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.

Outdoor Winter Activities in and Around Calgary for Kids & Adults

Outdoor Winter Activities in and Around Calgary for Kids & Adults

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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

Calgary Reopening: 30+ Restaurants and Patios Open for Dine-in in Calgary

Calgary Reopening: 30+ Restaurants and Patios Open for Dine-in in Calgary

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11. Enjoy Drive-in/in Person Events

ART at the Landing
03 Apr

Glenmore Landing, 90th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

April 3, 2021 To June 30, 2021

403-471-6376

Free

ART at the Landing is an artist run pop-up fine art gallery located in the Glenmore Landing Shopping Centre until June 30, 2021. We have 1100 square feet of original ...  »

19th Annual Juried Members Show
24 Apr

Online & In-person when open: Leighton Art Centre, Millarville

April 24, 2021 To June 6, 2021

4039313633

Free

The Leighton Art Centre’s Juried Members Show is an annual curated exhibition, with each of their artist members eligible to submit up to three of their ...  »

Granary Road 2021 Season
30 Apr

Granary Road, 226066 112 St W, De Winton

April 30, 2021 To October 31, 2021

403-453-7623

Free for Farmers Market. Learning Park is $13/person

ZIPLINES and PETTING ZOOS and TRAMPOLINES – OH MY!! Featuring 37 acres of outdoor over the top themed exhibits, including 4 ziplines, a corkscrew slide through a 20 foot tall apple, 4 ...  »

La Pizza Week
01 May

Participating Restaurants

May 1, 2021 To May 7, 2021

Varies

La Pizza Week is a week-long festival that celebrates the best pizza in Canada. Restaurants across the country are asked to create a special pizza at a ...  »

Glow Gardens Garden Centre
01 May

Various Locations, Calgary

May 1, 2021 To May 30, 2021

Free

Darvonda Nurseries is bringing back the popular Glow Gardens Garden Centre for the 2021 season. You can find perennials, annuals, fruit and produce plants at the garden centre. ...  »

Foodies in the Park: Royal Affair
05 May

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, 15979 Bow Bottom Trail Southeast, Calgary

May 5, 2021 To May 30, 2021

$115

Let us take you on an extravagant culinary adventure that will captivate all your senses. Welcome to a Royal Affair. This Spring, experience the most coveted dinner ...  »

Antoinette’s Afternoon Tea
05 May

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, 15979 Bow Bottom Trail Southeast, Calgary

May 5, 2021 To May 30, 2021

(403) 828-3272

$75

Enjoy an ultimate Aristo Tea Party in our royal garden domes in Fish Creek Provincial Park. Antoinette’s Afternoon Tea includes a tiered display of freshly baked ...  »

Jane's Walk Calgary
07 May

Various Locations, Calgary

May 7, 2021 To May 9, 2021

free

Your city. Your stories. Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, community-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. Explore your city, share stories about your ...  »

Finding Nemo
07 May

Grey Eagle Drive-In, Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

May 7, 2021

$40 per car

The Academy Award®-winning creators of “Toy Story,” “A Bug’s Life,” and “Monsters, Inc.” dive into a whole new world of computer-animated fun, fantasy, and heartfelt ...  »

Dazed and Confused
07 May

Grey Eagle Drive-In, Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

May 7, 2021

$40 per car

In a small Texas enclave, highlights the rites of passage on the last day of school in 1976 for the new, incoming freshmen at the hands of the ...  »

Kensington Market
08 May

CPA Lot 57, 1210 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary

May 8, 2021 To May 15, 2021

403-203-9243

Free

Visit Kensington market offering wonderfully unique, delicious and special finds.  »

Mother's Day Family Dinner
09 May

Deerfoot Inn & Casino, 35 Street Southeast, Calgary

May 9, 2021

$215.23 for 4

Even though during these times you can’t visit us as part of your special day celebration. We would like to Package up our hospitality for you ...  »

Mother’s Day Brunch + Concert
09 May

Online/ Food Delivered

May 9, 2021

403-262-7286

$15 to $59

Enjoy a special streaming concert celebrating moms and motherhood paired with a delicious brunch delivered right to your door. Featuring special guests Aviva Fortunata and Neil Craighead ...  »

Mother's Day Brunch
09 May

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, Century Downs Drive, Rocky View County

May 9, 2021

$32

Make plans to treat mom to a delicious brunch prepared to perfection by our talented Chefs. DINE-IN on the largest heated patio in Calgary. BRUNCH MENU Starters ...  »

Lilo & Stitch
09 May

Grey Eagle Drive-In, Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

May 9, 2021

$40 per car

Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly “dog,” whom she names Stitch. Stitch would be the perfect pet if he weren’t in ...  »

Ghostbusters
09 May

Grey Eagle Drive-In, Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

May 9, 2021

$40 per car

A trio of university parasychologists lose their research grant and decide to open their own business, “Ghostbusters,” and almost at once are summoned to investigate the strange ...  »

Dueling Piano Kings
13 May

Grey Eagle Drive-In, Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

May 13, 2021

$40 per car

Dueling Piano Kings is a highly interactive all-request piano show “where your requests rule”. The duo were crowned “Entertainers of the Year” for the entire country at ...  »

Lobster Fest
14 May

Various Canadian Brewhouse Locations

May 14, 2021 To May 15, 2021

$39.99

Lobster Fest is back at The Canadian Brewhouse includes lobster, Caesar salad, baked mac & cheese and garlic toast. PLUS! A welcome Dangle! HOW MUCH Tickets: Tickets ...  »

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk
14 May

Edworthy Park North Parking Lot, Montgomery View Northwest, Calgary

May 14, 2021

$20 – $43.45

Join environmental scientist and forager Amanda Mitchell on a guided plant walk to learn how to identify and use common and wild plants as food and medicine. ...  »

Drive-In Movie Night - The Princess Bride
14 May

Canyon Meadows Cinemas, Macleod Trail, Calgary

May 14, 2021 To May 15, 2021

$35 per car

Canyon Meadows will be hosting a Drive-In Movie Night -The Princess Bride – in the parking lot. The Princess Bride: The Princess Bride is a 1987 American fantasy adventure ...  »

Calgary Zoo - FOCUSED
15 May

Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary

May 15, 2021

4032329396

$25+GST to $45+GST per person (includes day admission)

The Calgary Zoo’s FOCUSED photography event offers a unique opportunity for amateur & professional shutterbugs to take photos of the zoo’s incredible wildlife. This experience ...  »

Le Cirque de la Nuit
21 May

Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South, Southland Drive Southeast, Calgary

May 21, 2021 To May 22, 2021

$50 per person & up

Step right up and dive into a world unlike anything seen before! Let your mind wander and your senses guide you as you embark on a wild ...  »

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk
21 May

Bowmont Park, 85 St NW, Calgary

May 21, 2021

$20 – $43.45

Join environmental scientist and forager Amanda Mitchell on a guided plant walk to learn how to identify and use common and wild plants as food and medicine. ...  »

ZooNights
21 May

Calgary Zoo, 210 St Georges Dr NE, Calgary

May 21, 2021 To May 22, 2021

4032329396

Daily Admission Prices Apply

ZooNights is a regular day at zoo – with extended hours – so you can enjoy your favourite animals and the outdoor zoo grounds a little longer. While there ...  »

Frozen 2
22 May

Grey Eagle Drive-In, Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

May 22, 2021

$40 per car

In this sequel to the 2013 hit movie Frozen, when Elsa (Idina Menzel) hears a voice singing a haunting tune, she remembers back to when she and her ...  »

Raya and the Last Dragon
22 May

Grey Eagle Drive-In, Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

May 22, 2021

$40 per car

Kumandra, a world where dragons and humans lived in peace and harmony. But when an evil force, known as the Druun, threatens to disturb their peace, the ...  »

Dr Suess The Lorax
23 May

Grey Eagle Drive-In, Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

May 23, 2021

$40 per car

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows ...  »

Scarface
23 May

Grey Eagle Drive-In, Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

May 23, 2021

$40 per car

Al Pacino gives an unforgettable performance as Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film, in this gripping crime epic inspired by the 1932 ...  »

Trolls World Tour
24 May

Grey Eagle Drive-In, Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

May 24, 2021

$40 per car

Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, ...  »

The Usual Suspects
24 May

Grey Eagle Drive-In, Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

May 24, 2021

$40 per car

Director Bryan Singer’s labyrinthine crime drama centers on five career criminals (played by Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, and Stephen Baldwin) who ...  »

CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale
28 May

Calgary Curling Club, 720 3 St NW, Calgary

May 28, 2021 To June 19, 2021

$3 donation

People purge their books, we sell them and the funds raised are used year round to support literacy programs, and get free books into the hands of ...  »

The Barn Sessions With Drew Gregory
28 May

Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South, Southland Dr SE, Calgary

May 28, 2021

$99 - $499

There is an authenticity and truthfulness to the music of Drew Gregory that is undeniable. The songs of this award-winning Alberta country music sensation are infused with ...  »

Men Without Hats
28 May

Grey Eagle Drive-In, Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary

May 28, 2021

$95.24 to $157.14 per car

Men Without Hats have been providing a hit-filled, catchy soundtrack for our lives since the ’80s and the band powers magnificently into the 21st Century with a ...  »

Festival of Quilts
29 May

Heritage Park, Calgary

May 29, 2021 To May 30, 2021

403-268-8500

Regular Admission

Hundreds of stunning handmade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will once again adorn Heritage Park. Whether you’re an avid quilter or simply enjoy viewing ...  »

Little Modern Market
29 May

Deerfoot Inn & Casino, 35 Street Southeast, Calgary

May 29, 2021 To May 30, 2021

Varies

A modern + local pop up market is holding an online sale featuring a cool + modern environment for local makers to share their craft.  »

Beyond Van Gogh
03 Jun

McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail Northwest, Calgary

June 3, 2021 To August 29, 2021

$33.99 to $93.99

Immerse yourself in Van Gogh’s artwork like you’ve never seen it before. Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience will be in Calgary at McMahon Stadium’...  »

Adults Only Nights - 80s Night
05 Jun

Cobb's Corn Maze, 84 Street Northeast, Calgary

June 5, 2021

403-210-2676

$45

Get out your headbands and leg warmers and celebrate everything 80s with us! Be REUNITED with your favourite 80s songs LET’S GET PHYSICAL in your favourite 80...  »

2021 Kidney Walk
06 Jun

Wherever You Are

June 6, 2021

1-800-387-4474 ext.4967

Fundraise

The 2021 Kidney Walk is going VIRTUAL across BC & Yukon, Alberta, the Territories and Saskatchewan. Who is it for? All ages HOW MUCH Tickets: Fundraiser How to ...  »

Virtual Run Bowness
06 Jun

Bowness Community Association, 7904 43 Ave NW, Calgary

June 6, 2021

4032888300

$20-$30

Run Bowness 2021 is a virtual race brought to you by the community of Bowness. Support the work of the Bowness Community Association to build a stronger Bowness, ...  »

2021 THIRD ACTion Film Festival
11 Jun

The Central Calgary Library, 800 3 St SE, Calgary

June 11, 2021 To June 13, 2021

4035612765

$12.50 or $90

THIRD ACTion Film Festival works to change the narrative on aging and create an age positive culture shift. We want to empower everyone to envision their best ...  »

The Calgary Ripper
12 Jun

City-wide, Calgary

June 12, 2021

$64

Think you have what it takes to catch a killer? CluedUpp is an exciting, outdoor detective adventure – and it’s coming to Calgary on Saturday the 12th ...  »

Strength in Abilities 2021
18 Jun

Wherever You Choose

June 18, 2021 To June 27, 2021

403-284-1121

$15-130

Now in its sixth year, Strength in Abilities recognizes the strength individuals have to embrace their abilities and imagine a world filled with possibilities. Individuals of all ...  »

Big Nature | Mountain Photography
20 Jun

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis Village

June 20, 2021 To October 2, 2021

+1 403 242 8725

$3,995.00 - $4,925.00

Mountain Photography is Big Nature’s program designed to take your camera skills to the next level. This is a week-long program; blending photography, hiking and capturing ...  »

Calgary International Beerfest
10 Sep

BMO Centre, Calgary

September 10, 2021 To September 11, 2021

1-403-520-5433

$19.99 & up

The Calgary International Beerfest is a social event that celebrates the amazing beer and culinary culture in Alberta. Increase your beer knowledge and find a new favourite ...  »

Make-A-Wish ROPE FOR HOPE
10 Sep

Sheraton Eau Claire, 255 Barclay Parade Southwest, Calgary

September 10, 2021

403 991 9603

min. $1500 fundraising

Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope is a unique challenge event that calls on participants to fundraise in support of local wish-granting efforts, in exchange for an exhilarating experience ...  »

12. Explore Calgary

25 Day Trips From Calgary to the Canadian Rockies

25 Day Trips From Calgary to the Canadian Rockies

Are you looking for an escape from the city just for a day? Check out these 25 Day Trips to the Canadian Rockies, all approximately 2 hours away from Calgary or less. There is so much to do, and so much to see, and it’s all so close! There are ...
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25 Day Trip Waterfall Hikes from Calgary

25 Day Trip Waterfall Hikes from Calgary

Even though much of the area around Calgary is rolling hills and grassy farmland, there are still many awe-inspiring waterfalls you can explore because of Calgary's proximity to the Rockies. These waterfall hikes are all less than two hours from Calgary, so you can visit them and get back home ...
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17 Must Visit Scenic Lookouts In Calgary

17 Must Visit Scenic Lookouts In Calgary

Calgary’s location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains offers a unique opportunity for some great scenic lookouts. Whether it’s rolling farmlands to the east or majestic mountains to the west, Calgary has the scenic lookout you are craving. Not to mention, there are some pretty spectacular city views right ...
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25 Urban Walking Trails in Calgary

25 Urban Walking Trails in Calgary

Since the pandemic hit, one of the most common activities is going for a walk. It’s physically distant and it’s really good for you! If you’re looking to get some exercise, explore the great outdoors, and have some fun, check out these 25 Urban Walking Trails in Calgary. There’s an ...
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25 Nature Attractions & Parks to Explore in Calgary

25 Nature Attractions & Parks to Explore in Calgary

Now that the sun’s out and the leaves are budding, it’s time to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. And lucky for us, Calgary has a lot to offer in that department. Check out one of these 25 Nature Attractions and Parks in and around Calgary. There are hiking ...
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25 Places to Go to See Public Art in Calgary

25 Places to Go to See Public Art in Calgary

Looking for something new to do in Calgary while keeping the recommended physical distance? Check out these 25 Public Art Features! You can see many of them from your car or on a walk around the city. Look for local Calgarian artists’ work while you’re out and about. Downtown has ...
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15 Places to Go Birding in and Around Calgary

15 Places to Go Birding in and Around Calgary

Check out these 15 amazing places to start learning how to spot local birds and other wildlife. Grab your binoculars, and be sure you know the rules and regulations before you set out ...
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25 Day Trips from Calgary

25 Day Trips from Calgary

Need ideas for a day trip from Calgary? Listed here are 25 places you can visit on a day trip that is within 2 hours of drive from Downtown Calgary. Whether you to go whitewater rafting or on an Alberta history trip, you are sure to find something in this ...
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