It's here. It's finally here. Thanksgiving weekend is finally upon us in Canada and we couldn't be more excited for the days to come. Not only is there an extra day off and a turkey dinner in your near future, but there are also a ton of awesome things to do in Calgary this weekend that you will want to be a part of.
We know what you're thinking, it's cold out. Well, it's only going to get colder as winter draws nearer, so you might as well get out there now. If you're still not sold, you're in luck. Some of the activities below are completely indoors. Others are partially outside, and some are fully outside for the braver Calgarians out there.
We've got a couple of next-level Halloween activities including some haunted houses that will scare you senseless. If you're looking for something a little more wholesome, you can enjoy a delicious four-course Thanksgiving dinner or kick back and watch some highly-anticipated ski movies with a beer in hand. We've rounded up six unique and memorable things to do in Calgary this weekend, and we think you should do them all. Check them out, grab your friends, and enjoy the weekend.
Fall Harvest Dinner at the Zoo
When: Monday, October 14, 2019
Address: 210 St. George's Dr. NE, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Why not celebrate thanksgiving at the zoo? Spend the day exploring the Calgary Zoo and finish it off with a delicious four-course turkey dinner.
Price: $16 per show
When: Thursday, October 10 to Saturday, October 12
Address: Globe Cinema, 617 8 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Canada’s Premiere Ski Film Festival is back for another year to showcase the most highly anticipated ski movies coming out of 2019. Expect a lot of beer, mind-blowing footage, and a ton of fun.
When: Friday, October 11 at 10 p.m.
Address: Yuk Yuk's Calgary, 218 18 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Watch as comedians hit the stage to tell you about real-life dating stories that will have you cry-laughing. This series has been seen at Just for Laughs and you know what, you deserve a laugh this weekend.
Calgary Zombie Walk
When: Saturday, October 12 at 11:45 a.m.
Address: Tomkin Park 17 Ave. & 8 St. SW, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you already look like a zombie on Saturday mornings, you're going to be a big fan of this. Join hundreds of other Calgarians for a frightening walk through the city. Head down early if you want to get photos and get your makeup done.
Canmore International Improv Festival
Price: Show prices vary
When: Thursday, October 10 to Saturday, October 13
Address: artsPlace, 950 8 Ave., Canmore, Alberta
Why You Need To Go: It's worth the trip to Canmore for this hilarious festival that will have you on the floor laughing. Nothing makes you forget about your worries more than laughing at others while they improvise.
HEX (Halloween & Entertainment Expo)
Price: $30 general admission
When: Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14
Address: BMO Center 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: HEX Calgary is the first-ever Halloween expo in Calgary and you're going to love it if you're into getting spooked. From movie screenings to haunted houses, it's all things Halloween in one place.