16 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, January 11

Jan 10 2020, 5:00 am

There are more than a dozen stunning events to check out around Calgary today, with everything from motorcycle shows to farmers’ markets!

Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s 2nd Annual Indigenous Art Exhibition

What: Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s second annual Indigenous Art Exhibition is being showcased at a number of venues around Calgary this winter, including the Central Library. The exhibition features work from 17 artists.

When: Now until January 18, 2020
Time: Various times
Address: Calgary Central Library — 800 3 Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Motorcycle Show

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Music Therapy Ride (Facebook)

What: Check out some stunning rides at Calgary’s BMO Centre all throughout the weekend at the Calgary Motorcycle Show.

When: Now until January 12, 2020
Time: Varies by day
Where: BMO Centre — 20 Roundup Way, Calgary
Admission: $15, available online

Calgary Farmers’ Market

What: Explore over 80 vendors supplying customers with fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, jewellery, art, and more. Whether it’s the arrival of fresh produce or fun events, there’s always something happening at the market.

When: Open year-round from Thursday to Sunday
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Address: 510 – 77 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Granary Road Public Market

What: Granary Road Public Market is open year-round and offers fresh produce, artisan cheeses, pizza, tacos, handcrafted home goods, and more.

When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Granary Road Market — 226066 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31
Admission: Free

Go Snowshoeing

What: Take in the crisp outdoor air and the picturesque views as you march your way through the many trails in and around the Calgary area – plus, it’s a great workout! If you are an inner-city roamer, check out Fish Creek Park Or Nose Hill for some fantastic trails close to home. If you’re interested in taking a drive out to the Rockies, Canmore, Bragg Creek, and Banff all boast unreal trail paths that lead to some magical destinations. Be sure to check trail reports before heading out, and dress for the weather!

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

What: Built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Plaza has the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. You can rent skates down at the plaza if you don’t have a pair of your own. Helmets are strongly encouraged.

When: Open daily until mid-March
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Olympic Plaza — 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free. Skates are also available to rent

Crossroads Market

What: Enjoy farm-fresh produce and tasty treats plus lots of unique finds from the large variety of vendors.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Crossroads Market – 1235 26 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Tubing at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park

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Tubing at WinSport (@jr_reporteryyc/Instagram)

What: Acura Tube Park at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park is described as one of the fastest of its kind in Western Canada. Tubers can also check out the food truck and enjoy the convenience of washrooms on site.

When: Fridays until Sundays starting December 20, 2019 and throughout the winter season. Special times are offered during the holidays and long weekends.
Time: Various times
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park – Acura Tube Park – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Admission Info: Online

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

What: Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out features over 100 preserved animal specimens ranging from the common pigeon to an expertly dissected camel. Visitors will be able to check out what’s under the skin of some spectacular animals and determine what makes us the same — and different.

When: Now until March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS Spark – 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

High Performance Rodeo

What: The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is an annual festival that features live performances from Calgary artists across Canada and around the world. Expect to see theatre, music, dance, multidisciplinary art, and more.

When: Now until January 26, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Online

Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE

What: Check out 60 local farms, food-makers, bakers, brewers, distillers, and artisan vendors, food trucks, live music, kids arts and cultural activities, and more every Saturday at the Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE.

When: Every Saturday, year-round
Time: 10 am to 1 pm (now until to May 2020)
Where: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Flames

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What: It’s the battle of Alberta at the Saddledome this Saturday when the Flames take on the Oilers.

When: January 11, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Esker Foundation

What: Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Admission is free.

When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays
Time: Various times
Where: Esker Foundation – 4th Floor – 1011 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Nikka Yuko Winter Lights Festival

What: Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden comes alight with intricately placed bulbs in the fourth annual Winter Lights Festival. Note that Nikka Yuko closes when the weather drops below -25°C.

When: Every Friday and Saturday from now until January 31, 2020
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden – 9 Avenue S and Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge
Tickets: Online

Go Sledding

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What: There are more than a dozen hills around Calgary that are perfect to go sledding down, and the best part is that it’s completely free! Well, as long as you already have the sled, that is.

When: Anytime there’s snow!
Time: Daylight
Where: One of these 22 hills
Cost: Free

Hit the Slopes

What: Take advantage of the fresh POW and get some great ski days in this upcoming season.

Check the websites for SunshineMount NorquayNaskiskaMarmot Basin, and Lake Louise to check hours of operation, hill conditions, snow reports, and to see which trails are open!