Not only do we have a great week of winter weather to look forward to in Edmonton, but we’ve got some amazing options to match! Make the most of it with festivals, live events, sports, and more.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Edmonton this week.


We’re huge fans of this annual festival that combines a little bit of everything. Check out snow sculptures, learn something new at the heritage village… the list goes on! Plus, the location in Hawrelak Park makes it the perfect option for a nice outdoor excursion.

When: Starts Friday, February 11th
Where: Hawrelak Park
Cost: Varies


Shake up the usual activities with this opera! Telling the story of 19th-century artists living in Paris, La Boheme is classic Italian opera, sure, but we’re immensely grateful that there will be English subtitles projected alongside the live performance.

When: Tuesday, February 8th and Friday, February 11th
Where: 11455 87 Avenue
Cost: $29+


The Oilers have not one, not two, but three games this week to enjoy! They face off against Vegas on Tuesday, Chicago on Thursday, and finish things up with a match against the New York Islanders on Friday. Talk about a lot of hockey, hey?

When: Tuesday, February 8th, Wednesday, February 9th and Friday, February 11th
Where: 10220 104 Avenue NW
Cost: Varies


The Birkebeiner Ski Festival is for cross country skiers, sure, but it has a very fun twist, as the most devoted of the events is a 55km long marathon with a 5.5kg weight strapped to your back (to symbolize a child, of course!)

When: Starts Friday, February 11th
Where: Locations vary
Cost: Varies


Elk Island is a veritable winter wonderland year after year, and luckily, you can check it out no matter the weather. Whether you’re hitting the trails, stargazing, or trying to see some buffalo in true winter fashion, this national park is always worth the drive out there.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: $7.90 for admissions


For those looking for a change of scenery, without actually taking a vacation to do it, we’ve rounded up some of the best rentals for a workcation around the province! Skip the usual fare for evenings filled with exploration and outdoor fun, all around the province!

Where: Click the link above for our top picks


Poutine is delicious any time of year, but is definitely best enjoyed during the colder months. So, now’s a great time to enjoy the return of La Poutine Week, which has over 20 local restaurants joining in, with the hopes of being crowned the best in the city!

When: On throughout the week
Where: Locations around Edmonton


That’s right folks, the 2022 Winter Olympics kick off this weekend! It’s not exactly an easy event to sum up, but the world’s greatest winter athletes will be competing head-to-head in hundreds of events. Need a place to start? Click the link above to see all the Alberta-born athletes that will be there.

When: On throughout the week
Where: Multiple streaming services


On the other hand, those hoping to play a sport instead of watching them might enjoy this option a little more. We won’t hesitate to say that golf simulators are the best way to get your ‘beginner’ (aka haven’t been playing for a decade) friends into the sport.

When: Open throughout the weekend
Where: Multiple locations
Cost: $35+/hour


There’s always something fun going on at the Telus World of Science, but we’ve got two things in mind here. First, their IMAX theatre is a great way to experience a classic movie, a new blockbuster, or a stunning documentary. Second, the Zeidler Dome has laser shows that are, frankly, out of this world.

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 11211 142 Street NW
Cost: $31.45 for GA

Those are our picks, Edmonton!