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10 Socially-Distant Things To Do In Calgary This Week (February 22-26)

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Well, friends, another weekend has come and gone and now it’s almost time to get back to business. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any room for fun! From art installations to virtual activities, here are 10 socially distant things to do this week in Calgary.

CELEBRATE THE LAST WEEK OF YYC HOT CHOCOLATE FEST

Alright, Calgary, this is it. This will be your last week to hit as many participating businesses around the city to try their very best version of Canada’s favourite hot beverage! Check out the link above for a list of shops that have entered the cities sweetest festival and check them out!

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

COZY UP IN THE EAST VILLAGE HYGGE HUT

Located just off River Walk Plaza in the East Village, Calgarians looking to wind down after a day of in-city cross-country skiing are encouraged to check out the Hygge Hut! This Scandinavian-style hut is fitted with a cozy fireplace, a warm atmosphere and is perfect for winding down under a blanket with a cup of Joe or hot cocoa. Oh, and while your there, don’t forget to snap a pic in front of their winter wonderland photo wall! These guys really went all out for us this year.

When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Where:  See location here
Time: Fridays (3 pm -7 pm) Saturday and Sunday (1 pm – 7 pm)
Cost: FREE

GO FOR A SCENIC ALBERTA DRIVE 

Grab some snacks and hit play on that ‘road tunes’ playlist of yours. We live in a beautiful province and one of the easiest ways to really experience its beauty is from behind the wheel. Bundle up and start your engines – because we’ve put together a list of the 10 most scenic drives in Alberta. Click the link above for more information!

GET YOUR GAME FACE ON

Now 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: Until Wednesday, March 31st
Where: Community of Bridgeland – See directions here
Time: Whenever
Cost: FREE

HIT INGLEWOOD’S AR ART FESTIVAL

During Inglewood’s six-week Northern Reflections exhibition, Calgary shoppers can visit the areas and stop by the windows of local businesses where teams of artists (painters, musicians, and animators) will have displayed work that can be brought to life using the Augle App.

When: Until, Thursday, February 25th
Where:  Inglewood, Calgary – See store locations here
Time: See times above
Cost: FREE

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GET CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK AND AN ART PLACE 

This week check out ‘Between a Rock and an Art Place,’ a celebration of winter sport and creativity! Check out various locations around Calgary and ogle 16 beautifully painted curling rocks designed by 16 local artists. To find out more info and the locations, just hit that link above

When: Until Sunday, February 28th
Where:  Various locations
Time: See times above
Cost: FREE

CHECK OUT THE CHINOOK BLAST PARTNER POPUPS

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: Until Sunday, February 28th
Where: Downtown Calgary
Time: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Free

SKATE DEERFOOT CITY (LAST CALL!)

Sad news, friends. This will be the final week to enjoy a one-of-a-kind date at Calgary’s Deerfoot Meadows, where they’ve set up a magical 100-foot synthetic ice skating rink. Check the link above to book a private skate time then lace up, grab a hot cocoa and glide your way into the warmer months under their dazzling bright lights.

When: Until Sunday, February 28th
Where:  901 64 Avenue NE, Calgary
Time: Book time slot here
Cost: Free

ENJOY DINNER AND A MOVIE AT HOTEL ARTS

Miss going to the movie theatre to catch a flick? Well, the folks at Calgary’s Hotel Arts want you to grab some popcorn and enjoy with their dinner and movie staycation package. For less than $300 enjoy a night of luxury and fun in one of their suites.

When: See dates here
Where: 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: Whenever
Cost: $275+

HIT THAT FIRST DATE BALL OUT OF THE PARK

Dating in 2021 is a strange business. Once you think you’ve found your perfect match how do you get to know each other on a deeper level? This week, check out Zumidate, an interactive platform meant to help people open up, have fun and make a connection. Hit the link above for more information!

There you have it, friends. 10 socially distant things to do in Calgary this week. We’ll be back on Thursday for your weekend roundup, but until then please be safe, have fun and stay warm!