Happy Sunday, friends! We hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and an even more wonderful New Year – but the fun has just begun! From galleries, displays, and outdoor activities, there are a ton of exciting ways to kick off 2022. Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this week!
VIEW THREE NEW EXHIBITS AT CONTEMPORARY 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
ENJOY LEGACY’S LIGHT DISPLAY
Fill a to-go mug and bundle all the way up. Until January 16th, Legacy’s magical display 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
COZY UP IN THE EAST VILLAGE HYGGE HUT
Located just off River Walk Plaza in the East Village, Calgarians looking to wind down after a day of in-city cross-country skiing are encouraged to check out the Hygge Hut! This Scandinavian-style spot is fitted with a cozy fireplace, a warm atmosphere and is perfect for cozying up under a blanket with a cup of Joe or hot cocoa.
When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Where: See location here
Time: Fridays (3 pm -7 pm) Saturday and Sunday (1 pm – 7 pm)
RENT A FIREPIT
Get ready s’more lovers. After an incredibly successful pilot year, the FEE 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!
GO INNERTUBING AT WINSPORT
Not everyone is comfortable on a pair of skis, 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
SKATE OLYMPIC PLAZA
Lace-up and get ready to feel the chilly wind through your hair! Olympic Plaza, one of the city’s favourite ice skating 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
OR ONE OF CALGARY’S ICE TRAILS
Feeling more ‘linear?’ Winter is in full swing and while our feet are tired from lugging the rest of our bodies through another crazy year, we can’t wait to shove ’em into a pair of skates! This month, those looking to get their blades frosted can hit one of the two magical ice skating trails, now open within Calgary’s city limits.
GET OFF THE APPS AND ON TO 17TH
Let 2022 be the year of love! This Friday, 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: Friday, January 7th – February 28th
Where: 17th Ave SW, Calgary
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
WATCH 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” – and believe us when we say, that it’s definitely worth checking out! For more information and tickets, check out the link above
When: Until March 12th
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
Time: 5 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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