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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(Cooking classes: 403-245-7630; atcoblueflamekitchen.com) runs a wide variety of courses for the culinary-inclined, including demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes on a wide variety of themes.
(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 to 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.
It’s not just kids who can have fun. Get a sitter, grab your partner, and take a spin on the dance floor! Latin and Ballroom? Hip Hop? Tap? We have a great range of classes. The world is your oyster!
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
MASTER RIM’S TAEKWONDO (various locations; masterrim.com), BLACK BELT JUNG’S TAEKWONDO (403-800-9005; masterjung.com), YU’S TAEKWONDO MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE (403-258-0998; yustaekwondo.org), and RED PHOENIX TAE KWON DO AND MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE (403-277-7937; redpx.com) offer high-quality martial arts lessons for all ages and skill levels.
(403-923-4662; 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.
(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.
(403-231-8900; livebrookfield.ca) 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, including nearby amenities such as a future shopping district, fully rubberized playgrounds, and schools for every age, Legacy is an all-inclusive community built for a lifetime of memories.
(403-253-3311; qualico.com) has been building homes for over 60 years and is one of the leading home builders in communities across Western Canada. They offer a full range of home options in communities across Calgary such as Evanston, Crestmont, and the newly-planned Harmony in Springbank.
(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!
(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!)
Sometimes it’s just too hard to find a babysitter - we get it. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out for a quiet cup of coffee while your little ones play! Calgary has a ton of high-quality INDOOR COFFEE PLAYGROUNDS; you’ll probably be able to find one a short car drive away, wherever you are in the city!
COGNITO (cognitoescape.ca), BREAKOUT (breakoutcalgary.com), THE LOCKED ROOM (thelockedroom.ca), ESCAPE HOUR (escapehour.ca), and LEVEL 1 ESCAPE (level1escape.com) are just some of the many unique ‘escape room’ experiences for large or small groups in Calgary. Ranging in difficulty from a 1 per cent success rate to over 60 per cent, these rooms will stretch your brain, and are a totally immersive (sometimes creepy!) evening out.
(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!
HEXAGON (thehexcafe.com/calgary), PIPS (pipscafe.com), METAL GALAXY (metal-galaxy.com), and THE THIRSTY MEEPLES (thirstymeeplesyyc.com) all offer board gaming by the hour. It’s a great group activity, and most offer food or drinks. It’s like having your friends over for the evening, but you don’t need to pick up any toys or clean your kitchen first - bonus!
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