Father’s Day is just around the corner, and we’ve got some great ways to make the most of it in Edmonton! From a little arts and culture to the great outdoors to live music and entertainment, there are tons of options around the city. So, let’s see what’s out there, shall we?
Here are some great Father’s Day activities around Edmonton this year.
Craving something sporty? We’ve got just the answer- FC Edmonton will be facing off against Atletico Ottawa this Sunday for a little Father’s Day match! Some fresh air, a little football, and cheap tickets means spending extra on gifts or dinner!
Where: 11000 Stadium Road NW
HIT THE LINKS
If you’re more into playing sports than watching them, most dads will never say no to a family round of golf. We’re suggesting Edmonton’s beautiful municipal courses, but there’s a wide range of options around Alberta for any budget!
Where: Locations around Edmonton
GO FOR A BEER
Ah, the simple life… a nice pint and even better conversation at one of Edmonton’s many breweries. Have fun at just one, or take an impromptu tour for an entire afternoon of laughs.
Where: Click the link above for Part 1, and here for Part 2
EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO
We don’t know about you, but dads rarely, if ever, turn down the opportunity to look at some cool animals. Pair that with the stunning Lego displays currently at the zoo right now, and this attraction is looking mighty, well, attractive.
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
Two new exhibitions have arrived at the AGA! One sheds light on Haiti’s relationship to the world, while the other focuses on J’ouvert, a Trinidadian carnival dating back to the 18th century. Not exactly simple enough for kids to understand, so great as a more adult-oriented Father’s Day outing.
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Speaking of some culture-based ideas, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival is back for the summer! Choose between a classic (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) or a lesser known option (Measure for Measure), as both have showtimes this weekend.
Where: Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park
EDMONTON FILIPINO FIESTA
Craving some excitement? The Edmonton Filipino Fiesta is at Borden Park this weekend too! Enjoy live entertainment, music, workshops, and of course, some downright delicious eats during your visit.
Where: Borden Park
Cost: Free to attend!
U OF A BOTANIC GARDEN
If the weather allows it, we’ve also got some outdoor options in mind! First up is the U of A Botanic Garden, a stunning collection just outside the city that offers hours of serenity. Great for a little bit of relaxation on the big day.
Where: 51227 AB-60, Parkland County
Cost: $19.75 for GA
ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK
Those feeling more… adventurous will get it at Elk Island. This beautiful national park offers a little bit of everything, but naturally, we suggest picking a hike and trying to see some of the bison while you’re at it.
Where: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: $7.90 for admissions
ROYAL CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS
The wildcard pick! A big top has rolled into town, and its final day in the city just so happens to be Sunday. Prepare yourself for a few hours of world-class acts, from acrobatics to jugglers to contortionists. Plus, use the code “WEM” while booking for buy one get one on GA!
Where: 17310 – 90 Avenue NW
Cost: $35+ for GA
There you have it… our top picks for the best Father’s Day activities around Edmonton this year! Now, go have some fun out there!
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