Victoria Day Weekend Events & Activities in Edmonton:
Friday, May 15 – Monday, May 18, 2020
Due to COVID-19 many attractions are closed and gatherings of more than 15 are prohibited.
Edmonton is in a state of Emergency that mandates residents to maintain a 2 meter physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Though there are not many things you can do during these unprecedented times, there are few activities that can be enjoyed while physical distancing is in effect that is in accordance with Alberta’s Health Orders during this May long weekend.
1. Watch Snowbirds Flyover Edmonton
The Canadian Forces Snowbirdswill fly cross-country to salute Canadians doing their part to fight the spread of COVID-19. The unique mission dubbed, Operation INSPIRATION will see the team’s signature nine-jet formation, with trailing white smoke, flying over cities across the country. Snowbirds are in Edmonton on Friday, May 15th.
2. Visit Edmonton Area Attractions that are Open
3. Go Fishing
Looking for a great fishing spotto call your own? Alberta Conservation Association and Alberta Environment and Parks have stocked waterbodies across the province to create over 260 different fishing opportunities. Hermitage Park Pond, Fort Lion’s Community Fish Pond and Morinville Fish and Game Pond have all had rainbow trout stocked in the past two weeks.
4. Enjoy Hiking or Discover Nature Attractions in Edmonton
Seeking some fresh air adventure this weekend — the good news is there are lots of natural areas for you to explore.
5. Go Birding
Spring is a great time to go birdingand there are many fabulous locations in Edmonton.
6. Eat Out or Eat In and Support Local
7. Go Golfing
Edmonton Golf Courses are open. Book a tee time at Victoria Golf Course or Riverside Golf Course.
8. Explore Public Art
Explore Edmonton’s public artworks is one of the best physical distancing activities you can do.
Some art galleries are also open. Call before you go.
Edmonton buildings have won many awards for brilliant architecture. Check them out.
- 2018 Governor General’s Award for Architecture
- 2020 Governor General’s Award for Architecture
- Urban Design Awards
9. Enjoy a Quarantine Concert
There are many free concerts live-streamed every day. Check them out.
10. Enjoy Live Theatre from around the World
With COVID-19 pandemic forcing theatres to shut their doors, many performing art centres have taken to being open virtually.
11. Explore Canada or the World From Home
Explore Canada’s arctic, Winnipeg, National Parks and many more places from Home. Travel to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, discover Egypt’s Heritage Sites from tombs to monasteries or take a trip on scenic trains in Europe virtually.