Summer 2018 Perks

experience more of YYC this summer

May 1 - August 31

support these Calgary local business owners and buy your Vigo Card today


$10 Yoga Drop In

Yoga Nova Studios wants to bring vitality and vibrancy into your life and yoga practice. They want to make your life brighter through connection, laughter, and movement. Their classes are nothing like you have experienced before and promise a new experience every time you step on your mat. Connect with old and new friends at the Nova Coffee House downstairs. 

***Valid for a total of 5 drop-ins per cardholder

Free Pizza with the purchase of a bottle of wine

Hospitality and a sense of coming together has been passed down from generations of big family gatherings to this beautiful two story pizzeria located in Chinook Shopping Centre. Double Zero Pizza welcomes you to come in, get comfortable, and relax in their fun and casual environment; enjoying good food and conversation. They are all about people; the faces of their friends on the walls, the team that makes it all happen, and the Calgarians who come in to enjoy a meal together. Double Zero Pizza is an experience and the care and detail that goes into everything from the ingredients used to the curated wine list, shines through the moment you walk in the door.

15% off concert season tickets

***Registration promo code sent to you via email in the Vigo Newsletter. Purchase tickets online through the Taylor Centre to buy your ticket. One discounted ticket per cardholder per visit. Must show Vigo Card upon arrival when showing ticket. 

Happy hour drink prices all day

Bras-ser-ie [noun]: an informal restaurant, especially one in France or modelled as such; and with a large selection of drinks.Brasserie Kensington lives true to its French inspiration, complete with incredible food and an impressive list of wines, local draught beers, and handcrafted cocktails. This casual local restaurant welcomes you with simple, hearty comfort food made from local ingredients. Located on the second-floor, Brasserie is the perfect for a summer happy-hour because of their beautiful accordion windows that open up the space to the liveliness of Kensington below. 

25% off Avocado Toast

Nova Coffee House is a space to get your artisan coffee, nourish your creativity, and dig deep into our delicious soul-food. This is your second home, a catalyst for the movers and makers to come together and share your bright life. Light up your day with our artisan coffee, energizing smoothies, loaded toasts, panini-pressed wraps, fresh salads & nourishing elixirs.  They've got something for everyone - including vegan options!

Buy one get one half off tickets

Since 1977, Loose Moose Theatre Company has been Calgary's home of improvised comedy. Recognized as an international leader in training and presenting improvisation, with alumni working in film, television and stage. Their home on the 2nd Floor of the Crossroads Market hosts an intimate 200 person audience for weekly performances and their concession is complete with local beers on tap. Purchase tickets at their box office to claim this exclusive perk and support local artists!

***tickets must be purchased at box-office to redeem perk. Tickets are first come first serve. Vigo does not guarantee the availability of tickets. 

Buy one get one free any beverage

Brothers David and Cole have built what was initially one hidden gem, Rosso Coffee House in Ramsay, into Calgary's core coffee roaster and coffee storyteller. Rosso Coffee Roaster wants to tell the stories of coffee, a complex process that is as technical and creative as winemaking or craft beer. Rosso has traveled to Guatemala, Costa Rica, Rwanda and Colombia to purchase green coffee directly from farmers. They also dedicate their time to perfecting the roasting process, through years of research they are now responsible for sourcing and roasting all the coffee served in their stores and provide coffee to over 100 other restaurants, cafes and small businesses. When you go step into one of Rosso's 7 Calgary locations, you will be greeted by outstanding hospitality and a cafe design that expresses the vibrancy of the Calgary community that you are in.

***free beverage of equal or lesser value. 

Free dessert with a purchase of $40 or more

Oscar and Joao created Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse to bring authentic, traditional Brazilian food to the heart of the Alberta prairies. The name comes from the Pampa region, also known as the Brazilian prairies in South America. When Oscar lived in Brazil, he fell in love with the weekly barbecues his friends threw, welcoming him and creating a new passion. The sense of community Oscar felt in Brazil and the incredible Brazilian barbecues, he knew he had to bring it back home with him to Alberta. He sought help from Joao, a Brazilian local passionate about food. Together, they immersed themselves in Brazilian barbecues to become experts: Oscar became a grill master and Joao became a chef. What you see in our extraordinary Pampa restaurants now is the result of their love, dedication, and commitment to authenticity.

Buy one get one free Black Light Paint Night tickets

Raw Canvas is a space that makes creating art accessible to people who don’t consider themselves artists or creative. Raw Canvas is a stress free zone where you can have a drink, let your guard down, and share fun and laughter with others doing the same. The non-judgmental environment inspires everyone to enjoy the process of creating something from nothing and to realize that they are indeed creative and artistic! Black Light Paint Nights are held on Friday or Saturday nights and add another level of excitement to the experience. Call Raw Canvas ahead to register for this experience.

*** register online to save your spot. Perk valid only on "paint in black light" events. Pay at the event to redeem this perk. Must show Vigo Card. One redemption per visit, per member. 

50% off a loaf with purchase of $10 or more

Sidewalk Citizen Bakery co-exists on the seam between tradition and innovation. Preserving and invigorating centuries-old methods while creating exciting new flavour combinations. Like going on an adventure but remembering you have a home to return to. Visit one of their two bakery locations, Kensington and The Simmons Building, to find organic artisan sourdoughs, flaky lush pastries, desserts, joyous, bright and bold food. Whether you are grabbing a bite to eat there or bringing a loaf home to break bread with friends and family, Sidewalk Citizen will transport you to a simplier time when food was just that, food. 

Free Brewery Tour and One Beer Sample

The beer at Cold Garden is nothing short of stellar. Our personal favourite Cakeface, and yes, it tastes like cake, is just one delicious brews on their always adapting list of taps. In their first year, Cold Garden has quickly made their mark with a shout out in the New York Times, named Top 5 Best New Breweries in Canada by Sharp Magazine, Top Choice Award Gold recipient for Best Brewery in Calgary and Metro People's Choice Gold for Best Brewery at the Canadian International Beer Awards. Phew, that was a long list of praise. This refurbished welding shop turned taproom and beer factory has the perfect atmosphere; a mix between a tiki bar and grandmas living room. Not sold? What if we told you you can order pizza and bring your dog? Que the sound of hailing a cab and you racing to Cold Garden.

***one 3oz sample per member, per tour.

One free coffee/tea with the purchase of a meal

Two Calgarian brothers, Andrew and Nick, are religious about food and claim that they are "psycho about making burgers and sandwiches".  You can taste this dedication to their craft in ever bite when you visit one of their two downtown Calgary locations for either breakfast or lunch. This hidden gem is one of the best kept secrets of Calgary with a house made hollandaise sauce and smash brown potatoes as their brunch staples. Watching their feature on "You Gotta Eat Here" makes our mouth water, and if that wasn’t enough, Holy Grill gives back to one of our favourite local charities, Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids. 

30% off drop-in ticket to public archery events

Combat archery is what you get when you combine paintball, dodgeball and add bows and arrows. Strike Combat Archery has hosted everyone from 8-year-olds to 80-year-olds on their fields. They are able to make this activity fun and accessible for all because of their safe foam tipped arrows and team of referees at every game. Strike hosts drop-in public archery events every month like Bow In The Dark, a glow in the dark archery game. These public events are the perfect opportunity to get competitive with friends and strangers and reconnect with your inner-child, all while arrows wiz over your head! 

***Registration access code sent to you via email in the Vigo Newsletter. Register online through eventbrite to save your spot and pay with credit/debt on the field to redeem perk. Must show Vigo Card. One discounted ticket per member, per event. 

25% off Macaron 101 baking classes

parenthèse enchantée {french} - an enchanted moment... Tucked away on 17th Ave, Ollia Macarons & Tea will transport you to a moment so sweet you are transported. Their assortment of fresh macaron flavours and hand blended organic teas are an escape from the hustle of downtown Calgary. Interested in the detail and care that goes into creating each of these delicious treats? Enroll in one of their Macaron 101 baking classes and leave with a new talent under your belt. You are going to be baking up a storm and impressing dates in no time (trust me they’ll be impressed).

***Register in-store or by phone. Schedule updated on their website every second day. Call for most up to date class openings.