Ah, weekends. Another long weekend is nearly here, but what will you do with all of your bonus time? From events to outdoor activities, there will be a ton to experience in and around the city, but we’ve narrowed it down to some of the best to help you decide! Here are 10 things to do on Heritage Day in Edmonton!

Lounge on an Alberta Beach

From Jasper to Banff, Alberta has some beautiful beaches. No, we don’t have coconut trees and year-round heat, but we do have sand and occasionally comfortable sun. Click the link above and see which provincial spots are our favourites!

Edmonton Heritage Festival

 

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Showcasing a diversity of cuisine, entertainment, interpretive materials, and crafts, the Edmonton Heritage Festival is the world’s largest 3-day multicultural celebration and it all kicks off this weekend! This Monday check it out and have an absolute ball eating, drinking and learning with friends and family.

When: Saturday, August 5th to Monday, August 7th, 2023
Where: Edmonton Exhibition Lands and Borden Park
Cost: Free to attend

Edmonton Corn Maze

It’s back! The Edmonton Corn Maze has reopened and will be a dynamite activity this Monday. Head down and quite literally lose yourself in acres upon acres of corn.

When: Open throughout August
Where: 26171 Secondary Hwy 627, Spruce Grove
Cost: $12+ for GA

Fill a basket at an Alberta U-Pick

Strawberries, raspberries, and saskatoons? This Monday head to one of the many U-pick fields in and around Edmonton and come home with a bucket full of fruit and a head full of memories. Could there be a sweeter way to spend a day? Need some ideas, just click the link above to find our picks!

Float the North Saskatchewan River

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend! The best way to cool off? By floating the Sask River of course! This Monday, grab your pals, a dingy, and some snacks then hit the city’s winding river. Kick back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on an obligatory Edmonton adventure.

Visit Fort Edmonton Park 

Hoping for a full day of fun both indoors and out? Fort Edmonton Park is the place to be, offering a mix of midway rides, restaurants, and exhibitions all focused on the history of Alberta!

Where:  7000 143 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: $26+

Experience ‘The Art of Brick’

The world’s largest and most popular display of Lego art is here! If you’re a Lego fan, be sure to make time to head to Telus World of Science to discover over a million Lego bricks transformed into over 100 sculptures by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya.

When: From now until October 10th, 2023
Where:  TELUS World of Science – Edmonton,  11211 142 Street
Cost: $30.90

Make a splash at Sylvan Lake

Located just outside of Red Deer, Alberta, the Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash Park is THE place for sizzling summer days. With launch pads, trampolines, an obstacle course, slides, a 15-foot tower, and more – this ginormous floating playground is truly one of a kind.

Where:  5104 Lakeshore Drive, Sylvan Lake
Cost: $18 for one hour

Wander the Royal Alberta Museum

 

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Museums are cool any time of year, but they’re something else when it’s hot out! This Monday, check out the Royal Alberta Museum, which holds some amazing collections from the past and present.

When: Open throughout August
Where: 9810 103a Avenue NW
Cost: $21+

Take a hike

In need of a little fresh air? As long as the weather continues to cooperate, why not treat yourself to a stunning hike in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains this August? Check the link above for our favourites and enjoy!

And there you have it, friends! 10 things to do in Edmonton on Heritage Day. We’ll see you out there!