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10 New Hobbies to Try in Calgary

10 New Hobbies to Try in Calgary

If you’re looking for hobbies to pick up in Calgary, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we listed some fun new activities you may have or haven’t tried yet and the best places in Calgary for them. 

We hope you get ideas on what to do next weekend when boredom strikes through our list. 

1. Stargazing


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If a night under the stars appeals to you, then consider going to the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory for stargazing. The observatory regularly holds programs for the public especially on days where astronomy events are scheduled to happen. 

Stargazing is a great way to destress. You can also go an extra mile and start researching astronomy so you can be familiar with the different constellations and celestial objects. 

You don’t just enjoy it, but it’s an educational activity as well. It’s also a very family-friendly activity, so you can bring the whole family. 

You can even take kids with you so they learn about astronomy as well. If you have kids in the nursery, preschool, elementary school, high school, and college levels, they’ll surely enjoy a night under the stars with hot cocoa and good company. 

2. Painting 

If you want to bring out your artistic side and express yourself through painting, you can book a class at Eventbrite. There are so many classes that use different kinds of mediums. 

You can paint nature scenes, abstract paintings, and so many others. Whatever you’re into, you’ll definitely find something for you. 

3. Cooking


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Learning how to cook and experimenting with different cuisines is a fun hobby that’s rewarding for your soul and your stomach. You can take a cooking class with your friends, which is a unique and fun group activity. 

You can also experiment on your own trying out different recipes and plating them yourself. It’s a satisfying and fun hobby. 

4. Volunteer work 

Why not do something fun and meaningful to your community by volunteering at the different initiatives in Calgary? You can even take your friends with you and volunteer together. 

5. Photography


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With Calgary’s great landscapes and attractions, it’s a great place to take up photography. There are so many different kinds of cameras and styles to choose from. 

You can even take up classes to learn the theories and best practices in photography at schools like The Photo Academy. Learn from the best photographers in the field and meet people who are interested in photography. 

6. Pottery 

Fairview Studios offer wheel-thrown pottery classes for adults that you can try taking. You can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where you can get inspired to create pieces. 

It takes a lot of patience and practice to get pottery right but it’s so worth it. Making something totally unique and functional is a great bonus. 

7. Archery


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Live out your Katniss Everdeen dreams and learn archery at Calgary Archery Centre. They cater to all levels, from beginners to professionals. 

They’re open daily so you can practice your shooting skills any time. 

8. Journaling 

If you’re naturally introspective and like penning your thoughts into paper, you’ll love journaling. There are so many styles nowadays, like bullet journaling which is also a great way to organize your life. 

It’s very relaxing to a lot of people and helps by becoming a good outlet for one’s emotions. If you want to be artsy and design your journal, you can get your stock of art supplies in the stores in Calgary. 

9. Yoga


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If you’re struggling with stress reduction, you can try taking a yoga class in Calgary. It’s fun, relaxing, challenging, and helps you get the exercise you need. 

10. New language 

Want to watch that foreign show without the subtitles? Start by learning a language at Berlitz or the University of Calgary. 

That concludes our list of potential new hobbies for you in Calgary. We hope we were able to give you some fresh new ideas for your weekend plans. 

Got any other hobbies in mind? Let us know in the comments! 

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