7 things to do this week in Edmonton: January 10-16

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After a quick start to January, we should see warmer temperatures this week in Edmonton. So go out this week and enjoy!

Here are some things to do this week in Edmonton: January 10-16.

Sled

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What: Whether you are an adult or a child, sledding is a fun way to pass the time during the winter. Take a peek at our roundup of some of Edmonton’s best toboggan hills to visit for some fun sliding.

Or: Various places
Cost: To free

To ice skate

Edmonton ice rinks

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What: Put on these skates and wear your warmest winter jacket. Skating while on vacation is perfect, and there are several places across Edmonton that you can visit. It’s some of the best entertainment you can have for free in the city in January.

Or: Various places
Cost: To free

Go ice climbing

Edmonton Ice Wall

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What: The Edmonton Ice Climbing Wall is the perfect opportunity to try your hand at ice climbing, with equipment rentals available and directions available for beginners as well. It’s a winter activity typically found in the Rockies, in our own backyard.

When: Now until February 21, 2022
Or: 9613 96 Avenue NO
Cost: $ 19 to $ 49; information can be found here

Elk Island National Park

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What: Whether you’re hiking the trails, stargazing, or trying to see buffaloes, this national park is well worth the short drive. It’s as beautiful in winter as it is in summer!

When: Open all year
Or: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan
Cost: Free, a Parks Canada pass is required to enter

Visit the Muttart Conservatory

What: Be amazed by the magnificent Muttart Conservatory, each glass pyramid presenting a different environment for plants from around the world. It’s a relaxing, insightful and beautiful experience and a beautiful thing to do this week in Edmonton.

When: Open all year
Time: Monday to Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Or: Muttart Conservatory (9626 96A Street, Edmonton)
Cost: $ 7.75- $ 14.95, buy online

Deep Freeze: a Byzantine winter festival

Frozen Festival

What: Have fun in winter in our city with Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Fest. There are giant installations, ice sculptures and stations where visitors can learn about Ukrainian, Francophone, Indigenous, Inuit and Métis folklore through art created by world-renowned Edmonton artists.

When: January 14 to 23, 2022
Or: Various locations across Edmonton
Cost: To free

Cross-country skiing

What: Experience the outdoors and also work out while cross-country skiing in the city. These slopes are accessible, open to all and regularly groomed and to accommodate different levels of skiers.

When: During the week
Or: Various locations across Edmonton
Cost: To free

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