5 things to do in Calgary today: Monday, June 18

Jun 18 2018, 11:08 pm

It’s the start of a brand new week, which means it’s a fresh new opportunity for you to get out into the city to do something AWESOME with your free time.

Luckily enough, there are plenty of great events planned for today in Calgary, and we’ve even put together a few of them to get you started.

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YYC Girl Gang Workshop: Dreaming Louder with Dani of Strive and Shine 

What: Join some of Calgary’s biggest female movers and shakers for a workshop with Dani Druisso of Strive and Shine. She will give you the tools to begin building your goals, help you define your version of success, and determine your core desires to build them into achievable dreams!

When: Monday, June 18

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Where: Greater Goods – 606 Meredith Road NE

Tickets: Online, $50

Whales Tohora

What: Coming all the way from the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, this exciting exhibition has been travelling 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 shows everything 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

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 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

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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