Hello and welcome to the weekend, Edmonton. Despite coming out of a heat warning, it looks like we might get hit with some inclement weather in the next little while. That said, just because there’s a little wetness in our forecast shouldn’t damper our spirits. Instead, let’s get out there and enjoy 10 of the best things to do in Edmonton this weekend.
Urban Pedal Tours have returned for the summer! These party bikes can fit up to 12 people (and 10 with pedals) as you explore Edmonton’s craft beer scene. Not much for a brewski? They’re also offering a wine-tasting tour as well!
When: Tours daily
Where: Various locations
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village has returned for the summer. This expertly preserved cultural village offers an authentic look at the lives of settlers during the late 19th/early 20th century. Sure, it’s a little bit of a curveball for a pick, but we like it!
When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: Highway 16 E, Lamont County
Cost: $15 for GA
If you can, a midweek trip to Jasper is undoubtedly one of the best options for the summer. Check out the mountains, hang out near some lakes, go for a nice dinner… yeah, it doesn’t take much to sell people on calling in sick for a little early start to the weekend.
Where: Click the link above for some great things to do there
After a number of delays, the long-awaited immersive exhibit that took Vancouver by storm is finally open 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: Now open!
Where: 7515 118 Avenue NW
Cost: $41.61 and up for GA
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
Although it doesn’t start until next week, tickets for the midway event of the summer are on sale now. With over 20 rides, tons of food, entertainment, and games, this is going to be the perfect way to wrap up July and head into August feeling great.
When: July 23rd – August 1st, 2021
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre Grounds – 7515 118 Ave NW
Yes, you could stay in town and hit West Ed for a day of frolicking in the wave pool and down the slides, but Alberta has a few other waterparks that are also worth checking out. If you’re down for a day trip then hit that link above to check out our picks of the best ones in the province!
If you’re looking for a cute weekend activity or date idea, then stop right here because you’ve found it. Picking berries and fruit might seem like an odd choice, but trust us when we say it makes for a great photo opp along with a nice little trip outside of the city. Hit the link above for the best ones close to Edmonton!
Al Fresco on 4th is back for the summer! This fantastic outdoor experience rolls a market, food trucks and expanded patios into one convenient location. So, whether you’re looking for a beverage on a patio, the hustle and bustle of the market, or something fresh from a local food truck, this is the place to be.
When: Saturdays throughout July
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
There you have it, Edmonton! Now get out there and enjoy it!