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!
Are you looking for that perfect summer patio to soak in the sun and relax with friends? We got you covered with these five incredible Edmonton patios that are sure to make your out-of-town friends jealous.
This annual event draws huge crowds of like-minded people gathering to celebrate all things nerdy! Come out to see some fantastic cosplay, interesting panels, and snag a photo-op with your hero. This year you can meet cast members from Stranger Things, Riverdale and Supernatural!
When: September 22nd-24th
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre
The Buck Trivia Nights
The Buckingham bar on Whyte hosts themed trivia nights to test your knowledge. With awesome prizes and great specials, these are a great night out. Cannot wait for the upcoming trivia night theme: Jurassic Park where you could win an inflatable dinosaur costume.
When: August 13 – Doors open at 3:00 pm. Get there early!
Board Game Cafes have popped up all over the city! Get a group together or meet new people at one of Edmonton’s board game cafes! Browse huge selections of games with tasty coffee and unleash your inner geek!
Fellow foodies know the value of that perfect Instagram pic of something delicious. It’s unique, beautiful, and, of course, oh so tasty! Be the envy of your friends, family and followers by visiting some of these today!
Edmonton’s food game is strong! Here’s our top picks, in no particular order: