Posts Tagged: winter

Your Guide to Winter 2016/2017 Festivals & Events in Edmonton

Here’s my listing of winter festivals & events for 2016/2017, powered by ShareEdmonton. Below you’ll find dozens of events with a website, dates, and links to social media and ShareEdmonton for each. I hope you find this listing as useful as I do. Christmas Lights Amidst City Lights, photo by Dave Sutherland Festivals & Events… Reads more »

Recap: Jasper in January 2016

A few weeks ago I spent a couple of days in Jasper with Sharon. We were invited by Tourism Jasper to experience Jasper in January, the 27th annual festival that aims to showcase everything Jasper has to offer. Guests are encouraged to “stave off the urge to hibernate” and to “embrace winter”. The weekend getaway… Reads more »

Celebrating mediocrity: the new Centennial Plaza wins an Urban Design Award

Edmonton’s 2015 Urban Design Awards recognized “the memorable urban places that make up a great city” on Friday. Among the winners was the new Centennial Plaza1, the large open square that was built alongside the redeveloped Federal Building. The plaza was recognized for Excellence in the Civic Design Projects category. You’ve probably spent some time… Reads more »

Recap: Santa’s Parade of Lights and All is Bright

Edmonton once again has an outdoor holiday parade! Santa’s Parade of Lights took place tonight, featuring roughly twenty festively lit entries. An impressive number of Edmontonians packed the sidewalks to watch it all go by. No doubt the great weather helped! I didn’t realize that only half the street would be closed for the parade…. Reads more »

Your Guide to Winter 2015/2016 Festivals & Events in Edmonton

UPDATE: Check out my 2016/2017 listing here! Here’s my listing of winter festivals & events for 2015/2016, powered by ShareEdmonton. Below you’ll find dozens of events with a website, dates, and links to social media for each. You’ll also find a link to the event at ShareEdmonton and a link to an iCal for the… Reads more »

Your Guide to Winter 2014/2015 Festivals & Events in Edmonton

Here’s my listing of winter festivals & events for 2014/2015, powered by ShareEdmonton. Below you’ll find dozens of events with a website, dates, and links to social media for each. You’ll also find a link to the event at ShareEdmonton and a link to an iCal for the event. I hope you find this listing… Reads more »

Embrace winter in Edmonton at Deep Freeze 2014

This year marks the 7th annual Deep Freeze: Byzantine Winter Festival on Alberta Avenue. It’s one of my favorite festivals of the year, and each iteration seems to get better and better. The Deep Freeze Winter Festival is a free family event that brings together the Ukrainian, Franco-Albertan, Franco-African, First Nations, and Acadian/East Coast communities… Reads more »

Recap: Premiere to the New Winter in Edmonton

It felt a little like spring out there today with wet roads, bright sun, and temperatures above zero. But it’s November and you know the snow will be here to stay soon enough (the little we’ve already had has mostly melted). To celebrate, WinterCity Edmonton hosted its Premiere to Winter event at the EPCOR Tower… Reads more »

What kind of festival does Metropolis want to be?

After eight weekends in Churchill Square, Metropolis has come to an end. Featuring four large shrink-wrapped structures, the new festival took a different approach to staging a winter event. Unfortunately, I don’t think it was successful. Sharon has already done a very thorough job of discussing some of the highs and lows of the festival… Reads more »