From romantic escapades to family-friendly events, gear up for a month of love and excitement. Discover the hottest happenings and hidden gems that February has to offer. Whether you're a solo adventurer, a couple seeking romance, or a family in search of bonding moments, this roundup has something for everyone. Join us as we explore the diverse array of experiences that make February a month to remember!
Jubilations Junior Dinner Theatre Presents: Beach Barbie’s Birthday Bash
From February 3 to March 23 join Barbie on the bieach. For Barbie, hosting the best birthday parties has always been a piece of cake, but when the day comes for her sister’s beach birthday party at their favorite spot, she finds out the whole beach has been… sold? How are they going to have a beach birthday party? And what’s going to become of the beach? It’s up to Barbie to ensure everything’s perfect. Learn more at jubilations.ca.
Walk with the penguins
This highly anticipated winter event delights people of all ages. From January until mid-March (when weather conditions permit), the King penguins go for a daily walk around the Wilder Institue/Calgary Zoo. You can follow along beside them as handlers herd them into place for their daily stroll. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
Check out the Snow Rodeo
From February 8 to 17, The Snow Rodeo returns to Canada Olympic Park, hosting an FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup. The snowboard event, which runs February 9 to 10, features the top halfpipe and slopestyle riders in the world. The Snow Rodeo FIS Freeski Halfpipe World Cup returns for its fourth instalment at Canada Olympic Park from February 15 to 17. Join as hundreds of the world’s top athletes hit the hill and compete in the stunt ditch. Learn more at winsport.ca.
Take in a Flames game
There’s nothing more exciting than cheering on your team with a snack in one hand and a beverage in the other. Be a part of the “Sea of Red” in the stands for a fast-paced, action-packed match-up of Canada’s favorite sport. Learn more at nhl.com/flames.
With more than 20 City of Calgary maintained hills, tobogganing and sledding is a thrilling way to enjoy the winter and take advantage of the snow. Make sure you bundle up and wear the proper safety equipment to get the most out of the experience. Learn more at calgary.ca/parks/activities/tobogganing.html.
Curling On St. Patrick’s Island
Hurry hard to the curling rink on St. Patrick’s Island, East Village’s 31-acre backyard until February 25. The pop-up synthetic curling rink is located by Confluence Plaza, near the island washrooms and Calgary Zoo parking lot. This is your chance to make some winter memories that rock. Learn more at chinookblast.ca.
Take a self-guided walking tour
Calgary has so many beautiful parks and pathways that transform into winter wonderlands during the cold months. Take a stroll through Bowmont Park, Elliston Park, Griffith Woods Park and Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. Get even more ideas for where to go at calgary.ca/parks/activities/walking-tours.html.
YYC Hot Chocolate Fest
This sweet festival sees cafes, restaurants, and chocolatiers compete for the coveted titles of YYC’s Best Hot Chocolate, Best Spirited Hot Chocolate, and Cup The Runneth Over Award until February 28. Calgarians can sip a variety of hot cocoas and determine the blend that roasts them all. Learn more at yychotchocolate.com.
Go to the library
Who doesn’t love a good book? Whether you make the trip to the Central Library downtown or go to one in your community, libraries are a hub of information, people and resources that shouldn’t be ignored. Your library card gives you access to device borrowing, printing, creative spaces, programs, classes, books, movies, musical instruments and more. Learn more at calgarylibrary.ca.
Learn and get inspired at participating Michaels stores. Local stores host classes, instructive demos, free Make Break Crafts and more. On select Sundays in February at 2pm, you can make a Valentine’s card for your true love and get ready for spring with Marbled Paint Pour Pots. Learn more at canada.michaels.com.
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