The Rest, Relaxation & Getaway Guide. Parenting is a full-time job - we know! That doesn’t mean you can’t spend some time doing what you love. Take a course, class, or organize a special date with your sweetie or some friends doing something different.
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(sait.ca) offers a huge variety of classes through their continuing education department including regional food basics (Thailand, Vietnam, France, etc.), kitchen fundamentals like knife skills and sauce-making, and fun courses like cake decorating, cooking with cheese, and fondue.
(403-819-0758; evolutionsdance.com) offers fun, motivating adult classes which are a great way to maintain or get into shape. Various styles and session lengths are available for a variety of interests, and they offer weekday classes during the lunch hour to accommodate a variety of schedules and needs.
You won’t even feel like you’re exercising as you shimmy and shake across the dance floor, learning new steps and increasing your physical confidence. Dance is a fun and social way to stay fit for people of all ages and provides great health benefits, increases endurance, flexibility, and balance. With the range of classes we offer, there is sure to be something to suit your taste and schedule. And it’s a lot more fun than a gym workout!
Get active with a fitness class, get creative with an art program, or get into the swing of things in a dance class. We have more than 20 recreation locations that offer a wide variety of drop-in and registered programs. Change it up and try something new! #GetMovingYYC
(403-274-7554; tops.org) is dedicated to helping members take off - and keep off - pounds sensibly. If you need a little extra help and support to reach your health and wellness goals, TOPS® is an affordable and dependable option.
University of Calgary Kinesiology offers programs, services, and facilities through Active Living which promote healthy, active lifestyles.
(various locations; YMCACalgary.org) has been helping its members reach their health and wellness potential since 1902! They offer a variety of aquatics, athletics, sports, dance, martial arts, and mind/body classes.
There are tons of great businesses offering a wide variety of music lessons for adults, including ALLEGRO MUSIC (403-254-0494), LONG & MCQUADE MUSIC LESSON CENTRES (various locations; long-mcquade.com), DE WAAL MUSIC STUDIO (403-263-3339; dewaalmusic.com) and KEYBOARD ACADEMY OF MUSIC (various locations; keyboardacademy.ca)
(rhythmoftherockies.org) is an award-winning women’s chorus which meets weekly for practices and does several performances and competitions throughout the year. Learn how to sing in four-part harmony with a diverse repertoire of jazz, pop, swing, and ballads!
The dream of homeownership is within reach! We provide down payment assistance to hard-working middle-income Calgarians so they can own a home. And you can own a home by Christmas time. Imagine hosting family and friends in your new townhome or apartment condo. With homes all over the city in a variety of prices, we can help bring your dream into reality!
Brookfield Residential believes every day is the perfect day to come together, create meaningful connections, and enjoy even the simplest moments in life. That’s why for over 60 years, we’ve been crafting homes and communities that make you feel like you’ve found the place you truly belong. And when you finally find the best place to call home, you’ll want to celebrate it every day.
Expertly planned and beautifully built, Legacy offers timeless living for any stage of life. Complete with an extensive selection of homes from Calgary’s top builders, Legacy features nearby amenities such as a newly-opened shopping district, several fully rubberized playgrounds, and schools for every age. Legacy is an all-inclusive community built for a lifetime of memories.
Qualico Communities has been in the home building and land development industry for over 65 years and is based out of Winnipeg. Qualico creates legacy communities that inspire pride, enrich lives, and endure in value. Current active Qualico Communities include Evanston, Redstone, Crestmont West, Crestmont View, Silverado, Harmony in Springbank, and Ravenswood in Airdrie. Upcoming communities include Dawson’s Landing in Chestermere, Rivercrest in Cochrane.
(visitbraggcreek.com) is a short but pretty road trip away from Calgary. It’s a hamlet filled with personality, unique galleries and shops, restaurants, and a vintage backcountry feel - a lovely day out!
(403-252-6778; calgaryclimbing.com) offers multiple locations early-morning and late-night climbing times to accommodate your schedule. Drop-in or take a beginner’s class and try something new!
(calgaryzoo.com) is a great place to take your kids out for a walk in their stroller, but it’s also a good spot for a couple’s night out. Zoolights runs from the end of November all the way to January, so book a sitter and enjoy a romantic night under the lights!
(frontrowcentre.ca) is a theatre company specializing in high-energy musical theatre and Broadway productions for only $25 a ticket. Next year’s offerings will include Evita, Grease, Avenue Q, and the Wedding Singer - they’re always a joy to watch and are well worth supporting!
(403-268-8500; heritagepark.ca) offers some really unique adult classes throughout the winter months. Learn how to cook a 1940s feast, use a spinning wheel, work a team of horses, make beeswax cosmetics, and much more!
COGNITO (cognitoescape.ca), AMAZE (amazecalgary.com), ESCAPE HOUR (escapehour.ca), and CONFINED (confined.ca) are just some of the many unique ‘escape room’ experiences for large or small groups in Calgary. Ranging in difficulty from a 1 percent success rate to over 60 percent, these rooms will stretch your brain, and are a totally immersive (sometimes scary!) evening out.
A group of entertainment facilities perfect for date night (and bring the family back later). The Locked Room: Calgary’s first interactive escape rooms (3- to 10-person groups) with 3 facilities and 13 rooms to choose from. Archery Games: Action-packed indoor archery tag (up to 20 people per game). Axe Games: 8-lane axe throwing venue (up to 40 people). Fully licensed offering food and drinks.
(loosemoose.com) holds weekly improv shows at their theatre in Crossroads Market. Calgary is the home of theatre sports and Loose Moose is internationally-renowned for the quality of its improv actors! For showtimes, visit the website.
(403-249-0858; mountainviewbowling.com) has a fun ‘50s vibe for a retro date night, or try their glow-in-the-dark bowling. Call to book your lane ahead, as it often fills up on weekends
(nmc.ca) has traveling exhibitions, programs, shows, and more to explore year-round. They offer occasional $10 date nights on Tuesdays and other special events. For more information, check the website.
(403-817-6800; sparkscience.ca/adults) has an adults-only evening every second Thursday of the month, every month. There’s a fully licensed bar, science talks and demonstrations, and you’re free to play with the exhibits without pushing kids out of the way!
(theatrecalgary.com) is a professional theatre company which consistently creates high-quality, thought-provoking productions of either new plays or old favorites. Always a great night out for theatre fans!
(403-475-4644; vingogh.ca) offers step-by-step ‘paint along’ classes which come with a glass of wine and all materials provided. It’s a great way to spread your wings and experiment with new painting techniques (even if you’re not artistically inclined!).
HEXAGON (thehexcafe.com/calgary), PIPS (pipscafe.com), METAL GALAXY (metal-galaxy.com), and BOXCAR (boxcarcafe.ca) offer board gaming either by the hour or included with a food purchase. It’s a great group activity - just like having your friends over for the evening, but you don’t need to pick up any toys or clean your kitchen first!
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