What: You can’t beat a classic with a classic! This ain’t no typical ‘dinner and a movie,’ as Heritage Park brings it up a notch with their delicious, themed three-course dinner in the Selkirk Grille Restaurant, before presenting a timeless classic film that will truly bring you back to a wonderful time in history!
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
What: Is learning to ski/ snowboard something that has always been on your bucket list, but never gets ticked off? Skiing/ snowboarding can be a large investment and be a bit intimidating for those who haven’t been shredding POW since you were 5 years old. For only in the Never Ever Day’s ultimate beginners package you can rent all the equipment that you need, along with a beginner lift ticket and a lesson all included for only $25 on select days at resorts across Canada. This is the perfect opportunity to see if the sport is right for you!
Where: Over 70 participating resorts across Canada
What: The National Geographic Traveller Magazine named Banff one of it’s “Best of the World” destinations for 2017, making us Albertans very proud of our hidden little secret, that is no longer very hidden. With your free 2017 Park Pass, head up to Banff for a day trip or a weekend get away and check out some of the beauty it has to offer. This Ice Walk is located only a few minutes away from the Town of Banff, and will take you take you through the frozen waterfalls of Johnston’s Canyon and is a breathtaking experience that you that will leave you in awe of nature’s capacities. Be sure to dress in proper winter gear – it will be a bit chilly!
Where: Hotel pick up and drop off provided from Banff
What: Visit Heritage Park after hours for a 90-minute, spine-tingling ghost tour through the historic village. You ticket includes a complimentary hot chocolate or coffee and access to a cash bar at the Selkirk Grille for a much-needed alcoholic beverage – you may just need it!
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village -1900 Heritage Dr SW
When: Wednesday evenings between February 15 to March 8
What: Homelessness and being hungry are two things that plague way too many Canadians, especially during this time of year. On the 25th walk with hundreds of others in Canada’s ‘Unofficial” Walk for Homelessness and raise money for select charities to help out those in need in our communities.
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
When: February 25
Cost: Registration – $25 and a minimum of $125 (Adults 18+) or $75 (youth 13-17) must be raised
What: In honor of Sharing Dance Day (on June 2nd) Decidedly Jazz Danceworks is offering a free dance class weekly to get you ready for the festivities happening across Canada in June. Dancers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to participate, as you help DJD celebrate the benefits of dance, while becoming healthy, active and artistically engaged!
What: Pierece the Veil was formed in 2006 and have since gone on to win nuersou awards at the Alternative Press Music Awards and Kerrang! Awards. Join them for a night of punk rock as the celebrate the release of their 4th album “Misadventures.”
What: The 5 Grammy-winning jazz singer, Dianne Reeves is coming to Calgary. Throughout her 30-year career, she has soaked up influences and styles from all over the world, blurring the lines from old-school scat singing to contemporary pop and R&B of today. Join her, along with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully as they light up the stage for an unforgettable night of steamy American jazz.
What: Join the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for a night that pays tributes to all the Country Music greats, including Jonny Cash, Hank Williams, Kenny Rogers, the wonderful Dolly Parton and more. It will be a toe-tapping night you won’t forget!
When: February 24 and 25
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
What: Now that winter seems to have finally settled in for the long haul, it’s time for the winter activities to commence. Grab a few friends, some hot chocolate and bundle up in your warmest, yet stylish winter attire and go skating on one of Calgary’s many outdoor rinks that are well maintained by either the city or volunteers within the community. Don’t own a pair of skates? Rent a pair at your nearest outdoor center or at specific rinks around the city – see website more for details!
What: Calgary’s only tube park is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and it opens for the season on Saturday, December 17. The park is located on the main hill, which allows tubers to take advantage of the washrooms, eateries, retail store and other amenities located in the Frank King Day Lodge. It features 10 lanes, each of which are 200 metres in length.
What: Wine lovers rejoice! Spend an evening sampling wines from the most celebrated wine regions all over the world, while snacking on tasty hors d’oeuvres and delectable treats. You will also have the opportunity to be entered to win some pretty great door prizes that will potentially continue your wine tasting experience on to anther day!
Where: Stampede Park BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW
When: February 24 and 25
Cost: $84-$89 – must be 18 years of age with a photo ID to attend.
What: Come cheer on your favorite skaters at the 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships. Watch as over 40 teams compete for national titles in the senior, junior, open, intermediate and novice categories and the two senior teams will go on to represent Canada at the 2017 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships.
Where: Markin MacPhail Centre – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
When: February 24 to 26
Cost: Adults- $50, Children 5-14 – $25
Dog Sledding in Canmore
One of the most ancient, and still very practical, means of transportation in frigid climates, dog sledding is an activity Canada is famous for. Luckily for us, a short drive away in Canmore there are three different companies that offer dog sledding tours in the scenic Rocky Mountains.
Howling Dog Tours, Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions, and Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours all offer incredible, personalized experiences. Try out a tour this winter and take part in a long standing Canadian tradition.
What: Calgary’s favourite, cozy and delicious foodie festival is back for the 6th year in a row! During the entire month of February, be sure to warm up by checking out your favourite cafes, sweet shops and restaurants for their unique spin on everyone’s beloved winter drink. The best part is that a portion of every drink will go towards supporting Calgary Meals on Wheels, an even better reason to indulge in some warm chocolate goodness!
Where: At participating locations
When: The entire month of February
Cost: Price of the Hot Chocolate + $1 will be donated to Meals on Wheels
What: Take a stroll through the Window Galleries of the Arts Commons and see this beautiful exhibit that includes works by Jaime Erin Johnson, Emma Powell, and Juilee Pryor. The gallery brings together the aesthetics of the traditional photographic process of Cyanotype photography, also called blue print, and the different views of the female identity, body and spirit.
Where: Window Galleries (across from Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons)