Ice On Whyte Festival Back for Canada 150

Ice On Whyte Festival Back for Canada 150

Ice On Whyte is Edmonton’s premier winter festival and hosts the only International Ice Carving Competition in the city. This year, the competition was moved up a day so that visitors can enjoy completed sculptures both Saturday and Sunday. Instead of completing Saturday at noon, competitions on both weekends will be completed Saturday at noon. After last year’s successful change in days of operation opening Thursdays through Sundays, the Ice On Whyte Festival returns this…

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Lunar New Year & Fireworks At Muttart Conservatory

Lunar New Year & Fireworks At Muttart Conservatory

For at least the last three years, the Muttart Conservatory has opened their Lunar New Year show with a bang – literally. A fireworks show along with a day full of performances welcomed in the New Year. The exhibit itself was grand, with countless red lanterns lighting up the dark long evenings of Edmonton winters. The 2017 celebration of Year of the Rooster at Muttart Conservatory will be on February 4, 2017 from 4-8pm. Fireworks will…

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Deep Freeze Winter Festival

Deep Freeze Winter Festival

One of Edmonton’s newer winter festivals, Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival, is certainly one which will warm you to the Byzantine quite quickly. Here’s a video recap of the earliest Edmonton winter festival on the calendar year. It returns to Alberta Avenue January 14 – 15, 2017. 118th Ave will be closed from 90st to 94st for the duration of the festival. Here’s a map and a schedule of events.

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New Years Fireworks From Above

New Years Fireworks From Above

Yegventures has had the opportunity to view the Edmonton New Years Fireworks from Above for the last 6 years. The newest 2017 edition is now posted. Note in 2012, the fireworks were actually launched from behind City Hall. Since the construction of the Royal Alberta Museum, they have since been launched from on top of the Stanley Milner Library over Churchill Square. For the 2017 New Year’s Eve, there were two shows, one at 8:30pm for the…

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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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Christmas At Bob’s a Hidden Gem

Christmas At Bob’s a Hidden Gem

Bob Fedina is a carpenter by trade and he hand-crafted most of the decorations at the residence, aka Christmas At Bob’s. He made mechanical waves of light, a circling cuckoo nutcracker turnstile, dancing soldier, light tunnel, and flamingos with a mechanical alligator. To top it off, he built a crane for his house in order to install a 3 storey tall snowman. His construction started after Halloween and opened on the first Saturday of December….

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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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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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