Guide: 8 activities in Edmonton perfect for cold winter weather
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Chilly? Us too. We decided to create a list of bad weather activities in Edmonton that are perfect for those days when even walking to your car seems daunting. And with ‘real winter’ right around the corner, we couldn’t have timed it better!
Here a 8 great ways to spend a bad weather day in Edmonton.
We’re going to go back and forth between popular and not-so-popular picks. It’s hard to find something more popular than the Royal Alberta Museum! This massive research museum is perfect for when you want to get lost in the province or the country’s history.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10AM-5PM, closed Monday
Where: 9810 103a Avenue NW
The Country Club Tour golf centre is home to a whopping 12 golf simulators and offers 150,000 golf courses to choose from. Plus, a round of golf is only $30. Never again worry about having a ‘practice round’ in the spring!
Hours: Daily, 10AM-10PM
Where: 11925 Kingsway Avenue
Cost: $20 per hour or $30 per round
Nothing like taking in a little culture, right? The AGA offers a huge permanent collection of important Albertan and Canadian artists. Plus, they don’t shy away from contemporary exhibitions and are constantly expanding their scope.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11AM-5PM, closed Monday, open Thursday 11AM-8PM
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
This is certainly a niche museum, but that’s why we like it. According to their website, Oscar-winning prop artists should be looked at with the same adoration as Rembrandt or Picasso. Ok, well, we’re going to have to see their collection of Grinch props before we agree with them.
Hours: Thursday to Saturday, 12PM-6PM and Sunday, 12PM-5PM
Where: 10838 124th Street NW
Unique activities, crazy exhibitions, and the legendary Zeidler Dome. If you don’t get hit with a wave of nostalgia every once in a while for Science World, then you simply haven’t gone enough. That’s our take, and we’re standing by it.
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 9AM-5PM and Friday/Saturday, 9AM-8PM
Where: 11211 142 Street NW
Escape rooms have become synonymous with bad weather activities. Our top pick in Edmonton is Escape Hour. They’ve got four different rooms available with more on the way, and each group gets a GameMaster that ensures you have fun.
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 12PM-9PM, Friday, 12PM-11:15PM, Saturday/Sunday, 10AM-11:45PM, closed Monday
Where: Edmonton City Centre
Cost: $24.99 per person
Bowling, laser tag and billiards… Gateway is the mecca for classic, family-friendly fun in this city. We’ll let you in on a secret, too- once you actually commit to 10-pin bowling, you will never want to step foot in a 5-pin bowling centre again. Just how it is, sorry.
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11AM-11PM, Friday, 11AM-1AM and Saturday, 10AM-1AM
Where: 3414 Gateway Boulevard NW
Cost: Varies per activity
This is our ‘adults-only’ option from this list. Part arcade and part bar, GRETA is one of those spots where you show up and all of a sudden it’s three hours later and you’ve got enough tickets for a 6-foot tall stuffed bear. Hey, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 3PM-2AM, closed Monday
Where: 10141 109 Street NW
That’s our round-up of the best bad weather activities in Edmonton! Now get out there and solve a puzzle, enjoy some art, or play a sport! There are tons of options just waiting to be discovered, folks.