From mountain view events to popup cocktail spots, the next few days are going to be full of fun and exciting things happening in and around the city. Not sure how to kick things off? Here are 10 of the best things to do this week in Calgary.
LOOK FOR LOVE ON 17TH AVENUE
Ready to meet your match? This week, 17th Avenue will be holding several ultra-romantic events, showcasing Calgary’s bachelors and bachelorettes as well as some local and lively businesses! For more information check out their website and calendar.
When: Until Monday, February 28th
Where: 17th Ave SW, Calgary
FALL DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE AT THE ALICE POPUP
Curiouser and curiouser… This week, after months of anticipation, Calgarians can experience a topsy turvy event where colours are a little brighter, directions are up for interpretation and unbirthdays are as merry can be at the Alice In Wonderland Popup bar.
When: Thursday, January 27th – March 31st
Where: #1 – 3300 14th Ave NE, Calgary
CHECK OUT CALGARY’S PAY WHAT YOU CAN MARKET
In collaboration with the YMCA, the Leftovers Foundation and Fresh Routes, Calgary’s Kin Market sells a ton of tasty eats all for pay what you can prices. This Monday, check out Saddletown’s location for fruits, vegetables, bread and eggs
Where: 180-7555 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary
Time: Mondays 3 pm to 6 pm
GO FOR A WINTER WALK
Want to get some fresh air and stretch your legs? 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 our list above for 10 of the best places to go for a stroll in and around YYC.
WANDER THE THE LAKE LOUISE ICE MAGIC FESTIVAL
Press play on your road trip playlist and don’t forget your mittens! 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
PAY TRIBUTE TO THE MAKERS OF ALBERTA’S CRAFT SPIRITS
Thirsty? This Friday, celebrate the best of Alberta’s craft brew biz at the TRIBUTE Craft Spirits event, a tasty festival produced by MADE WITH LOVE in participation with Banff and Lake Louise Tourism.
When: Friday, January 28th-29th
Where: Bear Street, Banff Alberta
‘CHILL’ WITH THE PENGUINS AT THE CALGARY ZOO
Skyline views not enough to get out and about? Check out the annual Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk, which is back to warm our hearts for its 10th year in a row. This event is weather permitting, so make sure you check out their website before heading out!
When: Until mid-March (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
RENT A CALGARY FIREPIT WITH SOME FRIENDS
Calling all 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 Calgary’s official website for where and how you can rent one of these bad boys.
OLYMPIC PLAZA SKATING RINK
Bundle up, lace your skates and head out! Olympic Plaza, one of the city’s favourite ice rinks, is open to the public – but it won’t stay frozen over forever! Check it out and enjoy, folks!
Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 am – 11 pm
WATCH NIGHTRISE AT THE BANFF GONDOLA
Looking to experience something truly magical? This week, check out the Banff Gondola for a high-climbing activity that merges storytelling, lights and nature. 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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