After a fantastical winter season, spring is finally hitting and transforming ice into its much less cool cousin, water. And with that news, Edmonton's Ice Castles are closing shop, and it's your last chance to visit. If the tens of thousands of visitors that swung by over the winter months are anything to go by, this attraction is certainly worth a visit.
The closing date is on Saturday, March 7. They have been open for about eight weeks since they first opened on Friday, January 3.
Drop by Edmonton's Hawrelak Park for a look for yourself. The attraction takes up an entire acre of space, and visitors spend anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour exploring its details. However, you can stay as long as you'd like.
While Ice Castles is an international company, its Edmonton location is the only one in Canada this year.
The massive castle is built from "hundreds of thousands of hand-placed icicles," reads a release shared with Narcity.
Its frozen halls, statues, slides, thrones, and more all contain LED lights that transform the palace into a glowing wonderland at night.
Glad to see that Edmontonians are making good use of the freezing weather they've gotten this year. You know how the old saying goes — if life hands you record-setting low temperatures, build crazy, towering architecture out of ice.
Expect this place to be filled with last-minute ice seekers hoping to catch one last glimpse of the magic of winter.
If you visit, don't forget to sit on the beautiful thrones all elegant-like and pretend you're a certain Disney princess (we're talking about Olaf here.)
If you still haven't been to see the ice castles, or if you want to go back to take more photos, then you don't want to miss your shot before they're gone.
Edmonton Ice Castles
Price: $13.99 weekday and $17.99 weekend admission
When: Now until Saturday, March 7
Address: Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd. NW., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: To catch a last look at the giant ice castle before spring melts it all away.