8 Ways to Know It’s Spring in Calgary

8 Ways to Know It’s Spring in Calgary It doesn’t always feel like it at this time of year, but March 20 marks the first day of spring. By Karin Olafson March 20, 2015 You know it’s spring in Calgary when you start to check for when the golf courses…

8 Ways to Know It’s Spring in Calgary

It doesn’t always feel like it at this time of year, but March 20 marks the first day of spring.

You know it’s spring in Calgary when you start to check for when the golf courses will open.

Image courtesy of Ingelwood Golf Course

It’s been a mild winter in Calgary this year, but even so, springtime in the city can be an emotional roller coaster. After all, a dump of snow is just another sign that spring is really here and summer is just around the corner.

While today is the first official day of spring, here are 8 ways to know for sure that spring has arrived in Calgary.

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You are willing to put on shorts if it’s sunny and the outdoor temperature is in the (positive) double digits. You have to get the tan started at some point.

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You keep rain boots, sandals and winter boots in your car for your lunch hour wander away from the office. Just in case.

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You’re unwilling to take off your winter tires. Who knows what it’ll be like tomorrow.

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The longer days mean dinner (and breakfast) while it’s still light outside, and you’ve probably already enjoyed a few beers on patios. You’re already dreaming of dinner alfresco at Alloy, Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant and River Caf.

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Potholes make your morning commute feel like a ride at the Stampede. (And, another reason to know it’s spring, you’ve started to make plans for Stampede.)

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Summer sports meet winter sports. You can find great deals at the ski resorts and golf courses around the city are opening soon.

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You begin to think that biking into work is actually a good idea again and you agree to participate in Bike to Work Day, which takes place on May 1.

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Rain, snow or shine, soon there’s a festival to attend just about every weekend. Lilac Festival and the Calgary International Children’s Festival are all festivals to look forward to in the spring.

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