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Things to do this weekend in Edmonton: March 27 – 29, 2015

Weekend Events & Activities in Edmonton: Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, 2015

A digest of What’s On in & around Edmonton this weekend, including free fun family activities, weekend events & activities for kids, live music, performing arts & theatre and sports.

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I. Family Events & Activities

1. Rattle & Strum 

The recipe for fun? Take a scoop of toe-tapping tunes, add a dash of silliness, then rattle and strum until you’re ready to fall over! Rattle and Strum gets kids of all ages dancing, clapping, singing, and playing. With Heather Blush on guitar and Steve Hazlett on drums, you on percussion, and everybody singing, this highly interactive band leaves nobody out and is known for original music that parents enjoy too! Details

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Friday March 27th, 2015 | 10:30 AM.

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Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts, 4308 – 50 St., Leduc

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$10.00 ; Under 2: Free

 Register for St. Albert Annual Father’s Day Soapbox Derby.

2. Family Yoga Playshop

Come prepared to stretch, laugh, breathe, relax, be silly, make animal sounds, connect and have fun with your family and community! This class includes individual, group and partner yoga, magical journeys, games, music and so much more. ​​​ Details

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Saturday, March 28, 2015. 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Idylwylde Community Hall. 8631 81 Street NW, Edmonton

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Free Admission.

Spring Break Activities in Edmonton

3. Other Family Activities

John Janzen Nature Centre

Kids’ Nature Nook: Monday, Thursday @ 10:30am, Sunday @ 1pm

Animal Encounters & Feedings: Monday and Thursday @ 11:15am Saturday @ 1pm, Sunday @11am

Trail-Ventures : Saturday @ 11am and 2:15pm

Snowshoe Trail Ventures : Sunday @2:15pm

Edmonton Valley ZooVisit Edmonton Zoo this Week.

Turkish Delights @ Feature Pyramid – Muttart Conservatory – March 7 – April 12, 2015

Rich colours and botanical history in a can’t-miss feature pyramid show.

Free Tour of Government House on Sundays.

Drop in at John Walter Museum on Sundays | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM  – Free

This week at City Hall.

U of A Astronomical Observatory | Thursdays

Go for Solar observing at U of A Astronomical Observatory on Thursdays | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.  In the evening, join for the public lecture at 08:00 PM and view the variety of star clusters, planets, nebulae, galaxies, as well as the Moon when it is visible through the telescopes (until 09:00 PM).  Free event. This Week (March 26) -“Neutrinos in Antarctica!” by Tania Wood.

 

4.  Royal Alberta Museum Activities

There are countless public programs aimed at children, so if you’re looking for something to do with your children during weekdays & weekends , the Museum is the perfect destination! From Story Time Club, to Animal Buddies, the Museum has great activities for kids.

 

5.  Telus World of Science

Imax theatre : show times

March: March Mathness Details

Each weekend there will be a different math-tacular focus: Each Saturday, Sunday & holiday throughout March  | 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ ESSO Skywalk

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – Exhibition on until April 6, 2015 at the museum. – Details

 

6. Family Movies

Have fun with the whole family and watch a movie for $2.99 on Saturday mornings at 11am. See link for shows and participating theatres.  Details

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel on Mar 28

Hop on Apr 4

Reel Family Cinema at Metro Cinema:  Details

 Free for kids under 12.

Mary Poppins on Apr 3 & 6 @ 1:00 PM

Paddington on Apr 11 @ 2:00 PM

 

7. Free activities: local library

Edmonton Public library offers plenty of free drop in activities to choose from for all ages including toddler story times. Plan ahead to attend some of the free activities in the following weekends : Details and link for registration.

Strathcona County Library – Here

Spruce Grove Public Library – Here

St. Albert Public Library – Here 

Register for Kids of Courage Triathlon @ Devon | July 25

8.  Drop – in Programs

Edmonton Recreation : There is always something you can do as family with the advantage of not having to plan early or register. Check these links below.

a. Public Skating (free of charge) – When & Where

b. Drop – in Swim – When & Where

c. Drop-in Fitness Programs : When & Where

St Albert – Servus Place – Drop in Schedule

Starthcona CountyDrop in Programs 

Activities by Edmonton Recreation

There are many affordable, high-quality inclusive programs, camps and activities throughout the year for all ages and abilities including Toddler time, puppet show, story time and more! Spend time exploring the river valley, trying a new sport, discovering your creative side and experiencing the outdoors. – See the link for details and register.

Kids Yoga at Purity Health and Wellness, Edmonton – Drop in on Fridays

II. Adult/ Youth Events

1. Live Music

maroon5See Live Music in Edmonton for more details.

Maroon 5  on Thursday @Rexall Place

Oliver Swain Live in Concert @ Capitol Theatre

John Stetch, Fern Lindzon, Rene Marie @ Yardbird Suite

The Austin Lounge Lizards @ Saint Basil’s Cultural Centre

Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto @ Winspear Centre

Wind Rose Trio @ Holy Trinity Anglican ChurchTheatreSeason-Sondheim-Banner (1)

Sondheim on Sondheim @ Theatre Lab (Room 189), MacEwan University

Rebecca Caine @  Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre

Songwriters’ Concert, Contemporary Combos @  John L. Haar Theatre

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2. Performing Arts

See Performing Arts in March article for more details.
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The Book of Mormon @ Northern Jubilee Auditorium.

Vigilante @ Maclab Theatre

Arcadia @ Shoctor Theatre

A Dream Play @ Timms Centre for the Arts

First Time Last Time @ Varscona Theatre

The 11 O’Clock Number @ Varscona Theatre,10329 83 Ave, Edmonton

 

3. The Shape of a Heart: A Gypsy Love Story

The EU Centre of Excellence, together with the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, host a screening of the film

“The Shape of a Heart: A Gypsy Love Story” with featured musical performance by: Micheal Butch lead signer of the Toronto band The Gypsy Rebels. Details. 

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Friday, March  27, 2015 | 5:00 PM-8:30 PM

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Telus Centre U of A, Room 150, 111 Street 87 Ave NW, Edmonton

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Free. Free pop and popcorn!

III. Sports & Related Events

1. Canadian College Finals Rodeo

School’s back in session and it’s time for Canada’s best collegiate cowboys and cowgirls to compete for the marks they need to take home a national title. All six major rodeo events will be featured, along with Team Roping, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping and Pole Bending.

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March 26 – 28, 2015 | 05:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Hall D, Edmonton Expo Centre

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$10 – $13.75 – Tickets

University of Alberta – Golden Bears & Pandas Home Games - Schedule

2. Edmonton Oilers

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vs. Dallas Stars – Friday, March 27, 2015 | 07:30 PM

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Rexall Place, Edmonton

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Spring Bocce Blast March 28, from 2 to 4 pm at Clarke Field – Details 

3.  Edmonton Oil Kings

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vs. Brandon Wheat Kings – Sunday, March 29, 2015 | 06:00 PM

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Rexall Place, Edmonton

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4. Relay For Life Youth 2015

Relay For Life is a community fundraising event where Canadians across the country join together in the fight against cancer.

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 Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 6:00 P.M.

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Universiade Pavilion, Edmonton

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5. Try Field Hockey

Get the kids out to burn off some energy! Come try the exciting sport of field hockey! Boys & Girls! U10/U12 & U14/U16. Details

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 | 5:00 P.M. – 07:00 PM

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Glenora Community Hall, 10426 136 St, Edmonton

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Free. Register by March 26.

IV. Exhibitions & Other Events

1. Farm & Ranch Show

Northlands Farm & Ranch Show has been serving Western Canada’s agriculture industry for over 47 years, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Events include Rodeo, Prospect Steer & Heifer Show, Stock Dog Demonstration, Alpaca Spring Show & more! Details.

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March 26 – 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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Edmonton EXPO Centre

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General Admission(13+): $5.00; 7-12 yrs: $3.00; Child(6-): Free

Buy vibrant, fresh bunches of daffodils to support Canadians living with cancer and help the Canadian Cancer Society fund life-saving research to fight all cancers for all Canadians in all communities.  – Details

2. Western Canada Fashion Week

Western Canada Fashion Week is celebrating our 10 year anniversary in 2015. Join us for nine nights of different programming; with runway shows, design competitions and performers, there’s something for everyone! Details.

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March 27 – April 4, 2015

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ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84 Ave. Edmonton

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$10 (matinee show) – $25.00

 

3. Spring Art Walk

St. Joseph’s College and Catholic Social Services present the Spring Art Walk. Silent Art Auction, Entertainent & more! Details

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Friday, March 27, 2015 | 7:00 PM – 09:00 PM

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 St. Joseph’s College University of Alberta 11325 89 Avenue, Edmonton

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$10 ($5 for students). Ticket proceeds go to the Sign of Hope campaign. Art proceeds go to the Sign of Hope & the artists.

 

4. Tri Municipal Expo Business & Home

Tri Municipal Expo Business and Home, hosted by the Stony Plain & District Chamber of Commerce, is an annual event held each year and is the largest Expo in the Tri-Municipal region.  It provides our attendees a more diverse and wider variety of products and services to reach the demand of our growing community. This not to be missed event has something for everyone in the family. Details

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Friday, March 27, 2015 | 5:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

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 TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, 221 Jennifer Heil Way, Spruce Grove

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Adult: $2.00; Children(12-): Free

 

5. Edmonton’s Board Game Convention

Here at GOBfest, we’ve made it our mission to be inclusive to gamers of all levels of experience and commitment. This convention is organized by members of the Players of Games on Boards (or short, POGOB!) – a gaming group with over 300 members that has been meeting in Edmonton on Sundays since 2006. Also features games for children.  Details

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March 28 & 29, 2015

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Alberta Avenue Community Hall, 9210 118 Avenue, Edmonton

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$20 – $25

 

6. Women’s Self-Defense Seminar and Strength Training

KMwomencopy1425442798Women’s Self-Defense Seminar by Krav Maga Solution: Awareness and prevention, defend and escape; it just might save your life. – Krav Maga the Worlds most effective Self-Defense system Today. Strength Training by Ripple Effect.  Details

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Strength training: Friday March 27, 2015 | 06:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Ripple Effect, 9602A-60 Ave, Edmonton.

Women’s Self-Defense: Saturday March 28, 2015 |  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Krav Maga Solution – 321 Kaska Rd. Sherwood Park.

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$150

 

7. Easter Artist & Craft Market and Easter Workshop

UkranianEasterParticipate in Easter workshops that will teach pysanka making for different levels, pascha making, butter lambs, and much more!  This timely event will teach participants the tricks to mastering traditional Ukrainian Easter customs.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM- 04:00 PM

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Kilarney Community Hall, 8720 130A Avenue, Edmonton

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By Donation

 

8. Bead Market

turquoise_nugget_31419746245Come and find your unique beading supplies. Bring your family and friends. Shop together, design together and beading together. Details

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Ramada Inn, 5359 Calgary Trail, Edmonton

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Free Admission.

 

9.  Northern Lands

Northern Lands will be a place to learn about wine, to taste it, to drink it with food from one of Canada’s most fertile agricultural regions and culinary labs, and to gather for a pint of the country’s most exciting craft beers. All that and Northern Lands raises funds for the High School Culinary Challenge and the Edmonton Community Foundation Grateful Palate Fund. Details

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Shaw Conference Centre, Hall D, Edmonton

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Sold out.

 

10. Wildlife Photographer of the Year

WPY-RAMExperience the beauty, fragility, and array of life on our planet through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Royal Alberta Museum.

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November 28, 2014 – April 12, 2015 | 09:00 – 05:00 PM

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Royal Alberta Museum

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Regular Admission

 

11. AGA Exhibitions

Exhibitions 

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POP SHOW! Dazzled by the Everyday | March 21 to June 7, 2015

Showcasing Pop Art at its best, POP SHOW! Dazzled by the Everyday will delight with works from the early years of Pop Art’s history—when Post-War commercial images were everywhere and Pop artists came into the art world with the glint and gleam of popular commodity.

The Clock: Christian Marclay | February 13–April 12, 2015

Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art | January 24–May 3, 2015

BMO World of Creativity: World of Boo | July 27–April 16, 2015

Tyler Los-Jones: A Panorama Protects its View | January 23–January 31, 2016

 

12. U of A Museums Exhibitions

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Future Station: 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art | January 24 – May 3, 2015 @ Enterprise Square Galleries, 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

Future Station is an examination of the creative practices at work with Alberta artists.

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Free / Donation

 

13. Alberta & the Great War

@ The Provincial Archives of Alberta, 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton – Details

2014 marks the centennial of the outbreak of the First World War, a conflict that would define the course of the 20th century with reverberations still felt today. Drawing upon archival holdings, Alberta & the Great War explores the many ways the First World War affected and changed the province.

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Free

 

14. Multicultural Heritage Centre Exhibitions

@ Multicultural Heritage Centre , 5411 – 51 Street, Stony Plain Details

The Zen Thinker: Karen Manganye Sculpture and Stories March 20 to April 22, 2015

Fashion Reflections

How did women’s clothing reflect the changes in women’s lives in the last century? This exhibit features examples of women’s clothing from the early 1900s – 1950.

 

 

V. Dinner Theatre/Music Events

1. Fort Edmonton Park - Events

Sunday Brunch – Gather your clan for Sunday Brunch at Johnson’s Cafe at the historic Hotel Selkirk in Fort Edmonton Park. Enjoy a scrumptious meal then take a stroll around the park.

“Till Death Do Us Part” – Murder Mystery at Hotel Selkirk, Fort Edmonton Park – March 27 & 28

2. The Hat - Events

3. River Cree Resort & Casino - Events

4. Jubilations Dinner Theatre - EventsOh Boy, Buddy Holly!: February 7 – April 12, 2015

5. The Red Piano - Events

6. Blues on Whyte - Events

7. The Comic Strip - Events

8. Mayfield Dinner Theatre – Events : Don’t Dress for Dinner: February 10 – April 5, 2015

9. The Comedy Factory - Events

10. Get tickets for An Evening in Tibet.

11. The Government House High Tea on on Sunday, April 12 - Get Tickets

12. Edmonton Opera Bruch – April 12, 2015 at Royal Glenora Club – Get Tickets

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VI. Shopping Promotions & Related events 

1. Old Strathacona - Events

2. West Edmonton Mall - Events & Promotions

3. Edmonton City Centre – Sales and Events

4. Kings way mall – Events

5. South Gate Centre – Events

6. Sherwood Park Mall – Events

7. Millwoods Town Centre – Events

8. Northgate Centre – Events

9. Londonderry Mall – Events

 

2. French Quarter Farmers Market

A boutique Farmers Market. Come discover quality local vendors, with gourmet/artisan foods available for you and your family’s pleasure & health! Fun for the entire family. Details

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Every Sunday from 12 :00 PM to 4 :00 PM (ongoing throughout the year – Rain or Shine)

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La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury [91 street], Edmonton

 

 

3. City Market Downtown

City Market Downtown

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Saturdays | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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City Hall, Edmonton

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Things to do this weekend in Edmonton: March 27 – 29, 2015 4.74/5 (94.81%) 27 votes

21 Comments

  1. Abeer Altaei
    Abeer Altaei

    good website plz write more information
    thanks

    April 20, 2014 at 2:04 AM Reply
  2. Deals
    Deals

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    May 26, 2014 at 8:29 AM Reply
  3. Randy Gargus
    Randy Gargus

    First time on site, very impressed with the amount of information

    October 4, 2014 at 11:28 AM Reply
  4. Melissa
    Melissa

    I find myself reading this site nearly weekly. It is very informative and always updated well in advance of the weekend!

    October 6, 2014 at 5:09 PM Reply
  5. New to Town
    New to Town

    I’m new to town and so happy I found this site! Please keep it up!

    November 5, 2014 at 7:55 AM Reply
  6. Love this website! I have added it to my favorites :)

    November 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM Reply
  7. Tracy
    Tracy

    So basically nothing happens in Edmonton. So disappointed with this “city”.

    November 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM Reply
    1. Tara Simon
      Tara Simon

      Your comment made me do a bit of research.
      1. I compared tourist attractions in Calgary listed in this site – http://www.todocanada.ca/things-to-do-incalgary/ to that in ours – http://www.todocanada.ca/Things+to+do+Attractions+in+Edmonton/. If you see objectively, there is nothing more in Calgary, that is not there in Edmonton.

      2. I did the same with weekend activities – compared Toronto activities with Edmonton. I believe there are enough cultural events & other activities [with respect to the population that Edmonton/capital region has ] to keep the event and activity seekers happy. You should keep in mind that Toronto/GTA has ~7 times the population of our capital region.

      IMHO each place is unique in its own way and grass is always greener on the other side.
      Enjoy your weekend in Edmonton!

      November 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM Reply
      1. Trot escaper
        Trot escaper

        I agree. But the grass only “looks” greener on the other side is what u mean. Nevertheless. Agreed!

        February 19, 2015 at 12:05 AM Reply
    2. Edmonton Resident
      Edmonton Resident

      There are several planes buses always leaving. There are also many places to rent a car if you do not have one to leave.

      January 20, 2015 at 8:05 AM Reply
  8. Javier
    Javier

    Great site, I constantly check it, there is some information here that I cannot find anywhere else. I wish you could include more activities from the U of A, they are always doing something interesting. keep up the good work.

    January 9, 2015 at 11:54 AM Reply
  9. Andy Kuiper
    Andy Kuiper

    I lvisit this site most every weekend – thanks – keep up the good work here :-)

    February 1, 2015 at 10:01 AM Reply
  10. Stephen
    Stephen

    This website is getting more and more thorough every time I visit it. The only things that seem to be missing are some of the more events for the more local scenes. And while it would be pretty hard to cover all of them, having a page or linking to the venues would be a great addition. Things such as open mic nights(ex. Arcadia), live local music(wunderbar), poetry nights(Ex. Tuesdays at Rouge Lounge), Story Slams (3rd wednesday of every month at The Mercury Room) or local comedy nights(Ex. Sunday at Empress) that are going on around the city in the various venues/bars. There is a lot going on and having a compilation of all of them would be very useful. Not that there isn’t already enough stuff on here to fill up every night of the week.

    February 3, 2015 at 3:03 PM Reply
    1. todocanada
      todocanada

      Thank you for taking time to comment. As you rightly said, one of the reasons for not adding local scene is that there are so many events. We are compiling an article on ‘an evening in Edmonton’ which will include links to local event scene in addition to activities from a tourism perspective.
      All suggestions are welcome.

      February 3, 2015 at 7:09 PM Reply
  11. Bev
    Bev

    Great website. Definitely will be advising my teens to visit here.

    February 26, 2015 at 12:05 PM Reply
  12. Alberto Garcia
    Alberto Garcia

    Great site and very informative!

    February 28, 2015 at 4:43 AM Reply
  13. Heather
    Heather

    I love this list very much. Missing an Art show I found at the Enjoy Centre
    http://www.nightofartists.com/#!201213_shows/cihc

    March 2, 2015 at 9:51 AM Reply
  14. Martin
    Martin

    awesome webpage! Lots of events. Only boring people can say there is nothing to do in Edmonton. There is always something going on here :D

    March 2, 2015 at 11:02 PM Reply
    1. Gerald
      Gerald

      Only people from small towns would say Edmonton has a lot to do. Restaurants are expensive while chained restaurants and fast food dominate the market. Grocery is expensive. Anybody from big cities are used to the many free and big events (not those that only a hundred ppl show up), whereas here every even small event costs a fortune. Shopping is limited to the big box stores at South Commons and WEM which is really the same old stores you can find across Canada. Whyte Av is a joke when compared to Robson or even Main in Vancouver or Yonge or Queen in Toronto. Yes I’m gonna be told to go back if I don’t like it here (I wish), but to suggest there is a lot going on that you can just walk into like you can in a real big city is just absurd.

      March 24, 2015 at 11:54 PM Reply
  15. VL
    VL

    Just found this website. I think it’s awesome. I have lived here 15 years and now I have found even more things to explore.

    March 8, 2015 at 9:10 AM Reply
  16. Lisa
    Lisa

    This site is great! Covers every type of activity you could want to do in Edmonton! Thanks so much:) Me and my family do a much broader variety of activities since finding your website.

    March 20, 2015 at 3:51 PM Reply

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