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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Ultimate List of Free Museums in Edmonton

Ultimate List of Free Museums in Edmonton

Learning can become a costly affair if you’re into local history and wish to visit museums to increase your knowledge. Luckily, there’s plenty of museums in Edmonton which are free admission. Here is a compilation of free museums in Edmonton. If any are missing, please comment below. University of Alberta Museums Collections You can call this the Smithsonian Institute of Edmonton. The University of Alberta Museums is a group of roughly 30 different museums and collections,…

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LRT Exit Maps

LRT Exit Maps

Here are wayfinding maps of the LRT stations for the Edmonton LRT. Wayfinding using letter exits saves time, eliminates taking the wrong exit when they’re on the same street (Jasper Avenue), great for people not fluent or illiterate in English, helps people to get to their destination efficiently. This system has proven to work in cities with millions of people like Hong Kong where the MTR is among the top 10 most used mass transit systems…

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Rewind: Legislature Centennial Celebration

Rewind: Legislature Centennial Celebration

While Alberta celebrated her centennial in 2005, the Legislature building lagged a few years behind. The structure had it’s 100th anniversary celebration with the Party Under the Dome, a bash few buildings reaching 100 would have. Complete with the past vintage cars and period tour guides, along with the present LED projections and fireworks, it was a memorable day on September 2, 2012. Shortly after, the dome was closed for a few years and a…

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Grandin Centennial Mosaic Unveiled

Grandin Centennial Mosaic Unveiled

Without television media present at the event, this is a Yegventures exclusive. Grandin School turned 100 in 2015 and celebrated the centennial with festivities, open house, and the unveiling of a centennial mosaic. The event began with an aboriginal dance, formal speeches by dignitaries, barbecue, and open house tours of the school in the Grandin community. Grandin Centennial Exclusive Recap Video View this recap video for highlights of the event, the mosaic unveiling, and a…

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Yeg This Weekend: August 21-23, 2015

Yeg This Weekend: August 21-23, 2015

As the summer winds down, there’s no stopping for Festival city. Here’s several events happening around Edmonton this weekend August 21-23. WemFest (Aug 21) Boyband Rebel Coast returns to WemFest for West Edmonton Mall’s annual back to school festival. Joinging them will be Alyssa Reid and Eleven Past One. Autograph sessions follow. There are also plenty of things for youth to do as in the past there have been free Marble Slab Creamery ice cream, personalized…

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