As we say goodbye to April and hello to May this weekend, you just know Edmonton is bumping with some fantastic things to do.
What are they, you ask?
Well, you can take in the last Oilers game of the regular season before they head off to the playoffs, check out a Passenger concert, and more. So let’s get the party started this weekend, alright!
What: Who doesn’t love live music? You have the chance to see July Talk this weekend as their Live At Last tour stops at the Northern Alberta Jubilee. Some rock’n’roll on the weekend? Sounds like a party to us!
When: April 30
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Cost: $41-$65; tickets can be found here
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. It’s one of the most intriguing things to do in Edmonton this spring; 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
What: After being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Passenger is finally coming to Edmonton this weekend. Known for the hit song “Let Her Go,” which reached number 1 in 19 countries, it’s a show you won’t want to miss.
When: April 30
Where: Winspear Centre
Cost: $58-$64; tickets can be found here
What: It’s the final game of the regular season, and we can just feel the anticipation of the playoffs kicking in. Get out there and cheer on the Oilers as they face the Canucks on Friday before setting off for the playoffs.
When: April 29
Where: Rogers Place Arena
Cost: $79-$660; tickets can be found here
What: From the very small to the gigantic, Jurassic Quest is the only dinosaur event with dozens of true-to-life-size dinosaurs. The exhibit takes guests through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic period, and the Triassic period, giving them a chance to experience what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs.
When: April 29 to May 1, 2022
Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre
Cost: $22 to $46; tickets can be found here
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
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!
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
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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
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. In addition, the new exhibit, Signs of Spring: Year of the Garden, 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
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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. You deserve it!
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.