There is nothing quite like enjoying a meal with loved ones outside, especially in such a picturesque landscape like Canmore. There is an art to packing the perfect picnic. Here are some of the best tips to ensure your picnic experience is memorable and comfortable.
Scout your location
Spring Creek has options for a gorgeous scenic picnic. You can enjoy one of the many community picnic tables available for use or even rent the fire-pit if you plan to cook a meal outside. If you’d like a little more adventure, plan your picnic spot along one of the many hiking trails located in Canmore. You can find information about popular hiking spots here.
Plan the day around the picnic
Whether you choose to stay close to town or venture into the mountains, plan your picnic accordingly. The location will influence what you decide to pack. If you choose to stay close to town, consider exploring local shops, museums and galleries before or after your meal. If you plan your picnic around a hike or outdoor activity, ensure you are prepared with the proper gear, such as a cooler bag or backpack to transport your items.
Plan your menu
Get inspired by browsing the local shops like Red Gables Deli and Alder Café and Grocery and choose your ingredients. Make a chef inspired charcuterie board with cured meats, delectable cheeses, nuts, seeds, and fruits or prepare some delicious sandwiches and a salad. Be sure to pack your food carefully using ice packs, a cooler or an insulated bag, especially if you plan to hike to your picnic destination. Make the perfect pairing with your meal by picking up a bottle of wine from Spring Creek Cellars.
Pack the essentials
The ultimate picnic is executed with meticulous planning. Ensure to pack all of the essentials including any utensils you may need, travel cups or mugs, food containers, water and a vessel to pack up any waste and recycling so you can properly dispose of it. Don’t forget to include sun protection and bug spray.
Additionally, depending on where you choose to have your picnic, you may want to consider seating such as a large, cozy blanket or portable camping chairs. If there won’t be a surface to prepare your food available, a cutting board or portable table tray could be useful.
Enjoy your meal and relax
The best part of the picnic of course is the part where you finally get to enjoy it. A little planning can go a long way to create an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the moment with your loved ones and relax in the serenity of the mountains.
We hope you are inspired to pack the perfect picnic this summer. If you do, please share your photos on Instagram and tag us (@springcreekvacations) and use the hashtag #springcreekvacations