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Looking for a winter activity that’s easier than learning to snowboard? At Sunridge Ski Area they have their own snow tubing park along with skiing and snowboarding. The park includes a dedicated tubing lift (so you don't have to walk up the hill), three groomed chutes, and special tubes so you can really get your slide on! Tickets are $20 for a selected two-hour period (so the lines never get too long), and you can also rent a helmet for $7.
There’s nothing better to do on a rainy day than spend the day in a museum, so why not spend it at Western Canada’s largest! With over 82,000 square feet to explore, the Royal Alberta Museum has everything from sacred Indigenous ceremony materials and Ice Age fossils to beautiful butterflies, plus an amazing range of feature exhibits, they have everything you need to learn about the history of Alberta and beyond.
Typically we wouldn’t suggest combining biking and beer, but in this case, we think it’s a great idea! Urban Pedal's 15-passenger U-Shaped bikes are the perfect vehicle for a fun afternoon exploring Edmonton’s brewery scene. They have tours in Downtown and Old Strathcona, where you can visit breweries such as Yellowhead Brewery, Blind Enthusiasm, El Cortez and Malt & Mortar. And if breweries aren’t your thing, they even have a Bike N’ Brunch tour and a Vines & Velo tour for the brunch aficionados and wannabe-sommeliers out there.
All across Canada, summer means Farmer’s Market season – and Edmonton is no different! While there are many happening around the city, the main event is the Edmonton Downtown Famers Market. This market is known for its friendly, open atmosphere and quality products delivered direct by friendly, local farmers, growers and artisans. Stop by on a Saturday or Sunday to get all your fresh produce, plus more unique items such as jewelry, home décor and even treats for your four-legged friend.
Edmonton Fringe Festival is the oldest and largest Fringe Festivals in North America – and with over 1,200 performances in 11 days, there’s truly something there for everyone! You can check out a performance on one of their main stages, or somewhere more unique like a pub or bookstore. They also have family-friendly performances and Theatre for Young Audience shows. If the weather is nice, you can also check out an outdoor performance, a busker, or KidsFringe – an entire park of activities dedicated to families with newborns to tweens.
Written by Andrea Zakaib