What’s a long weekend without a little bit of fun? If you’re searching for options for Family Day in Edmonton this year, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up some of the best activities for the big day, both inside and out! Let’s see what we can get up to, shall we?
Here are some great ways to make the most of Family Day in Edmonton this year.
An all-time classic family day activity! This go-around, the Telus World of Science is hosting a variety of activities ranging from hands-on experiences to state-of-the-art displays. And of course, having the IMAX theatre up and running again is the cherry on top.
Where: 11211 142 Street NW
Cost: $31.45 for GA
Feeling like a little history is more the vibe this year? The Royal Alberta Museum is the place to be. Not only is there a wide range of temporary and permanent exhibits to check out, but the Children’s Gallery and Manitou Asinîy Gallery both reopened this week.
Where: 9810 103a Avenue NW
For those looking to celebrate a little early or late, we’ve got the Art Gallery of Alberta in mind. The gallery will be open as usual on Sunday, but, will also be offering free admission next Thursday from 4-7PM.
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
This weekend is going to be a little chilly, and there’s no better way to avoid it than at the Muttart Conservatory. The indoor botanical garden is an urban oasis unto itself, offering some nice, bright colours and a wide variety of plants to look at.
Where: 9626 96a Street NW
Tickets: $14.95 for GA
Family movie day? You bet! Reopen after an extended hiatus, the local Metro Cinema will be showing back-to-back family movie icons, with both The Neverending Story and The Princess Bride on the lineup.
Where: 8712 109 Street
Cost: $13 for GA
One of Edmonton’s most iconic festivals wraps up this weekend! The free-to-access Silver Skate Fest combines just about every kind of winter fun you can image, from outdoor activities to art installations to a heritage village, and that’s just a taste.
Where: Hawrelak Park
The U of A Botanic Garden has a few wonderful experiences to enjoy for Family Day in Edmonton! In addition to already being a winter wonderland, you can opt-in for some family fun that includes snowshoeing, live music, and even a cabane a sucre!
Where: 51227 AB-60, Parkland County, AB
Cost: Prices vary
An absolute catch-all for the sporty folks among us. The Edmonton Ski Club offers a great day on the slopes, sure, but there’s also snow tubing for a more relaxed outing, and it’s the home of the ACC Ice Wall just in case your kids are a little older.
Where: 9613 96 Avenue NW
Finally, we’ve got a little bit of a hybrid option! If you’re thinking a little bit of Family Day shopping is the move this year, then definitely mix in a quick jaunt around Old Strathcona, where a ton of local cafes and businesses are offering delicious treats and drinks.
Where: All around Old Strathcona
There you have it, friends! Our picks for the best ways to make the most of Family Day in Edmonton this year. We hope that you have some fun out there!