8 things to do this weekend in Edmonton: January 14 to 16

Jan 14 2022, 3:53 pm

You have made it through another work week in Edmonton. Let’s celebrate that! We’ve rounded up some things to do this weekend that’ll surely help you let loose.

From a wintry festival taking over our city to the return of the Oilers to Rogers Place, here are some things to check out for the weekend of January 14 to 16.

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Fest

Deep Freeze Festival

What: Enjoy some winter fun in our city with Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Fest. There are giant installations, ice sculptures, and stations where visitors can learn about Ukrainian, Francophone, Indigenous, Inuit and Métis folklore through art created by world-renowned Edmonton artists.

When: January 14 to 23, 2022
Where: Various locations across Edmonton
Cost: Free

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

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!

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

Check out an Oilers game

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What: A Saturday night game at Rogers Place? What a treat! The Oilers are back in town for the first home game of 2022 as they face the Ottawa Senators.

When: January 15 
Where: Rogers Place Arena
Cost: $42-$574; 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 and a lovely thing to do this weekend in Edmonton.

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 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

Go ice skating

Skating rinks Edmonton

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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 some of the best fun you can have for free in the city this January.

Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

Go ice climbing

Edmonton ice wall

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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, 2022
Where: 9613 96 Avenue NW
Cost: $19-$49; information can be found here

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