Things To Do

8 things to do in and around Edmonton this weekend (July 31- Aug 3)

Photo via U of A

Happy Thursday, everyone! It’s been a real scorcher of a week, and Mother Nature isn’t letting her foot off the gas for the weekend either. Luckily, there are tons of different ways to beat the heat and enjoy the city, you just have to look for them! Or, let us look for you.

Here are 8 things to do this weekend in Edmonton.

PUT ON A MASK

No matter what you do this weekend, make sure you carry a mask with you. On August 1st, a new bylaw comes into effect in Edmonton that requires masks to be worn in pretty much all indoor spaces with public access. That means malls, grocery stores, hair salons are all seeing the change.

When: Goes into effect Saturday, August 1
Where: All around Edmonton

WATCH SOME HOCKEY

The NHL Playoffs officially start in Edmonton this Saturday! The Oilers are facing off against the Blackhawks in the qualifying round, so you’re probably going to want some options to watch the game. Click the link above for a guide to great places to do just that.

When: Whenever games are on!
Where: All around Edmonton

CHECK OUT A CORN MAZE

The Edmonton Corn Maze has reopened for the summer! If you were looking for a great way to spend an afternoon, then look no further. Pretend you’re Theseus walking around the Labyrinth, and get another friend to be the Minotaur.

When: Open Daily, online reservations recommended
Where: 26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove

HIT THE LINKS

The results are in, and Alberta is home to 14 of the top 100 golf courses in Canada. What’s more- some of the absolute best are open to the public! But, we’re just going to take this as a reminder to hit out local course until we’re ready to drop the big bucks in the Rockies.

When: Whenever
Where: Courses all around Alberta!

GO FOR A DIP

Four swimming pools around Edmonton have officially reopened with some new guidelines in place. If you wanted to enjoy some lap swimming or even just splashing around, you can now pencil it in! It’s too bad we’re more comfortable on ice than in water.

When: Open daily
Where: Locations around Edmonton

GRAB A SCOOP OF ICE CREAM

It’s an open secret that Edmonton is home to some fantastic ice cream shops. Whether you’re in the mood for a plain old scoop of vanilla or want to try something a little different, our guide to the best ice cream in Edmonton is there for you.

When: Whenever
Where: All around Edmonton!

LEARN AT THE TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE

The Telus World of Science officially reopened for the summer this week! Head down there to check out an exhibition on the science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Or, skip that and just go watch an IMAX show about crocodiles in Australia.

When: Wednesday to Sunday, 10AM-5PM
Where: 11211 142 St NW

GO DOWN TO THE GARDEN

The Botanical Garden at the U of A is open for the summer! Head down and enjoy 25,000 different kinds of plants spread out over 240 acres. This might be one of the most fun places to play ‘I Spy’ in the city.

When: Open daily, reserve your visit online beforehand
Where: Parkland County, Alberta

And that’s our roundup of the best things to do this weekend in Edmonton! We hope that you enjoy it, folks.

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