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Winter in Calgary

Making winter better Winter in Calgary

Winter in Calgary is known for cold temperatures, heavy snowfall, bright sunshine and warm chinook winds. With such varied weather, there are many ways for you and your family to embrace winter in our city.

From fun outdoor events and activities to programs and services that increase accessibility, mobility and equity, we’re making winter better for all. Local businesses are embracing winter too by creating a vibrant outdoor economy that is unique to the season.

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Chinook Blast

Celebrate winter with live music, light and art installations, theatrical performances, outdoor sport, cultural experiences, night markets and more.

Lean more about Chinook Blast

Attending events

Get outdoors and experience arts, culture, recreation events throughout our city and learn what our winter city is all about.

Find more winter events

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Being active

Stay active this winter on one of our outdoor skating rinks, cross country skiing or snowshoeing trails or disc golf courses.

Find more winter activities

Things to know


Calgary’s winter story

In the winter, the Blackfoot would move into sheltered areas in river valleys and the foothills to be close to water and wood. The days were spent making clothes, hunting and playing winter games.

How the Blackfoot lived with the land

Winter City Strategy

The Winter City Strategy is our plan to make Calgary a more prosperous, vibrant and welcoming place for residents, businesses and tourists throughout winter.

Read our Strategy

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