Happy Monday, Edmonton! We hope that you had a wonderfully busy weekend of patio lasts and springtime firsts, but now it’s time to get back to it! Now things are going to look a tad different this time around due to the newly enforced COVID restrictions, but that certainly doesn’t mean we can’t still have some (safe and clean) fun. From virtual events to different ways to explore your city, here are 10 socially distant things to do in Edmonton this week!
Alright, Millenials, zillennials, and gen Z-ers the time has come! This Monday, May 10th everyone in Alberta ages 12 and up will be able to book an appointment to receive the COVID vaccine! Can you smell that? That’s the smell of normalcy! Check out the link above for more information or to get on ‘er!
No nightlife? No problem! Most of the action is happening upwards anyway. This week, catch an amazing sunset and gaze at the wide-open skies and make the most of it by checking out Elk Island National Park. Heck, why not make a day of it! Explore some of the trails in the afternoon, then head back to your car for stargazing in the evening. Add in some hot cocoa in a thermos and you’re cruising!
When: Throughout May
Where: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: $7.90 for admissions
Edmonton! You look like you could use some colour. The best place to get it this spring? U of C’s Botanical Garden! Located just outside Edmonton, this stunning destination offers hours of relaxation and beauty, plus some fun architecture to boot. The best part? Right now the flowers are in full bloom!
When: Now open!
Where: Parkland County, Alberta
Who doesn’t miss taking in a live show at the Citadel? While we can’t head over to the theatre, you can still support them by streaming their Collider 2021 Festival; a celebration of play development that hopes to help bring new stories and scripts for larger stages while also showcasing a mix of local and national artists!
When: Wednesday, May 12th – May 16th
From produce to flowers, knickknacks and art, Edmonton’s many farmer’s markets have practically everything and anything you could possibly need or want ahead of the springtime. Check out the list above for the best and most popular ones in and around the city.
From documentaries comedies and originals, Netflix will be delivering hours of entertainment to get us through another month of craziness. This week, those who would prefer to stay indoors can binge their way through isolation with a ton of new releases! Enjoy!
Though pet-friendly patios are closed there are still a ton of ways you get out, get some exercise, and bond with your furry friend. This week, grab the leash, a coffee and wander one of Edmonton’s dog parks! Not sure which one you should check out? Click the link above for a list of YEG favourites.
It might not be open yet, but the Muttart Conservatory has brought back its amazing plant sale! If you’re looking to add a little extra touch of green to your own space, then checking out the dozens, if not hundreds, of plants for sale is a great way to do it. Plus, maybe you can sneak a peek inside during pick-up, who knows!
When: On throughout the weekend
Where: Online/9626 96a Street NW
All three of Edmonton’s newest public art installations have now arrived! Located at the Winspear Centre, the Citadel Theatre, and the Art Gallery of Alberta, these installations will showcase what the institutions can’t wait to bring back to Edmonton.
When: Until Monday, May 31st
Where: Click the link above for more info
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 this week!
Well, there you go, YEG. 10 things to do in Edmonton this week! Just think, it’ll only be a matter of time until we still the inside of concert halls and stadiums again if we do this right! Until then, have as much fun as you can, enjoy the beautiful weather and wash your dang hands!