Seasonal Attraction 2023 Re-Openings in Edmonton & Area

Fort Edmonton Park. Photo courtesy Fort Ed/Adrien Guyot.

Springtime means warmer temperatures, greener trees, and the return of many of Edmonton’s most adored seasonal attractions! Soak up the sun and celebrate the season with a visit to one of these unique locations.

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village | opens May 20

Experience the vibrant history of Ukrainian-Canadians in living colour. An open-air museum dedicated to telling the stories of early Albertan settlers, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village features costumed interpreters and over 30 restored buildings. Families will enjoy a hands-on experience by interacting with interpreters and participating in unique visual scavenger hunts! 195041 Highway 16 East.

University of Alberta Botanic Garden | opens may 8
University of Alberta Botanic Garden, photo courtesy Madison Petriko.

Stop and smell the roses at one of the city’s most serene spaces. The University of Alberta Botanic Garden offers 80 walkable acres of nature, complete with cultural gardens, plant collections, and more. Decompress with a visit to the Kurimoto Japanese Garden or stroll through the picturesque Aga Khan Garden, which features over 25,000 plant species and a stunning contemporary interpretation of Islamic architecture. Plus, stay tuned for special spring/summer events including romantic picnics and live entertainment. 51227 AB-60.

Jurassic Forest | opens May 3

Bringing it back to prehistoric times, Jurassic Forest is the perfect spot for springtime fun. Explore the two-kilometre trail through the beautiful forest that your favourite dinosaurs call home. Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Albertosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus are only the beginning of what you can discover at this special attraction. Visit their website to download a copy of an interactive scavenger hunt before you visit. 23210 Township Road 564 #4.

Fort Edmonton Park | opens May 20

Step into the past at this iconic Edmonton attraction. Interact with costumed historical interpreters as they walk you through the diverse and engaging stories of Edmonton’s past from fur traders to flappers. Visitors will also have a chance to enjoy a 1920s-style Ferris wheel, carnival games, and films in a historic re-creation of Edmonton’s original Capitol Theatre. 7000–143 St.

Another one of our favourite seasonal attractions: outdoor farmers’ markets! Grab some seasonal produce, browse artisanal wares, enjoy talented buskers, and support local businesses around the city.

Starts May 7: Callingwood Farmers’ Market | Sun 10 am–3 pm & Wed 12–4 pm | 69 Ave. & 178 St. |

Starts May 11: 124 Grand Market on 108 | Thu 4–8 pm|108 Ave. & 124 St. |

Starts June 1: Windermere Outdoor Farmers’ Market | Thu 4–7 pm | 6004 Currents Dr. |

Starts June 4: 124 Grand Market on 102 | Sun 11 am–3 pm | 102 Ave. & 124 St. |

Starts June 10: St. Albert Farmers’ Market | Sat 10 am–3 pm | 5 St Anne St. |


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