The first month of 2024 is officially coming to a close, and HOW did it go by so fast?! Whether you’ve been busy, or you’re enjoying a relaxing start to the year, here are a few ideas of what to do in and around Edmonton this week.

The Trews Present: House of Ill Fame 20th Anniversary Tour

If you haven’t checked out some live shows in January, there’s still a chance before the month ends. Canadian band The Trews will be in town this week, playing their platinum selling debut album “House of ill Fame” in its entirety plus other hits and fan favourites.

When: Wednesday, January 31st, 2024
Where: Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
Cost: $47-$54

The Drawer Boy at Varscona Theatre

Theatre buffs, gear up for a month-opening delight with this Canadian classic play! Picture a hilarious twist on rural farm life in the Great White North but with an unexpected city flair. Brace yourselves for a performance that’s surprisingly moving and laugh-out-loud hilarious, all rolled into one.

When: February 1st to 4th, 2024
Where: Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave NW, Edmonton
Cost: $38 Two for One Tickets

Flying Canoe Volant

Embark on a starlit escapade in Edmonton’s French Quarter! This interactive cultural event combines the French Canadian, First Nations and Métis traditions for an adventure under the stars. We’re talking about an evening portage trip, croissants, cabaret shows, live music and more.

When: February 1st – February 3rd, 2024
Where: 8627 Rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 Street)
Cost: Free

Classic Albums Live Performs: Queen – News of the World

Classic Albums Live is a must-see performance if you’re fans of the bands they are covering. Close your eyes, and you can hear your fave albums note for note. And this Friday, you can check out Queen’s album: News of the World.

When: Friday, February 2nd, 2024
Where: Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
Cost: $42-$45

Ice Grooves

Bring your cool moves to City Hall Plaza Ice Grooves! Dance and skate with live DJs on Fridays from 6 to 9 PM.

This Friday, Ice Grooves will feature DJ Tiago.

When: From now until February 23rd, 2024
Where: 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Free

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.

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

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 the month
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

Royal Alberta Museum

Feeling the winter chill in Edmonton? Fear not, because the RAM has your cozy fix this month! Unearth the fascinating tales of Alberta’s people in the Human History Hall or roll up your sleeves for some hands-on fun at one of the museum’s family friendly drop-in activities.

When: Open throughout the month
Where: 9810 103a Avenue NW
Cost: Varies

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

Have an amazing week!