4 Winter Festivals in Edmonton (and What to Explore at Each Festival)

Deep Freeze Festival | January 14-15, 2017
Arts on the Ave is proud to present the 10th annual Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival featuring Village Upside Down! Embrace the cold northern climate by enjoying artistic panache and authentic cultural and heritage winter games and fun.
What to do with the kids: slide on the ice slide, roast hot dogs and marshmallows for dinner, explore the family fun zone, watch the fireworks, explore a Tupik.

Ice on Whyte | January 26-29 and February 5-7, 2017
Celebrate Canada 150! Meet characters from our past, check out the working forge, explore how people lived here in the winter, talk to a fur trader and so much more in our Ordinary People…Extraordinary Stories celebration.
What to do with the kids: the ice slide, paint a tile that will become a mural in Old Strathcona, register for the lil chipper ice carving lessons

Flying Canoe | February 3-4, 2017
In the spirit of a great winter city, the Flying Canoë Volant organizes is a creative and interactive cultural events designed to celebrate local history and everything that is great about a long winter’s night.
What to do with the kids: Take part in the canoe race, slide the ice slide, try maple taffy and have a drink at the ice bar

Silver Skate Festival | February 10-20, 2017
Each year, the festival transforms Hawrelak Park into a winter wonderland with fun for the entire family. Here, you’ll discover breathtaking snow sculpture, winter sports, and horse-drawn sleighs carrying families through the park. Sit in a Cree Winter Camp and cook bannock over an open fire. Compete in the Winter triathlon or speed skating events. Take in live music and theatrical performances with your friends and loved ones.
What to do with the kids: explore the ice castle, skate on the ice at Hawrelak Park, walk through heritage village, see the snow sculptures, watch the fire sculpture

Photo: Explore Edmonton 

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