Fun Things to Do in Calgary Area During COVID-19 Alberta Reopening Phase

As Alberta is officially in Stage 1 of the reopening plan, we can now enjoy various attractions and parks in and around Calgary.

Here is a list of activities to enjoy in and around Calgary.

For online & drive-in/in-person and virtual events, see things to do this weekend in Calgary.

1. Visit Calgary Area Museums & Art Galleries

Things to Do in Calgary

Calgary Indoor Attractions: Museums, Art Galleries, Amusement Centres

  • Visit the Hangar Flight Museumto see displays of over 24 aircrafts including Avro Lancaster. Museum to open from June 5 with timed tickets.
  • Explore Haskayne Mercantile Block of Heritage Park. The shops in the Haskayne Mercantile Block will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. These include the Corner Emporium, Plaza Mercantile, Switzer’s and the Toy Shoppe.
  • Visit Gasoline Alley Museum– a vintage car museum which houses extensive antique car and memorabilia collection is part of the Heritage Village historical park. The museum will open from Wednesday, June 3 at 10 a.m. The Museum and Café will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Explore one of the best military museums in the country and see exhibits detailing the life at the helm in a Second World War wheelhouse, and during peacekeeping in today’s world. The Military Museums will reopen from June 15th.
  • Enjoy some of the best views from the top of Calgary Tower. The iconic tower reopens on Friday, June 5th. Scenic Lookouts in Calgary
  • Enjoy mini-golf at Winsport – Canada Olympic Park.
  • Visit Heritage Park.The Park will reopen on June 27th including select buildings and attractions.
  • Enjoy the thrill of the amusement rides and have carefree fun at Calaway Park.The park will reopen on July 17th.

2. Explore Zoos & Gardens

3. Enjoy Nature Parks

4. Go Downhill Karting

Go downhill karting at Canada Olympic Park! Climb aboard your Luge cart that features brakes and steering system and have a unique experience as gravity takes you down to the bottom of the hill over an 1800 metres purpose-built track.

5. Visit an Indoor Amusement Centre

Calgary has lots of indoor attractions.Many of them are open. Enjoy indoor Go Karting at SPEEDERS Indoor Prokarts or play glow in the dark mini golf at Monster Mini Golf.

6. Go Fishing

Looking for a great fishing spot to call your own? Alberta Conservation Association and Alberta Environment and Parkshave stocked waterbodies across the province to create over 260 different fishing opportunities.

7. Float on Bow River

Enjoy canoeing & kayaking in Calgary region ponds, lakes & rivers. Water Safety Advisory/Bow River Advisory

  • Take a trip down the Bow River or Elbow River. If you own a raft (or rent), you may make your way down the river and finish your journey at St. Patricks Island or Princes Island Park.
  • Harvie Passage– Enjoy Whitewater Paddling in Calgary’s Bow River (for experienced users only)
  • Go paddling at Glenbow Reservoir. The Glenmore Reservoir will re-open for recreational use on June 15.

8. Play Sports

  • Go play golf. Golf Courses are open.
  • Playgrounds, skateparks, tennis, pickleball, volleyball and basketball courts, outdoor parks and athletic tracks are all open.
  • All indoor recreation facilities are closed.

9. Watch a Movie at the Theatre

Canyon Meadows Theatreis open and Plaza Theatre is opening on June 19th.

Few Cineplex theatres will reopen on June 26th.

10. Eat Out

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11. Enjoy Drive-in/in Person Events

Tours with The Alice Sanctuary
11 Jun

The Alice Sanctuary, Wheatland County

June 11, 2020 To August 29, 2020

$22.23

When you visit The Alice Sanctuary, you’ll know right away that this is a special place. Our sanctuary is home to rescued cows, pigs, goats, turkeys ...  »

Outdoor Yoga
14 Jun

Stanley Park, 330 42 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

June 14, 2020 To October 25, 2020

PWYC

Outdoor Yoga Every Sunday + DAILY LIVE YOGA Join us Sundays for some Outdoor Yoga in the Park! Classes are every Sunday from May-October 2020. Classes are currently capped ...  »

Granary Road OPENING!
19 Jun

Granary Road, 112 Street West, Foothills County

June 19, 2020 To December 20, 2020

403-453-7623

Free for Market. Learning Park is $10/person

Bring friends and family with you to enjoy the GOOD things in life including an over the top Active Learning Park with a 4 storey Ant Farm full ...  »

Science Workshops at Harvest Hills Hub
02 Jul

178 Harvest Glen Way Northeast, Calgary

July 2, 2020 To August 20, 2020

Free

The Harvest Hills Hub is thrilled to partner with Mad Science of South Alberta to bring FREE science workshops to the HHHub this summer! These 1 hour workshops ...  »

Oishidesu Ramen Shack - 8 Course Tasting
02 Jul

Oishidesu Ramen Shack SOUTHVIEW, 3111b 17 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

July 2, 2020 To August 27, 2020

$40

Join us in experiencing 8 items from the Oishidesu Ramen Shack menu. So amazing dishes, we will discuss the flavors of each course. For this tasting, you will ...  »

Music Kids in the Park 2020
06 Jul

Kiwanis Park, 16th St & 38th Ave SW, Calgary

July 6, 2020 To August 31, 2020

403-246-8446

$125/student

Music Kids in the Park is Back! Looking for family fun in the sun? Check out our unique Music Kids outdoor program! Join our circle in the ...  »

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out
09 Jul

TELUS Spark , 220 St Georges Dr NE, Calgary

July 9, 2020 To August 16, 2020

4038176800

$10.99 - $15.99

See the world’s most spectacular animals like never before! Travel on an anatomical safari exploring a variety of animals from goats to giraffes and octopuses to ...  »

Fish Feedings
10 Jul

Bow Habitat Station, 1440-17A St SE, Calgary

July 10, 2020 To August 29, 2020

403-297-6561

$2

Fish Feedings are oh-FISH-ally back! You can drop in and feed the fish on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  »

#YYCBlockParty – Art on the Boulevard
15 Jul

901 64 Ave NE, Calgary

July 15, 2020 To September 30, 2020

Free

Block Party provides a vibrant, accessible, and safe community space where Calgarians can engage with outdoor public art and one another while socially distancing. The installation is ...  »

Calgary Ghost Walks
18 Jul

Various Venues, Calgary

July 18, 2020 To September 11, 2020

$15 - $22

Join us for an evening of ghostly entertainment. Locals and visitors alike will be fascinated by these glimpses into the mischief, mayhem, and murders of Calgary. All ...  »

The Great YYC Staycation
24 Jul

July 24, 2020 To August 24, 2020

4039914463

Free

Rediscover Calgary’s iconic treasures and explore its hidden gems at the BIGGEST ever city-wide staycation scavenger hunt! The Great YYC Staycation is a unique opportunity for ...  »

Heritage Park Ghost Tours
30 Jul

Heritage Park Historic Village, Heritage Drive Southwest, Calgary

July 30, 2020 To August 28, 2020

403-268-8500

$22.95

Visit Heritage Park for a guided ghost tour through the streets of the Historical Village. Behind the Park’s old-fashioned charm lie stories of otherworldly encounters, spine-tingling ...  »

BUMP Festival
01 Aug

Beltine, Calgary

August 1, 2020 To August 30, 2020

FREE

Visitors are invited for the Third annual BUMP Festival for mural tours and artist events as a flurry of new murals are being painted. Artists will be ...  »

Goat Yoga at Granary Road!!
01 Aug

Granary Road, 112 Street West, Foothills County

August 1, 2020 To August 30, 2020

403-453-7623

$20/person

Bring your yoga mat out to Granary Road for an unforgettable experience! Our crazy, cute goats are Yoga Masters and LOVE helping with yoga poses so be ...  »

Saturday Improv on the Island
01 Aug

Meet behind River Cafe on Prince’s Island Park, Calgary

August 1, 2020 To August 29, 2020

$100

Improv classes are back with MASKS & without WALLS Join us on Prince's Island Park every Saturday in August for 2 hours of improv 2 metres apart.  »

Marsh Dipping
04 Aug

Bow Habitat Station, 17A Street Southeast, Calgary

August 4, 2020 To August 27, 2020

403-297-6561

$4 per person, plus taxes

Investigate what lies beyond the cattails of the marshes! Armed with nets and buckets, prepare to get a bit muddy as we search for and identify the ...  »

Music in the Plaza
05 Aug

Heritage Park, Calgary

August 5, 2020 To August 26, 2020

Free, Tickets Required

Get set for another sizzling summer of Music in the Plaza. Every Wednesday evening, rain or shine, throughout July and August, the Heritage Town Square will be ...  »

The Big Art Drive-In
05 Aug

TELUS Spark, Calgary

August 5, 2020 To August 30, 2020

$15 - $60

B!G ART Drive-In will be an entertainment experience with all the traditional amenities you love and expect from a drive-in, with the technology of today. With ...  »

Marda Loop Rooftop Pilates
06 Aug

Club Pilates Marda Loop 130, 2107 34th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 6, 2020 To August 27, 2020

$10.00

Join Club Pilates Calgary every Thursday in August for an hour long mat Pilates class on the rooftop of the new Marda building. Outdoor Pilates class with ...  »

The Rally In the Rockies
07 Aug

Calgary Harley-Davidson®, 2475 Pegasus Rd NE, Calgary

August 7, 2020 To August 15, 2020

4032503141

Free

Come and Ride the Rockies! Join other motorcycle enthusiasts for the week of August 7 to 15th for rides through beautiful western Canada. Ride, Trailer, Ship or Rent ...  »

Aspen Crossing Train Excursions
07 Aug

Aspen Crossing, Mossleigh

August 7, 2020 To September 18, 2020

Varies with Tours

Aspen Crossing is a train-tastic destination located just 45 minutes SE of Calgary. You’ll love the stunning prairie scenery that awaits you. A combination of elements from ...  »

Shake, Stir and Strainbow!
07 Aug

Various Restaurants,Calgary

August 7, 2020 To August 28, 2020

Cocktail Cost

The third annual Pride-themed cocktail campaign Shake, Stir and Strainbow fundraiser will see 50 Alberta restaurants mixing drinks to help raise both funds and awareness for the Skipping ...  »

DIY Summer Camp - Afternoon
10 Aug

Pinnovate DIY Studio, 137 Mahogany Plaza SE, Calgary

August 10, 2020 To August 29, 2020

4032789065

$270

We are so excited to be welcoming your smiling faces back into our studio! We are undergoing some big changes to ensure a safe and fun camp ...  »

Art Camp for Kids
10 Aug

Pinnovate DIY Studio, 137 Mahogany Plaza Southeast, Calgary

August 10, 2020 To August 29, 2020

4032789065

$270

We are so excited to be welcoming your smiling faces back into our studio! We are undergoing some big changes to ensure a safe and fun camp ...  »

Locked Zoo
12 Aug

Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Road Northeast, Calgary

August 12, 2020 To August 13, 2020

$45 to $55

Puzzle Your Way Through Calgary’s Largest Escape Experience - Locked Zoo. Find the clues, solve the puzzles, and save the day. There’s plenty of animals ...  »

Motor Nights
12 Aug

43080 Bow Valley Trail, Cochrane

August 12, 2020 To August 16, 2020

$56.76

Debuting in the summer of 2020, Motor Nights will be bringing you a variety of events, beginning with a series of drive-in movies, to Calgary. Playing everything from ...  »

Walk for Valour 2020 Virtual Challenge
13 Aug

In your own community

August 13, 2020 To September 13, 2020

7804557707

$20-$150

Social distancing has provided Valour Place with the opportunity to revamp our annual Walk for Valour. We are thrilled to invite supporters from across Alberta, or anywhere ...  »

Best in Comedy featuring Sunee Dhaliwal
13 Aug

The Laugh Shop, 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary

August 13, 2020 To August 15, 2020

403.255.6900

$15.70

Sunee is a national touring headliner who has graced stages around the world. His personality and unique sense of humour have made him a club and crowd ...  »

2 Meers Showcase Comedy Shows
13 Aug

Yuk Yuk's, 218 18 Ave SE, Calgary

August 13, 2020 To August 27, 2020

$19.95 plus tax

2 Meers, 2 Comics…2 Meters apart (thanks covid). Every week, Brett Forte and Todd Ness perform new material while also showcasing Calgary’s fastest-rising comedians. The catch? Those comedians ...  »

The Big Farm to Table Pig Roast
13 Aug

Cravings Market Restaurant, 7207 Fairmount Drive Southeast, Calgary

August 13, 2020

$50.84 - $50.84

Enjoy a locally sourced pig roast dinner. Roasted to perfection and carved off our 16’ BBQ. To ensure the safety of our guests and our team, the pig ...  »

Sean Lecomber Comedy Shows
14 Aug

Yuk Yuk's, 218 18 Ave SE, Calgary

August 14, 2020 To August 15, 2020

$19.95 plus tax

Based in Alberta, Sean is a CBC’s The Debaters favourite. He filmed his first Just For Laughs gala in 2013 and his comedy was featured on The ...  »

Alberta Open Farm Days
15 Aug

Various Farms, Alberta

August 15, 2020 To August 16, 2020

Free & Ticketed Events

Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and ...  »

BC/DC and BROKENTOYZ - Rock Double-Bill
15 Aug

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Calgary Downtown,708 8 Ave SW, Calgary

August 15, 2020

$199 - $499 for four

On the successful heels of the World’s First Hotel Balcony Concert Series, Hotels Live exclusively brings to Calgary a Double-Bill Rock Concert featuring both BC/DC (...  »

Live Concerts at Inglewood Stage & Grill
15 Aug

Ironwood Stage & Grill, 1229 9 Ave SE, Calgary

August 15, 2020 To August 21, 2020

$17 to $20

Join for live concerts at Inglewood Stage and Grill. The Ironwood will reopen and once again offer its audience a full, true, and unique live music experience, ...  »

Comedy Night in the Creek!
15 Aug

23 White Ave, Bragg Creek

August 15, 2020

403-949-4277

$25 single - $150 table of 6

Join us for an evening of hilarity as 3 professional comedians turn the Bragg Creek Centre auditorium into a stand-up comedy club! Who is it for? Adults 18+ HOW ...  »

Art Birthday Parties
15 Aug

Pinnovate DIY Studio, 137 Mahogany Plaza Southeast, Calgary

August 15, 2020 To December 20, 2020

4032789065

$350 - $450

Party at Pinnovate! We have several fantastic parties for you to choose from. With Covid-19 restrictions in place all parties will be limited to a maximum of 14 ...  »

Paint in the Park
16 Aug

905 30 Avenue Northwest, Calgary

August 16, 2020

$11.62 - $11.62

Come join the MOSAIC team for a fun afternoon of painting, snacks, and music! Enjoy a paint session in the outdoors with a great view of Confederation ...  »

/‘pik nik/ Calgary
20 Aug

Various Venues, Calgary

August 20, 2020

$99

/‘pik nik/ is a celebration of local chefs, local restaurants, and local musicians enjoyed under the backdrop of the city’s amazing urban and outdoor spaces.  »

Best in Comedy featuring Tim Hunt
20 Aug

The Laugh Shop, 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary

August 20, 2020 To August 22, 2020

403.255.6900

$15.70

Tim Nutt is a comic who can’t be judged by his cover. Long-haired, bearded and “rough around the edges”, audiences expect Nutt’s material to match, ...  »

Calgary Night Market
21 Aug

917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary

August 21, 2020

Free

Enjoying the night walks with your friends and pet friends to Calgary Night Market. Shop the locals and grab something to eat from the food trucks and ...  »

Kathleen McGee Comedy Shows
21 Aug

Yuk Yuk's, 218 18 Ave SE, Calgary

August 21, 2020 To August 22, 2020

$19.95 plus tax

Kathleen is the girl your parents warned you about. She will make you laugh and blush all at the same time. She’s often labeled as dirty ...  »

Summer Feast
21 Aug

Participating Restaurants, Calgary

August 21, 2020 To August 30, 2020

$25-$65

Join us for Calgary’s favourite summer food festival, Summer Feast! During this ten-day prix fixe culinary event, some of the city’s top chef-driven restaurants are ...  »

Adults Only Night at Cobb's Corn Maze
22 Aug

Cobb's Corn Maze, 84 Street Northeast, Calgary

August 22, 2020 To October 4, 2020

403-210-2676

$39.99

Taste wine and hang out with baby kangaroos… what could possibly be better? This evening is for adults only so get a baby sitter! Tickets (which must ...  »

Wooden Porch Sign Workshop
25 Aug

Pinnovate DIY Studio,137 Mahogany Plaza Southeast, Calgary

August 25, 2020 To August 26, 2020

4032789065

$85

Pinnovate workshops are BACK!!! It’s been too long and we miss seeing all of your smiling faces in our studio! Lines by Lacey is joining us ...  »

Sterling Scott Comedy Shows
28 Aug

Yuk Yuk's, 218 18 Ave SE, Calgary

August 28, 2020 To August 29, 2020

$19.95 plus tax

Often described as a high-energy performer and a crowd favourite Sterling Scott has become one of comedy’s rising stars. Sterling’s material stems from his experiences ...  »

Stroll for Liver
30 Aug

Wherever You are are

August 30, 2020

1-844-316-6990

Free

Every year, hundreds of Canadians rally together and join the Stroll for Liver. We do this to help raise awareness and vital funds to propel life-changing research ...  »

Cocktail Class at Shelter
01 Sep

SHELTER, 1210 1st Street Southwest, Calgary

September 1, 2020

$65

Shelter’s monthly 90-minute cocktail class. In this course, we delve into the rich history of cocktails and the base spirits that comprise them. This class will ...  »

The Blue Jay Sessions: Anniversary Edition
02 Sep

Mikey's On 12th, 918 12 Ave SW, Calgary

September 2, 2020 To September 4, 2020

$40 - $120

The Blue Jay Sessions: Anniversary Edition will feature 18 talented musicians in six sessions over three evenings in dynamic songwriters’ circles, where the singers will share their original ...  »

Best in Comedy featuring Kelly Taylor
03 Sep

The Laugh Shop, 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary

September 3, 2020 To September 5, 2020

403.255.6900

$15.70

From the first time stepping on stage it was only 9 short months later that Kelly was headlining. In just his second year of comedy, Kelly Taylor shocked ...  »

Charles Haycock Comedy Shows
04 Sep

Yuk Yuk's, 218 18 Ave SE, Calgary

September 4, 2020 To September 5, 2020

$19.95 plus tax

Charles Haycock is a unique comedian in many ways. Whereas most good comics command an audience’s attention by being larger than life, Charles drops all the ...  »

Lisa Baker Comedy Shows
11 Sep

Yuk Yuk's, 218 18 Ave SE, Calgary

September 11, 2020 To September 12, 2020

$19.95 plus tax

Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Lisa developed a sharp wit and sense of humor that Newfoundlanders are known for. After starting a professional stand-up ...  »

Lil Tjay: True 2 Myself Tour
13 Sep

MacEwan Hall, 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary

September 13, 2020

$50.36 - $161.17

Lil Tjay live at MacEwan Ballroom. Tione Jayden Merritt, known professionally as Lil Tjay, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. HOW MUCH Tickets :$50.36 – $161.17 How to get ...  »

Mini Pop Kids Live Concert
20 Sep

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary

September 20, 2020

(204) 889-5430 ext223

$27.00 - $89.00

The Mini Pop Kids are back and shining bright with their brand new 'Bright Lights Concert Tour,’ featuring the year’s biggest hits!  »

Calgary International Film Festival
24 Sep

Cineplex Eau Claire, 200 Barclay Parade Southwest, Calgary

September 24, 2020 To October 4, 2020

403-283-1490

$11 - $170

This year’s festival will feature over 90 in-cinema screenings over the 11-day festival and will include at least 80 features and shorts available to stream online. Some films ...  »

Beacon Original Art Fall Show & Sale
17 Oct

Bridgeland Riverside Community Association, 917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary

October 17, 2020 To October 18, 2020

4032769602

Free

Annual fall 2-day art show and sale with different artists in attendance each day showcasing painting, jewelry, glass, photography, ceramics, sculpture and textiles. We are committed to ...  »

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