A nature adventure awaits you in the heart of Edmonton's River Valley. The whole family will love the programs, events and interactive exhibits on display at the John Janzen Nature Centre. At the centre's indoor Teglar Discovery Zone kids up to 10 years of age can climb the birch trees, hang out in the honeycomb bee hive and learn about nature and wildlife through play.
With more than a million historic photos of Alberta and tens of thousands of audiovisual materials, the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) preserves the collective memory of Alberta and contributes to the protection of Albertans' rights and sense of identity. Located in Edmonton, the PAA acquires, preserves and makes available for research private and government records of provincial significance. The Archives ensures a continuity of historical records of Alberta for today and tomorrow so that the citizens of Alberta can use these records to better understand themselves.
Explore marine life at Sea Life Caverns – an underground aquarium that is home to more than 100 species of fish, sharks, sea turtles, penguins, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates – and at Sea Lions' Rock, home to four California sea lions that perform daily.
Big E Tours offers Edmonton and area tours. Two Edmonton city tours run on a scheduled year round service starting from Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton. There are seasonal tours ranging from Elk Island National Park and Ukrainian Village, food tours, running retreats and others. We also organize school tours following the Alberta curriculum. We can with advance notice and availability of staff offer guides to groups of our offerings and more personalized tours.
Join Reel Angling Adventures for an unforgettable all-inclusive guided fishing tour & outdoor adventure on some of Alberta's finest lakes and rivers within one to five hours of Edmonton, Alberta. With some guided fishing tours being only 60 minutes from Edmonton, making Reel Angling your guiding service for the region. Hook onto Northern Pike, Trophy Walleye, Lake Trout, and more while exploring these lakes; or enjoy a jet boat tour and guided fishing tours on the Historic Athabasca River or Calling Lake for world class Walleye fishing. Catering to individuals, families, small & large businesses or corporate functions.
Edmonton Brewery Tours takes guests on a journey through Edmonton’s thriving craft beer scene. Discover how passionate tap pullers and a thirst for good beer quickly evolved into a local liquid obsession. As we take you five of Edmonton's craft breweries, you will get exclusive, behind the scenes access and the opportunity to interact with the brewers. Of course there will be plenty samples of a variety of custom beers, each with their own unique, local story.
The Canadian Birkebeiner, Canada’s largest classic cross-country ski event, takes place the second Saturday of every February. Grab a flask of hot chocolate and come cheer on more than 2,000 cross-country skiers as they whip around the loppet at speeds over 20 km per hour (12.4 mi per hour).
Edmonton’s Ice Castle will be built in Hawrelak Park and is expected to be open to the public late December 2017, through March 2018, weather permitting. This winter wonderland is crafted by hand, using only icicles and water, and resembles organic formations found in nature, like those of frozen waterfalls, glaciers or ice caves. Guests are invited to not only view the beauty of the structure but also to squeeze, squish and crawl through parts of the stunning Narnia-like display.
Be amazed by the ice sculptures created by professional ice carvers during the International Ice Carving Competition at the 15th annual Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival. This competition is one of only three professional ice carving competitions in Canada. Try your hand at ice carving during the L'il and Big Chipper ice carving lessons. Enjoy a locally crafted beverage in the Ice Bar. Complete your Old Strathcona experience with a delicious meal, live music, painting parties or activity at one of the many participating businesses.