Edmonton is an ideal place to enjoy your tourism experience in Canada. Whether you live in the city or you haven't been here, you will discover how amazing it is because of the unlimited activities you can try regardless of the season. There are a lot of fun things to do in this capital city, especially during the winter season. You and your family, friends, or kids will never run out of adventures for sure.
Now, if you are planning to enjoy the rest of winter, here is the list of activities you should include in your winter bucket list.
1) Visit and enjoy Ice Castles.
Ice Castles is great for those who are looking for an extra thrill this winter season. This acre-sized castle is hand-crafted using water and icicles to create a place similar to frozen waterfalls and ice caves. When you are in this tourist spot, it's like you are marveling at a masterpiece of Disney because of its amazing displays. This place is open from January to March. Both children and adults can enter the castle.
2) Book your winter activities in Snow Valley Ski Club
Winter activities such as skiing and snowboarding are just a few things you wouldn't want to miss out in winter. In Edmonton, Snow Valley Ski Club is known for offering these types of adventures. The place is open from Mondays to Sundays. Kids and adults can play here as much as they want.
3) Snowshoeing and hiking
Strolling is an underrated activity. It's actually fun and exciting to walk on snow. If you find walking in winter interesting, snowshoeing and hiking are ideal activities for you. In Edmonton, River valley trails are famous among locals and tourists. These trails are maintained by the city. So, whenever you feel like strolling early in the morning or in the middle of the day, you will be safe here. Family facilities are available as well so you can warm up amid your walking journey from Terwillegar Park to Hermitage Park.
Another great activity you must try in River Valley is riding the new funicular from the 100 Street to the river valley trail system. The urban staircase can also be used for those who are looking for fun and adventurous hiking activity.
4) Join or watch festivals
Don't forget about winter festivals. These are one of the most memorable about winter in Edmonton. Residents in the city don't worry about temperature dropping. For them, the fun doesn't stop just because it's cold outside.
The city has been celebrating Silver Skate to give entertainment to residents. During this event, you will learn and experience winter sports, join long-table dinners, discover folk trails, visit the snow-sculpture garden, and so on.
You can also join Deep Freeze where the "Olde New Year" is held. Edmonton residents and guests show their love for the northern weather by conducting fun winter games.
Ice on Whyte is another festival celebrated to give opportunities for ice artists to show their creativity and skills by joining the competition.