August is coming to an end, and that means that the mornings have been getting colder, the leaves have been changing colour, and sweaters and leggings are becoming more and more enticing. Even if you're a die-hard summer lover, chances are you're learning to accept the facts; fall is right around the corner.
Instead of being sad about another summer ending, embrace fall this year. Invest in an all new fall wardrobe, sip on a pumpkin spice latte, and check out this killer list of things we recommend you check out in Edmonton during the new season:
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Rostizado // 10359 104 Street
Just because summer's over doesn't mean you need to leave the spice behind. Rostizado serves up delicious modern Mexican cuisine in a super stylish enviornment.
Rge Rd // 10643 123 Street
What better way to embrace fall, than by embracing the farm lifestyle? Rge Rd is decorated in a rustic-chic fashion, and serves high-end, farm-to-table cuisine.
Highlevel Diner // 10912 88 Ave
Maybe it's just me, but I'm definitely of the opinion that comfort food always tastes better in the fall. Highlevel serves up all your favourite classic diner foods, and they have the best cinnamon buns you'll find anywhere in Edmonton.
Three Boars Eatery // 8424 109 Street
Enjoy the patio before it gets too cold outside, or share one of the many delicious seasonal plates inside. Three Boars also offers a variety of delicious craft beers and cocktails that will keep you feeling warm and bubbly.
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Mill Creek Ravine Park // 8120 93 Street
Mill Creek is probably one of Edmonton's best running/walking paths, especially when the leaves start to change colour.
Fort Edmonton Park // 7000 143 Street
Fort Edmonton is one of the city's best parks. You can enjoy the historical aspects that the park has to offer, or simply take a walk and enjoy the beauty around you. There's always lots of activities going on, so you can visit multiple times throughout the fall.
Muttart Conservatory // 9626 96A Street
The Muttart is a great place to visit, no matter the time of year. Up until September 17th they're running an exhibit in honour of Canada's 150th birthday, featuring Canadian native plants, a giant botanical birthday cake, and a topiary of the Canadian flag.
Edmonton Valley Zoo // 13315 Buena Vista Road & 87th Ave
Fall is arguably the best time to visit the zoo, because it's not too hot, nor too cold. Both you and the animals can have a great time.
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EBGA Real Ale Festival // 7727 98 Street
Drink 'till ya drop. On September 9th, the EBGA Real Ale Fest features popular breweries from across Western Canada, serving up the best real ale you can find in Edmonton.
Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival // 9930 102 Ave
This festival is the second most important holiday in Chinese culture. On September 10th, participate in lantern making from 1:00 - 4:00 at the Alberta Legislature Building, and then on September 23rd, watch the beauty of the lantern parade, or even just enjoy the festivities of the day, including live performances and and food.
BLOOM Festival // Shaw Conference Centre
From October 5th - 8th, partake in this festival geared at creating a happy, and healthier Edmonton. BLOOM is a 4 day immersion of yoga, music, and meditation; perfect to get you in a peaceful mindset before the winter blues kick in.
Edmonton Creepy Con // 12340 Fort Road
What's fall without a little horror? From October 13th to the 15th, you and all your friends can enjoy all things horror, supernatural, and sci fi; it's the perfect way to get geared up for Halloween.