Things To Do

8 Socially-Distant Things To Do In Calgary This Week (January 11-15)

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Happy Sunday, YYC! We hope you guys had a wonderful weekend, but now it’s time to get back to business. This time around, there are a ton of fun outdoorsy activities to check out in and around the city, as well as a few things that you can actually do without even getting off of your couch. Here are 8 things to do in Calgary!

CHECK OUT AIRBNB’S VIRTUAL EXPEREIENCES

This week, get the heck out of that COVID comfort zone of yours! Airbnb has a ton of unreal virtual experiences that will have you learning, seeing, and feeling new things safely – and for a fraction of what you’d pay for a plane ticket. Check the link above for our favourites!

When: See dates above
Where: From home
Time: See times above
Cost: Prices vary

BID ON RANCHMAN’S MEMORABILIA

It’s bittersweet, but since closing due to COVID, Calgary’s Ranchman’s Dancehall has begun auctioning off a ton of interior decor. From barstools to picnic tables and even their prized mechanical bull, Calgarians are now invited to log on and place a bid to own a piece of honkytonk history.

When: Bidding closes on Tuesday, January 12th
Where: Online above
Cost: Prices vary

GO SKATING AT DEERFOOT CITY

Haven’t hit the ice yet this winter? Well, there’s no place like the present! This week, strap on a pair of skates and 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! This week, book a private time, grab a hot cocoa, and glide your way into the holidays under their dazzling bright lights.

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

GET COZY WITH STORYBOOK THEATRE’S ‘ANNIE’

Local artists need our support right now, folks! This week sing, cry and dance along to Storybook Theatre’s Annie a musical classic about home, friendship and positivity! Check out the link above for more information or tickets to their next show!

When: Until Sunday, January 17th
Where: Online
Time: Tuesday to Saturday at 7:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM
Cost: $32 per streaming code

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LISTEN TO A NEW PODCAST

As part of our New Year’s resolution, we think we’re going to spend less time looking at our phones or at a TV screen and more time listening! If you’re like us and think that your eyes could use a bit of a break, click the link above for 10 Canadian podcasts that we think that you should check out in 2021.

When: Anytime
Where: Where ever
Time: Anytime
Cost: Free

GO ICE BIKING

Are your ankles sore from all the skating you’ve been doing this winter? Give them a break by heading to Bowness Park, where you can be among the very first in the entire country to rent an ice bike! Click the link above for more information!

When: Anytime
Where: 8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary,
Time: See hours of operation here
Cost: $12/.5 hour or $20/hour

RENT A FREE-TO-USE FIREPIT

Call up your quarantine buddy, bundle up and enjoy a s’more around on the city’s free to use fire pits. As if the fact that these exist wasn’t cool enough, they’re also offering free wood! This week book a spot for you and your social bubble!

When: Every day
Where: See locations in the link above
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
Cost: Free

HIT THE TOBOGGAN HILL

There’s no time like the present to grab your snow racers and spiral sleighs then head for the hills! We can’t imagine that we’re the only ones who are more than ready to slide into 2021, so it’s just a matter of where. Check out the link above for 10 of the best places to go tobogganing in Calgary this winter!

When: Whenever
Where: See locations above
Time: Anytime
Cost: Free

Well, there you have it, party people! 8 socially-distanced things to do in Calgary this week. Mask up, get out, and be safe! Enjoy!