Calgary is a pretty amazing city. Though, since it’s just a quick drive away from the Rocky Mountains, it’s easy to forget about all of the awesome things to do right here in YYC. Rather than heading to Banff every weekend, why not get out and explore all of the unique things to do in Calgary. Trust us, there are tons.\nThough the mountains may be calling, they're not going anywhere anytime soon and we think you and Calgary need some quality time together. The Rockies may cast a tall shadow, but the events, activities, and attractions in Calgary simply can't be beaten.\nThere are obvious choices like the Calgary Zoo and the Calgary Stampede, but we've got some slightly more unique things in mind. Of course, you should check out the zoo and the Stampede, but this list is to get you out and about, trying new things in your city.\nWe've got options for art lovers, adventure seekers, food and beverage connoisseurs, and anyone who likes to have a good time.\nIf you're on the hunt for amazing date ideas, things to do with your friends, or some activities to do solo, this round-up will help you out. No need to hop on the highway for an unforgettable day when there's so much fun to be had right here in the city.\nStargaze at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory\nPrice: $30\nWhen: Open houses once a month\nAddress: 210 Ave. W., Hwy. 22 S., Foothills County, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Just a short drive north of Calgary, this remarkable place is absolutely worth a visit. They have themed open houses where you can learn more about the universe and even take a look for yourself. A memorable date idea and a jaw-dropping sight-seeing experience like you've never seen before.\n View this post on Instagram Night 1 of 3 from the Milky Way Nights @ the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory just south of Calgary. If you have the chance to get out there, I highly recommend it!! I was able to photography a nice chunk of the Milky Way with the observatory dome!! Have a great weekend everyone 🔭🌌 #yyctoday #myyyc #cityofcalgary #astronomy #curiocitycalgary #yycnow A post shared by Dylan Waldron (@dylonwaldron) on Jul 26, 2019 at 2:58pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nLive Out Your Childhood Arcade Dreams\nAddress: 1180 901 64 Ave. N.E., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: The Rec Room Calgary is completely filled with awesome arcade games to keep you occupied on a chilly day in the city. There are over 100 video games and also table games like ping pong and pool. On top of that, there’s a restaurant, tons of live music, and more. \n View this post on Instagram Zoom Zoom🛵 A post shared by Ali Madsen (@ali.madsen) on Aug 16, 2018 at 6:30pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nGo Back in Time at Lougheed House\nAddress: 707 13 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: This beautiful heritage site is nestled within Central Memorial Park in downtown Calgary. It's the perfect place to visit any time of year. There are gorgeous outdoor gardens and fountains in the summer and during the winter you can enjoy the peaceful library or post up for some high tea.\n View this post on Instagram “When I used to read about fairytales, I never thought I would end up in the middle of one.” #teaparty A post shared by Allie (@alliepettigrew) on Mar 23, 2019 at 3:47pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nGrab a Pint at Cold Garden\nAddress: 1100 11 St. S.E., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: This unique brewery is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening with good company and better beer. The atmosphere is totally whimsical and you're going to love it.\n View this post on Instagram I guess that this must be the place A post shared by Jessica Graves (@jlgravesy) on Oct 7, 2019 at 4:48pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nVisit the Moon\nWhen: Thursday, January 23 to Sunday, March 15\nAddress: Contemporary Calgary, 701 11 St. S.W., Calgary, AB \nWhy You Need To Go: Starting next month there will be a stunning installation by Luke Jerram for you to go check out. The massive, realistic moon will have your jaw on the floor. It's the perfect combination of art and science. \n View this post on Instagram #museumofthemoon on #strictly at the #blackpooltowerballroom . Artwork by #lukejerram www.my-moon.org #strictly #strictlycomedancing2019 #bbc A post shared by Luke Jerram (@lukejerramartist) on Nov 17, 2019 at 11:43am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nDance on Tables to Dueling Piano Tunes\nAddress: 1002 37 St. S.W., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Aussie Rules Piano Bar is an experience everyone needs to have at least once. Listen as two insanely talented performers play every song the audience requests while you sip drinks and dance your heart out.\n View this post on Instagram #ambersbacheloretteparty #amberandco #timber #girlsnightout #girltime #girlsjustwannahavefun #aussierules #sunglassesandsandbucketsofbooze #beingsilly #saycheese #xoxo @g_ray21 @rlawyyc A post shared by Miss Morgan (@morgytayla) on Feb 28, 2016 at 5:05pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nRip Down the Skyline Luge\nPrice: Starting at two rides for $21\nWhen: Re-opening in May\nAddress: Winsport Canada Olympic Park, 88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Though this may not be open until the spring, it's worth getting excited about right now. You get to hop on a gocart and rip down a luge track while overlooking Calgary's cityscape. It's a little scary, but it's a total blast.\n View this post on Instagram On your mark—get set—tag someone you'd like to challenge to a race at @skylinelugecalgary! 🏁 🤘⠀ ⠀ Photo: @misspaiget⠀ ⠀ #capturecalgary #explorealberta #explorecanada A post shared by Tourism Calgary (@tourismcalgary) on Aug 26, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nGet Cultured at the Glenbow Museum\nPrice: $18\nAddress: 130 9 Ave. S.E., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: The Glenbow Museum always has remarkable, must-see exhibitions running. Visiting the museum is the perfect activity for a cold day in Calgary. If you live in Calgary, you know those days happen pretty frequently.\n View this post on Instagram I love museums and I love frames. So you know which part of @glenbowmuseum you can find me.✌🏼 If you're looking for art, history and pop culture in Calgary, check out @glenbowmuseum. . @travelalberta @tourismcalgary #ExploreAlberta #CaptureCalgary #CreatorHouseYYC #jrxchetravels #canada🍁 . Do you visit museums when you travel? . 📸 @johnrickalmonte A post shared by Cherrie✨Travel + Style (@cherrielynn) on Oct 13, 2019 at 9:02pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nCatch a Movie at the Plaza\nPrice: $11\nAddress: 1133 Kensington Rd. N.W., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: This vintage theatre has been around for decades and it's the perfect place to watch a classic movie or a new release with your S/O or best pal. The same movie-going experience you're used to but with a whole lot more charm.\n View this post on Instagram It's -12 and snowing in Calgary! Can't imagine a more memorable way to premiere Luchador in Nate's home city! Such an amazing response from the audience of this sold out show. STOKED. Voting starts Monday! A post shared by Amelia Morris (@amelirahmorris) on Feb 4, 2018 at 4:24pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.