Alberta Summer Bucket List

Have Fun!

May 22, 2018

With the warm weather upon us (FINALLY!) it’s time to dust off your sandals and get to exploring Alberta. Here is a Summer Bucket List to make the most of our short summers and give you fond memories to look back on when you are shoveling snow in January. Feel free to print the list and let us know which ones you have completed!

1. Stop and smell the roses at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden

2. Eat something deep-fried at K-Days

3. Dance like nobody is watching at an outdoor music festival such as the Edmonton Folk Music Festival or The Edmonton Blues Festival

4. Sit on a patio on Whyte Ave and people-watch

5. Rent a bike or segway and zoom through the River Valley

6. Lounge on a tube and float down the Pembina River

7. Drive outside of Edmonton and take in the night sky

8.Cheer for our green and gold at an Edmonton Eskimos game

9. Show off your best T-Rex stance at the Royal Tyrrell Museum

10. To go or not to go – it’s no question. Attend the Freewill Shakespeare Festival in the park

11. Celebrate Canada’s multiculturalism at the Edmonton Heritage Festival

12. Paddle a canoe down the North Saskatchewan River

13. Go where the wild Bison roam at Elk Island National Park

14. Roast marshmallows and make some messy S’mores

15. Bask in the summer sun on an Alberta beach

16. Give your ears a treat at Symphony Under the Sky

17. Watch a summer blockbuster or enjoy an old favourite (try it with a projector screen in your backyard for a drive-in experience. Buy $20.00 popcorn for a movie theatre experience)

18. Visit a summer market and enjoy the fresh produce and local artistry

19. Root for the home team at an Edmonton Prospects baseball game

20. Gather ‘round the campfire and tell scary stories-( it’s okay to sleep with your flashlight on)

21. Rock in a hammock and read a good book

22. Work on your backstroke at one of the Edmonton outdoor pools

23. Are we there yet? Pack up the car and head on a road trip. Go visit the giant landmarks of Alberta and take a picture with a Pierogi…a skunk…or the Star Trek Starship!

24. Go fishing and tell tales of the big one that got away for years to come

25. Make the most of every morsel at the Taste of Edmonton

26. Travel back in time at Fort Edmonton Park

27. Take a ride on the High Level Bridge Streetcar

28. Gobble up a burger and a shake at Peter’s Drive-In. It’s worth the wait!