Summer is here! How are you going to fill your days? You’ll never run out of ideas with our 100 days of summer family fun checklist! Enjoy our fair city at its best! How many of these can you do with your family before we run out of summer?
100 Days of Summer Family Fun Checklist:
1. From the flapjacks to the fireworks, spend a whole day celebrating Canada Day!
2. Stake put your space on the sidewalk for the K-Days Parade
3. Cool off at one of the City spray parks
4. Fulfill your need for speed at the Castrol Raceway
5. Enjoy some street eats at a What the Truck?! event
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 farmers 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. Take a family Play-cation to Calaway Park
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. Grab a free slushy treat on Free Slurpee Day
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 Janzen Nature Centre
23. Try the zipline at Meadowview Dinosaur Park in Leduc
24. Join the Kids Huddle and cheer on the Esks
25. Swimming! Outdoors! It’s free in 2018.
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. Challenge your family to a really fun road race with these Rad Runs
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. Blow some bubbles
36. Discover your new favourite food at Edmonton Heritage Festival
37. Rainy days call for an indoor playground
38. Dinner theatre designed for your kids at Jubilations Junior
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. Check out the amazing sand sculptures at Sand on Whyte
44. Root root root for the home team at an Edmonton Prospects game
45. Appreciate the work of local artists at the Whyte Avenue ArtWalk…
46. …and make some works of art of your own at the WorksShop during The Works Art & Design Festival
47. See some of your favourite characters live at K-Days
48. Try a free HIIT workout class at Little Sweatshop
49. Have some prehistoric fun with Dinosaurs Unearthed Down to the Bone at the TELUS World of Science.
50. Get Lost in Space at the Muttart Conservatory, and catch the first Canadian Showcase of the Museum of the Moon exhibit!
51. The rhythm is going to get you at the Cariwest Parade!
52. Meet the people who keep your neighbourhood safe – check out a Fire Station Open House
53. Get your paddle on in a canoe
54. Or ditch the paddle and just float at Discovery Canyon
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. Get lost at the Edmonton Corn Maze
62. Polish your swing at a public golf course. Sunday evenings are free for youth accompanied by an adult at Rundle Park.
63. Pack a picnic and enjoy some of our favourite picnic spots!
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. Get crafty at Michaels Kids Club, or try a MakeBreak or in-store class.
67. Take the whole family to a movie for under $20 with Cineplex Family Favourites
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. Introduce your kids to jazz at the Edmonton International Jazz Festival
73. Or sing the blues at the Blues on Whyte Street Party
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. See where it all began at Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre
78. Fill your pockets with small bills and check out 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. Take the bus to summer events – it’s free for kids 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult
86. Be in the audience when Broadway Across Canada brings Les Miserables to town
87. Don’t wait for someone’s birthday, just grab some friends and book a Laser Tag party in your local park
88. Join the TD Summer Reading Club and keep the whole family reading all summer
89. Check out some summer hockey at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup at Rogers Place in August
90. Scoot through the mini city at Safety City. It’s so much fun you won’t know it’s educational!
91. Get your kids cooking! The folks at ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen can help!
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. Try the leisure ice at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park
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!
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