18 things to do in Calgary this week: September 24 to 27

Sep 21 2018, 1:48 am

It’s officially the last week in September, and we could not be more excited to be heading full steam into fall!

Cheer on all your favourite Calgary sports teams, shop a local market, or enjoy the beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains – it’s larch season!

With art spectacles, live performances, and a wide variety of outdoor activities, this week holds plenty of opportunities to get the whole family out of the house to make some amazing memories.

We have rounded up 19 of the best things to do this week. Don’t miss out!

Monday, September 24

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

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Image: Calgary Flames / Twitter

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

Tuesday, September 25

Watch the Calgary Flames play the San Jose Sharks

What: Another Flames game, another chance at glory!

When: Tuesday, September 25

Time: 7 pm

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Ticketmaster, $30 to $155

The Coronas

What: Hailing all the way from Dublin, this Irish rock band will have you dancing the night away and singing along to well-known favourites, like “The Long Way.”

When: Tuesday, September 25

Time: 8 pm

Where: The Gateway – 1301 16th Avenue NW

Tickets: Online, $26.25

YYC Pizza Week

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@cibo.centre.st/Instagram

What: Get in on the YYC Pizza Week fun by picking up your pizza passport at participating restaurants and get it stamped every time you eat a YYC Pizza Week pizza for the opportunity to win prizes. It’s time to grab some za!

When: Friday, September 21, to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Where: Participating restaurants around the city

Cost: Pizzas tend to go for around $20 to $25

Check out Calgary’s best art museum

What: Come out to see some seriously awesome works of art at one of Calgary’s favourite cultural centres.

Recent Acquisitions 2018 – June 30 to December 9

The Artist’s Mirror: Self Portraits – March 10 to January 2019

Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE

Cost: Regular admission to the museum

Wednesday, September 26

Get cozy at the Kananaskis Nordic Spa

What: Looking for a quick escape from the everyday grind? This brand new spa combines the tranquil rejuvenation of a traditional Nordic Spa and the Alpine stillness of the Canadian Rockies. For the month of September, prepare for a deep slumber by hitting up the spa after an adventure-packed day in K-Country. Until September 30, when you stay at the new Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, you can enjoy full access to the spa from 7 to 9 pm for only $35 per person. No pre-appointment necessary.

When: September 1 to 30

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Where: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis

Cost: $35

Grab fresh produce at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

What: Grab your weekly haul of delicious produce, eggs, baked goods, meats, preserves, florals, and more, all grown and produced on farms right here in Alberta. You can enjoy live entertainment and other fun activities happening at this quaint community farmers’ market. The market will go on rain or shine, so come prepared.

When: Every Wednesday

Time: 3 to 7 pm

Where: 1320 5th Avenue NW

Admission: FREE

Go hiking in the Rockies

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rockymountaineer/Instagram

What: It’s officially larch season (it’s a type of tree.) Grab your cameras and hiking gear and head up to the mountains to spend the day reconnecting with nature in the great outdoors and enjoy the picturesque fall views from the top.

Where: Here are some of the best hiking spots in and around Banff to check out this summer and fall.

Hang out on one of Calgary’s best patios

What: It’s probably your last chance to have an ice-cold bevy on one of Calgary’s best patios without completely freezing your buns off. From rooftops to hidden gardens, there are plenty of spots to choose from that will have the vibe and ambiance you’re looking for. Check out some of Calgary’s best rooftop patios here!

Thursday, September 27

Prairie Grid Dinner Series presented by Eat North 

What: From dawn till dusk, experience the culinary magic of talented chefs from four major Canadian cities as they collaborate to bring you a five-course meal that will showcase the very best local harvest ingredients and regional cuisine. This interactive, immersive art experience will subject guests to one-of-a-kind creations that encourages you to engage with a simple taste and sip! There will also be a silent auction at the event to help raise funds for the Skipping Stone Foundation. #PrairieGrid2018

When: Thursday, September 27

Time: 6:30 to 10:30 pm

Where: Al Azhar Shriners Fezdome – 5151 101st Street NW

Tickets: Online, $150 to $188

Jill Paddock Art Exhibition 

What: You might recognize her colourful works from the walls of many local Calgary businesses. On Friday, August 24 Jill Paddock kicked off her very first solo art show. Throughout the month you’ll be able to purchase unframed art, notebooks, t-shirts, and even a few minimal nude art pieces that she’s so well known for. Come down and celebrate her all month long as she kicks off this incredible milestone in her artistic career.

When: August 22 to October 1

Time: 6:30 am to 9 pm

Where: Phil and Sebastian Coffee Roasters – 2207 4th Street SW

Admission: FREE

Play a round at Alberta’s most picturesque golf course

What: After five long years following the 2013 flood, Kananaskis Country Golf Course has officially re-opened and back to a full 36-hole facility. Their first season is well underway, and there is merely a month left to check out this world-class course. Play a round on either Mt. Lorette or Mt. Kidd, or simply check out the view from their patio after a day of adventuring in K-Country. The views certainly won’t disappoint!

Where: #1 Lorette Drive, Kananaskis Alberta

Get lost in a corn maze

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Couple in corn maze (freshlyjasmine/Instagram)

What: There is no better way to welcome fall then heading out to one of Calgary’s many corn mazes and enjoying a fun-filled farm adventure. You can’t miss the “Outback Adventure” design at Cobbs Adventure park, along with the Kangaroo Petting Zoo, tractor rides, ropes course, and more.

Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park and Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm

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