Entertainment

Concert Venue in Banff Town

Banff Centre

Perched on the side of Tunnel Mountain, Banff’s flagship arts venue hosts a varied program of concerts, lectures, exhibitions and events throughout the year. It’s also the main focus for big cultural events, includi…
Live Music in Calgary

Ironwood Stage & Grill

Cross over into the hip universe of Inglewood to find the grassroots of Calgary's music scene. Local bands alternate with bigger touring acts for nightly music in the welcoming, woody confines of Ironwood. Country a…
Cinema in Edmonton

Garneau Theatre

Edmonton's only surviving art-deco-era cinema has operated under various guises since 1940, changing hands most recently in 2011. It's affectionately described as 'vintage,' meaning the seats could be more comfortab…
Cinema in Calgary

Plaza Theatre

Built in the 1920s as a garage but turned into a neighbourhood theatre during the 1930s depression, the Plaza is the last operating neighborhood theater in Calgary. Right in the heart of Kensington, it shows art-hou…
Live Music in Calgary

Broken City

There's something on stage here most nights – everything from jazz jams to hip-hop, along with comedy and quiz nights. The rooftop patio is ace in the summer, and the small but well-curated menu keeps you happy whet…
Spectator Sport in Calgary

Calgary Flames

Archrival of the Edmonton Oilers, the Calgary Flames play ice hockey from October to April at the Saddledome. Make sure you wear red to the game and head down to 17th Ave afterwards, or the 'Red Mile,' as they call …
Cinema in Edmonton

Princess Theatre

The Princess is a grand old theater that defiantly sticks her finger up at the multiplexes that are dominant elsewhere. Dating from the pre-talkie days (1915), it screens first-run, art-house and cult classics. Tick…
Live Music in Edmonton

Blues on Whyte

This is the sort of place your mother warned you about: dirty, rough, but still somehow cool. It's a great place to check out some live music; blues and rock are the standards. The dance floor is small but hopping.
Theater in Calgary

Loose Moose Theatre Company

Guaranteed to be a fun night out, Loose Moose has digs near the Inglewood neighborhood. It specializes in improv comedy and, at times, audience participation. (You've been warned.) You'll also find kids' theater.
Theater in Edmonton

New Varscona Theatre

There are only 176 precious seats at the Varscona, a cornerstone of the Old Strathcona theater district that puts on 350 performances annually of edgy plays, late-night comedy and morning kids' shows.