Places to Visit & Things to Do - Edmonton

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25 Things to Do Along Iron Horse Trail

Discover some of Alberta’s hidden gems along the province’s longest trail network: The Iron Horse Trail! The historic trail allows ATV, horseback, and hiking, and the trails… Read more »

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Wineries and Meaderies to Visit in Alberta

Did you know that Alberta is home to at least 10 wineries and meaderies? Nestled in some of our province’s most scenic regions are fruit groves, honey… Read more »

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Farmers’ Markets in Edmonton and Alberta Capital Region

Shopping local and supporting local this spring and summer are made easy and fun with the many, many farmers’ markets throughout the Capital Region and Edmonton. With… Read more »

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Discover Alberta’s Heritage Garden at George Pegg Botanic Garden

Did you know that there is a delightful garden west of Edmonton in Lac Ste. Anne County? The rich plant diversity in Alberta can easily be witnessed… Read more »

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20+ Scenic Lookouts You Should Visit in Edmonton

Where do you even begin when it comes to looking for and finding the best views in Edmonton? It can be a little overwhelming; the North Saskatchewan… Read more »

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35+ Restaurants and Cafes For Outdoor Patio Dining in Edmonton

This spring, you can find outdoor patios popping up all over the Capital Region. Some offer heated and enclosed spaces, some offer a place to stop off the Ave with your pups, some offer views from around a fire, and some offer purely ‘Instagrammable’ spaces- and in all cases, with good and drink food to boot.

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Fun Things to Do at Whitney Lakes Provincial Park

Protecting provincially significant esker and kettle from retreating glaciers ~10 000 years ago in the northern part of Central Alberta, Whitney Lakes Provincial Park located 20 minutes… Read more »

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Things to Do at Sundance Provincial Park

Located northwest of Edson, Sundance Provincial Park protects approximately 9200 acres of Alberta’s Foothills Natural Region. This lower foothill park is divided into two main areas and… Read more »

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Things to Do at Hard Luck Canyon

The Hard Luck Canyon is a short drive south of Whitecourt as you follow the Lost Creek and West Mountain Road. The canyon was carved out of… Read more »

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10 of the Best Things to Do in Whitecourt

Whitecourt’s surrounding natural areas are the perfect setting for a variety of nature adventures like hikes, mountain biking, wildlife viewing and sightseeing. But if you’re looking for more of a cultural experience, take a walk down 50th Ave. for a unique local dining experience. You can have a few different adventures when you visit Whitecourt, no matter the time of year!

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25 Natural Wonders You Should Visit in Alberta

It is not hard to find beauty in Alberta’s natural surroundings. This large province contains all sorts of wilderness to explore like waterfalls, mountains, glaciers, badlands and… Read more »

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Where to Stargaze in Alberta: Dark Sky Areas and Observatories

In Canada, you can find areas of dark sky preserved by both Parks Canada and Alberta’s Provincial Parks. Dark sky preserves ensure limited to no light pollution… Read more »

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Alberta’s Northernmost Badlands at Kleskun Hill Natural Area

Did you that there exist badlands that date back to the age of the dinosaurs within the county of Grande Prairie? Located just east of the city… Read more »

20 Ideas For a Staycation This Spring Break in Alberta

20 Ideas For a Staycation This Spring Break in Alberta

Spring in Alberta can mean snow, or it can mean sun. If you’re looking for a spring break staycation this year, there are activities around the province… Read more »

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20 Outdoor Winter Adventures in and Around Grande Prairie

This northwestern Alberta city is located in the southern part of Peace River Country boasts of wide-open spaces and plenty of winter activities that let you enjoy… Read more »

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Alberta Parks’ 2021 Campsite Reservations to Open on March 4

Online camping reservations for Alberta Parks for 2021 summer season will open on March 4 at 9:00 a.m.

Online camping reservations for Alberta Parks for 2021 summer season will open on March 5, 2021 for comfort camping, March 4 for individual campsites.

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Restaurants Offering In-Person Valentine’s Day Dinner in Edmonton

Good news – you CAN get out of the house for Valentine’s Day date this year. In Edmonton, you can find several restaurants, bistros, and pubs that… Read more »

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25 Edmonton Shops to Get Valentine’s Day Gifts and Treats

Edmonton’s local shops, boutique stores, and florists are going to help make your Valentine’s Day something special. Our new normal doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate and… Read more »

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25 Edmonton Restaurants to Order Game Day Specials

Bring the arena experience to your living room this Oilers season. Listed are a number of Edmonton pubs and restaurants offering Oilers game day specials or perfect game day snacks.

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Explore the Night Sky at New Hesje Observatory Near Edmonton

Great news for stargazers! The Hesje Observatory at the Miquelon Lake Provincial Park was launched virtually yesterday. Located southeast of Edmonton, the Miquelon Lake Provincial Park is… Read more »

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12 of the Best Gardens & Conservatories to Visit in Alberta

Discover the magnificent gardens of Alberta!

Enjoy the lovely flower beds maintained by volunteers at St Albert Botanic Garden, the gardens that extols Japanese-Canadian friendship at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, tropical plants inside Edmonton’s pyramids, prairie hardy plants at Olds College gardens, an extensive peony collection at Devonian Botanic Garden, butterflies fluttering amongst fragrant flowers at Calgary Zoo conservatory,blooming flowers set against the back drop of Cascade mountains at Cascade Gardens, and the gardens that pay tribute to George Pegg, whose work resulted in identifying Alberta’s Flora unique to Lac Ste Anne County.

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25 Outdoor Date Ideas During Winter in and Around Edmonton

Do your next date night the Edmonton way: outside and bundled up! With so many months of winter, we are forced to get creative with our date nights, and recent COVID-19 restrictions force this creativity a bit more.

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Where to Go Snow Tubing in Alberta

We are known for winter fun in Alberta: skiing and snowboarding, skating, hockey, tobogganing, and multiple places across the province offer snow tubing! This unique and thrilling… Read more »

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15 Edmonton Bakeries to Get Delicious Holiday Treats

All over YEG you can find great local bakeries with unique holiday offerings like Eggnog donuts and cheesecakes, classic cookies and DIY decorating kits, and traditional European pastries.