5 Top Activities for College Students in Calgary

5 Top Activities for College Students in Calgary 

Tired of the usual cafe hangout? If you’re a college student and looking for fun and exciting things to do in Calgary, we’ve got you covered. 

In this article, we listed some activities that are perfect for young adults who are looking for ways to unwind in the city. So grab your group of friends and check out our list below for ideas. 

1. Unleash your creative side at Vin Gogh Paint Sip Studio.

Unleash your creative side at Vin Gogh Paint Sip Studio

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If you want a relaxing evening painting while sipping wine with friends, then book a slot at Vin Gogh. You get to unwind while creating your masterpiece that you can hang up in your room. 

If you’re concerned about your lack of artistic skills, you don’t need to worry. They’ll provide artistic direction, step-by-step instructions, and all the art materials you’ll need. 

If you want to stay at home, you can even buy their paint-at-home kits. For just 35 CAD, you get art supplies, photos, and instructions. 

You can have alcohol delivered for a similar effect as Vin Gogh’s. 

2. Watch live shows with friends. 

Your time at university is a great way to learn more about the world around you inside and outside the classroom. This is the time to watch various kinds of shows that will expose you to different cultures, perspectives, and world views. 

This can come in the form of musical plays, live music, stand-up comedy, concerts, and festivals. Lucky for you, Calgary is a culturally rich place where you can enjoy these shows. 

You can book tickets for all kinds of shows at Calgary Theatre

3. Sing your heart out at karaoke.

Sing your heart out at karaoke

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Nothing beats screaming your lungs out with your friends to your favorite tunes. You can go to Galaxy Karaoke Bar, Nanta Karaoke & Bar, and Bootleggers, among others. 

Imagine singing the night away while snacking on pizza, burgers, fingerfood, and beer. It’s a great way to bond with your friends as well. 

4. Explore the outdoors. 

Calgary has so many hiking and biking trails, kayak tours, and camping grounds that you can try when you need a break from your papers and exams. You can even go do nature photo walks at the beautiful gardens in the city. 

There’s nothing like being close to nature to help you relax and get your mind off all your deadlines and responsibilities even for a weekend. It’s even more fun if you bring your group of friends with you. 

So breathe the fresh air and get some much needed exercise in the parks the city has to offer. 

5. Go dancing.

Go dancing

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Of course, college won’t be the same without the occasional night life. Go to the different pubs, bars, clubs, and nightclubs and party the night away with your friends. 

Just make sure that you’re within the legal drinking age and that you keep safe at all times. 


That concludes our list of fun things to do as a university student in Calgary. We hope we were able to give you some fun ideas you can do this weekend. 

Got more ideas in mind? Let us know in the comments! 

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