The weather is starting to warm up, which means Calgarians have more opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! This month there are a variety of events and activities taking place throughout the city – some even from the comfort of your own home. Whether you are on Spring Break or just looking for something to do on the weekend, take a look at what is happening this March:
Heritage Park Ghost Tours
When: March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2021
Where: Heritage Park
Heritage Park’s ghost tours are back this spring with tours at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each night of the event. Visitors will be guided through the Historical Village and learn about all the haunting experiences at some of the park’s most popular attractions. This tour is open to visitors aged 16 and older.
As this tour takes place outside, all visitors are encouraged to dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes. Due to COVID-19, all guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks and groups will be smaller to follow social distance guidelines. The adult ghost tour will take about 90 minutes to complete and tickets must be purchased in advance for $22.95.
Locked Zoo Penguin Pursuit
When: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Where: Calgary Zoo
The Calgary Zoo is presenting its first daytime Locked Zoo with the Penguin Pursuit. Suitable for adults and teenagers, this outdoor event is open to household teams to complete a series of challenges focused on penguins. Two different timed entries will be available to purchase – one at 12:00 p.m. and the next at 2:00 p.m. Participants will have until 5:00 p.m. to complete the challenge.
Timed entry tickets must be purchased online ahead of the event and participants have the option to pre-order lunch with their tickets online. Tickets start at $45 plus GST or $60 plus GST if they want to include the optional lunch.
Servus Tube Park Fridays
When: March 6 & 12, 2021
Where: Winsport Calgary
Through a sponsorship with Servus Credit Union, Winsport Calgary will be offering discounted tickets on certain Friday evenings for individuals to visit the tube park. Admission must be purchased in advance of the visit one week in advance of the day. Two different time slots are available for entry, including one at 4:00 p.m. and the next at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to visit the website on a Friday the week before they wish to visit to ensure their tickets are secured.
Storybook Theatre’s Wizards of Oakwood Drive
When: March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2021
Storybook Theatre is bringing their shows to the homes of their audience! This play is open to kids only (ages 6-12) , and each $32 ticket provides a Zoom viewing code for one household. Parents, guardians and caregivers are invited to watch the show as well with the children. While the performance takes place at each viewers’ house, there are plenty of interactive elements that take place throughout the show to keep kids active and engaged.
The Wizards of Oakwood Drive is about two siblings who take part in a magical contest with help from their parents. In order to get the full immersive experience, there will be instructions and a list of basic items that viewers can prepare ahead of time so they can follow along at home. Tickets are already selling quickly for this event so be sure to check the updated schedule online and purchase your viewing codes for the four available performance times each day.
Calgary Zoo King Penguin Walk
When: Ends Mid-March (weather dependent)
Where: Calgary Zoo
The popular Penguin Walk is back this year at the Calgary Zoo. Visitors are welcome to join the penguins on their morning walk around the grounds. Depending on the animals and weather, this event is subject to change so people intending to visit are encouraged to visit the zoo’s website the morning of their planned visit to ensure the activity is still taking place.
Additional protocols have also been put in place due to COVID-19, so visitors must purchase timed-entry slot tickets in advance before visiting and are encouraged to visit the website for full health and safety guidelines. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. and the two entry periods take place at 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Ticket prices are the prices charged for admission to the park, which is $14.95 for children, $24.95 for general admission and $22.95 for seniors.
Calgary Scavenger Hunt: Calgary Culture
Where: Downtown Calgary
This scavenger hunt takes participants through Calgary’s vibrant art and culture. By downloading the app and access code, participants can follow this unique scavenger hunt at their own pace and explore different buildings, parks, spaces and works of art. Different options are available depending on whether you are by yourself, with a couple, or your household.
If the weather looks nice for the day and you have some time, make sure you download all the materials you need to complete the hunt. You can even make the challenge even greater by offering a “reward” for successfully completing the challenge, like a treat from a local shop.