The warmth and long days of summer are something many people look forward to all year. However, this year it may seem hard to find things to do with the COVID-19 pandemic all around us. You want to get out of the house and make memories with your friends and family, but you want to be safe at the same time. The good news is that there are still many things to do in Lethbridge and the surrounding area! Here are five things that we’ve found to do while socially distancing.
Note: Make sure that you wear sunscreen and drink lots of water while spending time outdoors in the heat! Take breaks in the shade or an airconditioned building regularly. Have fun and be safe!
1. Go for a local Adventure
Lethbridge has many parks and trails just waiting for exploration. You may want to avoid the more popular parks like Henderson Lake and Nicholas Sheran, but there are still many hidden spots throughout the city.
Why don’t you check out Elizabeth Hall Wetlands located off of Bridge Drive and look for the turtles?
Or maybe a hike in Cottonwood park located at 2020 – 60th Avenue West?
Remember to check for ticks when finished walking in the coulees. For more information on tick safety visit: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Health/Pages/conditions.aspx?hwid=tp23585spec
2. Pick Strawberries
Broxburn Vegetables and Café has a u-pick option if you are looking to get out and spend time, socially distanced, with loved ones. Their strawberry season is now open and typically continues into September.
Address: 5 90008 Rng Rd 210, Lethbridge County, AB T1J 5R9
Phone Number: (403) 327-0909
3. Watch a movie
Watching a movie inside is a great alternative when the weather is hot, but you still want to get out of the house. The Movie Mill is now open and has implemented many policies to help protect you from COVID-19. Support a local business while also kicking back and relaxing.
Address: 1710 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 2R5
Phone Number: (403) 381-1251
4. Snuggle Baby Goats
Snuggle baby goats AND support the local foodbank? It sounds like a win to us! Check out the Lethbridge Corn Maze and book your private, goat snuggling session. While you are at it, why not check out the rest of the activities the corn maze has to offer?
Address: 104051 Range Rd 224, Lethbridge County, AB T0K 2A0
Phone Number: (403) 381-3775
5. Visit Birds of Prey
From feeding the ducks to watching the live flying demonstration, visiting Birds of Prey is an interactive experience for all ages. Take your time walking through their landscaped sanctuary and meet some of the majestic birds who call the place home.
Address: 2124 16 Ave, Coaldale, AB T1M 1J8
Phone Number: (403) 345-4262
We hope that you find ways to make happy memories this summer.
Stay well, Lethbridge!