Affordable Edmonton

Want to keep your costs to a minimum but still have a social life without breaking the bank? Check out some of these options for frugal fun around town.

Citadel Theatre
Love live theatre but can’t afford to go? The Citadel theatre offers some seats on Sunday afternoon on a pay-what-you-can basis. Sunday doesn't work? Choose another evening and show up an hour before show time to get rush tickets at half price!  

Alberta Gallery of Art
Edmonton has world-class art begging to be seen, but what if you don’t have the money to cover admission? The AGA offers free admission from 6-9 p.m. the last Thursday of every month. You may need to wait in line for a few minutes, but it’ll be worth it. And remember, exhibits change up every few months so check online to see what’s new and upcoming.

Edmonton is famous for its festivals and many have free events that you can attend. From the Street Performer’s Festival in the summer, to the Festival of Lights in the winter, there’s always something going on!

Edmonton River Valley
There’s 48 km of trail along the North Saskatchewan River, the largest urban expanse of parkland in North America. There’s nothing more refreshing than a hike down by the river. The closest access to King’s is Capilano/Goldbar Park. Check out Edmonton’s interactive parks map that allows you to find out which parks you’re nearest to.  

Leisure Access Pass
Did you know that if you’re an Edmonton resident who fell into the low-income category on your last tax return, you could be eligible for a leisure access pass? This pass gives you FREE access to Edmonton’s swimming pools and arenas, as well as Fort Edmonton Park, the Valley Zoo, the Muttart Conservatory, and the Sir John Walter museum. Want more? You got it! You can get 75% off of 3 of the cities registered courses. Always wanted to take pottery, learn to cook, or take dance lessons? Now is the time!  

Know of other great things to do in the city that won’t break the bank? Let us know! We’ll add it to our list.