7 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, February 17

Feb 17 2018, 8:20 am

Welcome back to the best day of the week!

Seeing as it’s the long weekend, you can basically think of this Saturday as a work-free Friday: You’ve still got two full days ahead of you, and the entire day at your disposal.

Here’s a few friendly suggestions for how to make the most of it!

Whales Tohora

  • What: Travelling 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 it’s 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

Build a Terrarium with Legend 7 Brewing 

  • What: Calgary’s newest brewery, Legend 7, is giving you and the whole family the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and create your very own terrarium. Brunch will also be offered, along with $5 sleeves of Legend 7 beer so you can tantalize your taste buds with the newest addition to Calgary’s craft brewing community.
  • When: Saturday, February 17
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: 550 17 Avenue SW
  • Admission: FREE

What the Calgary Flames play the Florida Panthers

  • What: Let’s see how quickly the Panther’s can adjust to a Calgary winter!
  • When: Saturday, February 17
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $32 to $182

Rockies Run Collective

  • What: Join Lululemon every Saturday morning for a fun morning run through iconic mountain landscapes and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy town streets!
  • When: Every Saturday morning
  • Time: 9 am
  • Where: Lululemon Banff – 121 Banff Avenue, Banff
  • Admission: Free!

All Day Happy Hour on Daily at Featured Breweries

  • What: February has been declared as “FeBREWary.” Essentially, it’s a month long celebration of craft brewers, craft beer lovers, the craft beer community, and, really, just about everything to do with craft beer! Each day in February will have an all-day happy hour at each corresponding brewery – see full calendar here.
  • When: February 1 to 28
  • Where: All national locations

Pink Shirt Day

  • What: Pink Shirt day aims to bring awareness to bullying. Join National on 17 Avenue for pink beers (all month long) and $1 from each drink purchase will go towards the initiative. Remember, on Wednesdays (and February 28) we wear pink!
  • When: February 1 to 28 (day of the celebrations)
  • Where: All national locations

Fish-tival at Bow Habitat Station

  • What: If you’re eager to pick up some new fishing tips and tricks, head over to the Bow Habitat Station for their yearly “fish-tival” event. You can feed the fish while expanding your fishy knowledge for $5, and, the best part, you can end the day by roasting some marshmallows over the fire – perfect!
  • When: Saturday, February 17
  • Where: Bow Habitat Station – 1440 17A Street SE, Calgary
  • Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
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