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
- 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
- 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.
- Ride the waves in the world’s largest indoor wave pool, located in a tropical oasis that boasts an average temperature of 31°C. World Waterpark features more than 17 unique waterslides and play features and your unlimited supply of Coca-Cola Freestyle! World Water Park opens on July 18th.
- 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
- Alberta Aviation Museum
- World Water Park is open
3. Explore Zoos & Gardens
- 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 opens from July 28.
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 Pond have all had rainbow trout stocked.
6. Go Boating
Enjoy canoeing & kayaking in capital region ponds, lakes & rivers.
- St Alberta Canoe Rental is open
- Edmonton Canoe Rental is open
- Canoe Heads Day Trips expected by Father’s Day (Day Trip: Devon Bridge to Edmonton and similar)
- Paddle-boat rental at Hawrelak and Rundle Parks are closed for 2020.
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 a leisurely float down 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 Tubing Opens For 2020 Season on June 19th.
8. Play Sports
Select parks will be closed depending on crowd management issues.
- Golf Courses open (Rundle Closed)
- Playgrounds, skateparks, tennis, pickleball, volleyball and basketball courts, disc golf, outdoor fitness parks and athletic tracks are all open.
- Select indoor arenas and pools are open.
- Some Edmonton’s outdoor pools and spray parks are open
- Strathcona County Reopening Outdoor Park Amenities
- St Albert Outdoor Amenities
9. Watch a Movie
- Princess Theatre opens on June 19th.
- Cineplex theatres will open on June 26th.
- Landmark Theatres will open on June 26th.
10. Eat Out
11. Enjoy Drive-in/in Person Events
12. Explore Alberta Capital Region