Unless you’ve already committed to doing absolutely nothing over the next few days, you’re likely scrambling to make plans. Luckily we’ve got your back, with everything from new and exciting art exhibits to chilly-day jaunts. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend.
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
Want to celebrate the nicer weather? This weekend, slip into a pair of boots and bundle up for a walk around Calgary. Not sure where to go? Check out the link above for 10 of the best places to go for a stroll in and around the city.
Looking for something a little more family-friendly? 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. Get your tickets now!
When: Until mid-March (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
Looking for love? This January, 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: Until Monday, February 28th
Where: 17th Ave SW, Calgary
It’s your last chance, Calgary! From now until January 16th, magic-seekers are encouraged to check out Legacy’s enchanting light display. This weekend, ogle the 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
Calgary’s longest-running drag show is back! This weekend, watch as some of YYC’s best dance, sing and entertain in heels higher than your highest expectations. For more information check out the link above or their Instagram here!
When: Saturday, January 15th
Where: 1413 9th Avenue SW
Looking for something truly enchanting? This weekend, check out the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens – one of the most beautiful places in all of North America! Though it’s best known for its flower gardens, this winter – guests can actually experience the magic of its winter light festival – an event that will take your breath away.
When: Until February 27th
Where: Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge
Already checked out the Nikka Yuko Gardens? Immerse yourselves in the multimedia event of the year. This weekend, enjoy lights, storytelling and nature from the balconies of the Banff Gondola during Nightrise. For more information and tickets, check out the link above
When: Until March 12th
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
Time: 5 pm
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
Alberta is packed full of mountain skating spots that are practically to die for! Not sure where to lace up your skates? Check the link above for 10 gorgeous mountain skating spots in Alberta you should check out this winter!
Well, there you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this weekend. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.