March already? Time certainly flies when you’re having fun. Luckily, there’s still plenty of excitement to be had in the coming weeks. The best part? Many of the very best activities will cost less than $25! If, of course, you’re not sure where to start, here are 10 free and cheap things to do in Calgary this month.

Glenbow at The Edison

Last chance! This March you can check out ‘ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios,’ which tells the story of a group of artists who produced a collection of graphic textiles in Kinngait, Nunavut in the 1950s and ’60s.

When: Until March 3rd, 2024
Where: 150 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Cost: FREE

The Pole and Spur

One of Alberta’s most unique events! Blairmore’s Pole and Spur Skijoring competition is set to return with a beer garden, DJ, and food trucks in addition to the contest itself. Plus, It will only cost you $10 to attend!

When: Saturday, March 9th, 2023
Where: Blairmore, Crowsnest Pass, AB
Cost: $10

Banff Upper Hot Springs

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone which is why we recommend checking out Banff’s Upper Hot Springs. Overlooking the tiny mountain town this is the best way to wind down this season. Adults can check it out for just $16.50!

Where: 1 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
Cost: $16.50+

Calgary Hitmen


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Let’s go! This March, cheer on the Calgary Hitmen as they take on various teams in the iconic Scotiabank Saddledome! The very best part? Tickets are affordable!

When: Various dates in March
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Cost: $17+

Olympic Plaza

Feel the wind through your hair and enjoy a lap around an ice rink! The Olympic Plaza skating rink is finally open for the season and you’ll want to check it out sooner rather than later.

When: Now open
 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Cost: FREE


This month enjoy the cold air and fresh powder at Winsport! Bundle up and head out for an adrenaline-inducing activity that’ll only cost $18 on Friday. You’re going to have a blast!

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $18+ on Fridays

Chateau Lake Louise Ice Bar

This month, head to the mountains for a day of sipping and skating with your favourite people! Now open to the public, Chateau Lake Louise Ice Bar is a magical must-visit, so check it out!

When:  Until Mid-April
Where: 111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB

Films at the Fort

Pop some corn! Films at the Fort is back with a series of crowd-pleasing, memorable movies. This month, catch films like Hairspray and so many others. For tickets and showtimes visit the link above and enjoy!

When:  Various dates
Where: 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: $12


Winter is in full swing and with a nip in the air and snow on the ground, you’ve still got plenty of time to hit the hills! This month, bundle up and check out 10 of the best toboggan destinations in the city!


Pop some corn and grab the whole family! Cineplex Canada’s Family Favourites deal is back and every Friday this March you can enjoy a popular title for just $2.99.

When: Fridays this March
Where:  See Cineplex locations near you above
Cost: $2.99+

Whew, there you have it, friends 10 free and cheap things to do in Calgary this March. What will you check out first?