10 of the best FREE and cheap things to do in Calgary this March
Time flies when you’re having fun, and the last few months have flown by. Luckily, for those with enough gas left in their tank, there’s more excitement around the corner! The best part? Many of our upcoming events cost less than $30 to attend. Not sure where to start? Here are X free and cheap things to do in Calgary this March.
GET A DISK ON PI DAY
Pi Day is back! Celebrated by mathematicians, elementary schools and bakeries across Canada, hungry Calgarians are encouraged to eat cake and pizza on March 14th (or 14/3). Whether you’re an apple fanatic or a fan of banana cream, there are some incredible places to grab a bite.
WATCH CALGARY’S HUMAN BOND GAME
Hurry up! The time has come! Check out the Human Bonspiel event organized by Calgary Corporate Challenge this March. The competitions take place every day during the lunch break in the Olympic Plaza.
If: Until March 3, 2023
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Time: 11:30 p.m
Costs: View for free
Make yourself comfortable in the EAST VILLAGE HYGGE HUT
Looking for a cheaper date idea? Located just off River Walk Plaza in the East Village, Calgarians are encouraged to make themselves comfortable at the Hygge Hut! Furnished with a cozy fireplace, this Scandinavian-style spot offers a warm atmosphere perfect for enjoying a cup of joe or hot cocoa.
If: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Where: See location here
Time: Friday (3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
VISIT THE BLAIRMORE SKIJORING COMPETITION
One of Alberta’s most unique events, this year’s Pole and Spur Skijoring competition is back with a beer garden, DJ and food truck in addition to the competition itself. Best parts? It will only cost you $5
If: Saturday March 11, 2023
Where: Blairmore, Crowsnest Pass, AB
MAKE A WINTER HIKING TRAIL
We all need fresh air! From hidden tree-covered gems to breathtaking skyline vistas, there are some beautiful places to take a winter stroll in Calgary this month. Check out the link above to see just a few of them.
OR GO SKATEBOARDING
Pack up, lace up your skates and hit the road! Olympic Plaza, one of the city’s most popular ice rinks, is open to the public – but it won’t stay frozen forever! Try it and enjoy, folks!
Where: 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Time: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m
ENJOY THE GLENBOW MUSEUM TEMPORARY GALLERY
Check back this March Howie Tsui: Keeper of Anarchy in the Edison. Featuring a 25 meter hand-drawn animation strip, this exciting exhibition brings together martial arts figures and techniques with the social and political realities of contemporary Hong Kong.
If: Until 04/16/2023
Where: 150 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
GO TUBING AT WINSPORT
Looking for a fun, adrenaline pumping activity? Go tubing at Winsport. Just because skiing isn’t your thing doesn’t mean you should skip the mountains! You’re gonna have a great time.
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Costs: Fridays $16
HAVE A DRINK AT THE ICE BAR ON LAKE LOUISE
Thirsty? This month, start your engine and head to the mountains for a day of skating, laughing and sipping. From now until mid-April, stop by the magically delicious Ice Bar on Lake Louise for a refreshment!
If: Until mid-April (depending on the weather)
Where: 111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
DISCOVER HERITAGE PARK’S LATEST EXHIBITION
The Heritage Park’s newest exhibit aims to “tell the diverse stories of the Chinese community in early western Canadian history.” We’ve been here: Tales from early Chinatown offers art, photos and much more. Try it and enjoy!
If: Until 04/30/2023
Where: 1900 heir Dr. SW, Calgary
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m
Phew, there you have it friends, 10 free and cheap things to do in Calgary this March. What will you check first?