If you enjoy watching theatre, Edmonton is the right city for you! We host all kinds of performances, from dramas to improv, and from Shakespeare to musicals! Here are some of the places you are going to want to check out: Citadel Theatre, Rapid Fire Theatre, Jubilations Dinner Theatre, Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Improvaganza and Fringe Theatre!
Do you enjoy music, especially classical music? Then you will love the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra! The ESO performs at the Winspear Centre, which hosts musical events ranging from classical works to pop, all in a gorgeous concert hall. Check out their website for concert details and show times.
Visit Alberta's premier art gallery located in the heart of downtown: the Art Gallery of Alberta. The gallery features works from a variety of Alberta artists and rotating installations. Also the last Thursday of every month is free admission between 6-9 p.m.!
Looking to try something artsy? The City Arts Centre is the place you want to check out! They host a number of different classes for adults, including baking, cooking, visual art, silversmithing, music, dance, crafts & handwork, writing, photography, pottery & sculpture, and more! Be sure to check it out!
*Tip: you will find deals similar to these for a significantly cheaper price if you have a Leisure Access Pass.
Visit the Alberta’s Legislature building and receive a free tour! Also make time to stroll around the lush grounds, gardens and water features.
Who doesn’t love animals?! Visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo and take a look at over 350 animals from all around the world! The Edmonton Valley Zoo is open all year round, and many of our furry friends are even more active in the cooler weather! Winter admission is cheaper and make sure to check out the Festival of Light!
Visit the Royal Alberta Museum and observe a variety of exhibits that focus on telling Alberta’s history (will reopen in 2017/18).
Visit the Alberta Aviation Museum and see over 30 different aircraft they have on display.
Spend a day or a few hours at the TELUS World of Science! Walk through the different exhibits, watch an IMAX show, visit the planetarium and the observatory! There are tons to do and lots to check out!
The Muttart Conservatory is an indoor botanical garden consisting of 4 pyramids, each containing a different biome. The fourth pyramid is their feature pyramid, which changes themes up to 8 times a year!
Visit the Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market, which is open year round on every Saturday! Check out the different vendors selling produce, baked goods and other creations!
Explore the historic Old Strathcona district and find chic boutiques, independent coffee shops, trendy restaurants and endless entertainment and festivals.
Mini golf, movie theatre, water park, amusement park, skating rink, 800+ stores of shopping, and more…what more can be said?! Head out to West Edmonton Mall and explore!
What are Escape Rooms? You are locked into a room with your closest friends and given a scenario to complete. Using the clues you find in the room, you have to try to break out of the room in the allotted time. This popular form of entertainment is booming in Edmonton, and there are 4 different escape room companies to choose from: Edmonton Escape, Escape City, Smarty Pantz and Breakout Entertainment.
If you're looking for a place to stay fit, Edmonton has a number of different fitness facilities around town. Whether you're looking for a gym, a pool, or something for relaxation, there's a place for you! Check out all the options!
Laser tag is always a fun activity to do when you get a group of friends together! Here are a few different places in Edmonton to check out: Laser Quest, Gateway Entertainment and Mission Edmonton Tactical Laser Tag.
Check out the LaunchPad and have fun jumping in rooms full of trampolines!
Speeders is an indoor go-cart racing track. Get a group of friends together and head out for a race or two.
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