Happy Sunday, Edmonton! We hope you’ve enjoyed a slightly cooler weekend, and are ready for another week of fun in and around the city! It’s still hot out, no doubt, but at least we can now step outside for more than 15 minutes without having to lay down afterwards. We see that as a small victory.
Here are 10 things to do around Edmonton this week.
After a number of delays, the long-awaited immersive exhibit that took Vancouver by storm is finally opening in Edmonton! Originally from Europe, this exhibition showcases the artist’s best works on a larger-than-life scale, using high-quality projectors and audio for a more immersive experience.
When: Opens Tuesday, July 6th
Where: 7515 118 Avenue NW
Cost: $41.61 and up for GA
That’s right folks, tours of the Rossdale Power Plant are back! This is your chance to check out a historic landmark in the city, while learning about its history at the same time! And, we have to admit, it’s stuff like this that we like to see on Instagram, if only for the unique factor.
When: Tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: 10155 96 Avenue NW
The Whyte Avenue Art Walk may have changed venues, but it’s still worth a visit! This year, the Whyte Avenue Art Walk has taken over the old Army & Navy Building and is showcasing some incredible local artists. Go just to see what’s new, or head down with a perfect piece in mind!
When: Open throughout July
Where: 10411 82 Avenue NW
Cost: Free to attend!
We’ve got some rainy days ahead, and the Royal Alberta Museum is another amazing option in the city. Whether you’re rediscovering the permanent collections or seeing what’s new, the Royal Alberta Museum is a perfect way to spend a few hours inside.
When: Open throughout the week
Where: 9810 103a Avenue NW
Live music is back, if you know where to look! The Edmonton Ski Club is hosting a series of live concerts on their patio, and things kick off this weekend! If you’re looking for some great local talent in a very picturesque setting, then you need to check this out.
When: Fridays and Saturdays throughout July
Where: 9613 96 Avenue NW
The Telus World of Science is back, baby! In addition to the regular exhibits, they’ve also brought in a new one titled Expedition: Dinosaur. And, as a special treat, the Zeigler Dome has reopened for laser shows as well! That’s a triple threat of indoor fun this weekend, if you ask us.
When: Now open!
Where: 11211 142 Street NW
Cost: $31.45 for GA
We can’t wait to be able to check out Fort Edmonton Park once more. Like the Muttart, the park closed down for some (even more serious) renovations, and this is the summer where we get to enjoy them! From an updated midway to brand new things like an Indigenous Peoples Experience, this is going to be amazing to visit once more.
When: Now open!
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
Like art galleries, movie theatres are a great way to escape the sun for a few hours. And while Cineplex has reopened all their Alberta locations, we think you should go support local spots like the Metro Cinema first. Sure, you might not see a summer blockbuster, but they’ve got great taste!
When: Showtimes weekly
Where: 8712 – 109 Street NW
The sun is out and you should be too! The mountains are calling our name so we think it’s about time you lace up your hiking boots, pack up the car and head to the Rockies where trails aplenty await. Click the link above for the most beautiful hikes you can do near Edmonton next month!
Where: Click the link above for more info
Looking for an out-of-the-box idea? This could be right up your alley. For years, Edmonton Ghost Tours has been delighting residents and tourists alike with informative and fun tours that explore Edmonton’s shadier past. It’s a great mix for getting outside while learning something about the city!
When: Tours throughout July
Where: 10322 83rd Avenue
That’s what we’ve got for this week! Enjoy yourselves, folks!