Where to Picnic in Calgary

by River Cafe 

River Cafe gourmet picnic baskets are popping up all over Calgary. Here are a few recommendations for outdoor dining in Calgary this summer. 

FOR THE BEST VIEW - Scottsman's Hill 

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Photo: Geoff S. 

FOR THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT - Prince's Island Park 

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FOR THE BEST "Off-The-Beaten-Path" FEELING - Ralph Klien Park 

We heard about this place from Calgary blogger Mike Morrison of Mikes Bloggity Blog. He recently disclosed his favourite secret park, Ralph Klein Park – and you probably haven’t heard about it either. It’s relatively new, and while it’s only a few minutes off Glenmore Trail, it feels like a mini-nature getaway. He shared this image of him and friend enjoying a rainy day picnic with a River Café picnic basket earlier this summer.

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Photo Credit: Mike Morrison

A few other spots you may not have thought of: The River Café picnic basket includes a gourmet lunch for 2 (or more!) with all the fixings, and can be picked up easily at River Café for picnics all over town, when ordered in advance. Check out our menu and order online or by calling (403) 261-7670.