10 things to do this week in Edmonton: March 28 to April 3

Mar 28 2022, 4:01 pm

We get to say goodbye to March and hello to April this week, and that means you need to get out there and enjoy some springtime in Edmonton!

Whether you want to see the Oilers in action at Rogers Place, grab a slice of pizza at a new spot on Whyte, or splash around at the WEM waterpark, here are 10 things to do this week in Edmonton. Let’s go!

Check out an Oilers game

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What: After a tough loss to Calgary this past weekend, the Oilers are hoping to get back on the winning train when they welcome the Arizona Coyotes on Monday, March 28, before a further two games this week on Wednesday against the Kings and St. Louis on Friday.

When: March 28, 30, April 1 
Where: Rogers Place Arena
Cost: $61-$1,257; tickets can be found here

Check out Edmonton’s newest pizza place 

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What: So… are you ready for an amazing new spot to grab a beer and a delicious slice of pizza? The Community Taps & Pizza Edmonton location is finally open, and New York- and Detroit-style pizza are both available. Delicious!

When: Varies
Where: 8232 Gateway Boulevard NW, right above El Cortez.
Cost: Varies

Edmonton Valley Zoo 

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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 however 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 week.

When: Hours vary throughout the week
Where: West Edmonton Mall
Cost: $40-$54; tickets can be found here

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. 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.

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.

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, 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

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 spring 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.

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