Here are the best places to cry in Edmonton

Jun 25 2024, 5:00 pm

From shedding a tear during an exam to hearing *that* song in an Uber ride home or getting choked up after a big Edmonton Oilers playoff loss, we’ve all had those moments where we just need to let out a good cry.

So here are the best public places you can go to let out a nice, healthy cry in Edmonton.

The Muttart Conservatory


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Shedding a tear surrounded by the four glass pyramids of the Muttart Conservatory is a thing of beauty. Settle on a quiet grassy area and just let it all out, and when you are all done, take in the beautiful city skyline. Crying in the conservatory itself, surrounded by different desert or rainforest plants, is cathartic, too.

University of Alberta Campus


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Riddled with historic buildings and trees, the University of Alberta campus can be a solid spot to let your tears fall for a bit. With plenty of benches, tables and grassy fields, you may even make a new, empathetic friend from a distance. Especially during stressful finals week.

Alberta Legislature

The Alberta Legislature is a good place to reflect. Go during an off-hour or later in the evening, and it can almost feel abandoned. With its large water fountains, it’s a scenic place to take a walk and get in your feelings just outside the hustle-bustle of the downtown core.

West Edmonton Mall


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It’s the largest mall in North America, providing too many perfect crying spots to count. Whether it’s the cheerful screams of kids going down waterslides or hitting a bend on a roller coaster, there are plenty of places to let out a hard wail of a cry.

There are plenty of nooks and crannies throughout the building to settle into and reflect, especially during off-peak hours. It’s one the most public places to cry in Edmonton, but it feels like the most incognito.

Edmonton Neon Sign Museum


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Let your tears flow under an array of colours at the Edmonton Neon Museum. You may be down and out at the moment, but the vibrant and dazzling lights will be sure to turn your frown upside down.

Walterdale Bridge


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The Walterdale Bridge offers a distinct view of downtown and a nice, calming environment with the river flowing below. It’s a great spot to stand and watch as your tears fall in the rushing water. It’s simply a beautiful place to cry.

Talus Dome


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This iconic Edmonton landmark is the perfect spot to sit and let your tears flow. These shiny silver balls will literally help you reflect on whatever you’re going through. Just don’t get stuck inside them.

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