Happy Thursday! Congrats on making it through the very first week of 2024! From bridal shows and Hollywood classics to light displays, we’re off to a pretty exciting start so let’s get into it! Here are 10 things to do in and around Calgary this weekend that’ll help you kick your new year off on the right foot.

Chateau Lake Louise Ice Bar

Drinks and a magical view? This weekend 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

UNVEILED Bridal Show

Getting married this year or next? Check out the UNVEILED bridal show a luxury wedding and bridal runway show. Enjoy food, fun, champagne and live music!

When: Saturday, January 6th, 2024
Where: 133 9 Avenue Southwest Calgary
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $44+

Maligne Canyon

This weekend you can experience the ice and snow as if it was the very first time! With the help of a professional guide, tour 30-metre high icy cave-like passages, majestic frozen waterfalls, and the frozen canyon floor. You’ll hardly believe your eyes!

Where: Directions here – Jasper National Park, AB


Last chance! This weekend, see the millions of lights strung through trees at the Calgary Zoo. Grab a hot cocoa, a snack and take a seat by the fire. It’s unforgettable!

When: Until January 7th, 2024
Where: Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: $21.95+

Goodnight Moon at Telus Spark

Want to do something indoors? Relive a childhood classic at TELUS Spark’s Goodnight Moon immersive experience. Each presentation will pull Calgarians into the story where they can interact with characters and images from the author’s wholesome universe.

Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Cost: $26+


Not big into skiing? Don’t worry about it! You can still enjoy the cold air 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+

Films at the Fort


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Happy weekend! Films at the Fort is back with ‘Quotable Classic,’ a series of crowd-pleasing, memorable movies. This weekend, catch Mean Girls AND Ferris Buellers Day Off. For tickets and showtimes visit the link above and enjoy!

When:  Saturday January 6th-7th, 2024
Where: 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: $12

Lions Festival of Lights

One more time! This weekend, bundle up and take in the beautiful lights along 14th Street at the Lions Festival of Lights. Grab a hand, a hot chocolate and enjoy Calgary’s incredible display.

When: Until January 8th, 2024
Where: Confederation Golf Course – 14th Street NW, Calgary
Time:  6 pm – 12 am
Cost: Free

Glenbow at The Edison

Looking for something FREE and fun to do this weekend? Check out ‘ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios,’ an exhibit that 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

Mountain Skating

Alberta has a ton of mountain skating spots that need to be on your bucket list! Not sure where to lace up your skates? Check the link above for 10 gorgeous mountain skating spots in Alberta that you should check out this winter!

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