Weekend entertainment picks for Calgary and Banff
Banff's Mountain Film and Book Festival kicks off, Hedley and Halloween hoopla in the city
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a look at some of the events going on around Calgary and Banff.
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Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
The Banff Mountain film and book festival kicks off this weekend, featuring the best in mountain culture. Opening weekend features lots of film screenings, a mountain art walk and an arst and crafts sale.
Runs until November 8
Weekend events scheduled between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Ghouls Night Out at Heritage Park
This family-friendly, outdoor Halloween event gives kids a chance to test out their broom-flying skills, listen to scary (and not-so-scary) stories, visit a fortune teller, taste the tea at a Mad Hatter's tea party and play creepy games at the Carnivale. There's lots to do at Heritage Park this weekend. Be sure to dress for the cold weather and bring your flashlight and camera.
Runs until October 27, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Heritage Park Historical Village
Banff National Park's Quietest. Concert. Ever. featuring Hedley
This is a first for Banff. It will be a full-on outdoor rock concert that will be virtually silent. Everyone in the audience will be wearing headphones, so there won't be any blaring amps or meaty speakers. Hedley will be on stage. But even if you're not a big fan, this concert is just a cool thing to do.
Gates open at 4 p.m.
Cascade Gardens, Banff National Park
Calgary's haunted houses of horror are open again to scare you silly and also offer a bit of fun at the same time. This year there are six different homes to visit, plus zombie paintball, live shows and contests.
October 25, 26, 27, & 31, doors open 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.