Happy Sunday, friends. As always, we hope that you’ve had a fantastic weekend. With another Monday on our heels, so is an opportunity to explore the city and check out the many festivals and outdoor events in and around town. Not sure what to check out? Here are 10 things to do this week in Calgary
HIT THE TOP DECK SKATING RINK
With 2 rinks and an opportunity to do some good, this week, outdoors folk are encouraged to go for a glide at Southcentre Mall where they’ve converted a parade into a skating rink! For more information check out the link above.
When: Until March
Where: 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary (Upper deck of the North East Parkade)
Time: Thursday and Friday – 3 pm to 7 pm | Saturday and Sunday – 11 am to 7 pm
Cost: $2 per person
WADDLE WITH THE PENGUINS AT THE CALGARY ZOO
Chill, Calgary! For the 10th year in a row, check out the Zoo has kicked off the adorable annual 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
INTERACT AND ILLUMINATE THE CITY WITH THE GLOW WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL
Experience the Glow Winter Light Festival from February 10-12 & February 17-19. Enjoy all the fun of interactive light displays, art, entertainment, food trucks and so much more in the heart of the downtown core. For more information, visit www.glowfestyyc.ca.
When: February 10th -12th & February 17th -19th
Where: See locations above
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
CHECK OUT SPARK AFTER DARK
Learn, drink and laugh! This week, check out the Telus Spark Science centre for their Valentine’s adult night! Wander their many exhibits, then, hang by the bar and vibe to some music, or get interactive with this month’s “mature” display at Spark After dark!
When: Thursday, February 10th
Where: Telus Spark Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 5 PM – 10 PM
HIT THE HOTEL ARTS POOL PARTY SERIES
It’s going to be a splash! This Friday and every Friday for the rest of the month, check out Hotel Arts for a splashin’ pool party that will be accompanied by a live DJ, drinks and food. Enjoy!
When: Friday, February 11th, 18th and 25th
Where: 119 12 Ave SW Calgary, AB
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Free with purchase of food and drink
SIP COCOA AT YYC HOT CHOCOLATE FEST
We hope you’re thirsty, Calgary because with over 70 restaurants and cafes around the city participating, the annual YYC Hot Chocolate Festival is back! You can hit one, hit a couple, or hit them all, and taste your way around town.
When: Until February 28th
Where: Participating Restaurants
EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH LA POUTINE WEEK
Canada’s tastiest has kicked off, Calgary, which means you’re in for a full week of cheese curds, gravy and goodness brought to us by some of your favourite restaurants. Don’t miss it, it’ll be over before you know it!
When: Until February 14th
Where: Participating Restaurants
FALL DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE AT THE ALICE POPUP
A very merry unbirthday to you! This week, Calgarians can finally check out the Alice in Wonderland Popup bar where colours are a little brighter and directions are up for interpretation. Here guests can sip themed cocktails, play games and snap as many picks as their little hearts desire.
When: Until March 31st
Where: #1 – 3300 14th Ave NE, Calgary
HIT UP OLYMPIC PLAZA SKATING RINK
Not in the South of Calgary? Instead, check out YYC’s Olympic Plaza, one of the city’s favourite ice skating rinks, which is now frozen over and open to the public. Check it out and enjoy, folks!
Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 am – 11 pm
GO INNER TUBING AT WINSPORT
Looking to do something a little more crazy this time around? This week, in the morning, noon or at night, families and friends can check out Winsport Canada where the tubing hill is open for the season.
When: See dates above
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Whew, there you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this week. What will you check out first?
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