Hop to it, folks! We hope that you’ve all had a wonderful couple of days in the sun, snow or at home – but it’s nearly a new week! This time around we’ve got festivals, old friends and penguins to catch up with so you won’t want to miss a beat. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this week!
As long as there’s snow on the ground, there’s fun to be had, and amazing things to see. This week, check out the enchanting Lake Louise Ice Festival, a dazzling event featuring world-class designers, artists and master craftsmen!
When: Wednesday, January 19th – 30th
Where: 111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB
It doesn’t get more wholesome than this, folks. While this event may not warm your hands, the Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk is back to warm our hearts for its 10th year in a row. Get your tickets now!
When: Until mid-March (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
Pop some corn and layer the butter. Just in time for the weekend, Kensington’s historic Calgary Plaza Theatre has officially reopened to the public with a new owner, a brand new look and a catalogue of showtimes.
Where: 1133 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary
Looking for love? This week, 17th Avenue will be holding a community-wide ‘festival’, showcasing a bunch of local businesses, singles and events. Want more information check out the link above and prepare to meet your match!
When: Until Monday, February 28th
Where: 17th Ave SW, Calgary
What once was a planetarium, Contemporary Calgary is now a destination for modern and contemporary art. And from now until January 30th, they’re displaying three solo exhibitions of local and national artists. For more information, visit www.contemporarycalgary.com.
When: Thursdays – Saturdays
Where: 701-11 Street SW Calgary, Alberta
Yeah, it’s cold, but it’s nothing we Calgarians can’t handle! This week, slip into a pair of boots and bundle up for a relaxing walk around the city. Not sure where to go? Check out the link above for 10 of the best places to go for a stroll in and around YYC.
What better way to kick of the new year than with a little community spirit? Likewise, is there anything that brings people together quite like drinks, food and friends? This January, find the answer at the bottom of a glass when you check out TRIBUTE Craft Spirits Celebration, a tasty festival produced by MADE WITH LOVE in participation with Banff and Lake Louise Tourism.
When: January 19th – 30th | Outdoors January 28th-29th
Where: Bear Street, Banff Alberta
Celebrating culture, creativity and Calgary, YYC’s Chinook Blast has returned for another year of light, fun and colour! This week, enjoy the very best in local art, music, theatre and recreation in addition to a number of incredible light displays that will be visible throughout the city.
When: Friday, January 21st – February 27th, 2022
Where: All over Calgary
Grab the hand of someone special and lace-up! Olympic Plaza, one of the city’s favourite ice skating rinks, is frozen over and open to the public for the season, which is seriously flying by! Don’t miss your chance to check it out, folks!
Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 am – 11 pm
Whew! There it is folks! 10 best things to do in Calgary this weekend. It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it!