5 Fun Things to Do in Calgary This January

Warm up in a cedar sauna, catch a free lunch-hour concert, plan ahead for Valentine’s Day and more.

Zoolights. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

Indoors: Warm up at Cedar & Steam

Decompress with a two-hour drop-in session or appointment at this cozy spa, which has a cedar sauna, infrared sauna, Himalayan salt sauna, steam room and rinse station; along with kombucha on tap.


Outdoors: Go Skating at Bowness Park

Along with the skating lagoon and 1.6-kilometre ice trail, there are ice bikes, a crokicurl rink and firepits. The University of Calgary Outdoor Centre does on-site skate rentals (bringing a helmet is recommended).


Plan Ahead: Make Valentine’s Day Reservations

Restaurants book up quickly for V-Day, so reserve your spot now at an intimate, cozy fondue spot like Frenchie Wine Bar or Moonlight & Eli. Nothing says romance like wine and melted cheese!


Now or Never: Catch Zoolights at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

If you didn’t manage to see Zoolights over the holiday break, it’s not too late! You have until Jan. 7 to see the entire zoo lit up with colourful light displays before this popular attraction closes for the season.


Free: Attend a ProArts Society Concert

The ProArts Society, which has been around for more than 20 years, presents free lunch-hour concerts (vocal, instrumental, contemporary, folk or classical music) on Wednesdays at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer.

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This article appears in the January 2024 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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