Canada's only ice castle is more magical than you could imagine (PHOTOS)

Jan 10 2017, 7:07 pm

No sense in letting Disney have all fun with frozen royalty – Edmonton has its very own ice castle.

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That’s right. The frozen wonderland that is Edmonton’s William Hawrelak Park is now home to massive ice sculpture, complete with icicle ceilings and frozen thrones.

The castle is part of a larger project by Ice Castles, an entertainment company based in Utah. It has five different ice castles across North America – although Edmonton’s creation is the only one in Canada.

The castle will remain open until the weather warms up. And thanks to our Alberta weather, that means it’s likely going to be open to visitors – and Instagram – for a long time.

Edmonton Ice Castles


  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3 to 9 pm
  • Friday, 3 to 10 pm
  • Saturday, noon to 10 pm
  • Sunday, noon to 8 pm

Where: William Hawrelak Park – 9330 Groat Road, Edmonton
Price: $18 at the door and $12.95 online for Monday to Thursday. $20 at the door and $16.95 online for Friday to Sunday

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