can enjoy all of the comforts of home (like a washroom!) while still enjoy the adventure of camping. Here are some Backyard Camping Must-Haves!
- Shop 4 Person Tents online or visit SportChek, Eddie Bauer & Hudson’s Bay in-store
- Shop Steel Fire Pit online or visit Hudson’s Bay or Restoration Hardware in-store
- Smore’s Kit – Visit Safeway or Shopper’s Drug Mart in-store
- Shop Crewneck Sweaters online or visit Below The Belt, H&M, Old Navy, Hudson’s Bay, Eddie Bauer, Ardene & Sport Chek in-store
- Shop Camping Lanterns online or visit Eddie Bauer, Hudson’s Bay, Sport Chek, Sporting Life & Mountain Warehouse in-store
Playgrounds & Picnics
Spend the day hopping from one playground to the next! Each one holds a different adventure, and you can squeeze in a picnic lunch to refuel. Grab your sunscreen, hat, water bottle and hand sanitizer to enjoy a fun-filled day!
- Shop Reusable Water Bottles online or visit Old Navy, Sport Chek, H&M, Ardene, Lamose, Twisted Goods & Sporting Life in-store
- Shop Sunscreen online or visit Sport Check, Shopper’s Drug Mart & Safeway in-store
- Shop Sun Hats online or visit Old Navy, H&M, Ardene & Garage in-store
- Shop Hand Sanitizer Gel online or visit Safeway, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Showcase or Twisted Goods in-store
- Shop Picnic Blankets online or visit Eddie Bauer, Hudson’s Bay & Crate & Barrel in-store
Games, Games, Games!
Whether you’re more of a board games, or Animal Crossing kind of person, having a game day is the perfect way enjoy a Staycation. Grab your favourite board game, shuffle a deck of cards, or stop by someone’s island on Animal Crossing for a visit. Here are some of our favourite games-day must-haves!
- Shop Playing Cards online or visit Below The Belt, Hudson’s Bay, Twisted Goods, The Source, Sport Chek & Shopper’s Drug Mart in-store
- Shop Board Games online or visit Hudson’s Bay, The Source and EB Games in-store
- Shop Gaming Tech online or visit EB Games & The Source in-store
Be a YYC Tourist
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