If your beach plans are ruined due to the rains, head to the Volleydome and play a few beach volleyball games. It needs pre-booking, but you can drop in on Friday and Saturday evenings if you haven’t booked ahead of time. You can also play singles or doubles at one of the indoor courts at The Tennis Academy. Another good option is the Osten and Victor Alberta Tennis Centre. You can also gather some friends to play drop-in soccer at one of the eight indoor venues. The Calgary West Soccer Centre offers drop-in soccer from Monday to Friday.
Spend an afternoon at one of Calgary’s indoor driving ranges and golf swings like the National Golf Academy, which has 33 hitting stalls and two golf simulators. There is also the Grand Slam Golf Academy which is 3,000 square feet and has numerous virtual golf courses, and the RoboGolfPro is another good choice which helps golfers perfect their swing. Public skating is also available at the indoor skating rink, Markin MacPhail Centre. You can also opt for swimming in one indoor pool, jumping off the diving boards, swimming some laps, floating down a lazy river, or hanging out in a hot tub or steam room. Other Calgary indoor activities include running around the track or dropping into a fitness class.
If you want to climb high at a local climbing gym, visit the Crux Climbing and Bouldering, which is one of the tallest climbing gyms in North America and has a 72 feet high wall. If you are acrophobic, you can also opt for going bouldering here, as it has over 3,000 square feet of a wall just for this purpose. Or you can be a spectator and chill! The Calgary Climbing Centre has four more locations across the city, each of which has both climbing and bouldering walls and a range of other routes at varying difficulty levels. However, you will need to pass a belay test if you are planning on top-rope climbing.
Extreme Air Park
If you spend some time bouncing on interlocking trampolines, playing zero gravity basketball, or bouncing off the walls on a rainy day, visiting Extreme Air Park could be the ideal way to blow off some steam, where there are 42,000 square feet of interlocking trampoline to jump on.
Attend a drop-in class on Wednesdays at Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics. You will learn how to do a front handspring or finally master that front tuck, all this under the supervision of a qualified gymnastics coach. Since the space is limited, it is better that you arrive early to be one of the 50 permitted drop-in gymnasts.
Apart from the activities mentioned above, you can also check out places for bowling, yoga and other stuff at the various indoor activity centers in Calgary.