Lifestyle & Parenting

Brr, it’s Cold Outside. But it’s Fun!

January 8, 2016

It’s here. There’s no denying it any longer. Winter has hit us and we’re feeling the blues. But refrain from pulling the covers up over your head and get outside! We’ve rounded up a few amazing outdoor winter activities that’ll have you embracing the Canadian climate. 

Snow Shoe Tours: Shuffle on down to River Valley Adventure Co. for a guided snowshoe tour of Edmonton’s beautiful river valley. If you’re confident you know the area, you can grab your snowshoes and take off solo. Rental is $7/hour or $25 all day. Tours are $15/person. River Valley Adventure Co, 9735 Grierson Hill, Edmonton, (780) 995 7347

Ice Skating and Table Tennis in Churchill Square: In the winter, the much loved downtown farmers market moves into city hall. But that’s not the only draw card to Churchill Square. The fountain pond in front of the pyramid is frozen into a skating rink and skate rentals are free! There’s also fires for marshmallow roasting and table tennis! Edmonton City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square,

Ice Castle in Hawrelak Park: The Utah-based company Ice Castles has brought its amazing handy work to Edmonton for the first time this year. As of January there will be a massive one-acre ice castle complete with tunnels and rooms residing in Hawrelak Park. Construction has already begun and it will remain in the park until March 2016. So grab the kids or make it a date night and get lost in the majestic structure. Admission depends on the day of the week but online prices are lower. Hawrelak Park, 9930 Groat Rd, Edmonton.

Go play outside! —Amy Dillon

ice castle


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