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Warm Up to Winter

Join us for University District’s 3rd annual outdoor festival. Northwestival promises to be packed full of family friendly holiday surprises and all things that make the Northwest worth celebrating.


Winter Warm Up

Mark your calendars, pack your mittens and bring the whole family; gather with us this December for an enchanted afternoon of winter fun!

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Beside getting outside and embracing the season here are the Top 10 Reasons to attend:

1) Hockey Shootout
2) Winter Workshops
3) Live Music, Roaming Performers & Entertainment
4) S’mores
5) Kangaroo Cuddles
6) Toasty Fire Pits
7) Cabane à Sucre making
8) Hot Drink Station
9) Frosty Memories Photo Booth
10) Axe Throwing

Northwestival is a combination of free and token based activities. Tokens can be purchased at the token booth.

Join in the Fun and Give Back

Admission to Northwestival is an unopened jar of peanut butter, or other nut butter, to support I Can for Kids; Northwestival’s charity for 2019. This local Calgary charity provides nutritious items to hungry kids across the city during the summer months with a mission to end summer childhood hunger in our community. 

Warmest Winter Memories

Winter isn’t just about cold and snow it’s about family, friends and making memories. Follow or like University District on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, post a photo or video of your best winter memory and tag us. We would love to see how you celebrate winter with those people or pets in your life!

Getting Here

Start your Northwestival experience!

Your winter warm up starts at the University District Discovery Centre!

Find us at NW Commons Park (new location this year).