10 socially-distant things to do in Edmonton this week (February 22-26)
Happy Sunday, folks! We’re back to make sure that the coming week in Edmonton is filled with as much fun as we can find. After all, who says you can’t have a laugh after work on a Tuesday? As long as you’re following public health guidelines, we say go for it. Now, let’s see what your options are.
Here are 10 things to do this week in Edmonton.
One great part about the dead of winter? Amazing sunsets and wide-open skies. Make the most of it with a trip to Elk Island National Park- do a little skating in the afternoon, then head back to your car for some hot cocoa and a quick peek at the stars above.
When: Throughout February
Where: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: $7.90 for admissions
You know what they say- having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card! Cozy up on the couch and treat yourself to a world of adventure. Plus, books have this weird effect where you feel productive afterwards, in a way that Netflix just can’t compare. Maybe that’s just us, though.
Where: Click the link above for more info
The Metro Cinema is streaming three movies for free all week long. Two come from the legendary filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, while the third is a documentary about Black settlers in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Be dazzled by old-time films, or learn something new about the province! It’s a win-win.
When: Streaming all week
The U of A Botanic Garden recently unveiled a new series of adult-oriented evenings. Stroll around the gardens, zoom down an ice slide, and enjoy some tasty treats. Now that the weather’s nicer, we think this is a great outdoor option.
When: Open Thursday through Sunday
Where: Parkland County, Alberta
Cost: $20 (extra for add-on experiences)
One of Canada’s premier gift markets is going virtual for the second year in a row, but it’s looking bigger and better than ever. In their own words, Cangift will “continue to provide attendees with the latest trends in
giftware and provide insight into the hottest products in décor, gourmet foods, gifts, and fashion”.
When: Monday, February 22nd – Thursday, February 25th
Where: Online here
Ready to feel like an early 20th-century explorer? Rent some skis and spend a few hours enjoying Edmonton’s many cross-country trails. Stick inside city limits for free and easy loops, or head to a nearby nordic area, like the Strathcona Wilderness Centre.
When: Throughout the winter
Where: All around Edmonton
HIT THE SLOPES
On the other hand, Sunridge, Snow Valley and Rabbit Hill are all looking great right now. If you’re ready to just zoom down a hill and forget about getting back up, then this weekend is going to be a great time to do it. Just head down early to beat the rush.
When: Now open
Where: Around Edmonton
Cost: Varies per hill
For those who think skiing is a little too much, there’s also tubing available. The Edmonton Ski Club has everything you need for a lovely time- rentals, guaranteed snow, and a magic carpet to get to the top each time. Definitely worth checking out.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5PM-9PM
Where: 9613 96 Avenue NW
Edmonton’s latest attraction is undeniably unique. The Edmonton Ski Club and Edmonton’s Alpine Club of Canada have made their own ice climbing wall, and everyone is welcome! Already familiar with the sport? The wall is illuminated at night, too.
When: Now open!
Where: 9613 96 Avenue NW
Cost: $9.45 and up
The Victoria Park Skating Oval and IceWay are officially open for the winter! Head down whenever (it’s open from 10 AM-10 PM) and enjoy one of Canada’s most quintessential winter activities. Plus, the IceWay lights up at night!
When: Open daily
Where: 12030 River Valley Rd NW
And that’s our roundup of some great things to do around Edmonton this week, folks! We hope that you enjoy it, whatever you decide to do.