5 things to do in Calgary today: Monday, September 24

Sep 21 2018, 8:34 pm

There’s no denying it — it’s now officially fall.

Just because the sunshine and flip-flops of summer aren’t back around for another nine months doesn’t we’re in the depths of winter quite yet, though! There’s still plenty of fun (and yes, outdoorsy) events and activities to check out in and around Calgary.

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Rent a bike and go on a river adventure

What: Grab your squad, get yourself some wheels, and put those bike paths to good use — all while seeing the city from a different perspective.

Where: Rent bikes at these locations: Rath Bicycle and Bike and Brew

Watch the Calgary Flames play the Winnipeg Jets

What: The Flames are back with a vengeance for another season. Grab your jersey and come to cheer them on in a sea of red down at the Dome.

When: Monday, September 24

Time: 7 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $30 t0 $155

Calgary International Film Festival

What: Check out over 200 films over the course of 12 days at the highly-anticipated CIFF — you may just find a new favourite film. Throughout the festival experience gala events, special screenings, up-close-and-personal presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Where: Locations and schedule can be found here

Admission: Available online, full festival pass $350, or $16 for one showing. Bundle passes are available as well

Explore the city on a Mystery Town adventure

What: Looking for a way to switch up date night or a new activity to keep the family busy? Check out Mystery Towns and enjoy an exciting mystery-filled adventure. Instantly accessible via clues to your smartphone, each Mystery Towns adventure combines the fun of a scavenger hunt, the puzzles of an escape room, and the challenge of an Amazing Race. This is the perfect way to discover a new city or hidden gems you never knew of in your own hometown. Good luck!

Where: Currently available in both Calgary, Canmore, and Edmonton (as of September 2018) and soon to be available in Banff

Register: Online, $49 to $99

Take the Leap at WinSport

What: WinSport’s latest adrenaline-filled adventure, Free Fall, is now open. Climb up an eight-story platform, secure yourself in a bungee harness, and jump off the platform feeling a sensation similar to that of leaping out of an airplane. Any adrenaline junkies out there?

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW

Admission: One jump: $25, two jumps: $35

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