With snow on the ground, it’s hard to believe that Spring is nearly here but it’s on its way and it’ll arrive on the back of some incredibly exciting events, markets, concerts and more! Don’t believe us? Here are 23 incredible things to do in Calgary this March. It’s going to be a good one, friends! We can feel it.

EVENTS AND FOOD

CHECK OUT THE TOPSY TURVY ALICE POP-UP

Curiouser and Curiouser! This March, Calgarians are encouraged to sip, play and explore an unusual event where colours are a little brighter, directions are up for interpretation and unbirthdays are as merry as can be. Check it out and enjoy!

When: Friday, March 10th – April 2nd, 2023
Where: Sunny Cider Bar, 14th AVE NE, Calgary, Alberta
Cost: $47

ATTEND BLAIRMORE’S SKIJORING COMPETITION

One of Alberta’s most unique events, this year’s Pole and Spur Skijoring competition is back with a beer garden, DJ, and food trucks in addition to the contest itself. The best parts? It will only cost you $5

When: Saturday, March 11th, 2023
Where: Blairmore, Crowsnest Pass, AB
Cost: $5

GRAB A SLICE ON PI DAY

Pi Day is back! Celebrated by mathematicians, elementary schools and bakeries all over Canada, hungry Calgarians will be encouraged to eat pies and pizza on March 14th (or 3.14). Whether you’re an apple fan or a banana cream fiend there are some incredible spots to grab a bite.

When: Tuesday, March 14th

CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Whether you attend a big city event or a small get-together, don’t sleep on St. Patrick’s Day this year, especially with it being on a Friday and all. Happy celebrating!

When: Friday, March 17th, 2023

GRAB A DRINK AT A HIDDEN CALGARY BAR

Calgary is home to a ton of hidden bars and speakeasies, each of which will offer you a seriously fun experience, delightful drinks and maybe a bite or two. Check out the link above for our faves and enjoy one this month.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

OUTDOORS AND IN THE MOUNTAINS

WATCH CALGARY’S HUMAN BONSPIEL

 

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Hurry hard! It’s finally time! This March, check out the Human Bonspiel event organized by Calgary Corporate Challenge. Competitions will be held every day during the lunch hour at Olympic Plaza.

When: Until March 3rd, 2023
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Time: 11:30 pm
Cost: Free to watch

‘CHILL’ WITH THE PENGUINS AT THE CALGARY ZOO

Need something to do with the kids or your animal-loving BFF? For the 11th year in a row, check out the Calgary Zoo for its spectacular Penguin Walk! This event is weather permitting, so make sure you check out their website before heading out!

When: Until mid-March (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: $29.95+

GO FOR A WINTER WALK

We’re all in need of some fresh air! From hidden tree-covered gems to stunning skyline views, there are some beautiful places to take a winter walk in Calgary this month. Check out the link above for just a few of them.

SIP YOURSELF SILLY AT THE CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE 

Drinks and a killer view? This month head to the mountains for a day of sipping and skating! From now until mid-April, check out the Chateau Lake Louise’s magically delicious ice bar and grab a cold one!

When:  Until mid-April (weather permitting)
Where: 111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB
Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

COZY UP IN THE EAST VILLAGE HYGGE HUT

We could all benefit from a little fresh air! Located just off River Walk Plaza in the East Village, Calgarians looking to wind down after a long week are encouraged to check out the Hygge Hut! This Scandinavian-style spot is fitted with a cozy fireplace and a warm atmosphere perfect for enjoying a cup of Joe or hot cocoa.

When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Where:  See location here
Time: Fridays (3 pm – 6 pm) Saturdays and Sundays (12 pm – 6 pm)
Cost: FREE

WALK THE ICE CAVES AT MALIGNE CANYON

There is no place like the Rockies! This March, with the help of a professional guide, tour 30-metre-high icy cave-like passages, majestic frozen waterfalls, and the frozen canyon floor of Maligne in Jasper National Park. You’ll hardly believe your eyes!

When: Tours run until April 3rd, 2023
Where: Directions here – Jasper National Park, AB
Cost: $69 / Adult

GO TUBING AT WINSPORT

 

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Not everyone is comfortable on a pair of skis – but never fear. You can still enjoy the cold air and fresh powder at Winsport! Bundle up and head out for an adrenaline-inducing winter activity – you’re going to have a blast!

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $16 on Friday

SKATE OLYMPIC PLAZA 

Bundle up, lace your skates and head out! Olympic Plaza, one of the city’s favourite ice rinks is open to the public – but it won’t stay frozen over forever! Check it out and enjoy, folks!

Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 am – 11 pm

WATCH NIGHTRISE AT THE BANFF GONDOLA

Nightrise at the Banff Gondola has returned. An activity that merges multimedia, storytelling and nature, those who attend this stunning event are in for something special! For more information and tickets, check out the link above

When:  Until March 13th, 2023
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
Time: 5 pm
Cost: $56

ARTS, CONCERTS, SPORTS & CULTURE

OR SEE ANASTASIA THE MUSICAL 

Very loosely based on the real-life Romanov family, Anastasia the musical follows Dimitri, a con man who has spent years searching for a missing heiress in hopes of claiming a reward from Russia’s royal family. For more information, you can visit Broadway Across Canada’s website here or the Jubilee Auditoriums website below.

When: Until March 5th
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB
Cost: $59+

ENJOY SHEN YUN

Described as an ‘explosion of colour and sound,” Shen Yun is a beautiful show that celebrates Chinese Culture. Get your tickets now and enjoy! You won’t regret it!

When: Friday March 10th–12th, 2023
Where: 1415 14th Ave NW, Calgary, AB
Cost: $100+

OR AN ABBA-INSPIRED SHOW

My my, how can we resist it? This month, Calgarians can check out Jubilation Dinner Theatre’s ABBA-themed musical based on the band’s beloved music. For more information or to get your tickets now, check out the link above!

When: Until March 25th. 2023
Where: 1002 – 37th Street SW Calgary
Cost: $69.95+

ENJOY GLENBOW MUSEUM’S TEMPORARY GALLERY

This March, check out Howie Tsui: Retainers of Anarchy at the Edison. Featuring a 25-metre hand-drawn animation strip, this exciting exhibit brings together martial arts characters and techniques with the social and political realities of present-day Hong Kong.

When: Until April 16th, 2023
Where: 150 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Cost: FREE

GO CONSIGNMENT SHOPPING 

We strongly believe that your wardrobe should reflect how you feel on the inside, and some of you are old, creative souls. But where in the heck do you go to find something that screams ‘I’m an individual?’ A consignment store of course. For 17 of our favourites, check out the link above.

WATCH A FLAMES GAME

 

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Toss on a jersey and head over to the Saddledome where you’re encouraged to grab a pocket dog and a beer, then cheer the Flames to victory. For their January schedule head to the link above.

When: Various dates
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Cost: Varies

OR A CALGARY HITMEN GAME

Can’t get enough of Canada’s greatest game? This month, you can also watch as the Calgary Hitmen take on WHL greats at the Scotiabank Saddledome! ‘Tis the season for hockey!

When: Various dates
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Cost: $16+

SEE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND LIVE

Known for songs like Fishin’ In The Dark and Mr. Bojangles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will take Calgary’s Southern Jubilee Auditorium this month. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.

When: Friday, March 31st, 2023
Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $52+

EXPLORE HERITAGE PARK’S NEWEST EXHIBIT

Meant to “tell the diverse stories of the Chinese community in early Western Canadian history,” Heritage Park’s newest exhibit We Were Here: Stories of Early Chinatown features art, photos and so much more. Check it out and enjoy!

Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $14.95

Whew, there you have it, friends. 23 things to do in Calgary this March. What will you check out first?