Things To Do

8 things to do in Edmonton this weekend (October 16-18)

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Happy Thursday, folks! We’re not too sure about you, but the recent weather has us thinking about all the fun stuff we can do inside this weekend. We’re sure we’ll be back outdoors soon enough, but we need a few days to acclimatize. Let’s see what options we have!

Here are 8 things to do around Edmonton this weekend.

WATCH A SPOOKY MOVIE

And, one that’s won an Academy Award! The 2005 movie Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is on at the Metro Cinema this weekend. Yeah, it’s that good, and it’s under an hour and a half long! Think of it as a nice little break this weekend.

When: Sunday, October 18th
Where: 8712 109 Street
Cost: $13

PLAN A FALL GETAWAY

After over 100 years of operation, Camp Yowochas outside of Edmonton is offering cabins to rent for the first time. This renovated spaces are the perfect easy getaway destination and are best enjoyed with some family or friends. Check em out when you get the chance!

When: Now booking
Where: Township Road 532, Fallis (70km west of Edmonton)
Cost: $100-$150/night

HAVE A WORKOUT IN A UNIQUE SPACE

The YMCA Edmonton had organized a free-to-attend outdoor Zumba class this weekend, but the weather kind of got in the way. Instead, the event is being held at the CHROMA YEG room inside Kingsway Mall. Space is capped at 25 people, so arrive early!

When: Saturday, October 17, 11AM
Where: 109 Street & Kingsway
Cost: Free to attend, donations encouraged

LAUGH AT A COMEDY FESTIVAL

The Edmonton Comedy Festival returns this week! What’s more, new COVID-19 measures means that they can actually host in-person events. If you need to have a face to face laugh this week, then this is absolutely your best bet.

When: On throughout the weekend
Where: 10330 84 Ave NW
Cost: $10 and up

LEARN ABOUT THE REAL WORLD

No, not the TV show. LitFest Alberta returns this week, albeit in a virtual format. The long-running celebration of non-fiction writing features of 50 presents. What’s more, the topics range from politics to personal memoirs and cultural commentaries. Last bonus? Most of it is free!

When: Starts October 15th
Where: Online
Cost: Varies

FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED

The new go-kart track at West Edmonton Mall has officially opened! Fun fact- it’s the only three-level indoor go-kart track in all of North America. Plus, it brought in state-of-the-art electric karts for you to race around in. Sounds like an hour well spent to us.

When: Open daily, 12 PM-9 PM
Where: West Edmonton Mall
Cost: $27 per race, reserve tickets online

GET IN THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT

The ‘Deadmonton’ Haunted House is officially open! Actually, it’s two haunted houses, with an outdoor experience and an indoor one. Round up a few friends and go check it out. The best part? The experience has been modified to make things COVID-19 safe while still being terrifying.

When: Open daily
Where: 7031 Gateway Blvd
Cost: $34.99+ for access to both experiences

ENJOY A TRIP TO THE ART GALLERY

If you want to get some culture in this weekend, you should spend a few hours at the Art Gallery of Alberta one afternoon. Plus, the exhibitions range from early Rembrandt works to up and coming contemporary artists. It’s got something artistic for everyone!

When: Open Thursday to Sunday
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $14

And that’s our list of the best things to do in and around Edmonton this weekend! We hope that you enjoy folks, changing weather be darned!