From winter music festivals and improv shows to hockey games and snowshoeing, the next few days are loaded up with fun things to do in and around the city. Not sure where to begin? Here are 10 of the best things to do in Edmonton this week!

Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place

Get your vocal cords warmed up because it’s time to cheer on the home team at Rogers Place! The Oilers are scheduled for two home games this week, including a face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday and Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.

When: Tuesday, January 23rd and Thursday, 25th at 7:00pm
Where: Rogers Place, 10220 104 Avenue NW
Cost: Varies

Winterruption YEG

Edmonton’s iconic winter festival is back! Which means it’s time to rally the group chat, because for four days this week you can enjoy live music from Canadian artists, interactive comedy shows, wrestling matches, drag shoes at multiple venues across the city. 

Early bird tickets are sold out but you can still grab weekend wristbands and individual show tickets on Winterruption’s website.

When: January 24th – 28th, 2024
Where: Venues around Edmonton
Cost: $69 for weekend wristbands

Battle to the Funny Bone

Looking for a unique date idea? Get your laughs in with a side of audience participation at The Comedy’s Strip’s weekly improv show. Audience members are asked to suggest topics to the host and then get to vote on their favourite comedians to move on to the next round.

When: Thursday, January 24th at 7:00pm
Where: The Comedy Strip, 8882 – 170th Street Unit #1646 Bourbon Street Edmonton
Cost: $5.00 + mandatory food & drink order

Edmonton Renovation Show

Whether you’re actually trying to renovate your home or just wanna see some top-tier tap technology, the Edmonton Renovation Show is the place to be. Check out workshops, listen to talks from industry leaders, and of course, browse some products!

When: Friday, January 26th- Sunday, January 28th
Where: 7515-118 Avenue NW
Cost: $11+

Muttart Conservatory

Escape to a tropical paradise at YEG’s beloved botanical garden. Wander through the four pyramid-shaped greenhouses to learn about over 700 species of colourful plants and their unique biomes. And don’t forget to stop by Café Bloom on your way out for a hot beverage and a cozy meal.

When: Open daily
Where: 9626 – 96A Street, Edmonton
Cost: $7.75 to $14.95

Snowshoeing in the North Saskatchewan River Valley

Open to the public all year round – the River Valley is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and take in Alberta’s beautiful wildlife. With over 160 kms of trails, your route-options are endless with something for all experience levels.</span

When: Open daily to the public
Where: Trail access throughout the city
Cost: Free

Axe Throwing at Axe Monkeys

Whether you’re planning a fun night out with friends, a cozy date night, or simply looking to unwind after a hectic work week, axe throwing is the perfect indoor activity for all ages. Combining the elements of competition and fun, it makes for a memorable date night — especially with their $10 off axe throwing special, for couples on Wednesdays!

When: Open daily
Where: 13931 156 Street, Edmonton
Cost: Starting at $25 an hour, per person

Tubing at Edmonton Ski Club

What sounds better than some classic winter fun of tubing down a hill with Edmonton’s city skyline in the background? The Edmonton Ski Club has fun for the whole family — and it’s one of the more affordable winter activities in the city.

When: Open throughout January
Where: 9613 96 Avenue NW
Cost: $15+ tax

Go Skating at Edmonton’s Outdoor Rinks

Enjoy one of Edmonton’s favourite winter activities – taking a lap around your local ODR. Bundle up with your thermos of hot cocoa, load up the car with friends and head to your nearest outdoor rink to enjoy some fresh winter air on a pair of skates.

When: Open throughout January
Where: All around Edmonton

Skiing or Snowboarding at Rabbit Hill

Take advantage of the winter weather by taking a trip to Edmonton’s largest ski and snowboard hill. If you’re new to the sport, they offer a variety of lessons for all levels. And the best part is, if you’re visiting during the week, their weeknight special cuts your lift ticket price in half!

When: Open daily
Where: 20715 57 Ave SW, Edmonton
Cost: Weeknight Special: $20 tickets and $20 rentals

Enjoy the week!