Well, party people, it’s that time again. A new week is here, which comes hand in hand with opportunity. Not sure what we mean? Here are 10 exciting things to do in Calgary this week, from eating out to light festivals, skating spots, pop-ups and more.
STUFF YOUR FACE DURING LA POUTINE WEEK
Work that appetite, Calgary! Canada’s tastiest event kicks off this week – which means you’re in for two full weeks of cheese curds, gravy and goodness brought to us by some of Calgary’s favourite restaurants. Happy eating!
When: February 1st – 14th
Where: Participating Restaurants
FALL DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE AT THE ALICE POPUP
We’ve had a topsy turvy year – escape it, but tumbling down the rabbit hole! This week Calgarians can finally check out the Alice in Wonderland Popup bar where colours are a little brighter, directions are up for interpretation and unbirthdays are as merry as can be. Here guests can sip themed cocktails, play games and snap as many picks as their little hearts desire.
When: Until March 31st
Where: #1 – 3300 14th Ave NE, Calgary
‘CHILL’ WITH THE PENGUINS AT THE CALGARY ZOO
Want to see something spectacular? While it may not warm your hands, the Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk 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
SIP COCOA AT YYC HOT CHOCOLATE FEST
Thirsty? The annual YYC Hot Chocolate Festival kicks off this week with over 70 restaurants and cafes around the city participating. You can hit one, hit a couple, or hit them all, and taste your way around town.
When: February 1st – 28th
Where: Participating Restaurants
RENT A FIREPIT
Take advantage of that warmer weather, YYC. 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!
HIT UP OLYMPIC PLAZA SKATING RINK
Have you hit the ice yet this year, Calgary? Don’t miss your chance to lace up and feel the 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
GO FOR A WINTER WALK
Stretch those legs, outdoors folk! This week we’d recommend slipping into a pair of boots and bundling 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.
HIT THE ICE BAR AT FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE
A brew with a view? This week head to the mountains for a day of sipping and skating. From now until the bar literally melts away, check out the Chateau Lake Louise’s magically delicious ice bar – and grab a cold one!
When: Until mid-April (weather permitting)
Where: 111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB
Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
GET OFF THE APPS AND ONTO 17TH AVE
Ready to meet your match? From now until February 28th, 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: Now until February 28
Where: 17th Ave SW, Calgary
LIGHT THE NIGHT AT CHINOOK BLAST
It’s here! It’s finally here! This Friday, Calgarians can finally check out Chinook Blast, which has returned for another year of light, fun, and colour! From local art, music, theatre and recreation to a number of incredible light displays that will be visible throughout the city’s core, this event is not one to be missed.
When: Friday, February 4th – 27th
Where: Downtown Calgary
Well, there you have it. 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. What did we say, folks? Pretty great stuff, hey?!
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