17 things to do this week in Edmonton: February 28 to March 6

Feb 28 2022, 6:14 pm

This week in Edmonton, we say goodbye to February and hello to March, and there is a wealth of things to do to lighten up your work week.

Whether you want to get out and enjoy the outdoors, take in an Oilers game or splash around at the WEM World Waterpark, here are 17 things to do this week in Edmonton.

Flying Canoe Volant 

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What: Set sail at the Flying Canoe Volant, which is loosely based on the legend of the flying canoe and on French Canadian, First Nation, and Métis traditions. It’s in its 10th year, so it’s sure to be a party!

When: March 1 to March 5
Where: Mill Creek Ravine and La Cité francophone – 8627 Rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 Street), Edmonton
Cost: Free, registration is required

Check out an Oilers game

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What: It’s a Saturday-night game at Rogers Place, and against the Montreal Canadiens? We are in for a treat! Will they pull off a win?

When: March 5 
Where: Rogers Place Arena
Cost: $122-$1,220; tickets can be found here

Tubing at the Edmonton Ski Club

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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

Skirts on Whyte 

What: Enjoy some art, comedy, design and live music all around Old Strathcona. Stop in for a coffee or bite as you listen to a singer-songwriter serenade you, check out a Visual Art Installation, then finish off your night with a concert, comedy show, or variety show.

When: March 3 to March 13
Where: Venues around Edmonton
Cost: Varies

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

The Northern Light Dining Experience

Northern Light Dining

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What: This unique dining experience offers people the chance to eat under the stars and truly enjoy the beauty that winter brings. It’s a visually stunning area, with surrounding snowy gardens, overhanging lights, and a village of glowing domes. Guests of The Northern Light Dining Experience will be treated to three delicious savoury and sweet courses of fondue.

When: Thursdays through Sundays, running until March 13
Where: 51227 AB-60, Parkland County
Cost: $145

Go to a movie

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What: Cineplex Entertainment and Landmark Cinemas both have their doors open for moviegoers who want to grab some popcorn, snacks, and a comfy cinema seat to enjoy a film. For your closest movie theatre’s showtimes, please visit cineplex.com and landmarkcinemas.com.

When: Various dates
Where: Various locations

Check out a new ride at Galaxyland

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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: Hours vary through the week
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. Have a little fun this week, why not!

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

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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. It’s certainly going to be snowy enough this week to ensure there won’t be dirt patches on the hill.

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 about Earth’s past- and present-day species. It’s one of the most intriguing things to do in Edmonton this March.

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

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.

Sloth World & Wildlife Rescue

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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 March.

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

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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

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