Calgary is a wonderful place to live. From the food scene to the amazing arts and culture, our city has it going on. But living that good life proves to be pretty expensive from time to time. Thankfully, there are tons of free things going on this February. To make sure you get out and about, we came up with a list of free things to do in Calgary this coming month.
We understand the importance of saving money while at the same time enjoying the city you live in. That's why we came up with a list of nine free things to do in Calgary this February.
From winter-themed activities to tours, there are tons of things happening this month and all at the glorious cost of zero dollars.
Whether you hit the town alone or with a group of friends, all the events are 100% free and that’s something to be excited about.
You may want to bookmark this page as these events run at different times throughout the month.
We know it's easy to not follow through on events, even if you're actually interested in them. But, luckily for you, these babies are way too good to pass up.
Now get out there and live it up at no cost.
Ice skating at Olympic Plaza
When: Multiple dates
Address: Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave. S.E., Calgary
Why You Need To Go: If you haven't skated yet this winter, now is your chance. Strap on the blades and have a game of hockey or just show off your skills at the gorgeous Olympic Plaza.
Curling on the Island
Address: St. Patrick's Island, Calgary
Why You Need To Go: If you have never tried one of Canada’s past times, now is your chance. Whether you play solo or with a team, just be sure to dress warm.
Games Night at Heritage Park
When: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Address: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: The last Thursday of the month, you can play a wide variety of board games totally for free. Get ready for all the friendly competition you can handle.
Hit Up a Used Book Sale
When: Saturday, February 1 to Sunday, February 2
Address: Books Between Friends Bookstore, 3434 34 Ave. N.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Reading is good for you and at this book sale, it’s also good for the Alberta Guide Dogs. Browse through over 40,000 books that are all $2 or less. All the proceeds go to help Alberta Guide Dogs so you can feel good about your purchases.
Free First Thursdays at Glenbow
When: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Address: Glenbow Museum, 130 9 Ave. S.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: On the first Thursday of every month, you can get into the Glenbow Museum for free. It’s a great way to spend an evening and check out some amazing art.
GLOW Winter Light Festival
When: Friday, February 14 to Sunday, February 16
Address: Downtown Calgary, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: It’s time to get outdoors and experience the “glow.” During this event, there will be food, drinks, ice carvers, and some gorgeous Christmas lights. Not to mention, there is an epic ice slide that is calling your name.
Calgary Polar Dip
When: Saturday, February 22
Address: Mahogany Home Owner's Beach Club, 29 Masters Park S.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: While it may cost money to dip, it is totally free to attend. Stand at the sidelines and watch as literally hundreds of crazy people strip down to their bathing suits and crazy costumes and dive into below freezing water all for a good cause. It’s a hilarious sight, to say the least.
Canmore Winter Carnival
When: Friday, February 28 to Saturday, February 29
Address: Downtown Canmore, 902 7 Ave., Canmore, AB
Why You Need To Go: Winters are magical and what better way than to experience it then at the Canmore Winter Carnival? From skating parties and ice carving to street hockey and sled dog races, literally everything is going on and it’s all free.
Take a Roasterie Tour
When: Multiple dates
Address: 618 Confluence Way S.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you like coffee then you will love this. You can literally tour a popular coffee shop for free. Maybe you will even get to try some of their famous coffee while you’re there.