When businesses across Canada began to close in March, it was hard to imagine when and how things would begin to re-open again. And yet, here we are. Two months later, restrictions are beginning to loosen (not disappear) and businesses in Edmonton are slowly beginning to re-open. However, things will look different for a while. Businesses have had to adapt, prepare and implement all sorts of new strategies for keeping our city safe and healthy. Our desire for this post is to provide as many updates and links as we can to keep you in the know for what is opening, when, and what changes you can expect.
We are currently in Stage 1 of the re-opening plan as outlined by the Alberta government here.
Tuesday, June 9 Update
The Alberta Government has announced that Stage 2 of the relaunch strategy will begin on Friday, June 12. This stage will include the reopening of libraries, theatres, gyms, swimming pools and more. Read the full update here.
Edmonton Public Library now offering curbside pickup of book holds at select branches. Read about their phased reopening plan here.
Thursday, May 21 Update
The Edmonton Valley Zoo is scheduled to reopen on June 15 with public health measures in place.
The City of Edmonton has advised that playgrounds, skateparks, court sports, disc golf, outdoor fitness parks and athletic tracks will begin re-opening on Friday, May 22. The reopening plan and restrictions can be viewed here.
Wednesday, May 20 Update
The City of St. Albert has started re-opening some public spaces, including some playgrounds. More will re-open in the coming days.
Strathcona County has announced it will begin opening playgrounds on Friday, May 22.
The City of Edmonton’s Emergency Advisory Committee is expected to discuss the status of playgrounds in their weekly meeting on Thursday, May 21.
Off-leash dog parks are open, with social distancing in effect. Please continue to bring your own bags for cleanup! Full update here.
City of Edmonton service updates for City Hall, transit, support services and more can be found here.
Municipal Golf Courses and driving ranges open to the public, with restrictions. More information here.
Friday, May 15 Update
Jurassic Forest is now open, with social distancing in effect.
Alberta Parks will open the first wave of provincial campgrounds on June 1. Registration has already opened.
Malls have re-opened, many with reduced hours and retailers and public health measures in place.
See the updates for Edmonton City Centre, Kingsway Mall, Londonderry, South Edmonton Common, Southgate Centre, West Edmonton Mall
While it is our desire at Family Fun Edmonton to provide you with information and options for having fun in the Edmonton area, we encourage you to take the recommended public health measure seriously. Please continue to practice social distancing during these stages and make responsible decisions for your family and the people around you.