From unicorn cakes to cupcakes stamped with your favourite Hollywood crush, Flirt Cupcakes has a wide selection of goodies on their Valentines menu that are available for delivery or pickup from Feb 1-15.
Milk and Cookies Bakeshop has a great selection of meringues and cookies in their Valentines menu that are available for pickup. With a twist on an old classic, they even have ‘conversation heart’ macarons to ask your SO to “be mine”.
From Feb 1 – Feb 8, restaurants all across Canada and the US make special poutines to celebrate the glorious Canadian dish showcasing fries, cheese curds, and gravy. Foodies can then vote on their favourite creations on the La Poutine Week website.
These seriously sleek and ultra-modern homes are stunning! They provide many options to suite the type of home you’re looking for, including homes built above garages. These homes can be ordered and ready in just 10 weeks!
These eco-friendly tiny homes are built and designed with customers to create their dream home. Finished Right offers 3 different models or a “Do It Yourself” option for the handy men and women out there.
Edmonton is the most northern metropolitan of over 1 million people in all of North America. Not only does this provide the city long, summer days, but it also makes Edmonton the best place to be in the winter.
While the frigid cold can sometimes be a bit tough to muster, with that temperature drop comes some extraordinary festivities you’ll only find here.
The annual ice sculpting festival is a thing of beauty and truly captures the magic of winter. Stroll the boardwalk and gaze upon the icy works of art, then be sure to hit up the ice bar for a locally crafted beverage. You can find Ice on Whyte in January at Old Strathcona.
One of the most fun and exciting Winter festivals you may ever attend, Silver Skate has it all. From snow sculptures and sleigh rides to ice castles and fire sculptures- this festival encompasses all that is great about Winter. You’d be crazy to miss out on this wild event.
You never know what you’re gonna find at this fantastic Winter festival that brings various communities together to “revel in the magic of winter”. Spanning four blocks, you’ll find vikings, trolls, fire dancers, snow and ice sculptures, fireworks, yummy eats and more!
Many people go their entire lives never seeing the beauty of the Northern Lights. Edmonton, being one of the most Northern metropolises in the world, is gifted with the opportunity of frequent auroras- and there’s no better time than the long, dark evenings of winter to check them out! Keep an eye out on Aurora Watch for notifications of Northern Lights over Edmonton.
Believe it or not, not every city in Canada, let alone North America, get to enjoy the luxury of outdoor rinks- especially on frozen ponds. Take advantage of the city’s chill winters and partake in the great Canadian experience of skating outdoors.
Let’s be real- having an Ice District is pretty cool (pun intended). With a gorgeous and state-of-the-art coliseum as a spectacular centerpiece, head downtown to see the mythical Oilers captain Connor McDavid make history on ice.
With multiple ski hills in and around the city including Sunridge, Edmonton Ski Club, Snow Valley, and Rabbit Hill, you can enjoy unique skyline views as you speed down a hill, all without venturing too far from home. And if you crave something bigger, Jasper isn’t too far away.
One of the best things about Edmonton is having a National Park just outside the city. Not only is it a great spot to stargaze and check out the Northern Lights, it is also a great place to try out some snowshoeing! So go rent some snowshoes from the Visitor Center and check out some incredible wildlife, including the famous bison.
This extreme sport, known as ice cross downhill, needs to be seen to be believed. Racers adorning skates speed through a downhill track, navigating jumps and curves on the race to the finish line. Definitely a must-see for any adrenaline junkie.
Hosted by the Devonian Gardens, Luminaria is truly a magical spectacle to behold. The garden’s pathways are lit by thousands of candles that take visitors through the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. The event is wildly popular and sells out quick, so be sure to grab your tickets in advance.
While this quaint coffee shop might be small (10 seats), it makes up for it in high quality drinks! The friendly baristas consistently make great espressos, amazing chai lattes, and silky smooth hot chocolates. This shop makes a great grab-and-go cup of joe for local coffee enthusiasts.
At Credo Coffee, their mission is to serve each coffee with the highest possible standard of quality and taste. Not only is their coffee exceptional but they have created cozy spaces for people to relax, connect, and sip their favourite warm beverages.
Locations: Credo 104 (10134-104 st), Credo 124 (10350-124 St), Credo Rice Howard Way (10062-101A St)
This beautiful coffee shop serves up delicious espresso drinks in a cozy space with ample seating, making for a great destination to plug away at your laptop or chat with friends. If you’re looking for a mean cup of coffee and some tasty food, this a great place to check out!
With one of the city’s only year-round outdoor patios, Cafe Bicyclette serves incredible coffee that you can enjoy during all seasons. With 3 wood-burning fireplaces, you can cozy up with a delicious coffee and a comfy blanket any time of the year!
This boho-chique coffee shop’s mission is to keep things simple with consistent high quality coffee, service, and baked goods. Its beautiful interior has lots of space to warm up with your favourite drink and get cozy in your new home away from home!
Cafe Rista uses only the freshest coffee beans to make some of the best lattes and drip coffee in town. The space is small but well utilized for you to relax and enjoy a hot drink with someone special.
The Nook Cafe has a simple philosophy: “eat. drink. be cozy.”. And they’ve done just that! This cozy space with bright yellow accents is incredibly inviting. Paired with incredible coffee and awesome goodies, this coffee shop is a favourite among locals.
This coffee shop was created by 3 local friends and has become a smash hit in the Edmonton coffee scene. Not only will you find incredible coffee, but this cafe also sells locally made clothing and goods!
Bogani Cafe is a hidden gem on the southside that serves great coffee, a huge selection of teas, and really delicious food. It also boasts a big, open space which is ideal for studying, group projects, or enjoying the evening with some friends.
Location: 2023 111 St NW
For serious coffee lovers, we highly recommend checking out the Yeg Coffee blog to keep updated on the coffee community in Edmonton!