Welcome to the end of the weekend, Edmonton! We’ve got a pretty wonky week of weather to look forward to, but we’re not going to let that rain on our parade. After all, spring is in the (somewhat chilly) air and we’re going to make the most of it, by golly!
Here are 10 things to do in Edmonton this week.
That’s right folks, the Edmonton Public Zoo officially reopens this week! While the indoor exhibits are closed for the foreseeable future, you’ll still be able to enjoy all the outdoor ones. Watching red pandas zoom around? Yes please!
When: Opens March 25th
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $10.95 (reduced price)
Missing watching live shows with that special someone at the Citadel Theatre? While you wait for their return, you can still support them by streaming a show or two from their virtual options. Like watching a movie from Metro Cinema, this is a great alternative to a Netflix night in.
When: Streaming throughout March
The latest dome dining experience in Edmonton switches up the chefs each week for extra excitement. If you still haven’t tried dome dining, we think spring might just be the best time to do it. It’s a little cold, but not enough that you’ll be freezing walking from your car to the table.
When: Weekends until April 11th
Where: Victoria Golf Course, 12130 River Valley Rd NW
Cost: $125 per person
Of legal age and got a little cash to spare? You could take part in Canada’s first-ever fine wine auction, which is actually hosted from Alberta! It’s a virtual auction, so all you need to do is browse the menu, see if anything sticks out, and bid on it!
When: Starts March 23rd, click the link above for more info
Some absolutely massive inflatable sculptures have arrived in downtown Edmonton. Reaching up to 12 metres high, these gentle giants are a nod to a 1973 animated movie called Fantastic Planet. Check them out as they playfully explore and lounge around.
When: On until April 12th
Where: Locations around downtown Edmonton
Turns out, ‘Fantastic Planet’ is the start of a trio of public art installations coming to Edmonton this spring. Over the next few weeks, some giant inflatable birds and illuminated rabbit sculptures will also be getting installed around the city.
When: Starts March 21st
Where: Click the link above for more info
Yelp’s recent list of the top places to try in Edmonton this year is a far cry from ‘insider’ lists, but we think that’s a good thing. After all, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get amazing food, you just have to know where to go. So, consider this like a cheat code to get you started.
Where: Click the link for more info
If takeout seems too straightforward, you can always try your hand at cooking something new yourself. On one hand, check out local farmers’ markets and plan it around cooking classes from places like Sorrentino’s. On the other, leave the work to the professionals and order dinner kits from places like RGE RD or Corso.
Where: Click the links above for more info
We’re sure the golf enthusiasts are way ahead of us here, but driving ranges around the city are starting to open once more. We think Alberta is actually one of the best places in Canada to be a golfer, thanks to our serious mix of foothills and prairies. But for now, get a few warm-up buckets in while you wait.
When: Now open
Where: 13510 Ellerslie Road SW
While you can’t pubstomp some 12-year-olds, we think that a trip to the new DRIVE Go-Kart track in West Ed is a solid idea. You can book the entire thing for a heavily discounted price, but, the catch is that everyone needs to be from the same household. Good idea for families or those with multiple roommates.
When: Reservations daily
Where: Inside West Edmonton Mall
Cost: $249 for 2 private races
That’s our roundup of things to do in Edmonton this week, folks! We hope that you enjoy yourselves, whatever you decide to do.
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