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

Grace Kennedy Jan 10, 2017 7:46 am 4,708

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

Kid at heart… #yegicecastles #icecastles

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Can’t complain it’s cold when water can still run out of a fountain! It only feels like -30 degrees Celsius.

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Knowing very well the spikes could fall at any moment and fuck you up.

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Grace Kennedy
Content writer at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. Self-proclaimed nerd and science journalist at heart, she's lived on the East Coast, the West Coast, and thinks both are the best coast.

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