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The city celebrates one special birthday this July 1, and everyone is invited. On Canada Day 2016, our beloved country will be 149 years young. The party starts bright and early, and continues well into the night – we have a lot of love to show for our homeland. Don your red and white to show your Canuck pride at one of these events. Image credit: iStock.com/franckreporter.
Calgary hobby shops cater to interests from scrapbooking and remote control cars to costume making, knitting and more. As well, for beginners and experts alike, many of the shops listed here offer hobby-related classes. With something for everyone, it’s time to have some fun! Image credit: iStock.com/Todor Tsvetkov.
Summer is a musical time in Calgary. Festivals such Calgary Folk Music Festival and Afrikadey! focus solely on song and dance, while others such as Opera in the Village feature major musical components, and all feature a deliciously vast variety of styles and genres. So, shake, rattle and roll your way to these top music events in summer 2016. Image credit: iStock.com/knape.
The festive season is just around the corner and that means it’s time to book holiday parties and Christmas dinners to celebrate. From cozy spaces for a family dinner to adrenaline filled adventures for the whole office, Calgary’s restaurants and venues have a lot to offer this holiday season. [Photo credit: Sarah Sussman]
Though Calgary is a comparatively young city, it’s home to several museums that document its history and that of Western Canada. Several museums of national stature include the National Music Centre and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Fine art is also on display. Calgary’s museum scene offers something for everyone from art lover to history buff to sport enthusiast, child and adult alike.
Whether your kids need swimming lessons or you crave a wild water workout with lazy rivers and waterslides, Calgary offers state-of-the-art places where you can enjoy one or the other – and sometimes both. Rest assured that, in this town, there’s water, water, everywhere.
No matter the weather, you can always enjoy a watery workout and have great family fun in a number of indoor public swimming pools. Whether it’s a City of Calgary recreation facility or a killer water park, these indoor pools are open to everyone.
It’s always nice to unwind with a cold brew after a long day. But instead of parking your seat on the couch or a barstool all night, recruit a friend or three and head to these laid-back, pool-table-equipped watering holes. Fun, friends, food and drinks: what more do you need to unwind?
Bowling has it all: shoes so ugly they’re beautiful, the competitive hurling of giant (or medium-sized) balls down polished wood lanes, as well as plenty of laughs and camaraderie. And don’t forget French fries, pickled eggs and the requisite cold drinks. These city lanes feature all the above, so call your friends and go bowling!
Calgary’s public golf courses are well served by the city’s varied and handsome geography. Within the city and surrounding area, many make use of rolling foothills topography as well as several area creeks and the Bow River Valley. Fore!
While Alberta is farm country, most Albertans live in cities and don’t spend much time with animals other than cats and dogs. Calgary has plenty of places where you can meet, greet and touch beautiful animals big and small.
While JazzYYC works hard year round to make Calgary a jazzier place, the music society’s Summer Jazz Festival launches festival season with a profusion of styles and critically acclaimed performers. From June 14 to 22, live performances are featured at numerous venues including the National Music Centre, Ironwood Stage and Grill and outdoors on Stephen Avenue Walk.
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