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.
Liv Carstairs created this successful shop out of her home in Calmar. Liv specializes in custom signs and gorgeous decals that are widely used for special occasions or home decor. No matter the season, this shop has trendy items available for you. Follow Once Upon a Vinyl on Facebook for information on upcoming markets or sales.
Kendyl Lauzon, the Edmonton freelance artist behind this Etsy shop, creates custom digital art from photographs. Whether you’re looking for a custom portrait of your pet or an incredibly unique and thoughtful gift for a loved one, this shop has you covered!
Their motto is simple: Love Animals, Eat Plants, Be Kind. This Edmonton-based print shop sells apparel that raises awareness about animal rights. You don’t have to be vegan to love that they donate 10% of all proceeds to farm sanctuaries and animal/human rights organizations. Follow Vegan Veins Facebook to find out what organization they’re sponsoring this month.
Pondhopper Studio specializes in upcycled fashion. Lorraine, Pondhopper Studio’s founder, crafts each design using salvaged materials. Her focus being on creating exclusive, eco-friendly and unforgettable fashion from her Edmonton home.
Keri creates highly sought after metal stamped jewelry and products focused on geekery, science & skepticism! This Edmonton shop showcases hand-made unique pieces that make great gifts or additions to your unique collection. Keri also offers local pickups.
Get ready for the most spectacular annual meteor shower Earth’s skies has to offer!
The Perseid meteor shower peaks in the middle of August each summer on the 12th or 13th day of the month. It is one of the most awe inspiring and magical events we have the privilege of witnessing annually! So grab a cozy blanket or reclining lawn chair, your favourite hot beverage, some bug repellent, and spend hours getting lost in the spectacle above.
During this period, up to 200 meteors can streak through the air per hour. The best way to view this amazing display of lights streaking across the sky is to find somewhere outside the city limits where light pollution is either limited or non-existent. The ideal time to be watching the skies is close to midnight, with 12:00 am to 2:00 am being the peak period.
Elk Island, a designated dark preserve, is a local favourite for Perseid fans, and The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada of Edmonton has a list of Dark Sites for your viewing pleasure. But any quiet place you can find with no cloud cover or city lights should be just fine.
So get out there and watch this incredible natural phenomenon with a friend. It’s unforgettable!