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The best way to navigate an Edmonton winter is to engage with the beauty and whimsy of the season. The Ice on Whyte Festival is celebrating its 20th season in Edmonton and will be ready to welcome you into a world of winter magic from January 27 through to February 6, 2022. This year the festival will be held at Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park, District Whyte (81 Ave & 104 St.).

A roster of talented Canadian carvers are creating eight large masterpieces for you to enjoy. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the process, and vote on your favourite work of art.

The Ice on Whyte Festival is truly an event for the whole family. As you wander through the sculpture garden, you might be inspired to try your hand at carving, and you can at our Chippers ice carving tent for kids and adults. When you get thirsty you can visit the Ice Bar for a hot beverage or an ice-cold local craft beer. If you get a little chilly you can warm up at one of the many fire pits on site. A great way to watch the progress of the sculptors as their works of art emerge is to join in on the fun by volunteering, which gets you on-site at different stages.

You can visit the festival from 5 pm–10 pm on weekdays, and 10 am–10 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. To make sure everyone has time to view the sculptures, the box office closes at 9:30 pm nightly. We’re closed on Monday, January 31.

Ice on Whyte is operating under Alberta Health’s Restriction Exemption Program, which means they require all visitors to show proof of vaccine and mask up when indoors. Let’s all do our part to keep our community healthy and safe.

Visit for more information, to buy tickets in advance, or learn more about volunteering.

– Family Pack (2 adults & 2 children): $18
– Adults: $6
– Child (2 to 13 years old): $4
– Under 2: Free
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