5 Things to Do in Calgary This Weekend: April 5-7

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The weekend is almost here, and so is the last week of spring break for some Calgary students. Here are some things to help you make the most of those last few days off. With the weather shifting between sun, snow and rain this week, this list includes a mix of indoor and outdoor activities.

ASCENTI AI 2024

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Calgary Public Library hosts two-day symposium on artificial intelligence and creative arts. It will cover how AI can be helpful or problematic, and how to manage any negative effects. Experts will discuss how creative industries can adapt to AI in their work.

Where: central Library

When: Friday 6-8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: Free


Restore and revive art exhibition

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Restore and Revive: With 10 Old Alberta Buildings explores Alberta’s historic buildings, highlighting the importance of human connection and the preservation of history. Artist Aeris Osborne is self-taught and moved from Hong Kong to Edmonton in 2007.

When: April 5 – June 30

Where: Lougheed House

Cost: Free


Breakfast with polar bears at the zoo.

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This family-friendly morning includes an early tour of the zoo’s Wild Canada area, polar bear facts, and a breakfast buffet. After watching Baffin and Siku do their morning routine, you can see the rest of the animals in the zoo.

When: April 6, 7:45 a.m.

Where: Calgary Zoo

Cost: $61-$79


Queer History Tour

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Fort Calgary hosts a one-hour walking tour that will explore the issues of gender, sexuality, homosexuality and crime in Calgary. This tour is recommended for people over 16 years old.

When: April 7, 2-3 p.m.

Where: Fort Calgary

Cost: $10


world of wheels

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World of Wheels is coming to Calgary this weekend at the BMO centre. This show features Western Canada’s best hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles, as well as special guest appearances.

When: Friday 3-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: BMO Center

Cost: $7-$23

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