Silver Skate Festival

Silver Skate Festival

The Silver Skate Festival has been a hidden gem in the city for years, and thanks to social media, this event finally receives the attention it deserves. Even in winter city, it’s hard to have an annual winter event last 27 years. In fact, it is the oldest running winter festival in the city. No other winter festival in Edmonton brings together drama, art, sports, fire, ice, and fun like Silver Skate. The 2017 festival…

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5 Places For Spring Pictures in Edmonton

5 Places For Spring Pictures in Edmonton

With spring just arriving in Edmonton, everyone is just dying to go out and take some refreshing photos with family, friends, and that special someone. In Edmonton, the golden window for tree blossoms around the city has been between May 18 to May 28. Note that these are tree blossoms, as opposed to bush blossoms, which started blooming early in 2016 early on April 19, so be prepared for any week now. Here are some…

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Rat Hole Buried In Time

Rat Hole Buried In Time

The 109 Street Subway, also known as the Rat Hole, was a tunnel under the original CN Rail yard in downtown Edmonton. Built in 1927 and completed in 1928, it served as a 2 lane tunnel (one lane each direction) connecting downtown and Kingsway traffic for over seven decades. There was much love for this little hole in the ground, and much hate for it as a second parallel tunnel was never built to alleviate…

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Valley Zoo Festival of Light

Valley Zoo Festival of Light

The 4th annual Valley Zoo Festival of Light has its theme this year as Zoominescence. It’s already becoming an Edmonton holiday favourite. The Valley Zoo is lit up by several light installations and open to visitors for rare evening visits. The 2016 Festival of Light, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, has been extended until Friday, December 23! See full information here. Admission is less than regular price and you get to go into the zoo…

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Medicine Wheel Garden Opens Downtown

Medicine Wheel Garden Opens Downtown

The medicine wheel garden opened this spring by a local Cree elder to celebrate the aboriginal story of the community. Located on the west side of the Shaw Conference Centre behind the Edmonton Welcome Centre, the garden invites everyone to become part of an ongoing narrative. Native communities have in the past used the medicine wheel for ceremonies and rituals, blessings, cleansing, healing, and guidance. The new garden hopes to offer a peaceful space for those…

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Yeg This Weekend: August 28-30, 2015

Yeg This Weekend: August 28-30, 2015

There’s a few attempts at being big this weekend. The World’s Largest Flea Market and human Google Maps marker are two items. If you’re looking to cool down, there’s two great events to enjoy under the stars. And if you like to be entertained there’s a couple of events going on as well. Can you believe August will be over soon? YEGOLI! (Aug 28) Free This is the first ever YEGOLI! Festival which seems to have…

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Dragon Boat Festival Aug 14-16 2015

Dragon Boat Festival Aug 14-16 2015

The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival is back again this coming weekend from August 14-16, 2015. This summer has just gone by fast with so many events going on. With new attractions at the Chinese garden in Louise McKinney Riverfront Park, and the coming demolition of the footbridge to make way for the Valley Line LRT, there’s no better time to make new memories during this timeless Chinese tradition. History of Chinese Dragon Boat Festival with…

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Heritage Festival 30th Year Footage

Heritage Festival 30th Year Footage

The Edmonton Servus Heritage Festival celebrated 40 years in 2015 and it made attendance records. Yegventures has found archive footage from ten years ago. Here’s a digital snapshot of the 2005 Heritage Festival celebrating its 30th year. If you’d like to see it in HD, there’s also a 2012 recap below. Stay tuned for a 2015 recap. 2005 Recap In the video, you’ll see a Tae Kwon Do demonstration, Jamaican steel drums, Indian dancing, Ukrainian folk…

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I Heart YEG Winter Festival

I Heart YEG Winter Festival

To say goodbye to winter in Edmonton, the I Heart YEG Winter Festival was created by the City of Edmonton Parks. As the 2nd annual event, this festival has a lot of potential at the Alfred Savage facility by the Whitemud Equine Centre. It certainly brings people to the great outdoors and the Parks system.

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Edmonton Grads Park

Edmonton Grads Park

There’s a significance of the Edmonton Grads which is global, but is missed even in our own telling of Edmonton history. The Edmonton Grads Park is named in honour of this truly amazing team and located on the east end of the Westmount neighbourhood. The Yegventures video tells the story of who the Edmonton Grads were.

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