Things do during Spring Break in Edmonton: A list of family activities, and events from March 26 to April 5, 2021.
Also see: Easter in Edmonton: Events, Egg Hunts & Activities – Easter-themed events are not listed here.
I. Family Fun Events
Edmonton Ski Club Tube Park
Come out to the hill and slide in the tube park at Edmonton’s iconic river valley ski & snowboard destination since 1911. Details
Open until March 28th.
Edmonton Ski Club, 9613 96 Avenue, Edmonton
$15 per person
Spring Break at Snow Valley Ski Club
Go skiing at Snow Valley. Details
March 27 to April 1, 2021 (weather dependent)
Snow Valley Ski Club, 13204 Rainbow Valley Rd NW, Edmonton
$12 to $25
Eats on 118
Eat out or eat-in this spring break and discover something new or visit an old favourite as 18 diverse restaurants offer dine-in or take-out specials. Details
Through March 31, 2021 | Restaurant Hours
Participating restaurants, 118 Ave, Edmonton
$15 – $25
Full of magic, The Carnival ignites the imagination and brings wonder, spectacle, and interaction to March Break for the entire family.
Come one, come all (virtually) for these spectacular activities that can be completed at home, with virtual lessons and self-guided activity kits. Details
March 29 to April 2, 2021
Experience the state-of-the-art electric Sodi race karts in one of North America’s only indoor three level race track! The race track features a fully themed New York streetscape filled with the adrenaline rush that will keep you wanting more. Details
Wednesdays to Sundays
Drive, West Edmonton Mall, 170 Street Northwest, Edmonton
$249.00 per household
Fantastic Planet is an illuminated large-scale public installation. Six giant inflatable structures, ranging from 12 metres tall when standing to 13 metres long when lying down, will be installed in a variety of locations including City Hall plaza. Details
March 12-April 12, 2021
Time on the Land
Feeling cooped up? Want to enjoy the countryside with your family? Come connect with nature and the animals to get out of the house!Dreamcatcher™ is offering “Time on the Land” to families or individuals who need to get out of the house or city. Details
Through April 25, 2021
Dreamcatcher Nature-Assisted Therapy, Range Road 213, Ardrossan
$38 per family
The Winter Birds Exhibit invites you to celebrate those special species of birds that make Edmonton their home all year round! One of the features of this exhibit is 3 glowing large scale inflatable chickadees, which can be found perching on the rooftop and courtyard of CO*LAB. Details
March 21 – April 30, 2021
CO*LAB – 9641 102A Avenue NW, Edmonton
Visit Beaver Hills House Park to view an immersive installation of wâpos (rabbit) to celebrate the coming of Spring. wâpos is celebrated for prosperity, abundance and good luck – also for wit and wisdom and of course, being incredibly playful – all of these attributes are brought to life in this completely immersive installation with lights, sound, story and of course sculpture to create a truly one of a kind experience in Edmonton. Details
March 25-April 3, 2021
10440 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
A Taste of Al Fresco
Indulge in $15-$25 tasty food specials on extended restaurant patios, featured drink specials including a Hot Bevvy Showdown. Peruse through art installations, including visual and performance window activations, ice sculptures and more along 104 Street downtown. Details
Saturday & Sunday, March 27–28
10440 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Spring Break at the Edmonton Public Library
Join us online for free daily events, a new contest and a chance to win prizes! Details
Saturday, March 27 to Thursday, April 1
Mythical Creatures – Visual Arts Spring Break Camp
Explore the myths, legends and the origins of mythological creatures in this 4-day virtual art camp. With a new activity each day, participants create their own enchanting interpretations of fantastic beings while mastering a variety of art techniques. Details
March 29 to April 1, from 1 – 2:30 p.m.
$75 – all supplies included
Backyard Birds of Alberta
Learn about the backyard birds of Alberta. Alberta has over 300 species of birds. The talk will focus on a selection of birds usually found in our urban and nearby areas with the goal of giving you a core group of birds and the group (family) they are in. This will help you identify something that is different from the usual. Details
Wednesday March 31, 2021 | 1 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free to $10
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Edmonton Valley Zoo will be reopening outdoor spaces to the public on March 25, 2021. Indoor spaces will open when the Government of Alberta allows this to happen under Step 3 of its reopening plan. Timed tickets required. Details
March 25, 2021 until April 30, 2021 | 10:00-4:00 p.m.
Edmonton Valley Zoo. Edmonton
Edmonton Scavenger Hunt
You may have thought a mall was the highlight of Edmonton. That doesn’t even scratch the surface! Lace-up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace. Details
Through Thursday, December 31, 2021
II. Free Activities During Spring Break
Go for a walk
Spring has sprung. It’s time to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. And lucky for us, Edmonton has a lot to offer in that department. Check out one of these Nature Attractions and Parks in and around Edmonton. There are hiking and biking trails, picnic spots, off-leash dog parks, birding areas, and much more.
- 25 of the Best Hikes in and around Edmonton
- Must Visit Nature Attractions In And Around Edmonton
- 25 Places to Enjoy Winter Walking and Hiking in and Around Edmonton
See some public art
Looking for something new to do in Edmonton while keeping the recommended physical distance? Check out some of Edmonton’s Public art features! You can see many of them from your car or on a walk around the city.
With spring setting in, see whether you can spot baby birds on your day out! This is also an awesome way to get to know your city and find some new parks in and around Edmonton. Here is a list of 15 places to go birding in Edmonton.
Plan Your Summer Garden
Get your kids to plant and maintain a summer garden this year. It’s time to start planting seeds indoors and planning what your summer will have in store. Visit Garden Centres in and around Edmonton with kids and get your seeds a sowing!
Fun Things to Do with Kids Inside Your Home
Just because you’re stuck indoors, doesn’t mean you really have to be stuck indoors. There are a ton of things that you and your kids can still do to have a blast from morning until night. And, to top it all off, you can do all of these things without your TV or your phone, unless you’re watching a tutorial video.
Science Experiments to Do at Home with Kids
Here are a few easy fun science activities/experiments that are easy and super fun in addition to being educational.
Play Easter Games
From the classic egg hunt to egg bowling, check out our list of fun creative indoor games that will lift everyone’s festive spirits.
Spring Clean & Donate
Do some spring cleaning this school break and donate your clothes. Donating is a great way to give back, reduce waste, and get those feel-good vibes flowing. Keep your good deeds on the straight and narrow with this list of places where you can donate your goods in Edmonton.
Explore Our Stunning National Parks
There is much to discover in Canada’s National Parks and not being able to get to them physically shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the fabulous natural areas our country has to offer.
Traverse the parks online and plan your trip to these wondrous places when restrictions-free travel is allowed across the country.
IV. Other Activities
Celebrate Easter with sweets, treats and a feast!
- Places to Buy Easter Sweets, Chocolates & Unique Treats in Edmonton
- 20 Edmonton Restaurants For Dine-In or Take-Out Easter Feasts
- Easter in Edmonton: Events, Egg Hunts & Activities
At this time, it is not clear whether indoor attractions and museums will reopen.
If indoor attractions are allowed to open, here is a list of places to visit: from museums and art galleries to Rock climbing and Laser Tags.
Go on a day trip
There are so many places you can visit on a day trip from Edmonton. Why not plan a day trip this spring break:
- 25 Day Trips North of Edmonton
- 25 Day Trips West of Edmonton
- 25 Day Trips East of Edmonton
- 25 Day Trips South of Edmonton
- Family Fun in Red Deer
- 15 Roadside Attractions and Landmarks For a Road Trip in Alberta
For more fun, see:
- This weekend in Edmonton
- 100 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Edmonton
- Toddler Fun in Edmonton
- Visit Edmonton Attractions/St Albert Attractions
- Visit nearby free Places in Alberta
- Family Fun in Parkland County
- Fun Things to Do in Red Deer