With a new year, comes all sorts of opportunities to reinvent yourself. You can change your appearance, your attitude, your outlook on life, and a number of other things this year. It's definitely an exciting time, but in order to successfully change yourself, you also may need to switch up your routine.\nMaybe you spent a lot of 2017 at home on the couch, binge watching all your favourite Netflix series, or spent too much time studying, and not enough time exploring your city. Whatever the case may be, we say that you make it a point in this coming year to get more familiar with YYC. This is a great city, with plenty to offer for people of all backgrounds.\nThe holiday festivities may be over, but that doesn't mean you need to stop celebrating completely. Winter is still in full swing, and there's plenty of exciting festivals, events, and places for you to check out. Not only will you become a lot more knowledgable about our city, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to take pictures to make all your Snapchat and Instagram followers super envious. You don't always need to travel far away to look cool online 😉.\nFollowing through with your New Years resolutions can be overwhelming, so we've decided to make your life a little bit easier by compiling a bucket list for you to complete in 2018. With everything from restaurants to check out, to classy af things for you to treat yourself to, you're sure to have an insane year.\nFor Things To Eat & Drink, Click "NEXT".\nvia @honeyandbetts\nGo for Sunday Brunch at Starbelly\nWidely recognized as one of Calgary's Top 10 Restaurants, Starbelly should definitely be on your radar in the new year. Plan a Sunday outing with the girls so you can sip on mimosas and catch up.\nvia @amanda_friesen\nStart the semester off right, studying at Cafe Fresco\nA new year also means a new semester, and that means it's time to kick it into high gear. If you start the semester off with a lot of motivation and hard work, it's more likely to carry through the rest of the year.\nvia @theonlyloi\nCelebrate a fresh start with drinks at Brown's Social House\nPersonally, this is one of my favourite spots to drink. They've got an amazing menu, and their peach bellini's are incredible. If you haven't been before, make a point to visit in the new year.\nvia @lizcho\nTry some vegan cuisine at The Coup\nA lot of people use the new year as an excuse to try new diets, and if going vegetarian or vegan has been on your bucket list for awhile now, there's no time like the present to try it. The Coup has a great selection of super healthy, vegetarian and vegan options to get you started.\nvia @alexandrajoywig\nTake a date out for fancy dinner at Anju\nA new year also means new potential for love interests, and you'll definitely want to impress them. Take your date out for a fancy dinner they'll never forget.\nvia @keenank30\nTry a crazy fun milkshake at Regrub\nIt's never too cold for a milkshake. Every Calgarian has undoubtedly heard of this spot, and their insane milkshakes and burgers. If you haven't personally tried it, though, we highly recommend you do.\nvia @poutination\nChow down on some delicious poutine from The Big Cheese\nWith two locations in YYC, it won't be very difficult at all for your poutine dreams to come true this winter. Treat yourself, or use it as a hangover cure; the options are endless.\nvia @cookiesandcode\nSee how many foods you can cross off this Calgary Bucket List\nLike we said, there's a lot of potential in this upcoming new year. Life's too short to not enjoy delicious foods, so you might as well eat the good stuff while you can.\nFor Things To Do On A Date, Click "NEXT".\nvia @amycampbelll\nBundle up and hit one of the cities' outdoor skating rinks\nWinter is the perfect time for a skate date, whether it's with your s/o, or your bestie. The city has plenty of rinks for you to check out and practice your skills.\nvia @martensedge\nVisit Zoolights before it's too late\nIf you couldn't make it in 2017, Zoolights will be open until January 6th for you to enjoy. This year is brighter than ever, so you won't wanna miss out.\nvia @nhlflames\nThrow on your jerseys and watch a Calgary Flames game\nI recently went to my first Flames game with my boyfriend, and it was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. The atmosphere is super great, and the food and drinks are even better.\nvia @stevint\nMake a day trip to Banff National Park\nEasily one of the most beautiful spots you can visit in Alberta, why wouldn't you want to take a date here? There's plenty to do in Banff, from shopping, to eating, to adventuring.\nvia @hollymayvallerius\nHit one of Alberta's nicest ski resorts\nIf your s/o is the outdoorsy type, take them on a trip to the slopes. Afterwards, you can snuggle up with some hot chocolate and relax.\nvia @placesandthingswefind\nVisit The Rec Room\nThe Rec Room recently opened here in Calgary, and is making waves. It's definitely worth the hype, as there's something for people of all ages to enjoy. If you're the competitive type, challenge your partner to a few rounds of whatever game you'd like.\nvia @mikesnider\nHead to the top of the Calgary Tower\nHope you're not scared of heights. The Calgary Tower is a super popular tourist destination but honestly, it's pretty cool. There's also a restaurant at the top, if you're looking to treat your date to dinner.\nvia @jessicaredlich\nGet to know one another at a cute Kensington cafe\nFirst dates can definitely be nerve wracking, but they don't always need to be. Take your date to a cute and casual coffee shop; there's no pressure, and you can get to know one another super well.\nFor Things To Do For Under $20, Click "NEXT".\nvia @closetraidinc\nTry your hand at thrift shopping\nWe know your wallet is feeling the post-Christmas blues, but that doesn't mean your wardrobe needs to be too. Thrifting is actually a great way to save money, and if you look hard enough, you can find some really cool pieces.\nvia @saakhi_yashica\nIf all your friends are busy, go on a solo adventure through YYC\nWith a new semester starting, it's likely that all of your friends are going to be swamped with school work, and none of your schedules will match up. That doesn't mean you need to become a hermit, though. Explore Calgs by yourself, see what hidden gems you can find.\nvia @thehappilyeverafter\nVisit The Glenbow Museum\nPeople often associate museum's with art nerds, but they're actually super cool. The Glenbow only charges $16 for admission, or $11 with valid student ID. There's plenty for you to check out.\nvia @kendraaahhhr\nGet nerdy at TELUS Spark\nFor just $20, you can spend the day exploring the wonder that TELUS Spark has to offer. With ever changing exhibits, and unique events, you'll always have an excuse to come back.\nvia @tareyaofficial\nGet a brief music education at Studio Bell\nIf you like music, even a little bit, you'll want to hit up Studio Bell. There's plenty to be seen, and plenty to learn, and for just $18 you can gain a wealth of knowledge and experience.\nvia @melo_wagar\nBelt out some karaoke at Ducky's Pub\nThis is probably the best way to embarrass yourself, or your friends. Get a group together and visit Ducky's on 4th for some drinks and karaoke. Make sure you video tape yourself, you'll want to rewatch this later.\nvia @kenzie.conrad\nPlay a round at Monster Mini Golf\nFor just $13, you can challenge your crew to a round of glow in the dark mini golf. There's nothing like some friendly competition; winner buys lunch?\nvia @flyingsquirrelcalgary\nFly high at Flying Squirrel Sports\n$20 will get you an hour of fun here, with admission to 13 unique attractions, including dunk hoops, a dodgeball court, and a foam pit.\nFor Things To Do That Are Classy AF, Click "NEXT".\nvia @patyamelinha\nGet some R&R at the Banff Upper Hot Springs\nTalk about pure relaxation. For just a few dollars, you can soak in the amazing, mineral infused hot springs while taking in that gorgeous mountain view. There's nothing better.\nvia @rebeccamind\nDress up and treat yourself to a dinner at one of YYC's fanciest spots\nIf you're the kind of person who needs an excuse to dress up, let this be it. Grab a group of your closest friends, or your s/o, and head out for an elegant night on the town.\nvia @commonwealthyyc\nEnjoy a night out on the town at one of Calgary's nightclubs\nWhether you prefer Common or Cowboys, a night out on the town is sure to do you some good. Get dressed up to the nines, throw on your heels, and get ready to dance the night away.\nvia @hayleyhynes\nTreat yourself to a hair appointment with an amazing Calgary stylist\nThere's nothing classier than great hair. With your new 'do, you'll look and feel like a million bucks. Lucky for you, our city is full of amazing hair talent.\nvia @stephedwards_\nBook yourself the spa treatment you deserve\nAfter a stressful holiday szn, there's no better gift to give yourself than a massage or a facial. Calgary is full of amazing spas that will leave you feeling bad and boujee, not broke and boujee.\nvia @a.leigh_\nPlan a getaway to an amazing Alberta resort\nSometimes you've just gotta get away. Luckily, there's plenty of gorgeous mountain destinations, just a few hours away from Calgary. Pack your bags, and hit the road, Jack.\nvia @gillygoat\nIf you're one to drink, check out our brewery road trip across Alberta\nCheers, I'll drink to that. This one gives you the opportunity to explore our great province, and see what amazing craft beer we have to offer. Of course, don't drink and drive.\nvia @mintlounge\nGet a manicure from one of Calgary's best\nNothing says bad b*tch quite like some fierce claws. I've found some of the best nail artists here in YYC, that always keep my manicure on point.\nFor Things To Do For Free, Click "NEXT".\nvia @tapankp\nHave an impromptu photoshoot at some of our favourite spots\nMillennials know just how important it is to keep your IG feed looking fresh, so make sure you take advantage of all the cool views Calgs has to offer this January.\nvia @tarastoppa\nDo some exploring of Alberta's most haunted places\nHalloween may be long gone, but the ghosts sure aren't. Alberta is known to have a few haunted spots, that are definitely worth checking out.\nvia @jroguedes\nCheck out one of our beautiful Provincial Parks\nNature is absolutely beautiful, and it doesn't cost a thing to enjoy. With all the beautiful Provincial Parks within a short distance of Calgary, there's plenty for you to explore.\nvia @1a.smith\nGet artsy at the Esker Foundation\nFree art can be hard to come by these days, so take advantage of it when you can. The Esker Foundation showcases plenty of unique and beautiful exhibits, definitely worth checking out.\nvia @andybintheyyc\nExplore Stephen Ave\nWith plenty of things to do and see, it's no wonder that Stephen Ave is one of the cities most popular spots. If you can refrain from spending money at the tasty restaurants and cute boutiques, you'll love Stephen Ave.\nvia @judychenyf\nVisit The Nickle Galleries\nMore free art, for your enjoyment. Located at the University of Calgary, these galleries have plenty to offer in the way of unique exhibits and artifacts.\nvia @janetdaviephoto\nMarshmallow Roast in Bowness\nConsidering the weather is unseasonably warm, this one seems even less out of season. What better way to keep warm and bond this winter than by snuggling up around a fire and roasting some marshmallows?\nvia @brionnaemarillier\nEnjoy nature in the Devonian Gardens\nWhen winter lasts as long as it usually does in Calgary, you start to miss the green beauty of nature. Luckily the Devonian Gardens in The CORE Downtown can remind you of what you're missing.