Start counting down the hours. We're so close to being done this work week and we think it's time for you to take a break and think about all the fun things you want to do during your days off. To help you out, we found things to do in Edmonton this weekend. 

TGIW. Hump day means we're so close to being free from our work obligations. From meetings to phonecalls and assignments, we've done it all but now it's time to have a brain break. 

The weekend is literally around the corner and there's no time like the present to start planning what you want to do. 

You only have two days off, after all, so you need to make the most of it. 

From adrenaline-filled day trips to romantic gestures, we came up with eight things you need to complete this weekend. 

Whether you do all or one of these things, you're bound to have the time of your life. 

Now, get out the day planner. Don't worry your boss won't see. 

Jurassic Forest

Price: $15

Address: 2-23210 Township Rd. 564, Gibbons, AB

Why You Need To Go: Cue the Jurassic Park theme song. This hidden park has over the top replicas of some of the world’s most talked-about species. You’ll seriously feel like a kid again as you walk down the trail and it’s worth every moment.


Watch the Sunset 

Why You Need To Go: There are tons of cute places around the city to watch the sunset. And during the fall, the sunsets really light up. Just be sure to take a camera and a picnic blanket wherever you go.  


River Valley Swing 

Address: 10843-10727 75 St. N.W., Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: There’s a hidden swing that'll leave you soaring over some gorgeously clear water. Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great outdoors. Now is the perfect time because the trail won’t be overrun by tourists. 


Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm 

Price: $30+

Address: 56311 Lily Lake Rd., Bon Accord, AB

Why You Need To Go: Fall is about doing all the cliche fall activities. Prairie Gardens has a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and a sunflower garden for you to enjoy. Don't listen to anyone, it's never too early to carve a pumpkin.  


The Princess Theatre 

Address: 10337 82 Ave., Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: There are tons of haunted places in Alberta, and one of the best is right here in Edmonton. The Princess Theatre was a classic in the early 1900s but apparently, someone in a white wedding dress lurks the halls. See if you can spot her. 


Rent a Cabana 

Price: $225+

Address: 8882 170 St. N.W., Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: We may not be able to fly to Las Vegas but that doesn’t mean we can’t party like we’re there. You can book cabanas at West ED’s pool and they aren’t that expensive when you split the cost with all your friends. Water sliding just got even more fun. 


Glenora Staircase

Address: Fortway Dr. N.W., Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: Skip the gym and hit up this staircase. It’s a serious cardio workout and you don’t need to pay any membership fee. Trust us, you’ll want to bring a water bottle.


Free Movies 

Address: 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square N.W., Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: Who needs Netflix when you have a library card? The Edmonton library card will give you access to Hoopla which is flooded with amazing content. You can even watch Hamilton. 


 

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