Just because the bears are hibernating, doesn't mean you need to be! We've put together a list of things to do this winter that will keep you active and entertained this winter.

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Tackle winter with these events, attractions, and festivals you won't want to miss.

Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park Historical Village

Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller, Alberta)

Terry Fox Exhibit at Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame

Calgary Zoo

Contemporary Calgary

Bobsleigh and Tube at Winsport

Bowling at National on 10th

High Performance Rodeo - January 5 - February 2

Calgary Marathon Registration  - May 25-28

Rosebud Theatre

Miracle on 34th Street - November 11 - December 23

Wingfield on Ice - February 23-25

Twisted Tales Series: Snow White - March 4

Alberta Theatre Projects

Slipper: A Distinctly Calgarian Cinderella Story - November 22 - December 31

Cathy Jones: Stranger to Hard Work - January 17-29

Gracie - February 28-March 18

Check out great deals for 48 hours of adventure in Calgary here.


You don't have to wait for summer to enjoy a rich festival season. Calgary buzzes with a variety of great events to attend!

High Performance Rodeo—January 5 – February 2

Exposure Photography Festival— February 1 – February 28

YYC Hot Chocolate Festival—February 1-28

Just Acts Play Festival—February 14-19

Family Quest at Heritage Park—February 16-20

Family FISH-tival—February 18

Fort Calgary Winter Carnival— February 20

Calgary Mid-Winter Blues Festival—February 7- March 4


WowFest Magic Art Festival—February TBC

International Festival of Animated Objects—March 16-19

$100 Film Festival—March 22-25

Beyond Calgary... 

Cochrane Winter Rally—March 11-12 (Cochrane, Alberta)


Give your iPod and Netflix the night off and check out one of these fantastic productions.

Alberta Theatre Projects

Cathy Jones: Stranger to Hard Work - January 17-29

Gracie - February 28-March 18

Vertigo Theatre

Wait Until Dark - January 21 - February 19

Mess - February 3-11

The Stark Keeper - February 24-26

Our Man In Havana - March 11 - April 9

Lunchbox Theatre

6 Guitars - January 9-28

The Exquisite Hour - February 13 - March 4

Loose Moose Theatre

Theatresports— Fridays

Alberta Ballet

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - January 12-14

Life by BalletBoyz - February 16-18

Alice in Wonderland - March 16-18

Calgary Opera

Filumena - February 4-10

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Soul Unlimited: Stevie Wonder to Ray Charles - January 13-14

Mendelssohn, Haydn & Shostakovich - January 20-21

Dreamworks Animation in Concert - January 27-28

Calgary Phil Presents: Kremerata Baltica - February 9

Symphonic Pink Floyd: The Wall & Dark Side of the Moon - February 11

Brahms Requiem - February 17

The Hockey Sweater - February 19

Ultimate Country Legends - February 24-25

Eroica: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 - March 3-4

An Evening with Chris Botti - March 8

The Second City Guide to the Symphony - March 11

Ashley MacIssaac & Members of the Barra MacNeils - March 17

Symphonic Sorcery: The Music of Harry Potter - March 19

Russian Masters: Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev - March 24-25

Broadway Across Canada

Kinky Boots - February 21-26

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

The Big Boom Theory: The Early Years - November 11 - February 5

Night at the Museum of Country Music - February 10 - April 16


Hollywood Hits - November 18 - February 5

Drinking Habits - February 10 - April 16

Theatre Calgary

Songs of Resilience - January 6

The Audience - January 24 - February 18

Skylight - February 14-25

A Night with the Stars, A Royal Affair—February 26

A Thousand Splendid Suns - March 7 - April 1

Theatre Junction Grand

Portraits in Motion - January 18-21

Dave Kelly Live 11 - February 14

Transistor - February 22-25

To the Pain That Lingers - March 8-11

The Watershed - March 29 - April 1

Arts Commons

River Adams - January 4 - April 29

So Blue - January 5-7

Henry Rollins - January 7

Reverend Peyton's Front Porch Sessions - January 13-14

Every Brilliant Thing - January 17-21

Ali Hassan - January 20

Bubble Guppies Live: Ready To Rock! - February 4

Calgary Civic Symphony The Resurrection - February 5

This Is That - February 8

Eric Bibb with Michael Jerome Browne - February 10-11

The Risky Science of Exploration with Kenny Broad - February 12-13

Dianne Reeves - February 23

An Evening with Blackie and The Rodeo Kings - March 7

Jake Shimabukuro - March 9

Beauty and the Bizarre with Anand Varma - March 12-13

Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite - March 31

Beyond Calgary...

Rosebud Theatre (Rosebud, Alberta)

Wingfield on Ice - February 23-25

Twisted Tales Series: Snow White - March 4


Take off your headphones and see the biggest and brightest stars perform in Calgary.

Jubilee Auditorium

Stomp - January 17-19

Blue Rodeo - January 21-22

Joel Plaskett in Concert - January 24

Colin James - March 3

Jim Jefferies: The Unusual Punishment Tour - March 4-5

Mother Mother - March 20

Scotiabank Saddledome

Dierks Bentley - February 3

Harlem Globetrotters - March 1-2

Eric Church - March 11

Chris Stapleton - March 24

Marquee Beer Market & Stage

Hook N Sling - January 13

T.I. Live in Concert - January 20 

Bingo Players 10 Year Anniversary - January 27

Method Man & Redman - January 28

Adventure Club - February 3

Valentine's Day with Shawn Desman - February 16

House of Borgeous Tour - March 10

Cosmic Gate - March 17

Macewan Hall

Us The Duo - January 26

Andy Black - February 25


In Calgary, you will run out of winter before you run out of exciting sports to dive into! Need to rent some gear? Check out the University of Calgary Outdoor Centre.

City of Calgary Indoor Ice Skating/ Hockey Rinks

Ed Whalen and Joseph Kryczka Arenas (SW)
Ernie Starr Arena (SE)
Father David Bauer and Norma Bush Arenas (NW)
Frank McCool Arena (SE)
Max Bell Centre (SE)
Murray Copot Arena (NW)
Optimist and George Blundun Arenas (SW)
Rose Kohn and Jimmie Condon Arenas (SW)
Shouldice Arena (NW)
Stew Hendry and Henry Viney Arenas (NE)
Stu Peppard Arena (SW)
Village Square Arenas (NE)

City of Calgary Outdoor Ice Skating/ Hockey Rinks

Big Marlborough Park - OPEN (5 a.m. - 11 p.m.)
Bowness Park Lagoon - OPEN (9 a.m. - 10 p.m.) - Join us on Saturday, Feb. 7 for a skating party to celebrate the park’s reopening.
Carburn Park - OPEN (5 a.m. - 11 p.m.)
Olympic Plaza - OPEN (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
Prairie Winds Park - CLOSED until further notice
Prince's Island Lagoon - OPEN (5 a.m. - 11 p.m.)

Skiing/ Snowboarding

Lake Louise Ski Resort
Norquay Resort
Sunshine Village

Ice Fishing Alberta

City of Calgary Tobogganing and Sledding

Big Marlborough Park (NE)
Bridlewood (SW)
Confederation Park (NW)
Deerfoot Athletic Park (NE)
Glendale Park (SW)
Hidden Valley (NW)
Kingsland (SW)
Maple Ridge (SE)
Marlborough Community Association (NE)
McKenzie Towne (SE)
Monterey Park (NE)
New Brighton (SE)
Richmond Green (SW)
Royal Oak (NW)
Rundle (NE)
Sacramento (SW)
Scarboro (SW)
Signal Hill (SW)
St. Andrew's Heights (SW)
Stanley Park (SW)
Thorncliffe/Greenview (NE)

Bobsledding/ Winter Luge at WinSport


Ice Climbing




Attend a Calgary Hitmen hockey game

Attend a Calgary Flames hockey game

Attend a Calgary Roughnecks lacrosse game


On those indoors-only kind-of days, grab a hot chocolate and a good friend and explore history, science, and great works of art.

Glenbow Museum

Esker Foundation

Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park Historical Village

Fort Calgary

The Hangar Flight Museum

Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame

Grain Academy/ Museum

The Military Museums

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Beyond Calgary...

Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller, Alberta)

Remington Carriage Museum (Cardston, Alberta)

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (Banff, Alberta)


Staisfy your inner-foodie with a trip to a farmers' market or start shopping for that perfect winter outfit. 

Farmers' Markets

Calgary Farmers' Market

Crossroads Market

Market on Macleod

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers' Market

Symon's Valley Ranch Farmers' Market


The Core

17th Avenue Retail & Entertainment District

Kensington Village 


CrossIron Mills

Southcentre Mall

Willow Park Village

CF Chinook Centre 

CF Market Mall

Marlbourough Mall

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