Looking for something fun to do this winter?

Here are 16 things to do in Calgary this winter. For more things happening around town, check out our events calendar.

1. Watch a Calgary Flames game at the Saddledome

Have you ever watched a Calgary Flames game at the Scotiabank Saddledome? If you’ve never experienced a live Flames game you’re are missing out, especially since Flames fans are the best hockey fans in the world (no bias here).



2.Go Skiing, Snowboarding, or Bobsleighing

Ever been to Canada Olympic Park? This place offers tons of fun activities such as skiing, snowboarding, skating and bobsleigh. Great place to take snowboarding or skiing lessons.



3. Bowling

Bowling is always a great time. Visit Chinook Bowladrome  on Macleod Trail, one of Calgary’s favourtite bowling alleys. They also offer a great selection of food and drinks!


4. Sign up for the #YYCSnowFight

The secret snowball fight is coming to Calgary! Back in 2014 two friends decided to host a spontaneous snowball fight in Edmonton and #YEGSnowFight was born, click here to watch the video. To take part, visit the event’s official website and sign up and wait for a email with the details


5. Zoo Lights

One of Calgary’s favorite holiday traditions. Experience the Calgary Zoo Lights, featuring fun-filled family activities, new skating rink, new interactive light display oh and did we mention you can also see Santa?



6. Indoor Trampoline Park

If you’re looking have some fun you should check out Extreme Air Park! This facility, covered in trampolines, is one of Canada’s largest trampoline parks. Various activities to try out, including a zero gravity baskeball area, foam zone, half pipe, 3-D dodgeball and vertical volleyball!  If you haven’t tried this yet, you’re missing out.


7. Go-Karting

SPEEDERS Indoor ProKarts offers a racing experience for both beginners and seasoned pros inside our 50,000 square foot buildings. From drop in racing, arrive and drive, groups and private functions, to corporate team building and driving clinics, they offer many types of racing for drivers of all levels.


8. Try out Laser Tag

Get ready for some awesome family fun and entertainment! They specialize in birthday parties for kids, teenagers and adults. Laser Quest Calgary is the ultimate venue for your sports team parties, youth group events, corporate events, scout troops, day camp outings, educational school field trips, and corporate team building events.


9. Mini Golf and Arcade

You will find a great 18-hole mini golf course at Monster Mini GolfThis facility offers glow in the dark mini gold, arcade games, and awesome prizes


10. Try Pottery Painting and Glass Fusion

Paint your own pottery at Color Me Mine located in Aspen, Creekside, Kensington, Fish Creek and McKenzie Towne. Make custom gifts including Plates, platters, vases, bathroom and pet dishes, mugs, figurines, banks, plaques, Light Up Christmas Trees, Ornaments, holiday pieces and the list goes on! Drop ins are welcome at Color me Mine


11. Skating at the Oval

Skating at the Olympic Oval is great way to spend time with family or loved ones. On Monday nights if you bring a non-perishable food item you can skate for a Toonie from 6:00pm to 7:45pm.


12. Archery

Archery is a sport that is fun for the entire family. Shooting arrows at targets is a great way to touch up on your archery skills at the Calgary Archery Centre. They have all the equipment for rent at their southeast Calgary location.


13. Watch a Movie at a CrossIron Cinema

Nothing beats a movie night. SilverCity CrossIron Mills has a great lounge to grab couple drinks, a fun filled family entertainment centre and also offers party rooms for rent!


14. Western Style Sleigh Rides in Banff


Take your friends and family on a unique, western style sleigh ride across the meadows in Banff. Starting from the stables in Banff, with the scenic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, these rides are an easy and affordable winter activity that the kids will love. Banff Adventures offers many other winter activities, be sure to check out their website!


15. Indoor target practice at the Shooting Edge

The Shooting Edge strives to bring you the most enjoyable shooting experience possible. Through education and safety, they are strengthening the sport of shooting! Visit The Shooting Edge just off Blackfoot trail SE. You can rent  many different guns and high powered rifles!


16. Karaoke and Shisha

Cloud 9 shisha lounge and bar offers a great laid back atmosphere. They have many choices of shisha flavor and private rooms to ensure that your hookah experience is pleasant and chill!


17. Indoor Roller Skating and Roller Blading

Visit Lloyds Recreation at 7520 Macleod Trail SW. Rent rollerskates and blades to show off your sweet skills to all your friends. This is an awesome location to host birthday parties and gatherings.

18. Visit Banff Hot Springs

Relaxing in a thermal spa in the steamy hot mineral water. Banff National Park’s only hot springs pool welcomes everyone for an authentic heritage experience that is a favorite among visitors.


Don’t forget to check out our Calgary City Guide!