15 of the best things to do this week in Edmonton: June 13 to 19

Jun 12 2022, 4:37 pm

It’s a fresh week, summer is fast approaching, and it’s light out SO late now. Ugh, we just adore June in Edmonton and there are so many things to check out!

From a huge new immersive art exhibit setting up shop at the Edmonton Expo Centre to a stop by one of the world’s most renowned comedians, let’s dive into all the great things you can check out this week in the city.

Trevor Noah

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What: Trevor Noah is taking Canada by storm with his new show Back To Abnormal. The Emmy-winning The Daily Show host and celebrated comedian, known around the world for his insightful and authentic take on politics and current events, will be making the audience cackle this Saturday. Grab some tickets and have a good laugh!

When: June 18 
Where: Rogers Place Arena 
Cost: $84-$109; tickets can be found here

FC Edmonton 

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What: Cheer on FC Edmonton as it welcomes the HFX Wanderers to Clarke Stadium. Some beer, a good crowd, and soccer? Not a bad Tuesday at all.

When: June 14 
Where: Clarke Stadium, 11000 Stadium Road NW, Edmonton
Cost: $15-$40; tickets can be found here

Imagine Monet 

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What: Edmonton will be coated with the works of Charles Monet, the French painter and founder of impressionism, who is among the most famous figures in the history of the art world, as Imagine Monet rolls into town.

When: June 8 to September 2
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre 
Cost: $0-$45, tickets can be found here

Art Gallery of Alberta

What: Wander through the thoughtful and beautiful artwork at the Art Gallery of Alberta, and check out Pride Day this Saturday at the gallery. Grab a bite at a downtown Edmonton restaurant when you are all finished!

When: Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, Thursdays are 11 am to 7 pm
Where: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Cost: $14, purchase online

Fort Edmonton Park

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What: Fort Edmonton Park is open for the season and it’s a must-see! Nestled on 64 acres of forested parkland along the river valley, visitors can experience the history of Edmonton before their very eyes. Explore a recreation of a fort from 1846 on the grounds during that time and streets detailing each era from 1885 to 1920. Check out the Ferris wheel, theatre, games, and so much more!

Where: 7000 143rd Street NW, Edmonton
When: May 21- September 18, Wednesday- Sunday (and holiday Mondays)
Cost: $21-$26, tickets can be found here

Nature Connects Exhibit

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Imagine Exhibitions

What: The Nature Connects exhibit at the Edmonton Valley Zoo offers some stunning sculptures made entirely out of the classic toys by acclaimed artist Sean Kenney. It’s been wowing audiences at botanical gardens, zoos, arboretums, and science centers around the world since 2012, so you don’t want to miss out on this!

When: Until September 4
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road (Edmonton Valley Zoo)
Cost: $15.95 for general admission

Catch an Edmonton Elks game 

Edmonton Elks

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What: It’s Saturday night football in Edmonton, as the Elks face off against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Commonwealth Stadium. Be a part of the home crowd atmosphere and cheer on the Elks as they kick off the regular season.

When: June 18
Where: Commonwealth Stadium
Cost:¬†$45.50 ‚Äď $107.50; tickets can be found here.

Work up a sweat on a set of stairs in YEG

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What: It’s finally nice enough to get out and enjoy the outdoors in Edmonton and why not work up a sweat after work by running some stairs? We are so lucky to have various spots to run them, so let’s get to work!

Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

Check out the Royal Alberta Museum

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What:¬†Marvel at the Royal Alberta Museum’s vast collections, from its archaeology, Indigenous studies, and work-life industry sections to Earth and Life Sciences that will wow you. It’s one of the most intriguing things to do in Edmonton this June!

When: Open year-round, Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 9810 103a Avenue NW
Cost: $10-$21; tickets can be found here

Splash around at the WEM World Waterpark

 

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What:¬†It’ll feel like a bit of a vacation when you visit the World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall. Shoot down some massive slides or relax in the wave pool. Whatever you choose, it’s a prime thing to do this week.

When: Hours vary throughout the week
Where: West Edmonton Mall
Cost: $40-$54; tickets can be found here

Have a twilight picnic at the U of A Botanic Garden

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What: Experience the enchanting University of Alberta Botanic Gardens at twilight as you and a friend or significant other dig into a delicious picnic arrangement put together by the folks at Partake. The event has limited bookings each evening, so be sure to book early for the intimate experience of having the massive garden practically to yourself.

When: June 3 to June 25, from 5 to 10 pm
Where: University of Alberta Botanic Garden, Alberta 60, Spruce Grove
Cost: $125 for two; tickets can be found here.

Elk Island National Park

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What: Whether you’re hitting the trails, stargazing, or trying to see some buffalo, this national park is well worth the short drive out there. With the warmer weather as we progress through June, why not enjoy the outdoors at this prestigious national park!

When: Open year-round
Where: 54401 Range Road 203, Fort Saskatchewan 
Cost: Free; Parks Canada pass is required to enter

Visit the Muttart Conservatory

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What:¬†Be amazed at the stunning Muttart Conservatory, with each glass pyramid showcasing a different environment for plants from around the globe. It’s a relaxing, insightful, and beautiful experience.

When: Open year-round
Time: From Monday to Tuesday, 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 am to 9 pm, Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Muttart Conservatory (9626 96A Street, Edmonton)
Cost: $7.75-$14.95, purchase online

Royal Canadian International Circus

Royal Canadian International Circus

What: The all-new Royal Canadian International Circus 2022 will mesmerize, astound, thrill, and captivate you beyond the extraordinary. The show includes Daredevil extraordinaire Joseph Dominik Bauer of Switzerland on the Wheel of Destiny, the thrilling flying trapeze artist Claudia Alvarado of Mexico, and the astounding Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team from America’s Got Talent and the powerhouse Globe of Death.

When: June 9 to 19
Where: West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170th Street NW, Edmonton
Cost: $35-$50, tickets can be found here 

Dodgeball Canada Nationals 

Dodgeball is just one of the many activities available (Camp No Counselors)

What:¬†It’s time to perfect the five D’s of dodgeball ‚ÄĒ doge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge! Dodgeball Canada Nationals are slated to bring over 300 athletes from 44 teams from all across the country to the Saville Community Sports Centre. It’s set to be the largest nationals to date and the first since 2019 after being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When: June 16 to 19
Where: 11610 65th Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta
Cost: $35-$50, tickets can be found here 

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