8 Things To Do In Edmonton This Weekend If Forgot To Make Plans, September 4-6
The perfect fusion between summer and fall.
Another weekend is upon us so let's put it to good use. Not that there's anything wrong with Netflix and takeout, but why stay inside when the weather outside is so lovely? That's why you've got to findthis weekend that'll allow you to stretch your legs and explore your city.
Fall in Alberta goes by way too fast.
This means you've got a small window to make the best of the outdoor spaces in Edmonton before the snow takes it all over.
From checking out the stunning flower farms to going for short hikes within the city that'll treat you to the most amazing views, the options are endless.
And because pumpkin spice is in the air, you need to visit one of the many cute cafes in the area and get yourself a nice hot PSL. Is there a better way to ring in the season? We don't think so.
Our list covers sights that are within the city as well as spectacular destinations that might be a few hours away, so you're getting the best of everything in and around Edmonton.
So put away your laptop and get ready to have some adventures in YEG!
Pretend You're In Paris
Address: Chocorrant Pâtisserie, 10328 124 St., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Thishas some of the most scrumptious, fluffy croissants you'll ever eat and their savoury line-up is even better than their sweet section.
Step Out Of The Hustle And Bustle
Address: Elk Island National Park, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you haven't yet had the chance to make the short trip to this, you better move quickly. The hikes, the water, and the fascinating wildlife roaming nearby will make your weekend one to remember.
Shop Fresh & Local At A Farmer's Market
Address: Old Strathcona Farmers' Market, 10310 83 Ave., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Getting fresh produce at this farmer's market has long been a weekend staple for Edmontonians. On top of the meat, cheese, nuts, fruit, and veggies, there are also unbelievable, unique desserts for sale.
Watch The Sunset Over The Skyline
Address: Saskatchewan Drive Lookout, 10224 Saskatchewan Dr. N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Strolling or driving on this iconic road will let you take in some awe-inspiring views of the city skyline, the river, and all that beautiful fall foliage that's just started to take shape.
Get Some Po'Boys At A 50s-Style Diner
Address: DaDeO's, 10548 A 82 Ave., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: This bustling,serves up some heavenly Lousiana-inspired dishes. Their Po'Boy sandwiches are honestly the best.
Explore A Dreamy Flower Farm
Address: Birchwood Meadows, 56032 Range Rd., 245, Sturgeon County, AB
Why You Need To Go: This picturesque farm's got over 35 varieties of flowers and greens blooming in full-force right now. Their U-Pick season also launched in early August so you can come home with fresh fruit.
Grab The Ultimate Fall Beverage
Address: Bean Around The World, 10510 111 St., N.W., Edmonton, AB,
Why You Need To Go: Believe it or not,scene is thriving, so head to an adorable local cafe and taste fall at its best.
Get Lost In A Corn Maze
Address: Edmonton Corn Maze, 26171 Garden Valley Rd., Spruce Grove, AB
Why You Need To Go: There's a heart lying in the centre of this, so give yourself and your crew the ultimate challenge of finding it. There's also a phenomenal sunflower field that you need to see IRL.