If you're not pumped about the weekend, you're doing something wrong. Planning for the weekend is half of the fun throughout the week. Thankfully, there are tons of things to do in Edmonton between Friday, September 25, and Sunday, September 27, so feel free to get those hopes up high.
Edmonton's fall weather is still mild and manageable as far as we can tell. We're having a hard time believing it, too.
When Mother Nature gives us lemons, you can rest assured we're going to make some lemonade.
Because pretty soon, the first snow is going to hit, and you're going to want to spend the entirety of the weekend being the indoor cat that you are.
Therefore, right now is the perfect time to leave your house and explore the city.
Just close your eyes and imagine the crisp air, the lovely foliage, the smell of PSL. If that doesn't tempt you, you might not be a fall person at all.
From spooky haunted houses to trying out a new go-kart track, there's plenty to do in Edmonton this coming weekend.
If you're hoping to save some bucks, you can even opt to just get outside and go on a pleasant walk in your neighbourhood.
Whatever it may be, just know that Edmonton is packed with activities and you might be missing out big-time if you don't give a single item a go.
Hit Up The Famous New Go-Kart Track
Address: DRIVE, West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St. N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: This one-of-a-kind go-kart track just opened its doors at WEM, so you better take advantage of it and have an exhilarating race in a space that's designed to look like the streets of New York.
Watch A Stunning Lakeside Sunset
Address: Crimson Lake Provincial Park, AB
Why You Need To Go: Whether you want to camp overnight or just check out the stunning hiking trails by the park, this place is absolutely a must to escape the hustle and bustle.
Get Spooked In A Haunted House
When: September 25 until November 1
Address: Deadmonton House, 7031 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Edmonton's beloved haunted house experience returns just in time for the weekend and it's Area 51-themed. That means you should get ready to be freaked out by aliens, conspiracy theories, and some good old jump scares.
Get The Most Delicious Food Truck Treats
When: 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, September 25,
Address: Kingsway Mall, 1 Kingsway Garden Mall Northwest, Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you've been itching for a fun food truck fest, don't you worry. Kingsway Mall's "Free Wheelin'" event will see ten food trucks set up shop at the parking lot, so your weekend food plans are made.
Check Out A Staggering Waterfall
Address: Crescent Falls Provincial Recreational Area, AB
Why You Need To Go: Taking a weekend trip to Jasper is not unusual for Edmontonians, so why not fill the gas and venture out to see an absolutely phenomenal waterfall by the mountains.
Get Transported To Amsterdam
Address: Manchester Square, 12016 107 Ave., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: This Old Europe-themed shopping complex is so charming and exquisite that you won't believe it exists in downtown YEG. The shops may not be open yet but you can check out the murals and the facades anytime you want.
Check Out Colossal Pumpkins
Address: Smoky Lake Pumpkin Park, 4612-54 Ave., AB-855, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you've already picked out the Jack-o'-Lanterns for the season but still haven't gotten over the pumpkin-fever, go to this bizarre park. It's decked out with massive concrete pumpkins that will take your autumn to the next level.
Grab A Frosty Pint
Address: Mercer Tavern, 10363 104 St., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Nothing beats a cool pint at a rustic beer hall after a hard day's work of adventuring through your city.