10 things to do this week in Edmonton: April 4 to 10

Apr 4 2022, 2:32 pm

It’s the first full week of April in Edmonton and sure we gotta go back to work but why not have some fun during it too?

Whether you want to see the Oilers in action at Rogers Place, take in some live music or head to the zoo, here are 10 things to do this week in Edmonton. Let’s get into it!

Winterruption YEG

What: The second Winterruption YEG festival returns after a 2021 hiatus with a stacked lineup of music, comedy and drag taking place in downtown Edmonton.

When: March 27 to April 9  
Where: Various venues, Downtown Edmonton
Cost: Free to $45; tickets can be found here

Check out an Oilers game

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What: It’s the sole home game of the week, AND it’s on a Saturday? Party. Watch the Oilers as they welcome Colorado at Rogers Place in what will surely be one heck of a game.

When: April 9
Where: Rogers Place Arena
Cost: $105-$900; tickets can be found here

Edmonton Valley Zoo

Edmonton Valley Zoo

What: It’s always a fun time at the zoo, and with more than 350 animals to learn about, you could definitely spend a full day here! From the massive ones to the small ones, they are all important. We can’t wait to see the red pandas, tbh.

When: Closed Monday to Wednesday, Open 10 am to 4 pm Thursday to Sunday
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road
Cost: $10.95

Paranormal Tours


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What: This guided three-hour paranormal tour will take you deep into the shadows of Edmonton’s River Valley. As darkness falls over the park, you’ll explore three haunted hotspots and learn the basics of conducting paranormal investigations. How frightening!

When: March 20 to April 27, 2022  
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: $65; 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 the new exhibit Tiffany Shaw: Edmonton River Valley. Grab a bite at a downtown Edmonton restaurant when you are all finished too — why not!

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

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 weekend.

When: Hours vary throughout the week
Where: West Edmonton Mall
Cost: $40-$54; 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. A new exhibit just opened called “Signs of Spring: Year of the Garden,” and it will surely get you in the spring mindset.

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.

Downtown Dining Week

Edmonton Downtown Dining Week

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What: Edmonton absolutely loves food festivals and the Edmonton Downtown Dining Week is definitely a highlight on the calendar. This year, 58 different restaurants and food spots are joining in on the festivities. Table service and fast-casual categories allow you to pick the perfect spot for whatever mood you want to find.

Where: Participating restaurants
When: March 30 to April 10
Price: $20, $35, $50 and $65 multi-course menus

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 weekend — 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.

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 intriguing things to do in Edmonton this April, and a new exhibit called “Drive: Reimagining the Ride” has just opened, too.

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

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