From penguins and outdoor activities to hockey and musicals, the next few days are jam-packed with some incredible things happening in and around the city. Not sure how to kick things off? Here are 10 of the best things to do this weekend in Calgary!

Banff SnowDays Festival

It’s back! The Banff SnowDays Festival in Alberta will bring a series of ice-cold experiences to everyone’s favourite mountain town! Starting this Friday guests should expect to see large crowds, enthusiastic visitors, and tons of powder, packed and used for everything from wacky sporting events to tobogganing.

When: Friday, January 19th – February 4th, 2024
Where: Banff, Alberta

Mean Girls The Musical

This weekend is going to be so fetch! Based on the iconic film, Broadway Across Canada will be bringing their equally hilarious rendition of the musical Mean Girls to Calgary and you WILL want to sit with us. Interested? Check out the Broadway Across Canada website for presale tickets now!

When: Until, January 21st, 2024
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary

Sponsored Pick: JW Health

Is wellness part of your 2024 resolution? Well, JW Health is all about maintaining your health on your terms. Think of a doctor’s office enhanced with cutting-edge technology and ample time for you to be heard. JW Health offers both virtual and in-person consultations, available from the same to the next day, and always on-time. Plus, they provide all essential primary care services for you and your family.

When: Open 7 days a week | 7 am-7 pm on Monday to Friday and 9 am-5 pm on weekends
Where: 1620 29 St NW, Calgary, AB
Cost: $3480 annually for adults


Need a little fresh air? Enjoy the cold breeze and fresh powder at Winsport! This weekend, bundle up and head out for an adrenaline-inducing Family Day activity. You’re going to have a blast!

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $29+

Sponsored Pick: Fresh Prep

Make cooking fun again, without any of the planning, shopping, or chopping. Fresh Prep is a local meal kit that takes all the hard parts out and lets you cook tasty meals at home in half the time. That means less time worrying about dinner, and more time enjoying it. You can also try it for as little as $10 thanks to this special promo offer when you use the code: CURIOCITY. There, dinner is served – you’re welcome!

Penguin Walk

Walk, waddle, we can’t wait! This weekend check out the Calgary Zoo for its daily Penguin Walk! This event is weather permitting, so make sure you check out their website before heading out!

When: Until mid-March 2024 (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: $34.95

Calgary Flames – Battle of Alberta


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It’s on! This weekend, 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 tickets to their Tuesday game against Edmonton head to the link above.

When: Saturday, January 20th, 2024
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $134+

Candlelight Ballet

Featuring talented musicians, dancers and hundreds of brightly lit wicks, Calgarians can enjoy a Candlelight Ballet. Get your tickets now and enjoy! It’s going to be magical.

When: Saturday, January 20th, 2024
Where: 1009 15 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 6:15 pm and 8:15 pm
Cost: $50+

Winter Light Festival at Nikka Yuko Garden

Though it is best known for its green grass and flowers, Nikka Yuko is an incredible spot in the wintertime. Don’t believe us? Check it out and enjoy a magical evening of lanterns, and lights.

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturdays
Where: Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge
Time: 4 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $13.50


Pop some corn and grab the whole family! Cineplex Canada’s Family Favourites deal is back and this weekend you can enjoy the animated classic Paw Patrol: The Might Movie for just $2.99. Get your tickets now!

When: Friday, January 19th, 2024
Where:  See Cineplex locations near you above
Cost: $2.99+

Well, there you have it, Calgary – the 10 best things to do this weekend. Now get out there and enjoy yourselves, you deserve it.