Ooh, nice, this week is the old 7-11 week in Edmonton! Is this week observed by anyone we know other than ourselves? No. Are still going to try and make the most of it? Absolutely. And even though we’re not looking at an amazing week of weather, we’ve still got some great ideas about what to get up to.

Here are 10 things to do in Edmonton this week.

CHECK OUT AN ART WALK

The Whyte Avenue Art Walk returns this month! This year is going to be a slightly different format, with artists setting up inside the old Army & Navy building for you to check out. Head down one weekend to check out all the amazing local art Edmonton has.

When: Starts Friday, June 11th
Where: 10411 82 Avenue NW
Cost: Free to attend!

SPOOK YOURSELF ON A GHOST TOUR

Edmonton Ghosts Tours has released their summer dates, and it’s a great option if you’re looking for something off the beaten path. This is a fantastic way to learn about some of Edmonton’s lesser-known history, which can be a little spooky! No matter, because it’s a super fun option outdoors, and one of the few things improved by a little rain.

When: Tours throughout the week
Where: 10322 83rd Avenue
Cost: $22.23

ENJOY A FREE VIRTUAL FESTIVAL

For over 20 years, Nextfest has been an amazing way to see all the emerging talent that Edmonton has to offer. Although it’s online this year, you’ll still be able to check out over 100 different events, ranging from poetry reading to films to artist showcases. The best part? It’s all free!

When: On throughout the week
Where: Online
Cost: Free

SEE IF YOU HAVE A FEAR OF HEIGHTS

Ready to find your aerial limit? The Snow Valley Aerial Park has now reopened for the summer! This beloved local attraction is a great way to get outside this summer. And as an extra bonus, two more attractions are set to open this year as well- a mining experience, and a target golf area!

When: Now open!
Where: 13204 Rainbow Valley Road NW
Cost: Tickets on sale Monday, May 31st

STREAM A MOVIE

While we’ve got a pretty solid TV at home, we really want Edmonton’s local movie theatre to start screening movies again. To help out, we check in with the Metro Cinema on a weekly basis to see what movies are available to stream. And, we have to admit, they’ve got some great taste.

When: Streaming throughout the week
Where: Online
Cost: Varies

PLAY A GAME OF FOOD-BASED BINGO

We’ll be the first to admit that a round of food-based bingo is right up our alley. For the next couple of weeks, getting specific dishes or treats from spots along 124th Street will get you entry into a draw with a massive grand prize. Plus, the first people to complete a line on the card will receive a bonus gift!

When: On until Tuesday, June 15th
Where: Click the link above for locations

HIT UP THE FARMERS’ MARKETS

Edmonton’s farmers’ markets are back in full swing for the summer! Located throughout the city, these are a great way to support local growers and vendors. And, there’s no denying that somehow, meals made using local goods just taste that much better!

When: Open throughout June
Where: Various locations

HEAD TO THE ZOO

While indoor exhibits might not be open, that shouldn’t stop you from heading to the Edmonton Valley Zoo! Plus, they recently got their license to serve alcohol on the premises, which we have to admit, really ups the appeal for us as adults. Watching some monkeys frolic around with a beer in hand? That’s our kind of weekend.

When: Open throughout June
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $10.95 (reduced price)

DRIVE OUT TO THE GARDEN

The stunning U of A Botanic Garden, which is really like four different gardens combined, has reopened for the summer! Located just outside Edmonton, the garden offers hours of relaxation and beauty, and some fun architecture to boot. Plus, a springtime visit means you might get to see some amazing flowers in full bloom.

When: Open throughout June
Where: Parkland County, Alberta
Cost: $18.75

SEE WHAT’S NEW FOR DISNEY+ AND NETFLIX

As always, the old standbys of Netflix and Disney+ have got us covered for those cozy nights in. Pixar is gearing up to release its newest movie¬†Luca, while Netflix and David Attenborough have partnered up to give an eye-opening look at our planet’s rapid changes.

When: Throughout June

That’s our roundup for thins to do in Edmonton this week, folks! We hope that you enjoy it.