August Long Weekend


With the August long weekend just around the corner (summer is almost 1/2 over!? Eeeek!), and now that most restrictions have lifted, we thought we would share some ideas for fun things to do in and around Calgary with your friends and family.

Heritage Park

Stop by Heritage Park to enjoy a selection of exhibits and food outlets. Our very own Karen Sandeman spends many of her weekends volunteering at the park, so you’re likely to see her there.  She would love for you to stop by and say hello!

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The Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is always a great place to visit, from the Canadian Wilds, to the Penguin Plunge, to the Conservatory (the butterflies are my personal favorite!).  If you haven’t visited the zoo in a while, check out the Land of Lemurs exhibit!

Calgary Zoo

Telus Spark Centre

There are some great events happening at the Telus Spark Centre this summer: 

  • Digital Immersion Gallery
  • Astronaut Ice Cream
  • Tricks of the Night Sky
  • One Day on Venus
  • Drive-In at Spark
  • New Dome Movies



Camping is always a great way to spend the long weekend, especially during a pandemic and when the sun is shining! Fingers crossed for some great long weekend weather!

Here are some great campgrounds nearby:

If you are planning on going camping this August long weekend (or any other weekend), it is a good idea to check the Alberta Parks website for up-to-date information on fire bans or other restrictions.  It’s also recommended to check for ticks after spending time outdoors.

If you are planning to travel outside of your home province, Travel Insurance can help protect you and your family from unexpected costs due to a medical emergency. As a Broker, we represent numerous different Travel Insurance providers and are able to provide you with competitive rates and coverage specific to your needs.

As a friendly reminder, our will be CLOSED on Monday, August 2nd.

We wish you all a fun and safe long weekend!

Thank you,

The Costen Insurance Team

PS. Check out these great summer pics from some of our Team members and their families!