From trips and birthdays to festivals and more, we’ve got a whole lot to look forward to over the next year, so this month – why not save while you can? This time around there is a ton you can do and see around the city, but we’ve compiled a list of the most affordable events to help you on your way. Ready to get into it? Here are 10 cheap and FREE things to do in Calgary this February.
LA POUTINE WEEK
Feeling hungry, patriotic and a little more protective of your wallet? Check out La Poutine Week. This year’s event will span an entire two weeks and will see a whole slew of Calgary restaurants whipping up their best poutine creations so don’t miss it!
When: Wednesday, February 1st – 14th, 2023
Where: Participating Restaurants
YYC HOT CHOCOLATE FEST
It’s back and sweeter than ever! Just like La Poutine week, the annual YYC Hot Chocolate Festival kicks off this February with a ton of restaurants and cafes around the city participating. You can hit one, hit a couple, or hit them all, the city is your oyster.
When: Wednesday, February 1st – February 28th
Last change, Calgary! This month, let loose at Potion Putt an exciting mini-golf pop-up Inspired by a wonderful world where magic, beasts and humans coexist. Good luck and have fun!
When: Until February 28th, 2023
Where: Springbank Links Golf Club – 25 Hackamore Trail, Calgary
Mejuri is opening its first Calgary store & here’s when you can check it out
24 of the best things to do in and around Calgary this February
View this post on Instagram
Bundle up, because Chinook Blast is back and totally affordable! This February, like so many before it, Calgarians will be encouraged to enjoy the very best in local art, music, theatre and recreation all over the city.
When: Until, February 12th, 2023
Where: All over Calgary
CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE ICE BAR
A unique mountain experience – for under $25? This month, head to the mountains for a day of sipping, laughing 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
EAST VILLAGE HYGGE HUT
Looking for a cheap date idea? Located just off River Walk Plaza in the East Village, Calgarians are encouraged to cozy up in the 2023 Hygge Hut! This Scandinavian-style spot is fitted with a cozy fireplace, a warm atmosphere and is 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)
Bundle up and head out for an adrenaline-inducing activity for less than $20 on Fridays! Just because skiing isn’t your thing, doesn’t mean you should miss out on hitting the hills! you’re going to have a blast!
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $17 on Fridays
BLOCK HEATER MUSIC FESTIVAL
View this post on Instagram
Featuring a ton of local and Canadian artists, The Block Heater Folk festival will take over Calgary’s inner city this February for as little as $20. Interested in checking it out? Hit the link above for tickets!
When: Thursday, February 9th – 12th, 2023
Where: See locations here
GLENBOW MUSEUM’S TEMPORARY GALLERY
FREE? We love free! This February, 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
CALGARY HITMEN GAMES
Want to hit the dome for less? This month, you can also watch as the Calgary Hitmen take on WHL greats at the Scotiabank Saddledome!
When: Various dates
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
WE WERE HERE: STORIES OF EARLY CHINATOWN
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 it for just $14!
Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Whew, there you have it, friends 10 free and cheap things to do in Calgary this February. What will you check out first?
Read more in Things To Do
Summer bucket list: 33 amazing things you need to in and around Calgary this sunny season
This $5 concert with country stars Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Aaron Pritchett, & Charlie Major is coming to YYC this June
32 of the best things to do in and around Calgary this June
A mind and body-healing challenge is coming to Calgary and you can win prizes worth $1100
Curiocity In Your Inbox!
Want more? Subscribe to our newsletter for exclusive deals, stories, info & more!Subscribe Now