If you're anything like Green Day, you want to wake up when September ends. Well, the day is finally here and you better not miss a moment. There are so many things to do in Edmonton this weekend that you'll be glad that the month of Halloween is finally upon us.
If you're like us, you want to take it all in before the frosty winter weather shows up. It may be one of the last weekends of the year without any snow on the agenda so why not go outdoors and feel the crunch of the leaves?
Our list will take you to some really fun and beautiful destinations that are hiding around the city. From cute pie shops to envy-worthy picnic locations, these places are begging to be discovered.
There are also a couple of things on this list that are just outside the city but when has a day trip ever gotten in the way of your weekend?
So go ahead and share this list in the group chat because October is going to go by so fast that you'll want to make the most of every minute.
Appreciate The Fall Flowers
Address: Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96a St., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: The conservatory itself might be closed due to repairs but the wonderful views of the flowers, the pyramid-shaped structures, and the cityscape will delight you nonetheless.
Scream Your Lungs Out
When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until October 31
Address: DARK Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 St., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: This "scare event" will have you on a spooky paranormal investigation and leave you shuddering in fear. You won't find a better way to prep for Halloween.
Get The Cutest Pumpkin Pies
Address: Vi's For Pies, 13408 Stony Plain Rd., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: This adorable café serves up the most scrumptious pies in the whole city. Try their quiches while you're at it.
Check Out The Folliage
Address: 96 Street & 76 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you're broke but you still want to enjoy fall as much as you can, why not head to this beloved city trail. Just imagine playing around in the leaves, surrounded by the lovely golden colours.
Stuff Your Face With Sushi
Address: Watari Restaurant, 10108 124 St., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Some days you want to eat sushi and nothing else. That's when you need to find a place with a mouthwatering all-you-can-eat menu that will grant you all your wishes.
Hike To A Waterfall
Address: Hard Luck Canyon, Whitecourt, Woodlands County, AB
Why You Need To Go: Nothing beats a phenomenal day trip just two hours outside Edmonton that lets you feast your eyes on a unique canyon. The route also includes a waterfall, a creek, a bridge, and a magical forest setting that will make you so glad you left the city.
Picnic At A Pumpkin Farm
Price: $37.5+ per person
Address: Prairie Gardens, 56311 Lily Lake Rd., Bon Accord, AB
Why You Need To Go: This farm is basically a fall lover's paradise. The picnic experience includes goodies produced and made at the farm itself, so you bet it's going to be so tasty. Just make reservations beforehand.
Hit Up The Vintage Stores On Whyte Ave
Address: 110 Street and 82 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: This bustling street is always worth your time if you fancy some window-shopping and checking out cute coffee shops and patios. The murals nearby will take your local adventure to the next level.
Get Spooked At A Haunted Warehouse
When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until October 31
Address: The Haunted Hike, 5228 52 Ave., Vegreville, AB
Why You Need To Go: This haunted house experience is back after a hiatus of seven years. You better be ready because they've got a bag of new tricks up their sleeves to scare the heck out of you.
Explore A Corn Maze
When: Saturdays and Sundays until October 18
Address: Vegreville Regional Museum, 14413 AB-16A, Vegreville, AB
Why You Need To Go: You haven't lived an Alberta fall until you've gotten lost in a corn maze. There are tons of farm activities at this place, so be sure to give them a go if you want to make the most of your trip.
Get Transported To Munich
When: Saturday, October 4 to Sunday, October 5
Address: German Canadian Cultural Association, 8310 Roper Road, Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you're bummed about not being able to fly out to Bavaria to celebrate Oktoberfest this year, don't worry because we've got the next best thing. This dinner will remind you that sometimes all you need is bratwurst and beer to have a good time.