Channels
× Select City
×
×
×
Events

21 things to do in Calgary this weekend: February 4 and 5

C5667d28f1f280a1107a885ad0d95d34?s=96&d=mm&r=g
DH Calgary Staff Feb 03, 2017 4:33 am 895

A little more snow than we’re seen in the last little bit is expected to dump on us this weekend, but it’s February, so what did we expect?

Check out one of these events happening in and around Calgary to help you stay warm.

See also

 The Audience

  • What: If you saw the Netflix Original, “The Crown” you’ll be familiar with the Queen’s famous weekly meeting with the Prime Minster, called an audience. This spectacular performance will replay some of the most famous audience’s throughout Queen Elizabeth’s reign, with many familiar political faces making an appearance, such as Churchill, Thatcher, Cameron and more. Take a peak at the woman behind the crown, the most famous and influential yet private woman in the world.
  • Where:Theatre Calgary – 220 9th Avenue SE
  • When: January 24 to February 18
  • Cost: $45-$64

Banff + Lake Louise: Snowdays

  • What: Winter is more than just cold and snowy, as it is a season that brings majestic frosty views, fun activities a beautiful memories at all ages. Banff National Park invites us all to celebrate the magic of winter in its month long festival of Snowdays, featuring a variety of events, shows and activities that combine history, culture and winter traditions that the whole family will enjoy. Check the website for daily events and activities!
  • Where: Throughout Banff National Park
  • When: Now until February 5
  • Cost: Varies per event

Human Bonspiel – AKA life size curling

  • What: As part of Calgary’s Corporate Challenge off-season events, anyone with a team of 4 can participate in this fun winter activity. Often compared to life size curling, each teammate will have 3 rounds to be launched along the ice and make it closest to the button. If you win you’ll be invited to participate in the finals on February 10.
  • Where: 228 8th Avenue SE
  • When: January 30 to February 10
  • Cost: $150 per team of 4

The Big Bear

  • What: As part of Snowdays, enjoy this FREE family friendly event and cheer on the ski and snowboard pros as they wow you with their crazy tricks and impressive moves. There will be a live DJ, food and beverages, and a chance to win some pretty sweet prizes!
  • Where: The Banff Train station – 327 Railway Avenue
  • When: February 3 and 4
  • Cost: FREE

Market Collective

  • What: There is nothing better than spending an afternoon strolling a market with your special someone as you sip on hot chocolate, coffee from Café Rosso or some Kombucha from Truch Buch Kombucha! Make this Valentines Day memorable by shopping local and spending time with your significant other, rather than spending a fortune on lavish gifts – no one got money for that!
  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1st Street SW
  • When: February 3 to 5
  • Cost: $5 for the weekend / Kids under 12 are FREE

Canmore Winter Carnival

  • What: Winter in the Rocky Mountains is truly magical and the Town of Canmore invites you to come celebrate this beautiful season with them. For two weeks there will be a variety of snowy, family friendly indoor and outdoor events happening throughout the town, such as Ice Carving Competitions, Log Sawing Competitions, a pooch parade, Snowy Owl Kid n Mutt Races and more!
  • Where: Throughout the town of Canmore
  • When: February 4 to 12
  • Cost: Varies per activity

Halfpipe and Slopestyle provincial competition

  • What: The Alberta Snowboard Association’s WINSPORT COP is the first contest of the year for ASA and will include both halfpipe and slopestyle categories. This event brings together competitive ASA registered athletes to compete in a halfpipe and slopestyle event over two days.
  • Where: WINSPORT
  • When: February 4 and 5
  • Cost: Free

Chinese New Year Carnival

  • What:  The Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre is having their biggest event of the year, celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year – the Year of Rooster. The annual celebration will take place on Saturday and Sunday over the next 4 weekends, attracting 20 to 30 thousand people with traditional Chinese food, lion dance, firecrackers, fun games, and professional dance performances.
  • Where: The Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1st Street SW
  • When: January 21 and 22 to February 11 and 12
  • Cost: Free admission

Arkells with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

  • What: The famous Canadian Rockband, who made their debut in 2008 just released their new album “Morning Report” and are making their way to Calgary to celebrate with you! This new album balances the champagne –room party with the more sobering time that you experience in your late 20’s, where transitions take place and youthful exuberance begins to give way.
  • Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SE
  • When: February 4
  • Cost: $40.50

Cheer on the Calgary Roughnecks

  • What: The Roughnecks just recently unveiled their Star Wars themed Jersey’s to play at a game earlier this year, how sweet is that! In all seriousness the Roughnecks are killing it this season and could use your support during their 3 home games this month!
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SW
  • When: Saturday, February 4 at 7pm vs Saskatchewan

Go skating outdoors

  • 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!
  • Where: Various rinks throughout Calgary
  • Cost: FREE

Filumena

  • What: Bootlegging, murder execution – this thrilling drama has it all! Based in the 1920’s during the prohibition era in the Crowsnest pass, this performance works to tell a true story about an important part of Canada’s history.
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14th Avenue NW
  • When: February 4, 8 and 10
  • Cost: $31-$164

Check out WinSport’s Acura Tube Park

  • 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.
  • Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

  • 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

Seities Studio: The Photographic Blue

  • 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)
  • When: December 5 to February 27
  • Cost: FREE

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.

They can be reached by phone at:

Hit the Slopes

  • Begin your New Year by crossing off that pesky “get in shape” goal that seems to weasel it’s way onto your list of resolution’s every year, by hitting the slopes and spending some time in the good ol’ outdoors. There is no better feeling then coming home with rosy cheeks and lungs filled with fresh mountain air as you spend quality time with friends and family. Take a road trip and spend the day skiing or snowboarding at one of Alberta’s best hills, Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, Nakiska or Mount Norquay, or make a weekend out of it by renting a cabin in the heart of the mountains. Be sure to check the websites to see what exciting events are happening on each hill throughout the month.

 Seities Studio: The Photographic Blue

  • 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)
  • When: Now until February 27
  • Cost: FREE

Go sledding!

There are a number of hills around Calgary that are perfect for sledding! Grab your crazy carpet, (or the more intense, GT racer) some friends, and head to a hill for some fun!

Where: Check out a hill close to you or go to a local City Maintained hill
Things to remember: Tobogganing is an activity that you do at your own risk, and helmets are always recommended!

Go Curling outside

St Patricks Island has set up a curling lane for public use so everyone can try their hand at the game. You can play in teams, as pairs, or even make up your own rules (just don’t tell anyone)

Where: St Patricks Island – 430 8th Avenue SE
When: Daily 9am to 7pm until the end of March

Go for brunch!

  • You can never go wrong with Sunday brunch, or rather brunch on any day of the week! It makes for a great date or if you looking for a place to catch up with old friends that won’t break the bank after the holidays. Bonding over benny is a real thing! Here are a few spots that are either new to Calgary’s brunch scene or are not your classic brunch spots that you have been to millions of times before.
  • Ten Foot Henry
  • Alforno Bakery and Café
  • Phil and Sebastians on 8th Avenue SW
  • OEB Breakfat Co. on 5th Avenue SW
  • Bridgette Bar
  • Starbelly Open Kitchen + Lounge
  • Vendome
  • Monki
  • Anju
  • Charbar
  • Native Tongues Taqueria
See also

C5667d28f1f280a1107a885ad0d95d34?s=96&d=mm&r=g
DH Calgary Staff
Daily Hive is the evolution of Calgary Buzz.

© 2018 Buzz Connected Media Inc.