The Sunrises of Winter City Edmonton

The Sunrises of Winter City Edmonton

When one spends a quarter of their adult life behind a window pane, even unobstructed views of nature are sometimes seen as just another wall of the office cubicle, especially in winter. Fortunately in Edmonton, our long winter nights, coupled with a low solar angle, means that city dwellers have the opportunity to view long colourful sunrises on the commute to work and school. Having a perch with a million dollar view and starting work…

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Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

Another year has ended for the annual Nativity Show at West End Christian Reformed Church. The 19th annual event concluded Saturday for a 3 day event. The church, located on the North end of Candy Cane Lane, has stayed humble to its roots and spends next to nothing on advertising. Instead they have relied on word of mouth, a handful of posters, and repeat visitors like me to continue their unique Christmas tradition. This year, there are…

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Leduc Country Lights Christmas House

Leduc Country Lights Christmas House

Leduc Country Lights is the biggest outdoor light up event in the Edmonton region outside the Alberta Legislature grounds. It’s bigger than ever this year both donations to the Leduc Food Bank and visitors are up. Truly the ultimate winter wonderland. Please obey signs and stay on designated paths to keep this tradition going! To get here, head West at Leduc Common (Exit 517) from QE2, turn left on Range Road 260. Keep driving til…

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Alberta Legislature Christmas Light-Up

Alberta Legislature Christmas Light-Up

Don’t miss the light up of the most extensive Christmas light display in the city. It MAY be the first time Rachel Notley will take the honour of launching this Alberta holiday tradition which began in 1985. 2016 Celebrate the Season (Dec 2-23, 2016, light up Dec 1) The December 2nd event will begin Celebrate The Season, a 3 week long festivity (Dec 2-23, 2016) at the Alberta Legislature featuring daily performances by choirs across the…

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Remembrance Day/Week Events In Edmonton

Remembrance Day/Week Events In Edmonton

One hundred years ago, Canada was involved in World War I (The Great War) which saw the largest Canadian war casualties in history. The number of Canadians who died in that war surpass all other wars Canada has been involved in, combined. Although there are no more surviving veterans from World War I, there are still veterans from World War II and after, and an opportunity for all Canadians to thank them, and attend Remembrance…

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Graffiti Fest Puts Murals on the Map

Graffiti Fest Puts Murals on the Map

Rust Magic 2016 has spraypainted new public murals across the city in a span of several days. The graffiti arts festival aimed to add 17 new murals to the urban landscape, and has already completed 11 in its opening weekend. This weekend, additional murals will be added to The Pearl, Chez Pierre Cabaret, and Quasar Bottle Depot. While the paint is still fresh, a video is not yet available. However, we’ve put together an Edmonton Mural…

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PARK(ing) Day Coming Sept 16

PARK(ing) Day Coming Sept 16

PARK(ing) Day returns to Edmonton Sept 16, 2016 on Angel Way in The Quarters downtown. Edmonton will join cities around the world in making use of parking spaces in a different way. The event started in San Francisco and has taken life of its own. Last year, the CityLab Edmonton project had a Star Trek library, some public outreach stalls, and countless other installations. A group with the historic Chinatown group hosted tours of the…

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Western Canada Fashion Week (Sept 17-25)

Western Canada Fashion Week (Sept 17-25)

Western Canada Fashion Week has their Fall show Sept 17-25 this year. It’s the second largest in Canada and the longest running in Alberta. Since 2005, it has been trailblazing in trends, new talent, and showcasing the best of the Canadian fashion industry. There are two Western Canada Fashion Weeks every year, one in the spring, and one in the fall. Watch the video to see what to expect at the show. Whether you’d like to participate in…

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Sheep Parade Through Downtown

Sheep Parade Through Downtown

Update: The 2016 Sheep Leaving Parade is Labour Day 2016. Family events begin at 10am, with the parade at 11am. The City of Fort Saskatchewan has an annual Sheep Parade to say goodbye to the sheep for the winter. The sheep were brought into the city in 1992 to cut the grass where it was difficult to bring mowing equipment along the river bank. Today it is its major tourist attraction of the year. Watch…

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