What is Chinook Blast?
Chinook Blast is a free outdoor winter experience in Calgary and the perfect chance to celebrate the season. Local artists will illuminate winter nights in February with an interactive outdoor art park. Take a self-guided winter walking tour through these great experiences and enjoy a new winter experience safely with your family cohort. Best of all, no tickets are required for this free family walk through park.
When is Chinook Blast?
Chinook Blast takes place from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from February 11 (delayed start to February 13) to February 28, 2021. Bundle up and enjoy the outdoor fun this winter in Calgary.
Please Note - Not even #ChinookBlast can schedule a chinook for this week! Due to the extreme cold in Calgary, we will be delaying our start date until Saturday, February 13th to ensure the safety of participants, staff and crew.
Where is Chinook Blast?
Chinook Blast includes a series of outdoor displays throughout the downtown core of Calgary. You can find all the action in the Chinook Blast Hub
, from Municipal Plaza
to Olympic Plaza
, and continuing west on Stephen Avenue
and down the Barclay Mall on 3rd Street SW. Chinook Blast is a walkable experience everyone can enjoy. Keep a lookout for other displays throughout downtown Calgary during Chinook Blast.
Getting to Chinook Blast is easy with Calgary Transit
routes throughout the city making stops in the downtown core. Taking the C-Train
is a great way to access the Chinook Blast Hub with stops at 3rd Street SW, 1st Street SW, Centre Street, or City Hall. Street parking and Calgary Parking Authority
lots are easy to access throughout the downtown core. Park near Olympic Plaza for the best experience.