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10 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, June 24

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DH Calgary Staff Jun 21, 2018 5:00 am 478

There’s only one day left in the weekend, but there’s still plenty of events to check out!

Make the most of your time off by hitting up as many of these things as you possibly can — before dreaded Monday hits hard. 

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Outdoor HIIT with Movement U

What: Get a tan while you work on your fitness! Spend an hour outdoors as two Movement U instructors team up to take your summer workout to the next level at Murdoch Park in Bridgeland.

When: Sunday, June 24 with Luke and Audrey

Time: 12 pm

Where: Murdoch Park

Admission: Online, regular drop-in $23

Cool Choir Live

What: This ain’t your average choir! Feel the contagious energy from the uplifting harmonies from over 250 voices of this adult rock and pop choir. For one-night-only the choir will be joined by 2016 CCMA ‘bass player of the year’ nominee Justin Kudding and his world-class five-piece rock band to bring you a performance that will leave you truly high on happiness!

When: Sunday, June 24

Time: 7 pm

Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $23 to $37

Whales Tohora

What: Coming all the way from the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, this exciting exhibition has been traveling North America for the last 10 years and Calgary marks its final destination. Excite your senses with this unique cultural experience that will show you everything you need to know about the king of the ocean, the whale. The exhibit has exhibits from life-size whale skeletons to the evolution of these creatures and understanding how they communicate. There is so much to know about these beautiful beings.

When: January 20 to June 20

Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE

Tickets: Online, $26

YYC Burger Battle 2018

June 24

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What: You’ve got 10 days to try all the different burger from close to 50 purveyors around the city, all in the name of charity. This year competitors include Last Best Brewing, Donna Mac, Dairy Lane Cafe, Veg-In YYC, and many more. Now, this is our kind of challenge!

When: June 15 to 24

Where: Various locations

Check out the East Village Junction Pop-Up Retail Park 

What: In only one year, this colourful container lot has turned into a popular Calgary mainstay. Located behind the King Edward Hotel, this is a unique destination that features local retail shops, workshops, music, art, and, of course, YYC Food Trucks. You won’t want to miss out on the fun summer festivities that they have planned at this hip community gathering space this summer.

When: Weekends, May 18 to September 3

Where: 430 8th Avenue SE

Admission: FREE

The Market on Stephen Avenue

What: Shop up to 60 vendors offering fresh food, spices, sauces, treats, art, fashion, and more. Enjoy shopping the walk!
When: June 19 and 26
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Stephen Avenue – 1st Street SE to 2nd Street SW

Admission: FREE

Sled Island 2018

June 24

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What: Calgary’s favourite entertainment festival is back and larger than ever! The sheer amount of entertainment, art, music, and comedy that is packed into the five-day long festival is actually incredible. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of the festival and see as much as possible. Have fun!

When: Wednesday, June 20 to Sunday, June 24, 2018

Time: Full schedule can be found here

Where: 35+ venues around the city

Tickets: Discovery Pass available online for $214 (until June 17)

Take a cruise around Maligne Lake

What: Take a cruise around the largest glacier-fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. You’ll be inspired by the beauty of the vibrant blue waters around you as you sail to the iconic Spirit Island (only accessible by boat) on this 90-minute interpretive tour of this magical area.

Where: Maligne Lake Road, Improvement District No. 12

Tickets: Online, $67 (adults), $34 (Ages 6-15)

Check out the newly opened Lamphouse Hotel

What: Formerly the Bow Valley Motel, this space has gone through an entire transformation. Now a blend of retro-chic and rustic contemporary style, this 25-room boutique hotel offers stunning views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Be sure to add this spot to your bucket list this summer for a true mountain adventure in the heart of Canmore!

Where: 610 8th Street Canmore

Hang out with the pandas

June 24

Three of the four pandas that at the Calgary Zoo (The Toronto Zoo/Facebook)

What: The long wait is finally over! The Calgary Zoo has officially welcomed four pandas, two adults and two cubs, into their newly built habitat, The Panda Passage. These furry black and white friends are charming and have a ton to teach us in the five years that they will be with us before returning to China.

Where: The Calgary Zoo — 210 St. Georges Drive NE

Admission: Regular admission to the zoo

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