Bored with your weekly Bachelorette get-togethers and the same old hikes? If you’re looking for a few fun things to do with your gal pals, look no further! Check out these 15 activities for you and your girlfriends to do in Calgary this year. It’s always fun to try something new, especially with your favourite people. Learn something new, shake up regular cocktail nights, find a new kind of adventure, get healthy, get a glow, or give back to the community that brought you all together. Whatever you choose, do it with the girls you’d do anything for.
Learn Latte Art at Phil and SebastianIf you ever wonder how your barista gets those cute hearts on your latte that you swear is flirtatious (spoiler: everyone gets one), then this one’s for you. Bring your bestie and you’ll both be flirting via beverages in no time.
Address: #248, 414 3rd St SW, Calgary
Price: $65 per person
Make your own Gelato with Fiasco Gelato
You heard right: make your own gelato. Now when you need to get together and gush, you can have your very own handmade, perfectly flavoured, one-of-a-kind gelato to share while doing it.
Address: 221 19 Street SE, Calgary
Price: $126 per person
Sushi Cooking Class with Kinjo Sushi and Grill
There is nothing more fun that learning something new with your friends. May as well make it all about something you all love: sushi! Learn the basics from the pros, and use those skills to host a fun sushi party for the rest of your friends.
Price: $55 per person
Succulent Terrarium Workshop at Plant
Enjoy a fun evening at Calgary’s favourite plant shop! With a fun atmosphere that lets your creative side shine, build a terrarium, learn some plant care, and spend time with your friends. What more could a girl want?
Address: 1327 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Price: $55 per person
Cocktails with a twist
With lots of events all over the city and many venues to choose from, you and your friends can pick a place, pick a painting, and paint the town red! Or turquoise, or purple, or yellow… Grab a glass of wine in one hand, a paintbrush in the other and see where the night goes.
Price: Events from $29 per person
Drag Show at High Level BrewingHave you been to a drag show in Calgary? If not, you have to go. They are super fun, totally outrageous, and something you’ll never forget. Why not share that with your closest friends? Highline presents QUEERS4BEERS every Sunday in their intimate tasting room. Enjoy amazing local beers and bring your growler to refill so you can keep the party going after close.
Address: #113, 1318 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Spark After Dark
Spark After Dark is the Telus Spark adult night! Every second Thursday, Spark opens its doors to the 18+ only crowd for a night of cocktails, music, and all kinds of fun. Mix cocktails with science and get geeky with it. Perfect for those looking for a shake up from book club, this keeps things interesting and fun.
Address: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Karaoke at O’Sullivans
With Karaoke Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, this is the place to go when you and your girls just wanna sing the night away. Fun regulars, great food, and drinks flowing. Forget the popular places where you can only since once or twice a night: get a list started and get some duets going. Do I hear Summer Nights? I hope so.
Address: 113, 5809 Macleod Trail SW Calgary
Comedy Night at Broken City
You and your friends are the funniest people you know, right? Test that theory while taking in some local talent. Every Monday, Broken City hosts an open mic style comedy night that never fails to impress. They have an upscale pub style menu and great local beers on tap. $5 cover.
Address: 613 11th Avenue SW, Calgary
Adventures Big and Small
Ski Trip to Lake Louise
There are many places to choose from around Calgary to do a ski day, none as iconic as Lake Louise. Fill the car full of boards, boots, and babes and hit the slopes in style. Mountain top selfies a must.
Address: 1 Whitehorn Road, Lake Louise
Hike a New Trail
Everyone has their faves when it comes to hiking around Calgary. Why not try something new? Check out All Trails so you can check difficulty levels, best times of year to go, what to bring and where to park. Have fun with your friends while seeing something new in unchartered territory and getting some new pics for your Hinge profile.
Grab your girls and hit the trendiest neighbourhood in town. Start at Gravity Espresso Bar, grab a delicious coffee, head to the river for a scenic walk, then pop back up and enjoy the many fun shops. Go record collecting, plant shopping, vintage clothes discovering, and much more. End the day with a fresh beer from Ol’ Beautiful Brewing on their huge patio open in the summer.
Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park
They’ve got what you’re looking for! Wipe the dust off your life at the Flying Squirrel! Bring your favourite ladies and feel what it’s like to be a kid again! Go flying in their trampoline rooms, try the VR sets, or try their aerial silks.
Address & Phone: 572 Aero Dr NE #105, Calgary/ 403-879-2148
Address & Phone: 5342 72 Ave SE, Calgary/ 587-387-5867
Movie Night at Spruce Meadows
Check out the upcoming dates for Spruce Meadows’ outdoor movie screenings. Just like the good old days: popcorn, blankets, jokes, and laughs. Grab your girls and hit up Spruce Meadows for a fun evening treat.
Address: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Stair Workout and Brunch at Raw EateryHit up the Memorial Stairs, do a couple rounds, then cool off as you walk to Raw Eatery in Kensington for brunch. Women who sweat together, stick together (maybe literally, keep a safe distance). Get that dopamine flowing and then enjoy a healthy, clean meal. There’s no better way to start the weekend!
Address: Unit 2 1145 Kensington Crescent, NW, Calgary
Calgary’s most renowned full-service spa offers hot tubs, steam rooms, facials, and fun massage add-ons like the Wild Lime Scalp Treatment. Get a massage, get a mimosa, and get it all with your besties by your side.
Address: 700 Centre St SE, Calgary
Kananaskis Nordic Spa
The most popular spa in the Calgary area at the moment, just a short drive away in Kananaskis. Bring your buds to enjoy steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, and cold pools all in a beautiful outdoor landscape overlooking the mountains. Entry starting at $85.
Address: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis
Yoga and Dining Experience at Dandelion Cafe
We love yoga, we love food, we love our friends. Mash it all into one at the Dandelion Cafe. With their attached yoga studio, they offer a sweet combo of a wonderful yoga session followed by a delicious meal at their all vegan eatery.
Another amazing hidden gem is the Riverside Spa. You and your crew can enjoy their eucalyptus steam room and Swiss showers. Riverside Spa is the winner of many awards including Luxury Spa of the Year three years in a row by Luxury Travel Guide.
Address: 110 Point McKay Crescent NW, Calgary
Volunteer Your TimeCheck out the Volunteer Connector website for places near you that are looking for volunteers. You can search by category to find something close to your hearts. Enjoy the feeling of doing some good in your community with your friends by your side.
Address: 802, 5920 Macleod Tr SW, Calgary
Attend A Festival
Calgary has plenty of fun festivals. Plan a day out with your friends.
By: Carrie is a freelance writer and editor who enjoys writing songs, cooking new vegan dishes, and being a plant mom. She loves living in Calgary and pretending she likes the snow.