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Winter Activities for Fall Break

Nov 06, 2018

After this week we get a long weekend! There are no classes on Monday November 12th and on Tuesday November 13th! Even if you’re feeling the crush of piled-up schoolwork, it’s important to make sure you take a break and enjoy the city. For today’s blog, I have some ideas for how to make the most of your “fall” break.

  • Escape the cold in a local café
    Edmonton’s local café scene is thriving. Be a tourist in your own city and get warm in a café you haven’t tried before! Edmonton’s tourism website has a list of some great options.

  • Bundle up and go outside
    If you wear enough layers, the cold won’t bother you! Get bundled up and enjoy some outdoor activities. Lots of public parks have places where you can go skating, you can find a hill and go tobogganing, or pack a warm drink and enjoy a winter walk in our river valley.

  • See a movie at a local vintage theatre
    Any movie buffs out there? Take a study break and go see a film this weekend at one of our little local theatres for some new releases with some old-school charm. The Princess Theatre and The Garneau Theatre are always a good time!

  • Hit up the All Is Bright Festival on Saturday November 10th
    Explore 124th Street and enjoy tons of winter entertainment, activities, and food while celebrating light and warmth! What’s more, it’s free to attend! You can see more details about the festival on the Explore Edmonton website and the Festival’s website.

  • Go to the Citadel Theatre to see a play
    The Citadel has a great line-up every year, but one of the most anticipated shows this season is Redpatch, a local production about a Métis soldier in World War I, featuring a cast of Indigenous performers. November 11th is the last show, so make sure you see it while you can! You can see more details about the show on the Explore Edmonton website and the Citadel website.

  • Attend a Remembrance Day Memorial Service
    November 11th celebrates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and is a day for us to remember the people who have died because of the tragedy of any war. Our two biggest services in Edmonton are at City Hall and the Legislature grounds. Take a moment out of your weekend for some silence, some peace, and some reflection, and leave your poppy on the cenotaph in memory of those who have been lost.

Have a great weekend, everyone! What are you planning to do with your two extra days off?

Happy exploring!

Emily

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