14 of the best things to do this weekend in Edmonton: June 10 to 12

Jun 9 2022, 2:55 pm

It’s the weekend, summer is fast approaching, and it’s light out SO late now. Ugh, we just adore June in Edmonton, and there are so many things to check out!

From a huge new immersive art exhibit setting up shop at the Edmonton Expo Centre to a one-of-a-kind carnival, let’s dive into all the great things you can check out this weekend in the city.

Imagine Monet 

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What: Edmonton will be coated with the works of Charles Monet, the French painter and founder of impressionism, who is among the most famous figures in the history of the art world, as Imagine Monet rolls into town.

When: June 8 to September 2
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre 
Cost: $0-$45, 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!

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

Fort Edmonton Park

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What: Fort Edmonton Park is open for the season, and it’s a must-see! Nestled on 64 acres of forested parkland along the river valley, visitors can experience the history of Edmonton before their very eyes. Explore a recreation of a fort from 1846 on the grounds during that time and streets detailing each era from 1885 to 1920. Check out the Ferris wheel, theatre, games, and so much more!

Where: 7000 143rd Street NW, Edmonton
When: May 21- September 18, Wednesday- Sunday (and holiday Mondays)
Cost: $21-$26, tickets can be found here

Nature Connects Exhibit

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Imagine Exhibitions

What: The Nature Connects exhibit at the Edmonton Valley Zoo offers some stunning sculptures made entirely out of the classic toys by acclaimed artist Sean Kenney. It’s been wowing audiences at botanical gardens, zoos, arboretums, and science centers around the world since 2012, so you don’t want to miss out on this!

When: May 7 to September 4
Where: 13315 Buena Vista Road (Edmonton Valley Zoo)
Cost: $15.95 for general admission

Work up a sweat on a set of stairs in YEG

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What: It’s finally nice enough to get out and enjoy the outdoors in Edmonton and why not work up a sweat after work by running some stairs? We are so lucky to have various spots to run them, so let’s get to work!

Where: Various locations
Cost: Free

Sustainival Edmonton

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What: Sustainival is returning to Edmonton for another year of green-powered fun at the midway! More than just a fun day at the carnival, Sustainival celebrates the power of renewable energy, fuelling exhilarating rides, games, delicious carnival food, and community connections. The multi-day event is also a unique experience that celebrates energy literacy, sustainability, and the latest innovations in clean technologies — all while having a blast at the midway.

When: June 9 to 12
Where: West parking lot at Kingsway Mall
Cost: Free admission, $35 for a ride wristband

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. It’s one of the most intriguing things to do in Edmonton this June!

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

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 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

Have a twilight picnic at the U of A Botanic Garden

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What: Experience the enchanting University of Alberta Botanic Gardens at twilight as you and a friend or significant other dig into a delicious picnic arrangement put together by the folks at Partake. The event has limited bookings each evening, so be sure to book early for the intimate experience of having the massive garden practically to yourself.

When: June 3 to June 25, from 5 to 10 pm
Where: University of Alberta Botanic Garden, Alberta 60, Spruce Grove
Cost: $125 for two; 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. With the warmer weather as we progress through June, why not enjoy the outdoors at this prestigious national park!

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

Visit the Muttart Conservatory

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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

Royal Canadian International Circus

Royal Canadian International Circus

What: The all-new Royal Canadian International Circus 2022 will mesmerize, astound, thrill, and captivate you beyond the extraordinary. The show includes Daredevil extraordinaire Joseph Dominik Bauer of Switzerland on the Wheel of Destiny, the thrilling flying trapeze artist Claudia Alvarado of Mexico, and the astounding Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team from America’s Got Talent and the powerhouse Globe of Death.

When: June 9 to 19
Where: West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170th Street NW, Edmonton
Cost: $35-$50, tickets can be found here 

Flax Home Pop-Up Event 

What: Vancouver’s Flax Home is coming to Edmonton for the first time and is celebrating with a special pop-up at Poppy Barley. Some of the best linen in the game? Yea, we are into it!

When: June 10 to 12
Where: Poppy Barley, 10226 111th Street NW, Edmonton
Cost: Free

Jann Arden 

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What: Jann Arden is a Canadian-born, singer, songwriter, broadcaster, and author. Jann has released 14 albums with 19 top-10 singles and received eight Juno Awards including Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Arden is also the recipient of 10 SOCAN Awards, four Western Canadian Music Awards, a Much Music Video Award, three Prairie Music Awards, and an Alberta Recording Industry Association Award.

When: June 11
Where: River Cree Resort & Casino, 300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch
Cost:$73.50 – $115.50; tickets can be found here

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