We’ve got that Friday feeling and we know you guys do too! This Family Day Monday, though there will undoubtedly be a nip in the air, we’ve still got plenty of reasons to bundle up and head outside! Here are 5 great things to do this family day weekend in Calgary!


Fresh air and family? Sounds like a perfect day to us! This year, in order to warm the hearts of YYC locals even in the coldest of weather, the City of Calgary will host the first-ever Chinook Blast, a winter celebration of lights, art, and community spirit in collaboration with local businesses. Now, unfortunately, their downtown ‘hub’ is only active on weekends, BUT there’s still a ton of fun partner pop up’s that you can check out like their ice sculpture showcase, the AR art exhibition, and more! Check out the link above for all of the details!

When: Saturday, February 13th – 28th
Where: Downtown Calgary
Time: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Free


From Friday, February 12th until March 31st, Calgarians interested in getting active, supporting local, exploring their city, and breathing in some fresh air are encouraged to check out the first Bridgeland Arctic Adventure! This Monday, 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: Friday, February 12th – March 31st
Where: Community of Bridgeland – See directions here
Time: Whenever
Cost: FREE

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Calgary’s sweetest festival is in full swing and it’s fun for the whole crew. There’s not a single person that we know of that doesn’t like hot cocoa – so this event is perfect! For an entire month every winter, several participating businesses around the city craft their very best version of everyone’s favourite seasonal drink in hopes of winning a coveted title, and 2021 is no different!

When: Until Sunday, February 28th
Where: See participants here
Time: All-day
Cost: Prices vary


This Family day, bundle up and get back in touch with your playful side at the Mount Norquay inner-tube park! Here, you can enjoy the breeze, the snow, and each other’s company while fast-flying down a powder-covered hill.

When: See dates above
Where: 2 Mt Norquay Road Banff, AB
Time: Book times above
Cost: $27+


Get outta town! This weekend, hit Sylvan Lake for their 2021 Bg Jig fishing derby and winter festival. Whether you’re an ice fishing fan or not, this event is going to be fun for the whole family. Fly down their glowing ice slides, enter their ‘pass the poutine contest,’ take a sleigh ride or participate in one of their cultural workshops – there’s going to be plenty to see and do this Monday!

When: Saturday, February 13th – 15th
Where: See directions here
Time: Saturday & Sunday – 6 am – 9 pm and Monday 6 am – 3 pm
Cost: Prices vary per activity

There you have it, friends! 5 great things to do this Family day weekend in Calgary! Please be safe out there, be smart, and have fun.