Happy Sunday, friends! As always, we hope that you had an incredible weekend. Whether you’re looking to get out and about before, after, or instead of work, or you just want to stay busy at home, here are 10 socially-distant things you can do in and around Calgary this week.
GRAB SOME GRUB AT THE TOKYO CHOPSTICKS POP-UP
This week, check out Tokyo Chopsticks, a Shelter YYC takeover featuring Japanese food and ramen crafted by the talented Chef Keisuke of Ikemen Calgary. With unreal items like Japanese curry miso ramen, edamame guacamole, Kabocha pumpkin vege ramen we can guarantee that you won’t leave hungry.
When: Tuesdays, March 16th
Where: 1210 1 St SW, Calgary, AB
TAKE PART IN BRIDGELAND’S WINTER SCAVENGER HUNT
It’s down to the wire, friends! You’ve only got 3 weeks left to support local, explore the city and breathe in some fresh air during the Bridgeland Arctic Adventure! This week check out their ‘adventure circuit’ which includes harder than you think tasks, like group photos in front of hidden city gems, videos proof of you participating in singalongs and fitness challenges, and a ton more.
When: Until Wednesday, March 31st
Where: Community of Bridgeland – See directions here
HIT ONE OF 17TH AVENUE’S NEW SPOTS
After months of uncertainty and closures, the dining scene is finally back, folks! Surprisingly while we were separated, several new places were able to still open their doors for delivery, but now that we’re finally able to enjoy the ambiance. Check out the link above for a list of restaurants you may have missed the openings for!
DONATE TO AN ANIMAL SHELTER, BY GRABBING A DRINK
Want to change the world, but aren’t sure how? This week, hit Calgary’s Bitter Sisters and grab a drink! This month, 25 cents from every beer sold will go to Pause For Change, an organization that shelters Alberta Animals and gives them the care that they deserve.
The wild Van Gogh exhibit everyone’s been talking about is coming to Calgary!
Calgary resto’s ’Saturday Night Live’ collabs feature amazing dishes from across Canada
CELEBRATE ST. PADDY’S DAY FROM HOME
This Wednesday, drink, dance, and vibe like no one’s watching! This community event will feature two different DJs, hours of fun, and will put a little bit of a skip back into your step. Times have been tough, why not let loose?
When: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 8 pm – 1 am
Escape reality and relive the 90s… kind of. In this quirky virtual experience, game players will be transported not to the decade that we know and love, but to that of a parallel universe where everything is a little topsy turvy. In order to escape you and your crew will have only one hour to solve puzzles and crack codes before you’re stuck in a world where Tamagotchi’s hold a grudge and Monica and Chandler never get together. Terrifying,
PLAY A ROUND OF INDOOR ‘GOLF’
Winter in Alberta is great, but more often than not these days, we catch ourselves longing for the sun and everything we can do under it – like golf! This week, check out Hotel Arts, where you won’t find acres of green, but you will find a high def screen! Here you can play a few rounds of virtual golf poolside, enjoy a drink or two, and even take lessons from a pro. This really is as good as it gets, Calgary! Check it out.
Where: 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary
UNLEASH YOUR BEST FRIEND AT THE DOG PARK
They say a way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, but if you give them the choice between fries and a pug snuggle, you’ll find out pretty quickly that this is simply untrue. Whether you’re looking to bond with your furry pal, get some exercise, or just to pup watch, why not check out one of Calgary’s dog parks! Hit the link above for our favourites.
SKATE OLYMPIC PLAZA
The Calgary Olympic Plaza skating rink is freaking magical, thanks to all the love that the city has put into making it an experience. Here you can glide underneath stars and fairy lights surrounded by a “city-alive” downtown atmosphere and take in the last little bit of the season right.
When: Currently open
Where: Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE
Time: 6 AM – 11 PM
HEAD TO THE MOUNTAINS
Winter is coming to a close, folks! Don’t let it, or any of the incredible things that you can experience in the snow get away from you! This weekend take a day or a weekend and explore the Rockies. Check the link above for 10 incredible things you have to do before the end of March.
There you have it, friends 10 socially distant things to do in Calgary this week. Enjoy yourselves out there, and as always, please be safe, be kind, and stay warm!
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