How-To: Plan a Downtown Winter Picnic

by Kait Kucy · 0 comments

Downtown Calgary is great for picnicking.  We’ve been blessed with several beautiful public parks interspersed throughout our city and there is nothing better than collapsing on a picnic blanket after a long week.  However, since we spend nearly half the year hibernating and avoiding the outdoors we have to figure out creative ways to motivate ourselves to leave the house.

Winter picnicking is the perfect way to beat the early-winter blues and ramp up that cheerful, spirited feeling as we move into the Christmas season.  Fill up your vintage thermos at deVille coffee with some nutella hot chocolate.  Stop by Bankers Hall Sunterra Market for a baguette, a wedge of brie, and some spiced preserves to fill your picnic basket.

Must-haves for a winter picnic include an extra-warm wool blanket, try out this gorgeous Hudson Bay blanket for negative temperature cuddles.  You will need to stay cozy in layers and the sock monkey-esque cardigan from Roots is the perfect solution to the unpredictable Chinooks we often get.  Toasty shearling mitts from H&M compliment the Canadiana-inspired toque from Aritzia, while your feet never freeze in these fantastic Sorels. A pair of skinny cuffed jeans from the Gap keep everything comfy for your outdoor picnic but throw on a pair of slim long johns underneath for more warmth.

Olympic Plaza is the perfect winter spot for picnicking. You have it all: music, ice skating, nearby cafes, and the twinkle lights will certainly get you in the mood for the holiday time of year.  Now we just have to wait for it to get cold enough for the ice rink to freeze….

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