16 things to do this week in Edmonton: February 14 to 20

Feb 14 2022, 3:02 pm

Valentine’s Day AND a long weekend, what a week Edmonton! Get a hold of that special someone or gather your family and friends and check out these things to do.

Whether you want to get out and enjoy the outdoors, take in an Oilers game, or grab a treat at a tasty festival in Old Strathcona, here are 16 things to do this week in Edmonton.

Sweet Treats & Latte Festival 

Sweet Treats Latte festival

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What: This winter event offers the chance to explore the neighbourhood and try treats and drinks from 17 different sweet shops, bakeries, and restaurants. Baked goods, hot cocoa, ice cream, and even sweet art installations are just a few of the sweet treats you’ll be able to discover and try this year.

When: Now until February 27
Where: Various locations in Old Strathcona, Edmonton
Cost: $5-$6 per treat

Check out a new ride at Galaxyland

Galaxyland Hasbro

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What: A new ride at Galaxyland is a must-visit as the amusement park continues to unveil new Hasbro-themed attractions. The Sorry! Sliders Bumper Cars attraction is themed after the iconic Hasbro board game. It features a fleet of pawn Sliders Bumper Cars and vibrant Sorry! themed lights surrounding the brand new track.

When: Friday/Saturday noon to 7 pm, Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.
Where: West Edmonton Mall
Cost: $30-$54; information can be found here

Cross Country Skiing

What: Experience the outdoors and get a workout in by cross-country skiing around the city. These trails are accessible, open to everyone, and regularly groomed to accommodate different levels of skiers.

When: Throughout the week
Where: Various locations across Edmonton
Cost: Free

Hit up a Rec Room


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What:¬†Get into some gaming at the Rec Room in either South Edmonton Common or West Edmonton Mall; it’s perfect for post-work stress relief. If you are feeling adventurous, try out axe throwing, bowling, or some simulators.

When: Hours vary for each location
Where: 1725 99th Street NW Edmonton, Unit 2065, 8882 170th Street NW Edmonton
Cost: Varies for gaming, axe throwing, bowling.

Go tobogganing

Tobogganing hills Edmonton

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What: Whether you are an adult or a child, tobogganing is one heck of a fun way to pass the time during the winter. Check out our roundup of some of the best tobogganing hills in Edmonton to visit for some sliding fun.

Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

Check out an Oilers game

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What: After a coaching shake-up last week, the Oilers are looking to get it together when they welcome the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday and the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. With restrictions eased too, you can now eat and drink at a game. Even better!

When: February 17, 20 
Where: Rogers Place Arena
Cost: $55-$740; tickets can be found here.

Check out the Royal Alberta Museum


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 about Earth’s past- and present-day species. It’s one of the most gratifying things you can do this weekend in Edmonton.

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.

Visit the Silver Skate Festival

Silver Skate festival

Silver Skate Festival

What: Snow sculptures, fire sculptures, skating, live music, and more. The Silver Skate Festival is the city’s longest-running winter festival and is a great spot to kick back and relax with your friends, and it is over after this long weekend. Check it out!

When: February 11 to 21
Where: Hawrelak Park 
Cost: Free

Tubing at the Edmonton Ski Club



What:¬†Hit the hill and zoom down the Edmonton Ski Club’s tube park with your family and friends. All that winter fun for just $15? We are into it!

When: Now to March 20
Where: Edmonton Ski Club
Cost: $15; tickets can be found here.

James Cameron – Challenging The Deep


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What: Dive into the mystery of Earth’s oceans through award-winning filmmaker James Cameron’s extensive career as a deep-sea explorer. The exhibition includes props and costumes from the blockbuster movie Titanic. Edmonton is also the first city in North America to include the Deepsea Challenger submersible and pilot sphere in the exhibition.

When: Now to May 8
Where: Telus World of Science
Cost: $25.25-$39.95; 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. It’s just as stunning in the winter as it is in the summer! Do some stargazing or snowshoeing, too.

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

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 just 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

Sloth World & Wildlife Rescue


What: Meet a sloth, boas, ferrets, pythons, tortoises, and much more at the Sloth World & Wildlife Rescue exhibit at West Edmonton Mall. This interactive exhibit will include a highly engaging presentation, animal interaction, feeding demonstrations with many types of live animals, and plenty of opportunities for pictures and questions. What a cute thing to check out in Edmonton this February.

When: Now until the end of March
Where: West Edmonton Mall 
Cost: $12.50 to $14.50, tickets can be found here

Visit the Muttart Conservatory

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.

Go ice skating

Skating rinks Edmonton


What: Lace up those skates and wear your warmest winter jacket. Skating during the holidays is perfect, and there are several spots across Edmonton you can visit. It’s a seriously fun thing to do in Edmonton.

Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

Go ice climbing

Edmonton ice wall


What:¬†The Edmonton ice climbing wall is the perfect chance for you to try your hand at ice climbing, with equipment rentals offered and orientations available as well for beginners. It’s a winter activity usually found in the Rockies right in our own backyard.

When: Now until February 21
Where: 9613 96th Avenue NW
Cost: $19-$49; information can be found here

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