Best of Edmonton: Leisure in YEG

Winter Activities

February 22, 2018

With Family Day just behind us, it’s a short work week here in Edmonton. We hope you had a great long weekend with your loved ones! Coming back into the office, we know many of you are feeling one of two things: relaxed from having an extra day off, or extra busy diving into the work week on a Tuesday. We hope it’s the former!

Here at The Wooding Group, we often share blog posts about the markets, financial planning, philanthropy, community events and other topics of interest to our clients. Our team is dedicated to sharing knowledge and resources as widely as we can, but sometimes, it’s good to focus on something different. Our team understands the value of leisure, self-care and spending quality time with the people who mean the most to you. In that spirit, this week’s blog post is dedicated to some of our favourite seasonal leisure activities here in Edmonton.

Visit the Ice Castles

If you haven’t seen the ice castles at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, you should definitely try to make a trip there before the spring thaw hits. These structures are truly a work of art and a really special sight to behold in the winter months. A few tips: buy your tickets ahead of time, wear warm boots and if you have infants or toddlers, bring a sled instead of a stroller. Be sure to have your camera phone ready!

Skiing at Marmot Basin

We truly live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, if not the world. Take advantage of the final weeks of winter by heading out to Jasper to ski Marmot Basin. It’s incredibly scenic and has exceptional trails for skiers and snowboarders. The powder is great on these hills and there’s plenty of great places to spend a weekend. This is what living in Alberta is all about – enjoying the natural landscape year round!

Cheer on the Oilers

If you can score Oilers tickets, get out there and cheer them on. There’s nothing like grabbing a cold beer (or a hot chocolate, if you prefer) and watching your favourite team win on home ice. Here’s a schedule of upcoming games – get out there soon, as the season will be over (just like winter) before you know it.

How have you been spending your leisure time in Edmonton this winter – and what are you looking forward to as spring finally arrives in Alberta? Tell us in the comments on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter!