Rain can put a damper on outdoor plans, but that doesn’t mean your day has to be dull and dreary.

The indoor activities to be found in northwest Calgary will make you forget the gloomy weather. Whether you're a history buff, an adventure-seeker or just looking to unwind, there’s something for everyone.

1. University of Calgary’s Nickle Galleries

Located in the heart of the University of Calgary, the Nickle Galleries is a magnet for art enthusiasts. With a blend of contemporary and historical art exhibits, it provides a visual journey that stimulates and enriches.

435 Campus Lane NW, Calgary

2. WinSport

Known for its Olympic-level facilities, WinSport offers a variety of indoor activities that cater to all ages. Test your agility at the indoor climbing wall or ice-skate across the same rinks used by professional athletes. With programs and drop-in options available, it’s a perfect spot to cultivate your inner athlete while staying dry.

88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary

3. Calgary Farmers’ Market West

For a more relaxed indoor escape, the new Calgary Farmer's Market in Northwest Calgary is a vibrant hub of local produce, artisanal crafts, and gourmet foods. Wander through the stalls to find fresh ingredients for a home-cooked meal or grab a bite from one of the many food vendors. Open year-round, it's a splendid way to spend a rainy day and support local businesses.

25 Greenbriar Dr NW, Calgary

4. Brentwood Sportsplex

The Brentwood Sportsplex provides an array of indoor sporting activities. Whether you're into badminton, basketball, or other indoor games, this place has got you covered.

1520B Northmount Dr NW, Calgary

5. Crowfoot YMCA

An anchor in the community, Crowfoot YMCA is the go-to spot for indoor fitness and recreation. From its spacious pool to its modern gym, it offers an array of activities for both kids and adults.

8100 John Laurie Blvd NW, Calgary

6. Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Dive into fun at the Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre. With its expansive pool and recreational areas, it's a splash of joy on any rainy day.

1520 Northmount Dr NW, Calgary

There's something for everyone to enjoy in northwest Calgary when the raindrops fall. So, next time the skies grow dark, look at it as a chance to explore one of these fantastic indoor escapes.