9 things to do in Calgary this week: October 5 to 8

Oct 5 2020, 10:44 am

COVID-19 still presents a very real and dangerous threat to public health. While much of Alberta’s outdoors have been reopened to visitors, it is recommended to plan ahead, check local restrictions and current public health measures, and avoid any areas that may be too crowded. 

Fall has arrived in Calgary in full force, meaning that it is the perfect time to throw on a scarf, grab a buddy, and check out any one of these wonderful things to do in and around the city this week.

We’re sure you won’t be disappointed!

Monday, October 5

Go on a fall photo walk

There are a few places around the city that are ideal for catching the leaves turn from green to orange to yellow, and we’ve thrown a list together to save you the hassle.

Escape to Kananaskis Nordic Spa

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Courtesy of Kananaskis Nordic Spa

The Kananaskis Nordic Spa issued a release detailing a new mid-week spa package, which includes a one-night stay at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge and two spa passes for $250 a night.

Given that a session at the spa usually runs around $100 per person, that means that two people would only be paying an extra $25 each for a night at the lodge.

Tuesday, October 6

Kick back and binge some Netflix

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Stay indoors and stay safe this week by making some popcorn and having some Netflix and Chill time.

Here are a few new releases worth checking out on the streaming giant this weekend.

Explore the city’s newest murals

This year’s BUMP Festival was a little different than usual due to COVID-19 restrictions, but that didn’t stop over a dozen artists from turning some of downtown Calgary’s exposed walls into works of art.

A total of 20 murals were completed this past September as part of the project, bringing BUMP’s lifetime total to over 50 since it began back in 2017.

The organization also noted in a release that over 5,000 people had downloaded their self-guided walking tours showcasing murals new and old, a significant increase over the 500 or so guided mural tour participants from 2019.

Get the perfect fall photos in the Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains in the fall/Shutterstock

The larch trees are changing colour, leaves are falling, and toques season has hit in full force, all combining for some seriously picturesque moments.

There are plenty of great places to see the seasons change in the Rocky Mountains, just make sure to venture out safely!

Wednesday, October 7

Go on a spooky tour of haunted Alberta

The spooky, scary, and downright startling day of Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to get into the spirit than by checking out some seriously haunted spots.

Luckily enough for you (though not for a few murder victims-turned ghosts, if the stories are to be believed), Alberta is full of allegedly haunted places that only the truly brave would dare venture into.

Check out our list of haunted places to check out in and around Calgary.

Check out the newly renovated Aritzia at Chinook Centre

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Courtesy of Aritzia

The newly renovated Aritzia has officially reopened its doors after doubling in size, and now features an in-store A-OK Caf√© ‚ÄĒ its first in Western Canada.

The now 12,058-sq-ft Aritzia’s new café features incredibly photogenic green marble countertops and custom brass accents, according to a release from the company.

Shoppers will be able to grab espresso-based beverages, coffee, teas, and a selection of pastries.

Thursday, October 8

Hit up a pumpkin patch

Courtesy of Dixie Orchards

There are plenty of great pumpkin patches in or around Calgary where you’ll be able to find that perfect pre-jack-o-lantern! The Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm is open on Thursdays, and admission is just $18.

When: Open Thursdays through Sundays
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where:¬†Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm ‚ÄĒ 284022 Township Road 224
Tickets: Free for kids two and under, $18 for adults, youth and senior discounts available online

Check out some art at Contemporary Calgary

Contemporary Calgary announced in a press release in September that it is now running two new exhibitions: Yoko Ono’s GROWING FREEDOM and Omar Bar’s Same Dream will be on display through to January 31, 2021.

When: Thursdays through Saturdays
Time: Noon to 7 pm
Where:¬†Contemporary Calgary —¬†701 11th Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Available online, $10

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