Westshore Blog

Long Live the Long Weekend

Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax or embark on exciting adventures, the May long weekend is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of warm weather and all the great outdoors and local community has to offer. Ready to make plans? Keep reading.


Host an outdoor picnic

Gather your gang and get snacking! Pack up your favourite homemade treats or pick up some grab-and-go options for a quick and delicious way to picnic in a hurry. Don’t forget a blanket to spread out and some outdoor games—like croquet or frisbee—to make it a fun afternoon.


Plan a hike or nature walk

With everything in bloom now is the perfect time for a hike or nature walk—especially before it gets too hot. Lace up those sneakers and get moving to get your 10,000 steps in this weekend.


Be a local tourist

Meaning to check out that museum? Love local artists and galleries? Spend a day being a tourist in your own backyard this weekend. Not only are you supporting your local community, but you may discover some hidden gems or learn something new about your neighbourhood, too.


Spend time stargazing

Wrap up the long weekend by admiring the night sky. Grab a blanket, head to quiet spot (ideally away from tons of city lights) and then look up and prepare to be completely amazed. Don’t forget to make a wish and bonus points if you can identify constellations, too.


Catch the latest flick

If you’re really not an outdoorsy type, treat yourself to a movie night on the town with the new arrivals at the theatre. Just don’t forget the popcorn and treats!


No matter how you choose to spend your May long weekend, we wish you a relaxing and fun-filled break.