Happy Thursday, party people. Congrats on making it through the first week of 2022. Despite the blistering cold and closures, you survived and we think that’s worth celebrating. Not sure where or how to start? Here are 10 things to do this weekend in Calgary.
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
MEET YOUR MATCH AT FLAME LOUNGE’S RED NIGHT
Whether you want to make friends, meet someone special or just feel like the main character, check out the RED singles event at Flame Lounge and Bar! Held as part of 17th Avenue’s ‘off the apps’ festival; this one-of-a-kind mixer will feature a DJ, drink specials and dancing.
When: Saturday, January 8th
Where: 1415 17th Ave SW, Calgary
GET 50% OFF A TASTY DESSERT AT ABBEY’S CREATIONS
Sure, it may be colder than cold this weekend – but where’s the sense in denying yourself? This weekend, check out a Calgary dessert shop favourite for BOGO 50% off in celebration of their 2nd location. You deserve to treat yourself. Want more information? Check out the link above!
Where:4925 McCall Way NE, Unit 112 Calgary, AB
HIT CALGARY’S ICE TRAILS
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.
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SKI THE EAST VILLAGE NORDIC LOOP
Don’t feel like slipping into a pair of skates? How about skis?! 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
WALK LEGACY’S LIGHT DISPLAY
Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean the LEDs go dim. Fill a to-go mug and bundle up because the Legacy community light walk is still scrollable until January 16th. This FREE event has steadily brightened the night with over a million tiny bulbs strung up on everything from the clock tower to the houses, but it won’t be long until they flip the switch for the season. Don’t miss it!
When: Until, January 16th
Where: Legacy Calgary – See directions here
VISIT THE NIKKA YUKO JAPANESE GARDEN FOR ITS HOLIDAY DISPLAY
Looking for something truly enchanting? This weekend, as long as the weather participates, Calgarians can check out the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens – one of the most beautiful places not just in Alberta, but 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
RENT A CALGARY FIREPIT FOR FREE
Gutsy enough to brave the cold? After an incredibly successful pilot year, the FEE Calgary community fire pits are back and available to the public. Check out the link above for where and how you can rent one of these bad boys!
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
SNOWSHOE UNDER THE STARS
In the area – or willing to take a bit of a drive? Enjoy the great outdoors and up your next date night with this one-of-a-kind experience. On this unique excursion, Calgarians will follow a skilled guide on a fresh, starlit tour through forest and snow, then can sip hot cocoa in a secluded meadow. They’ll bring the drinks, the lamps, and the telescope, and all you have to bring is yourself, and a good jacket!
When: Saturday, January 8th
Where: Kananaskis Village Centre- 1 Mt. Sparrowhawk Crescent
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
There you have it, friends! 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Now, go forth and enjoy yourselves, Calgary! Be safe, be smart and stay warm.
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