Friends, hello! We hope that you’ve had a wonderfully relaxing weekend so far, but stay ready! With the weather looking up, the 2022 fun has just begun and this week is going to be a busy one! From last-chance light displays to Banff shenanigans, here are 10 things to do in and around Calgary this week.
MEET YOUR MATCH
Looking for love? This January, 17th Avenue will be holding a community-wide two-week long singles ‘festival’, showcasing a bunch of local businesses. For more information about where and when you can check one of their many events, check out the link above!
When: Until Monday, February 28th
Where: 17th Ave SW, Calgary
HAVE AN INDOOR DATE NIGHT
Not interested in braving the cold? Surprisingly, there’s a whole that we can do from home, some of which are pretty romantic. If you’re in a relationship, are trying to woo someone special or are looking for something new to do with your roommates, check out the link above for 10 indoor ‘date’ ideas that aren’t just “watch Netflix.”
CHECK OUT LEGACY’S LIGHT DISPLAY
Fill a to-go mug and bundle up because there are only a few more days where you can check out the Legacy community light walk. From now until January 16th, this FREE event will light the night with over a million tiny bulbs strung up on everything from the clock tower to the houses. Don’t miss it!
When: Until, January 16th
Where: Legacy Calgary – See directions here
CATCH NIGHTRISE AT THE BANFF GONDOLA
This winter, the company behind the high climbing Banff Gondola attraction introduced Nightrise – an immersive activity that merges multimedia, storytelling and nature for what they’re calling a “new and inspiring perspective.” For more information and tickets, check out the link above
When: Until March 12th
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
Time: 5 pm
GO INNER TUBING AT WINSPORT
Not everyone is comfortable on a pair of skis or even skates for that matter, which is why we’re a big fan of the Winsport tube park! Almost anyone can enjoy the breeze, the snow and themselves with this adrenaline-inducing Family Day activity – check it out!
When: See dates above
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: Prices vary
RENT A FIREPIT
Bundle up, s’more lovers. After an incredibly successful pilot year, the FREE Calgary community fire pits are back and available to the public in hopes of warming the chillier months. Check out the link above for where and how you can rent one of these bad boys!
SKATE OLYMPIC PLAZA
Loving the snow? Lace-up your skates and enjoy the chilly wind through your hair! Olympic Plaza, one of the city’s favourite ice rinks, is frozen over and open to the public. Check it out and enjoy, folks!
Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 am – 11 pm
FLY HIGH AT TELUS SPARK
Want to see things from a different point of view? Telus Spark Science Centre unveiled its first full-body virtual reality experience believe us when we say that it’s really something. For those looking for something different – we’d recommend Birdly – a dinosaur flight simulator that will take the rider to new heights during a time when the T-Rex was at the top of the food chain. You won’t regret it! Unless you don’t like heights.
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE Calgary, AB
Cost: $26 (included in GA)
OR SKI THE EAST VILLAGE NORDIC LOOP
It’s back, snowfolk! Calgary’s East Village Nordic Loop has reopened for the winter season, but there are a few things to take note of before hitting the ol’ powder trail! Check out the link above for everything that you need to know before getting behind a pair of poles.
Where: See location above
Time: 7 am – 10 pm
Well, there you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this week. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.
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