We’ve got 100 things to fill 100 Days of Summer Family Fun! You’ll never run out of things to do with this handy checklist! Enjoy our fair city in it’s best summer light. How many of these can you do with your family before we run out of summer?
1. Stake put your space on the sidewalk for the K-Days Parade
2. Blow some bubbles
3. Cool off at one of the City spray parks
4. Fulfill your need for speed at the Castrol Raceway
5. Paint on the sidewalk
6. Take a day (or a day and a night!) to explore Sylvan Lake
7. Have some free fun at a Green Shack program
8. Enjoy an outdoor movie; or you can do it yourself!
10. Register for Kids Bowl Free and go bowling
11. Win a prize from one of the Midway games at Fort Edmonton Park
12. Make a meal from ingredients you found at a local farmer’s market
13. Get out to learn about nature with an expert at Family Nature Nights!
14. Bike the multi-use trails of the River Valley
15. Check out some of the outdoor family programming from the City of Edmonton
16. Kids 11 and under get in free with a ticket holding adult at Folk Fest
17. Cultivate a love of Shakespeare with the Freewill Players
18. Take advantage of fountains and wading pools at the seats of civic and provincial government (City Hall and the Leg)
19. View the stars at the RASC public observatory on the TELUS World of Science grounds
20. Get a taste of nature at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre
21. Visit the animals and learn something new at the Valley Zoo
22. Go on a nature trek at the John Jantzen Nature Centre
23. Bounce and splash on the giant inflatable set up in the lap pool at Millenium Place
24. Join the Kids Huddle and cheer on the Esks
25. Swimming! Outdoors! It’s free in 2017.
26. A day at the University of Alberta (formerly Devonian) Botanical Gardens is a day well spent
27. Overnight it at Elk Island National Park…some of their campsites come equipped! Or glamp it up in an oTENTik!
28. Eat perogies at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
29. Organize a block party for your neighbors
30. Pet some baby animals at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm
31. Create a garage sale scavenger hunt of housewares! Once you find the items, donate them to people transitioning out of homelessness at Find, the Bissell Centre, St. Vincent de Paul or Mustard Seed.
32. Hear the dinosaurs roar at Jurassic Forest
33. Ride the trolley across the High Level Bridge
34. Explore a new playground! These ones are worth the drive.
35. Support our local soccer club FC Edmonton at a match
36. Discover your new favourite food at Servus Heritage Festival
37. Rainy days call for an indoor playground
38. Jump rope
39. Go berry picking
40. Imagine your road trip to Wetaskiwin in an old car at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum
41. Quiet summer days make the University of Alberta campus perfect to explore. The collections and museums hold no end of treasures!
42. The gambling part is up to you, but everyone loves a Northlands horse race.
43. Picnic by the pagoda at Government House
44. Root root root for the home team at an Edmonton Prospects game
45. See Broadway Across Canada’s The Phantom of the Opera like you’ve never seen it before!
46. Appreciate the work of local artists at the Whyte Avenue ArtWalk
47. See some of your favourite characters live at K-Days
48. Visit the Canada 150 CP train when it chugs into town.
49. The Broadmoor Lake Park is worth the drive to Sherwood Park
50. These bears don’t bite! Check out Grizzly Bear Lodge at Kinsmen Park!
51. The rhythm is going to get you at the Cariwest Parade!
52. Turn some cheap tarps into a giant backyard slip and slide
53. Get your paddle on in a canoe
54. Pack a picnic and enjoy some of our favourite picnic spots!
55. Kids love good music and they get in free to Interstellar Rodeo
56. Or go to a real rodeo, like the Ponoka Stampede
57. Take a hike! On the Red Willow Trail in St. Albert.
58. Make frozen bananas. They are a taste sensation! (Thanks well+GOOD)
59. Return to when Edmonton was young, at Rutherford House
60. Fly a kite. If you’re really crafty, you could make your own!
61. Buy a coconut bun from one of the bakeries in Chinatown
62. Polish your swing at a public golf course. Sunday evenings are free for youth accompanied by an adult at Rundle Park.
63. Watch the wedding parties having their pictures taken on the steps of the Legislature. Unobtrusive well-wishers are always appreciated!
64. Telford Lake in Leduc is a great spot for bird watching
65. Or you can rent a boat from the Leduc Boat Club
66. Learn to make a summer feast! Take a cooking class from Superstore
67. Enjoy a gelato at Giovanni Caboto Park
68. Bring your frisbee to Hawrelak Park
69. Play Pooh sticks from the footbridge at the Ainsworth Dyer Memorial Bridge.
70. Explore the Chinese garden in Louise McKinney Park
71. Put up a gone fishin’ sign, and go fish!
72. Finesse your tumbling at drop-in gymnastics at North Edmonton Gymnastics Club or Phoenix Gymnastics.
73. See where it all began at Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre
74. Tap into your pioneer spirit at the John Walter Museum
75. Pick fruit for a good cause with the Operation Fruit Rescue. You even get to keep some for yourself!
76. Sample some of the best Edmonton restuarants at A Taste of Edmonton. Kid sized portions are a bonus!
77. KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil is opening in July under the big top!
78. Fill your pockets with small bills and check out Kids’ World at the International Street Performers Festival
79. How green is your thumb? You can find out at one of the workshops offered by Salisbury Greenhouse.
80. Ride the rails on the Alberta Prairie Railway in Stettler
81. Camp out at the Ol’ MacDonald’s Resort, not that camping is always a dream…
82. Raft down the Pembina River
83. Have some “reel” fun at the Metro Cinema, Saturday afternoons
84. Make a splash at the World Waterpark in West Edmonton Mall! It’s always the perfect temperature and you’ll never get a sunburn!
85. Give geo-caching a try. There are apps available for smartphones if you don’t have a GPS to use!
86. Or try the “classic” way with good old orienteering
87. Make a bit of pocket money with a lemonade stand. If you can piggyback on a neighborhood garage sale, you will have a ready bunch of customers.
88. Join a reading club and get some credit for your summer reading. Beach lit and graphic novels count!
89. Rate the strollablity quotient of our more walkable streets. Do you prefer Whyte Ave. to 104? Saskatchewan Drive or Ada Boulevard?
90. Scoot through the mini city at Safety City. It’s so much fun you won’t know it’s educational!
91. Bring a bunch of fivers and enjoy the Street Performers Festival
92. Take a tour at the AGA. Kids’ admission is now free!
93. Uncover hidden treasures downtown with a walking tour. It’s a lot of walking (best for kids 10 and over) so come prepared!
94. Bug hunt at Fulton Marsh
95. Take a break from the heat at an indoor skating rink. It’s free! Here are some other fun ways to cool down too!
96. Bike the trails around Poplar Lake
97. Have some fun in the sun playing disc golf
98. Climb in the railcars at the Alberta Railway Museum
99. Taste test some of the fun at these neat restaurants
100. Take a roadtrip to Calgary and try out some of their top 100 things!
Don’t forget you can find the best of what to do in Edmonton year round on Family Fun Edmonton. Bookmark our calendar and never wonder what there is to do in town again!
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