Happy November, friends! We’re not sure how we got here, but we’re excited for what’s to come. Though it was tough to say hello-goodbye to Halloween, the holidays are just around the corner and with that, so are a ton of new, festive events and new experiences both indoor AND outdoors. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this week.
CATCH THE LIVE ALL-TIME LOW SHOW
We’ve missed live music, haven’t you? This week, check out American rock band, All Time Low at Calgary’s McEwan Hall and feel the vibration of the speakers once more!
When: Wednesday, November 3rd
Where: 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
CHECK OUT BOOM XY
Featuring Canadian comedian Rick Miller, Boom XY is a kooky show about uniting the generations through the music that shaped us, the jokes that made us LOL and a mutual understanding. For more information on the show or to purchase tickets, check out the link above and enjoy!
When: Until Sunday, November 7th
Where: 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary
Time: See times above
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM AND BOOKS FESTIVAL
Featuring guest speakers, new films, authors, journalists and creatives, Banff’s annual Mountain Film and Books festival is back for its 46th year. This week, don’t miss your chance to mix, mingle and watch incredible pieces made in celebration of summits all over the world.
When: Until Sunday, November 7th
Where: Various locations (see above)
Time: See above
SEE THINGS FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE WITH BIRDLY
You’re not ready for this one, YYC! Last week, Telus Spark Science Centre unveiled its first full-body virtual reality experience, and wow, is it 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 height
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE Calgary, AB
Cost: $26 (included in GA)
COZY UP ONE LAST TIME ON A HEATED PATIO
Just looking to wind down after a long day of work? Act fast – because it won’t be long until there’s snow on the ground again. This week hit one of Calgary’s many heated patios, grab a bite to eat and split a bottle of wine under the stars with someone special. After all, what’s better than a great meal and good conversation?
IMMERSIVE YOURSELF INTO THE ARTWORK OF VAN GOGH
Thought you missed BMO’s Beyond Van Gogh exhibit? It’s your lucky day! By popular demand, they’ve once again, extended the exhibit, giving you one more chance to step into the colourful world of an artistic genius. Guided by his own dreams, thoughts, and words, experience the world and art of Van Gogh as if it were the first time by wandering through 300 masterpieces including “The Starry Night” and “Sunflowers,” each of which will be brought to life, completely transcending time, space and even reality.
Date: Until Sunday, November 28th
Location: 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
ENROLL IN BANFF’S WILD WELLNESS RETREAT
Take your fitness goals up a notch at Fairmont Banff Springs Wild Wellness Fitness Retreat. Your booking will get you access to two trainings a day with Canada’s top fitness coaches, exclusive fire-side talks with them, and 2 hours relaxing session at the magnificent Willow Stream Spa. Early booking is now open!
When: Monday, November 1st – 18th
Where: 405 Spray Ave, Banff
Cost: Starting at $360/night
BUNDLE UP FOR A END OF SEASON HIKE
Things are supposed to look up this week, Calgary – take advantage of that! For those of you who are committed to getting out and taking one more hike before the mountains are covered in several inches of snow, you could check out the link above for late fall hike ideas. After all – the first day of winter isn’t until December 21st!
VISIT THE MILLARVILLE CHRISTMAS MARKET
We love a good outdoor market stroll – especially in celebration of the holiday season. For only a few days this month, browse through everything from organic foods to household products and check a few things off of your Christmas to-do list!
When: Thursday, November 4th – 7th
Where: 306097 192 Street West, Millarville, Alberta
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
BINGE NETFLIX’S NOVEMBER RELEASES
From classics to cult faves and originals, Netflix will be delivering hours of entertainment to get us through the chillier season. This November those who would prefer to stay indoors can binge their way through the tail end of the fall season with a ton of new releases!
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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