12 fantastic things to do in Edmonton this week: September 11 to 15

Sep 10 2023, 4:00 pm

Fall is in full swing, and we’re all starting to settle back into our usual routines. Luckily, there’s plenty to do in Edmonton this week for those wanting to spice things up a bit.

From happy hour at the Muttart Conservatory to ghost hunting in Edmonton’s most haunted locations, check out these 12 fantastic things to do in Edmonton.

Paranormal Tours at Fort Edmonton Park

What: Are you brave enough to learn the lore and trek through some of Fort Edmonton Park’s most haunted places? Paranormal Tours at Fort Edmonton Park are back by popular demand. Learn the fundamentals of conducting paranormal investigations using a variety of tools and techniques while exploring Fort Edmonton Park after dark.

When: From 7 to 10:30 pm on various dates from now until December 5
Fort Edmonton Park
$65; get tickets here

Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo


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What: This MASSIVE celebration of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming, and cosplay is back at the Edmonton Expo Centre this month. It’s a three-day experience that will leave you feeling out of this world! This year’s celebrity guests include Jason Lee as well as Giancarlo Esposito of Breaking Bad fame, among others.

Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
September 15-17
Single-day tickets start at $28; get them here

Visit the pumpkin patch


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What: As autumn starts to creep up, what’s more of a fall celebration than snagging a pumpkin and taking it home for decoration or to carve? Check out our roundup of the best pumpkin patches around the city for a charming weekend out in the pumpkin patch.

The Common’s Street Car Event


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What: This Thursday, you can enjoy some beer and incredible food while riding the streetcar atop the High Level Bridge. The Common is back with its eighth annual Street Car event, and tickets sell quickly.

When: Every Thursday until October 26, 2023
Where: 9910 109th Street
Cost: $59.77; buy tickets here

50 Cent at Rogers Place


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What: The “In Da Club” and “Candy Shop” rapper is on a global tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his massive debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, with a stop in Edmonton this month.

When: September 11, doors at 6 pm
Where: Rogers Place
Tickets: Start at $131.05; get them here

Take in the changing colours of the trees

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What: Picture it: it’s a sunny, crisp fall day in Edmonton, the trees are vibrant, and your fall playlist is on repeat. Oh yes, fall is almost here, which means it’s time to go visit the best spots in Edmonton to see the leaves change. Grab that pumpkin spice latte, some plaid, and a comfy pair of shoes, and check out these gorgeous spots to see fall foliage in YEG.

Happy Hour at Muttart Conservatory

What: Each Wednesday from 4 to 9 pm, you can explore the stunning and ever-changing displays of the conservatory’s glass pyramids while sipping on a cocktail or two. It’s an insightful, entertaining, and lovely thing to do this week in Edmonton.

When: Wednesday evenings from 4 to 9 pm
Where: Muttart Conservatory — 9626 96A Street
Cost: $14.95 for adult admission; book a ticket here

Alberta Avenue District Night Markets


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What: The final Alberta Avenue Night Market takes place this Friday. This family-friendly and inclusive market offers different vendors, entertainment, and community partners to check out in a variety of locations. There will be plenty of amazing spots to grab a bite to eat, explore local spots, and sit and relax with friends.

When: September 15 from 6 to 10 pm
Where: Downtown Auto — 11765 95th Street
Price: Free

Hit up the Edmonton Corn Maze


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What: For more than two decades, the Edmonton Corn Maze has been a staple in the area for some fun during the later months of summer and into the heart of fall.

When: On until October 22
Where: 26171 Garden Valley Road, Spruce Grove
Tickets: Tickets can be found here.

Where Dark Things Dwell: Outdoor escape room

What: You can immerse yourself in a massive and frightening outdoor escape room this month at Fort Edmonton Park. Where Dark Things Dwell is the newest interactive experience where you and three others must search for clues and solve puzzles in order to lift an ancient curse that has driven the villagers of Edmonton to madness. Games occur at night with masked live actors in the shadowy confines of the park’s historic buildings.

Where: Fort Edmonton Park
When: Now until September 24, Thursday to Sunday evenings
Cost: $30 each; get them here

Try a new restaurant


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What: Skip the cooking for an evening and why not try a brand-new restaurant in Edmonton? Sushi Cafe Madang, an adorable new Japanese restaurant, recently opened on 83rd Avenue and identifies itself as the “coziest sushi spot in Edmonton.” We have the details on this cozy little spot here.

Address: 8903 83rd Avenue NW, Edmonton

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 always worth the short drive out there. Why not enjoy the outdoors at this prestigious national park? It sure will be a nice week for it!

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

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