Happy Thursday, Edmonton! It looks like we’re in store for some brisk spring weather this weekend, but we don’t mind too much. Why? Well, it’s right in that sweet spot where if you decide to leave the house you’ll be happy you did, but staying at home doesn’t come with any guilt, either. And, we’ve got options for both!

Here are 10 things to do in Edmonton this weekend.


The Lyrid Meteor Shower has been heating up, offering (hopefully) dozens of chances to see one every hour. And wouldn’t you know it, Elk Island doubles as a national dark sky nature preserve! Grab some snacks and some beverages and go enjoy this natural wonder.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: Elk Island National Park, 54401 Range Rd 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: $7.90 for park admission

#AGAlive | Black Every Day Artists in Conversation

As part of the Black Every Day exhibition from the Art Gallery of Alberta, a free conversation with some of the artists is going down this weekend. Hear from AJA Louden and Judy BL Robinson as they talk to curator Darren W. Jordan about what the exhibition means and how they approach art.

When: Saturday, April 24th
Where: Online
Cost: Free


A trio of new digital art installations is coming to downtown Edmonton. 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: On throughout the weekend
Where: Click the link above for more info


This is your last chance to take advantage of some amazing deals in Edmonton! Pick from dozens of amazing restaurants offering delicious set menus, ranging from a quick and light brunch to a multi-course dinner. And, the vast majority of these are available for takeout.

When: Ends Sunday, April 25th
Where: Click the link above for more info


The National Canadian Film Day may have come and come, but that doesn’t mean we can’t check out some amazing, free, movies and documentaries this weekend. Head to the National Film Board website by clicking above, and explore hundreds of titles from all around the country!

When: Streaming throughout the weekend
Where: Online
Cost: Free


We do have some great days of weather ahead of us, and there are few better ways to enjoy it than heading to a nice local patio. If you’re looking for a few options, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite ones to visit this spring. From new openings to hidden gems, there are some great spots to check out!

Where: Click the link above for more info


Got some excess energy to burn? Skip pushups in your kitchen and go explore some of Edmonton’s best places for an outdoor workout. From yoga in the park to running trails and more, we’ve got you covered from all angles. And, those brisk temperatures might even be invigorating, who knows!

Where: Click the link above for more info


What we like about golf is that it straddles the line between a hobby and a sport. Feeling competitive? Walk the course and try to hit a new low score. Really just looking to kick back for a few hours outside? That’s practically what golf carts were created for.

When: Public courses now open!
Where: Locations around Edmonton
Cost: Varies


Welcome to the easiest bird-watching expedition you’ll go on all year. Three massive, glowing, inflatable chickadees have landed on the roof of the CO*LAB Building, and they’re just waiting for you to see them. Our advice? Try and get there for dusk, and mix in the sunset with the trip.

When: On until April 30th
Where: 9641 102A Ave


For a more diverse animal experience (and a live one to boot), you can always head to the Edmonton Zoo! 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: Open throughout the week
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $10.95 (reduced price)

And that’s our list for you this weekend, folks! We hope you can have some fun during these chilly, yet not chilly, spring days.