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Shakespeare, twelfth night, Calgary theatre  

Though theatre might not be what Calgary is famous for, our beautiful Alberta city has a thriving theatre scene. Every month, the city’s fantastic venues host dozens of can’t-miss productions, any of which make for a great night out for our theatre-loving guests.


Without further ado, here are three productions to check out in Calgary in the month of February.


Twelfth Night | January 30 to February 24


If you’re a Shakespeare lover in Calgary, you’re in luck, as the Max Bell Theatre will soon be hosting a compelling production of the bard’s most whimsical work, Twelfth Night. This classic will run on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, weekly from January 30 to February 24. Click here for more information.


Eugene Onegin | February 3 to February 9


This popular Russian Opera, which tells a gripping love story between Tatyana, Olga, and the title character Eugene Onegin, only runs from February 3 to 9, so you’ve got a very small window to catch it. Don’t miss your chance! Click here to learn more about this production, which is set to emanate from the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.


Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery | February 9 to April 15


Starting on February 9, the Stage West Theatre Restaurant will host a production of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, “an adventurous, comedic spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic story The Hound of Baskerville.” Click here to learn more about this Sherlock Holmes classic!


Yes, the coming month in Calgary looks like a fantastic month for theatre-lovers – both locals and visitors alike. To enjoy any of the fantastic productions listed above, simply book a room at our cozy hotel today. We look forward to making your visit a special one!


Diana Krall, Calgary, Calgary concerts, Calgary airport hotels


In Calgary, Alberta, we’re always welcoming big name musicians to town, and the coming months are certainly no exception to that rule! As the year 2017 winds down, our beautiful Alberta city will host a number of stars spanning a range of popular genres.


Without further ado, here are three cool concerts to check out in Calgary over the next few weeks.


Halsey | November 14


On November 14, pop superstar Halsey will be taking the stage at Calgary’s famous Scotiabank Saddledome. The American sensation will be supported by Toronto-based rapper and songwriter PartyNextDoor, and British star Charli XCX. Tickets for this blockbuster concert start as low as $30 – an excellent deal to catch such a popular trio of pop stars! Get yours here!


Sean Kingston | November 29


On November 29, Jamaica’s Sean Kingston will take the stage at The Palace Theatre on 8th Avenue SW with his famous blend of reggae and pop. Kingston, who is best known for songs like Beautiful Girls, Fire Burning and Take You There, will be taking the stage at 8:00 pm. Get your tickets by clicking here!


Diana Krall | December 5


On December 5, Canadian Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall will make a stop at Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall. Known for her beautiful contralto vocals, Krall is the woman behind recognizable songs like The Look of Love, Just the Way You Are, Fly Me to the Moon, and Night and Day. If you’d like to catch her live in Calgary, click here to get tickets. Have fun!


Over the next few weeks, Calgary, Alberta will reaffirm its standing as one of Canada’s true hubs for live music. To explore the city’s thriving music scene, simply book a room at our cozy hotel today! We look forward to making your visit a memorable one!

Golf Calgary Summer

Enjoy the best golfing Calgary has to offer all from the convenient location of the Best Western Airport Inn! Experienced and beginner golfers love Calgary’s wide variety of courses and great-value prices. From driving ranges to championship 27-hole courses, we have recommendations for you:

Fox Hollow Golf Course
Just five minutes away, Fox Hollow Golf Course is advertised as “Calgary’s most affordable public golf course.” This well-maintained green offers a relaxed environment for beginners on the front 9 and more dynamic course for experienced players on the back 9. Overlook the gently sloping greens while you sip a beer and eat a steak sandwich at Mulligan’s Restaurant after the game. Lessons are also available. Check out the website here. 

Maple Ridge Golf Course
Just 15 minutes down highway 2 is another great-value course. The Maple Ridge Golf Course provides a challenging 18-hole game for advanced golfers, including several 4-par holes. Enjoy beautiful lake views as you swing out over the green at the top of the course. Maple Ridge is very popular, so reserve a tee time in advance here.   
Heritage Pointe Golf Club 
Heritage Pointe Golf Course is superbly maintained and Calgary’s top-rated course on Tripadvisor. This challenging 27-hole public course offers spectacular views and diverse terrain. From the hotel, head half an hour south on Hwy 2 for a fantastic day on the green. Top it off with tandoori salmon, a burger, or lobster ravioli from club’s restaurant. The course is popular for tournaments, so check ahead for course availability on the website
Best Western Airport Inn is also just minutes away from two excellent driving ranges. Experience the huge dome at the National Golf Academy or enjoy the city views from Shaganappi Point Golf Course. Ready to get your golf on? Book your stay at the Best Western Airport Inn today! Booking details here.

You know when summer is just around the corner when you’re in Calgary, because all of a sudden festivals start taking place and they don’t stop! Those lucky enough to visit the city during  June will be able to enjoy the beginning of the festival season, with three festivals taking place that’ll make sure your trip to Calgary is a memorable one.

The return of an annual favourite

As far as festivals go, it doesn’t much better than the annual Lilac Festival. Fun for the whole family, this festival kicks off with a parade and then has musical performance, street vendors, and other fun events taking place throughout the day. The perfect way to kick off summer! Takes place in downtown Calgary on June 4.

lobster dish

Lobster and a good cause

Now, we all know that any festival dedicated to lobster is going to be pretty special. But Lobsterfest takes it up a notch: not only is this all about lobster, it also all takes place for a good cause. Get your tickets and you’ll be able to enjoy a fine lobster dish and a few drinks while the DJ spins the records. There’ll also be a silent auction, if you fancy taking home a souvenir. Takes place June 10 at Acadia Recreation Complex.

5 days of awesomeness

There’s no other way to put it: Sled Island Music and Arts Festival rocks. Spread over five days and 30 venues, there’ll be more than 250 musicians, artists, filmmakers, and comedians making sure everyone is thoroughly entertained. The guest curator is the phenomenally talent Flying Lotus, so you’ll know it’ll be good. Takes place June 21 - 25 at various venues.

Book your stay at Best Western Airport Inn Calgary and you’ll have a hotel near Calgary Airport and all the city’s sights and events. We offer all our guests high speed wifi, free parking, and a complimentary breakfast.