Fun Things to Do in Edmonton Area During COVID-19 Alberta Reopening Phase

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Credit: North Saskatchewan River Valley Conservation Society

As Alberta is officially in Stage 1 of the reopening plan, we can now enjoy various attractions and parks in and around Edmonton.

Here is a list of activities to enjoy in the Edmonton Area.

For online & drive-in/in-person and virtual events, see things to do this weekend in Edmonton.

1. Swing on Snow Valley Aerial Park

Imagine an extreme jungle gym combined with a treehouse, and you’ve got the Snow Valley Aerial Park. The first of its kind in Canada, this tower of obstacles lets all ages be a kid playing on the playground once again – but larger than life. Have fun at the aerial park built on the theme of Edmonton’s River Valley. Elements include a ski bridge, snowboard balance bridge, picnic table, bicycle, plus a few surprises.

2. Visit Edmonton Area Museums & Art Galleries

List of Edmonton Attractions

Things to do in St. Albert

  • Royal Alberta Museum: Open Wednesday to Sunday; Timed Tickets Required.
  • Art Gallery of Alberta: Open Thursday to Saturday by pre-booked ticket.
  • Neon Sign Museum: Outdoors — You can view it anytime. Best views at night: The City of Edmonton has collected 20 neon signs, all of which have been restored and installed on the east wall of the TELUS building and the south wall of the Mercer Warehouse building on 104 Street and 104 Avenue.
  • Private Art Galleries are open with appointment
  • Strathcona County Gallery@501: Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
  • Ed’s Bowling, Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace, Professor Wem’s Adventure Golf and Dragon’s Tale Mini-golf begin opening Friday, June 12.
  • Edmonton funicular will resume operation from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m, from June 15th providing accessibility options into the river valley for Edmontonians. Additional COVID-19 prevention measures will be introduced, including limiting ridership to two people at a time, adding signage about physical distancing and increasing cleaning of frequently-touched surfaces.
  • Reynolds-Alberta Museum
  • Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
  • The Provincial Archives of Alberta
  • St Albert Musée Héritage Museum and Art Gallery of St Albert
  • TELUS World of Science: Closed
  • Alberta Railway Museum: Closed
  • Alberta Aviation Museum: Currently Closed
  • Father Lacombe Chapel, St Albert: Closed
  • Rutherford House Provincial Historic Sites: Closed
  • Canadian Energy Museum: Home of Leduc #1: Closed
  • Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum: Closed
  • Government House: Closed
  • Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum: Closed
  • The Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum: Closed

3. Explore Zoos & Gardens

Farms and Petting Zoos In and Around Edmonton

  • Edmonton Valley Zoo: The Edmonton Valley Zoo is opening on June 15 with restrictions. Operating Restrictions: *Limit capacity to 50% *Controlled entry to 90 tickets per 30 minutes *Limited ticket sales to online only *One-way flow to support physical distancing *Encouraging visitors to wear a face mask, especially indoors
  • University of Alberta Botanic Gardens: Open from June 1, 2020; Reservations Required for Entry
  • St. Albert Botanic Park: Grounds are open for visiting
  • Jurassic Forest: Open from May 15, 7 days a week from 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Prairie Gardens – Currently closed for farm fun activities.
  • Edmonton Corn Maze (Usually Opens in July Mid) – Currently closed.
  • John Janzen Nature Centre – Closed

4. Enjoy Nature Parks

  • Elk Island National Park Outdoor areas and trails from June 1.
  • All Edmonton Area Parks & Conservation areas are open.

5. Go Fishing

Looking for a great fishing spot to 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 Pondhave all had rainbow trout stocked.

6. Go Boating

Enjoy canoeing & kayaking in capital region ponds, lakes & rivers.

7. Go Tubing

  • Have family-friendly river tubing experience on the North Saskatchewan River from Voyageur Park in Devon which is located just 40 minutes southwest from downtown Edmonton.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Pembina River Valley by taking aleisurely floatdown the Pembina River. During your float, you’ll be able to admire the 62 meter gorge and different kinds of wildlife while bathing in the sun. Pembina River TubingOpens For 2020 Season on June 19th.

8. Play Sports

Select parks will be closed depending on crowd management issues.

9. Watch a Movie

10. Eat Out

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11. Enjoy Drive-in/in Person Events

Find a fishing spot to call your own
14 May

2115 Hermitage Rd NW, Edmonton

May 14, 2020 To October 31, 2020

1-877-969-9091

Free

Looking for a great fishing spot to call your own? Alberta Conservation Association and Alberta Environment and Parks have stocked waterbodies across the province to create over 260 ...  »

Century Park Market
07 Jun

Heritage Square, 10915 23 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

June 7, 2020 To September 27, 2020

7809132586

Free to all customers

Open Air Farmers Market from 10am to 3pm each Sunday from May 31 to September 27, 2020. Vendors with Alberta Beef fresh vegetables, BC Fruits, Preserves and pickling, baking, artisan ...  »

Summer Yoga in the Park
20 Jun

Glastonbury Park, 1101 Grantham Drive Northwest, Edmonton

June 20, 2020 To August 15, 2020

Free

Join Prana Yoga Studio & Glastonbury Community League for Summer Yoga in the Park. Get fit, have fun & connect with your community! Please note: Due to ...  »

Whyte Avenue Art Walk
01 Jul

Whyte Avenue, Edmonton

July 1, 2020 To July 31, 2020

Free

In 2020, during Covid-19 restrictions, we have brought the art behind glass. Visitors can view art and contact the artists to purchase. Delivery of art can be arranged ...  »

Dine the Ave
01 Jul

Alberta Avenue Restaurants, Edmonton

July 1, 2020 To July 31, 2020

$15 to $25

Dine the Ave is an event that celebrates local businesses along Alberta Avenue. All participating restaurants are offering a special that costs between $15-$25 for the entire ...  »

Bourbon and Burlesque
02 Jul

Spotlight Cabaret, 8217 104th Street Northwest, Edmonton

July 2, 2020 To October 22, 2020

7807600202

$12-$12

Step inside our 1920’s themed Cabaret and let the beautiful performers of The House of Hush Burlesque transport you to another time as they tastefully celebrate the ...  »

Improv Comedy with Donovan and Mark
02 Jul

Spotlight Cabaret,, 8217 104 Street Northwest, Edmonton

July 2, 2020 To October 22, 2020

7807600202

$12-$12

Join Edmonton's Masters of Improv Donovan Workun (Just For Laughs, The Irrelevant Show) and Mark Meer (Mass Effect's Commander Shepard, Tiny Plastic Men) as they create a ...  »

Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!
08 Jul

TELUS World of Science, 11211 142 Street Northwest, Edmonton

July 8, 2020 To September 7, 2020

780-451-3344

$7.50 - $9.95

This exhibition presents an extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Crawl through a life-sized model of the prehistoric ...  »

Feast on Fourth
09 Jul

104 Street Northwest, Downtown, Edmonton

July 9, 2020 To September 3, 2020

Varies

in us every Thursday this summer for ‘Feast on Fourth’ for creative food specials and discounts at participating 104 Street and area restaurants, pubs and retailers.  »

Edmonton Gem & Mineral Show
10 Jul

Oliver Arena, 10335 119 St NW, Edmonton

July 10, 2020 To July 12, 2020

$6 to $8

Edmonton annual Gem and Mineral Show is back to Oliver Arena! Western Canada’s largest Gem show is featuring 50+ of the best gem, mineral and jewellery vendors ...  »

‘Officially half way to Christmas’ Sale
11 Jul

Royal Canadian Legion Norwood Branch 178, 11150-82 street, Edmonton

July 11, 2020 To July 12, 2020

Free admission

Our 2nd Annual the ‘Officially halfway to Christmas’ Market is here! As always we will be hosting your favourite home businesses small and large, the crafters, the ...  »

BLM Fundraiser: Art in the Park
12 Jul

Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road Northwest, Edmonton

July 12, 2020

Donation

Come enjoy a nice evening in the park, filled with many forms of art to enlighten you at this difficult time; poetry, song, and much more. If ...  »

Edmonton International BeerFest
21 Aug

Edmonton Convention Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton

August 21, 2020 To August 22, 2020

$0.00 - $90.06

BeerFest is more than a festival, it’s an experience. With over 170 exhibitors featuring craft and commercial breweries, distilleries, artisans, and food vendors, you’ll want to ...  »

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