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Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre in the heart of the wilderness. Known for it's beautiful river valleys, enriched culture, history and dedication to the arts, Edmonton has something to offer any visitor. Whether you are visiting in the summer enjoying 18 hours of sunlight or the winter experiencing one of 72 days of snowfall per year, you'll finding yourself falling in love with everything Edmonton has to offer. To make your trip even better we've compiled a list of the top free things to do in Edmonton.
Enjoy the beauty that is Edmonton in one of its 20 local parks. Pack a basket of treats, a blanket and connect with nature al fresco. Edmonton Explored: Best Picnic Spots | Explore Edmonton
The Art Gallery offers free admission to those under 18 as well as Alberta students with ID. It’s a place known for visual art and incredible architecture, including the exterior of the building! Tickets should be booked ahead of time here: Events | Art Gallery of Alberta (youraga.ca)
Edmonton is home to several Farmers Markets including – the Old Strathcona Farmers Market, the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market and the 124 Grand Market. Spend your day enjoying the fresh produce, handmade jewelry, clothing and art. Often times they have free entertainment including street performers and live musicians.
Check out Edmonton’s iconic street art! Its spray-paint culture at its finest, as they showcase this art form. Pack your camera and check out the virtual mural map where you can plan your drive or walk around the city to discover this art by both local and internationals.
Edmonton is known for all its free festivals taking place year round. These include All is Bright, Deep Freeze, Edmonton Street Performers Festival, Silver Skate, Heritage Fest, Kaleido, Cariwest, The Fringe, and more! Check out the full listing of festivals for more information!
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Author: Natasha Elias