21 things to do in Calgary this week: September 18 to 24

Sep 18 2017, 10:09 pm

Summer might be coming to a close, but the crisp fall weather is the perfect time to break out those sweaters, go on a (somewhat) guilt-free shopping spree, and show off that style out on the town.

Here are more than 20 Calgary events to put on your to-do list for the upcoming week.

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Go hiking in the Rockies

  • What: It’s larch season! Grab your cameras and hiking gear and enjoy the picturesque fall views from the top of a mountain.
  • Where: Here are some of the best hiking spots in and around Banff to check out this summer.

Experience the new and improved Brewster Banff Gondola

  • What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of 6 different mountain ranges, while sipping on a delicious Starbucks coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.
  • Where: 100 Mountian Avenue, Banff
  • Cost: Adult – $62, Child – $31

Rent a bike and go on a river adventure

  • What: Grab your squad, get yourself some wheels and see the city from a different perspective.
  • Where: Rent bikes at these locations: The LiveryRath BicycleBike and Brew
  • Cost: Varies per bike rental location

Get lost in a Corn Maze

Fitness Fridays with ROW17

  • What: Take your fitness experience to the next level with ROW17 and revitalize your core with this new Power Row-ga workout every Friday until September 29.
  • Where: Tomkins Park between 7 Street and 8 Street SW
  • When: Every Friday between August 4 and September 29
  • Cost: FREE

The Sweat Series

  • What: Join Parts + Labour founder, Jennifer Mehlko as she collaborates with various fitness studios around the city to bring you a fun workout series. Come sweat it out with her and then shop her athleisure “Heart Work” collection afterward in a fun studio pop-up.
  • When: September 24 – UNDR Card
  • Cost: $20

Melissa’s Road Race

  • What: Run 5K, 10K or challenge yourself to 21K in the 38th annual Melissa’s Road Race through the streets of Banff.
  • Where: Banff Rec Grounds – 100 Mount Norquay Road, Banff
  • When: September 23
  • Cost: $50-$70

Ride the Red Rock 

  • What: Celebrate Canada 150 by riding the newly paved Red Rock Parkway, a 28 KM journey there and back. The scenic views on this ride will be well worth the effort!
  • Where: Red Rock Parkway
  • When: September 24
  • Cost: FREE

Etsy: Made in Canada

  • What: Now is your chance to shop your favourite yyc Etsy shops (100+) in person at this weekend-long market!
  • Where: Genesis Centre – 7555 Falconridge Boulevard
  • When: September 22 – 23
  • Cost: $5-$8

Little Modern Market: Fall Edition

  • What: Come shop some of your favourite #YYC makers, artists, and vendors at the Fall edition of Little Modern Market!
  • Where: Rally Pointe – 11511 35 Street SE
  • When: September 23
  • Cost: $5

Introduction to Hand Lettering with Alison Martin

  • Where: Greater Goods Boutique and Tea Bar – 606 Meredith Road NE
  • When: September, 23
  • Cost: $70

Wire Wrapped Crystal Jewellery

  • Where: National on 10, Bourbon Room – 341 10 Avenue SW
  • When: September 20
  • Cost: $50


  • What: Party like the Germans – lederhosen’s optional!
  • Where: Big Four Building – 20 Roundup Way SE
  • When: September 22 – 23
  • Cost: $15-$20 (Sampling souvenir mug included)

VegFest Calgary

  • What: The first outdoor festival centered in Calgary around all things vegan! Learn and be educated on all things vegan, while you munch on delicious eats from a variety of vegan kitchens, shop exciting local makers, artists and designers at their mini market, listen to some inspiring speakers and enjoy a ton of live entertainment and family fun.
  • Where: Shaw Millennium Park- 1220 9 Avenue SW
  • When: September 23
  • Cost: FREE

Fiasco Presents: Doors Open YYC

  • What: See Calgary from a unique perspective and celebrate its cultural heritage, as you gain free access to 40 different sites around the city with behind the scenes activities and revealing tours all day long.
  • Where: Various locations throughout the city
  • When: September 23
  • Cost: Free


  • What: As you may have heard the lemurs can officially call the Calgary Zoo their home! This event is for budding photographers of all experience levels to have the chance to experience the Zoo and capture it in the beautiful morning light – a unique experience that not many people can say they have done!
  • Where: The Calgary Zoo – 210 St. Georges Avenue NE
  • When: September 23 7am-9am
  • Cost: $30-$40

Railway Days

  • What: As one of the only sites in North America that has two steam locomotives on site Heritage Park and CP Rail invite you for a weekend of demonstrations, hands-on activities, exciting exhibits and everything and anything train related.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: September 23 – 24
  • Cost: admission to park

The Calgary Fall Home Show

  • What: Be inspired to fall in love with your home again at the Calgary Fall Home Show! Spend the weekend doing fun interactive workshops presented by Outside the Shape and Heart & Swirl, gaining expert advice from home reno pros, such as HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler, Tiffany Pratt and DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perraul and meeting some of the Calgary’s top designers. By the end of the weekend, you’ll have all the tools you need to make your home the sanctuary it should be!
  • Where: BMO Centre
  • When: September 21 – 24
  • Cost: $7-$13

Alberta Ballet Presents Tago Fire 

  • What: Come celebrate the opening of Alberta Ballet’s 51 seasons as you enjoy this sensuous, seductive and sultry performance demonstrating the intricate art of Tango!
  • Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Avenue NW
  • When: September 21-23
  • Cost: $28-$117

Cheer on the Calgary Flames

  • What: Two words – Red Mile! Let’s do this!
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When:
  • September 20 vs Vancouver at 7 pm
  • September 22 vs Arizona at 7 pm

Cheer on the Calgary Hitmen 

  • What: The Hitmen are offically in their regular season, come show them some love as they make their way to the Memorial Cup!
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
  • When: September 23 vs Kootenay ICE at 7 pm
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