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This winter do something different! Enjoy an early sunset and watch as stars fill the night sky, glide over frozen lakes, and play in piles of snow. Embrace winter and discover what makes the season great at Elk Island National Park! Cet hiver, faites quelque chose de différent! Le soleil se couche tôt et les étoiles peuplent le ciel nocturne; leur éclat miroite sur les lacs gelés et crée sur la neige des reflets chatoyants. Profitez de l’hiver et découvrez cette belle saison au parc national Elk Island!

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November EDMONTON PROPER: November A CHRISTMAS CAROL • Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave • Nov 30 – Dec 23 • Three Ghosts of Christmas show Scrooge the value of giving. A heart-warming family classic to put you in the holiday spirit. • citadeltheatre.com A CHRISTMAS TOY’S STORY • Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 8882 170 St • Until Jan 12 • A Christmas take on Disney’s Toy Story. • edmonton.jubilations.ca A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS MARKET • Prince of Wales Armouries, 10440 108 Ave • Nov 24, 10 am – 5 pm • This will be a family event with vendors

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CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP SERIES — STRAW CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS • Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, 9534 87 St • Nov 10 • 10 am – 2 pm • Learn how to create beautiful straw Christmas ornaments with Irene Topolnitsky. Your completed project will consist of a set of five decorations to take home and put on your Christmas tree or to give as a gift. • acuarts.ca

BEAUTIFUL — THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave • Until Nov 11 • Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. • edmonton.broadway.com BOHO HOLIDAY DECORATIONS WORKSHOP • City of Edmonton Reuse Centre, 6835 83 St • Nov 24 • 1:30 pm • Tis the

DICKENS FEST EDMONTON • Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave • Nov 30 – Dec 3 • Experience a magical Charles Dickens Christmas as the Citadel hosts the city’s inaugural Dickens Fest Edmonton: Teas, a 19th-century festive dinner, a Christmas Market,

and the Citadel’s Pavilion of Light. • citadeltheatre.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS KELOWNA ROCKETS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Nov 17 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

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FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL • Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave • Until Nov 11 • Kick up your heels at a real Western agricultural fair complete with cattle shows and cowboys, stock dog trials, a rodeo, saloon ‘n’ all at Farmfair International. • farmfairinternational.com

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FESTIVAL OF TREES • Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave • Nov 29 – Dec 2 • Thu and Sat: 9 am – 9 pm, Fri: 9 am – 6 pm, Sun: 9 am – 5 pm • Buying a ticket to the Festival of Trees supports the life-saving and changing care provided to patients at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic. Check out the children’s Christmas lane, the gift shop, and breakfast with Santa. • festivaloftrees.ca MADE IN ALBERTA – HOLIDAY ART, CRAFT & DESIGN • Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave • Nov 17, 10 am – 6 pm • From the Etsy Made in Canada Shows, the best Alberta makes in this one of a kind show with makers from across our province. With over 225 artists, designers, crafters, and makers they’ve got your holiday gift giving covered. • onthespotpopups.com MAKE IT EDMONTON • Northlands Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave • Nov 22 – 25 • Make It is the largest event of its kind in Western Canada. It is an upbeat experience that gives shoppers the opportunity to buy directly from Canada’s top artists, crafters and designers. • makeitshow.ca MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY • Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Avenue • Nov 17 – Dec 9 • A witty, fun,

sequel to the Jane Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice. The story focuses on Mary, the bookish middle child, as she navigates a potential romance with Darcy’s smart but awkward cousin Arthur. • citadeltheatre.com ROYAL BISON ART AND CRAFT FAIR • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Society, 8426 Gateway Blvd • Nov 30 – Dec 2 and Dec 7 – Dec 9 • Fri 5pm – 9pm, Sat 10 am – 5pm, Sun 10 am – 5pm • Two rooms of local prints, books, apparel, toys, a local lit reading room, photos, design, film, self-gifts, textiles, zines, woodworking, music, miscellany, the just plain weird, and all your pals. Eleven years and trottin.’ • royalbison.ca SANTA’S PARADE OF LIGHTS • Jasper Ave, 100 St to 107 St • Nov 17 • Time TBA • Celebrate the glow of lights, the wonder of winter, the arrival of Santa Claus, and the great outdoors. Bundle up and gather with family, friends, and community in downtown Edmonton to kickoff the holiday season. • edmontonsantaparade.com THE GAME’S AFOOT • East of Sixty Productions, Box 1 20 Haven Ave, Devon • Nov 23 – 25 • It’s December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a week-

end of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. • eastofsixty.com THE GREAT SWEATER RUN • Emily Murphy Park • Nov 24 • 12:45 pm race start • Find your tackiest Christmas sweater and make your way to the Great Sweater run. Get your family, friends and pet in the spirit and keep warm by participating and wearing one of your tackiest holiday outfits. Embrace the season and come out dressed to impress. • thegreatsweaterrun.ca THE TENORS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: CHRISTMAS CLASSICS & THE HITS • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave • Nov 27 • 8 pm • Blending classical music and contemporary pop, the award-winning and multi-platinum selling band has achieved international success, performing over 1,000 live shows and hundreds of TV appearances on five continents. • jubileeauditorium.com

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A LOUISIANA HAYRIDE CHRISTMAS • Horizon Stage, 1001 Calahoo Rd, Spruce Grove • Nov 16 • 7:30 pm • The cast and crew of the Louisiana Hayride Show are bringing their very special Christmas production to you. On stage to entertain you will be Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Crystal Gayle, Lefty Frizzell, Shania Twain and more. • horizonstage.com A QUARTETTE CHRISTMAS • 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park • Nov 25 • A Quartette Christmas is a delightful mix of Christmas songs old and new, performed by four of Canada’s finest singer/songwriters: Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick, and Sylvia Tyson. • festivalplace.ab.ca BRIGHTEN UP BEAUMONT • Four Seasons Park, Beaumont • Nov 30 • A winter festival with horse-drawn sleigh rides, hot chocolate and oranges, Christmas carols, a visit from Santa and fireworks. • beaumont.ab.ca CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS • Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park • Nov 17 • 3 pm • Kick off the holiday season with Strathcona County’s Celebration of Lights festival. Join Santa and the mayor as the magic of the season comes alive with the digital Christmas tree and community holiday lights outside the community centre. • strathcona.ca

CHRISTMAS IN CENTRAL PARK • Central Park, 50 St and 51 Ave • Nov 16 • 6:30 pm • Enjoy holiday crafts, a visit from Santa, fireworks and the city’s popular light up ceremony when more than 150,000 Christmas lights bring Central Park to life. • sprucegrove.org CHRISTMAS LIGHT UP • Downtown Stony Plain, 50 St and 51 Ave • Nov 16 • 6:30 pm • Downtown comes alive with the lighting of the town’s holiday lights, including the beautiful Christmas tree set in the centre of 50 Street, as carolers sing traditional Christmas songs and Santa Claus makes his first appearance of the season. • stonyplain.com SNOWFLAKE FESTIVAL Downtown St Albert • Nov 23 • 6:30 pm – 9 pm • Perron District will be lit up with the warm glow of Christmas lights, you and your family can admire the live ice sculpture display. Take a ride in a horse-drawn wagon, mingle with live reindeer, and soak in other unique entertainment and displays in this winter wonderland. • stalbertchamber.com VETERANS’ SKATE • Kinex Arena, 66 Hebert Rd • Nov 11 • 1:45 pm • Pay tribute to our veterans with this free themed skate at Kinex Arena. There will be hot chocolate and timbits you can enjoy with the family. • stalbert.ca

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Edmonton proper: December A CELTIC FAMILY CHRISTMAS • Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave • Dec 1 • 8 pm • Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will lead this Celtic Family Christmas. • jubileeauditorium.com A CHRISTMAS CAROL • Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave • Nov 30 – Dec 23 • Three Ghosts of Christmas show Scrooge the value of giving. A heart-warming family classic to put you in the holiday spirit. • citadeltheatre.com A CHRISTMAS TOY’S STORY • Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 8882 170 St • Until Jan 12 •

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A Christmas take on Disney’s Toy Story. • edmonton.jubilations.ca A LIGHTLY CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS • Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square • Dec 20 • 8 pm • Some of the greatest classical music was written for Christmas and some Christmas music has become so treasured, it qualifies as classic. • winspearcentre.com • 780 428 1414 A VERY MERRY POPS • Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square • Dec 21 – 23 • 8 pm Fri – Sat and 2:30 pm on Sun • An annual cornucopia of yuletide memories and surprises. • winspearcentre.com • 780 428 1414 BACH’S CHRISTMAS ORATORIO • Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square • Dec 1 • 8 pm • Bach’s Christmas classic. Enjoy Alexander Prior’s selections from this holiday masterpiece. • winspearcentre.com • 780 428 1414

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CANDY CANE LANE • 148 St between 92 and 100 Ave • Dec 9 – Jan 1 • 9 pm • Candy Cane Lane has been a Christmas tradition for more than 40 years. Enjoy a sleigh ride, take in the beautiful light displays and don’t forget to bring a donation for the Edmonton Food Bank. • Candy Cane Lane at facebook.com CELEBRATE THE SEASON • Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 10800 97 Ave • Dec 7 – Dec 23 • 12 pm –1pm and 6:30pm – 7:30pm weekdays and 6:30pm – 7:30pm weekends • For over 30 years the Legislative Assembly has celebrated the holiday season by inviting musical ensembles from all over the province to perform festive music in the beautiful Legislature Rotunda. • Assembly.ab.ca/ visitor/annualEvents EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS CALGARY HITMEN • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 15 • 4 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com


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EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS CALGARY HITMEN • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 28 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS KAMLOOPS BLAZERS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 8 • 4 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS KOOTENAY ICE • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 16 • 4 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS RED DEER REBELS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 30 • 4 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS REGINA PATS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 5 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS CALGARY FLAMES • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 9 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS MINNESOTA WILD • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 7 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 14 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

EDMONTON OILERS VS SAN JOSE SHARKS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 29 • 2 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS ST. LOUIS BLUES • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 18 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 22 • 8 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 27 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS VEGAS KNIGHTS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 1 • 8 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS WINNIPEG JETS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Dec 31 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com HANDEL’S MESSIAH • Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square • Dec 14 – 15 • 7:30 pm • Hear Messiah as you never have before, with an unabashedly lush full-orchestra arrangement of this holiday favourite. • winspearcentre.com • 780 428 1414 HANDEL’S MESSIAH – GREATEST HITS • Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill

Square • Dec 16 • 2 pm • Hear Messiah as you never have before, with an unabashedly lush full-orchestra arrangement of this holiday favourite. • winspearcentre.com • 780 428 1414 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH JOHNNY REID • Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square • Dec 3 and 4 • 7:30 pm • Over an illustrious career, multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Johnny Reid has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. • winspearcentre.com • 780 428 1414 ICE CASTLES • Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd • Ice Castles is returning to Edmonton to construct another massive castle made of ice. The acre-sized winter wonderland is crafted by hand, using only icicles and water, and resembles organic formations found in nature, like those of frozen waterfalls, glaciers or ice caves. Edmonton’s Ice Castle will be built in Hawrelak Park and in partnership with the City of Edmonton and the Silver Skate Festival. Construction will most likely begin in November, and the Ice Castle is expected to be open to the public late December, weather permitting. • icecastles.com LAST DASH TO CHRISTMAS • Yellowhead Brewery, 10229 105 St • Dec 22 • 10 am – 6 pm • The Yellowhead Brewery is hosting a Last Dash to Christmas Market for those last minute Christmas gifts, and to showcase all of this talented cities local artisans, and musicians. • yellowheadbrewery.com LIGHT UP • Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 10800 97 Ave • Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre, 9820 107 St • Dec 6 • 4 pm – 6 pm • The annual kick off to the festive season. Thousands of lights will be switched on at the Alberta Legislature and grounds, hot chocolate and cookies available. • assembly.ab.ca/visitor/annualEvents NEW YEAR’S EVE • Sir Winston Churchill Square • Dec 31 • 6 pm • This fun-filled family event will include live entertainment, crafts, ice skating, fireworks and much more. • edmonton.ca/newyearseve ROYAL BISON ART AND CRAFT FAIR • Old Strathcona Performing Arts Society, 8426 Gateway Blvd • Nov 30 – Dec 2 and Dec 7 – Dec 9 • Fri 5pm – 9pm, Sat 10 am – 5pm, Sun 10 am – 5pm • Two rooms of local prints, books, apparel, toys, a local lit reading room, photos, design, film, self-gifts, textiles, zines, woodworking, music, miscellany,

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the just plain weird, and all your pals. Eleven years and trottin.’ • royalbison.ca SALUTE TO VIENNA • Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square • Dec 30 • 2:30 pm • Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert recreates the beauty of Vienna’s golden era and its elegance charms audiences of every age. • winspearcentre.com • 780 428 1414 SANTA SHUFFLE FUN RUN AND ELF WALK • William Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd • Dec 1 • This merry event helps the Salvation Army assist families and individuals in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year. • santashuffle.ca SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE • Venue TBA • Dec 13 – 16 • The Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree is an annual holiday tradition. A 10.5 m Christmas tree with a spectacular choir inside. The event donates all proceeds to local charities, organizations and children in need through gifts, food and music education. • johncameron.com • 780 487 8733 THE NUTCRACKER • Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave • Dec 7 • 7 pm • Acclaimed as one of Canada’s finest renderings and celebrated as a delightfully traditional depiction, Edmund Stripe’s The Nutcracker celebrates its 10th anniversary this season with Alberta Ballet. • jubileeauditorium.com THURSDAYS TO BE DISCOVERED • Legislative Assembly of Alberta, 10800 97 Ave • Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre, 9820 107 St • Every Thursday at 6 pm ·• From behind-the-scenes tours to movie magic nights, there’s something for everyone. • Visit website for more information on registration. • assembly.ab.ca/ visitorcentre/events WINTERFEST • Snow Valley • Dec 1 – 3 • A weekend to kick off the ski season and celebrate winter. Refreshments, activites, giveaways and games all weekend. • snowvalley.ca YULE AVE: A MERRY CHRISTMAS • In and around Alberta Avenue Community League, 9120 118 Ave • Dec 16 • Free • A weekend of free familyfriendly events aimed at creating your own Christmas, not buying it. Featuring an ornament creation station at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts and a free chili dinner, live music and theatre performances, wagon rides, a giving tree, a snow village and more. • yuleave.com ZOOMINESCENCE: A FESTIVAL OF LIGHT • Edmonton Valley Zoo,13315 Buena Vista Rd • Weekends in December and Dec 26, 27, and 28 • 5 – 9 pm • Stroll through the zoo after dark and experience one artistic light installation after another. • 311 • buildingourzoo.com

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EDMONTON Metro: December 2018 SANTA CLAUS PARADE • Main St, Leduc • Route starts at Bank of Montreal, turns West on 50th Ave and ends at 52nd St • Dec 1 • 7 pm • Welcome Santa to town at the annual Santa Claus Parade. • leduc-chamber.com 2018 SKATE WITH SANTA • Kinex Arena, 66 Hebert Rd, St Albert • Dec 16 • 1:45 pm • Enjoy some skating fun with Santa Claus himself at this themed skate. There will be hot chocolate and timbits that you can enjoy with the family. • stalbert.ca AMERO LITTLE CHRISTMAS • Horizon Stage, 1001 Calahoo Rd, Spruce Grove • Dec 1 • 7:30 pm • Don Amero is an engaging storyteller, songwriter, and performer who has been touring and speaking all across Canada for over 10 years. • horizonstage.com A PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS • Prairie Gardens, 56311 Lily Lake Rd, Bon Accord; 40 km North of Edmonton • Dec 15 – 16 • A weekend of Christmas family fun featuring snowman cookies to decorate, music, magic shows, an indoor snow ball fort, bale mazes, and train rides on the Polar Express. Free family photos with Santa Claus, and more. • prairiegardens.org • 780 921 2272 BEST LITTLE NEWFOUNDLAND CHRISTMAS PAGEANT...EVER • Horizon Stage, 1001 Calahoo Rd, Spruce Grove • Dec 8 • 7:30 pm • Creating the Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant... Ever is seemingly a dull task for Mrs. O’Brien, who has been put in charge when the original leader, Mrs. Armstrong, hits a moose with her car. • horizonstage.com LIZZY HOYT: ANCIENT CAROLS ON A WINTERS NIGHT • Horizon Stage, 1001 Calahoo Rd, Spruce Grove • Dec 14 • 7:30 pm • Lizzy Hoyt is a classically-trained multiinstrumentalist, vocalist, fiddler, mandolinist, songwriter, and step dancer who describes her style as Celtic folk rooted in traditional music. • horizonstage.com LUMINARIA • University of Alberta Botanic Garden, 51227 Hwy 60, Parkland County (5 km north of Devon on Hwy 60) • Dec 7 – 10 • Times vary on day • This popular event ignites the festive season with thousands of candles along the paths of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden in a breathtaking display—a quiet oasis of peace and light. Visitors will be able to stroll through the candle-lit pathways,


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drink hot apple cider beside the bonfires, gaze at ice sculptures, delightful snow sprites and the seasonal sounds of strolling a capella singers. As always, a special memory lane will be available for visitors who would like to light a candle in honour of a loved one, by donation. • luminaria.ualberta.ca

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and two of his favourite comics performing stand-up and two hilarious debates in the format made popular by the hit CBC Radio One program. • festivalplace.ab.ca

THE DEBATERS CHRISTMAS SHOW • 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park • Dec 1 • 7:30 pm • The Debaters Live is the comedy stage show where comics go toe to toe in a battle of laughs and logic and the audience picks the winner. This special live Christmas event features host Steve Patterson

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS • Horizon Stage, 1001 Calahoo Rd, Spruce Grove • Dec 1 • 2 pm • Everyone can’t wait for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve, even with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. • horizonstage.com

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edmonton proper 2019 NEW YEAR’S SKATE • Kinex Arena, 66 Hebert Rd, St Albert • Jan 6 • 1:45 pm • Enjoy some skating fun with Santa Claus himself at this themed skate. There will be hot chocolate and timbits that you can enjoy with the family. • stalbert.ca A CHRISTMAS TOY’S STORY • Jubilations Dinner Theatre, 8882 170 St • Until Jan 12 • A Christmas take on Disney’s Toy Story. • edmonton.jubilations.ca DEEP FREEZE: A BYZANTINE WINTER FESTIVAL• Alberta Avenue, 118 Ave and 91 St • Jan 12 – 13 • Free • The Deep Freeze is a free, family event that brings together Ukrainian, FrancoAlbertan, Franco-African and First Nations communities and traditions to revel in the magic and beauty of winter. • deepfreezefest.ca EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS BRANDON WHEAT KINGS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Jan 29 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS CALGARY HITMEN • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Jan 19 • 1:30 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS LETHBRIDGE HURR CANES • Rogers Place, 10214104 Ave • Jan 6 • 2 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS MOOSE JAW WARRIORS • Rogers Place, 10214 12

104 Ave • Jan 25 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Jan 27 • 4 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS VANCOUVER GIANTS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Jan 1 • 2 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS VICTORIA ROYALS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Jan 4 • 2 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS BUFFALO SABRES • Rogers Place, 10214-104 Ave • Jan 14 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS CALGARY FLAMES • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Jan 19 • pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS CAROLINA HURRICANES • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Jan 20 • 7:30 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS DETROIT RED WINGS • Rogers Place, 10214-104 Ave • Jan 22 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS FLORIDA PANTHERS • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Jan 10 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS PHOENIX COYOTES • Rogers Place, 10214 104 Ave • Jan 12 • 8 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com ICE CASTLES • Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd • Ice Castles is returning to Edmonton to construct another massive castle

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made of ice. The acre-sized winter wonderland is crafted by hand, using only icicles and water, and resembles organic formations found in nature, like those of frozen waterfalls, glaciers or ice caves. Edmonton’s Ice Castle will be built in Hawrelak Park and in partnership with the City of Edmonton and the Silver Skate Festival. Construction will most likely begin in November, and the Ice Castle is expected to be open to the public late December, weather permitting. • icecastles.com ICE ON WHYTE FESTIVAL • Whyte Avenue and Gateway Blvd • Jan 24 – 27; Feb 3 • Celebrate winter and be amazed by ice carvings. Play in the kids’ zone, carve some ice, enjoy live music and tasty food. • iceonwhyte.ca

EDMONTON Metro: ONCE UPON A FROST: A NEW MUSICAL • 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park • Jan 11 – 17 • 7:30 pm • Once upon a time in a place not too different from your own, the most peculiar season came to pass. For you see on this year, when the time arrived for the first frost of winter, none came. • festivalplace.ab.ca RUBABOO ABORIGINAL ARTS FESTIVAL • La Cite Francophone, 8627 91 St • (Dates TBA) • A multi-disciplinary arts festival filled with an artistic stew of workshops and performances in theatre, dance, music, and visual arts by professional and emerging aboriginal artists • rubaboo.ca


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February edmonton proper AZIMUTH THEATRE PRESENTS EXPANSE • Various venues • Feb 7 – Feb 17 • Expanse Festival is a movement arts festival that focuses on body-based work from a cross-section of artists and offers opportunity, inspiration, education, and community for artists and audiences interested in physical performance. • azimuththeatre.com BOARDWALK ICE ON WHYTE • Whyte Ave and Gateway Blvd • Until Feb 3 • 2 pm – 10 pm • Boardwalk Ice on Whyte brings the very best ice carvers from around the world to create ice carvings that amaze and inspire. • iceonwhyte.ca BRIAN WEBB DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS WEN WEI DANCE • Triffo Theatre, Allard Hall, 11110 104 Ave NW • Feb 15 – Feb 16 • 8 pm • Dialogue is a piece for six men that explores themes of contact, communication, and language—both spoken and unspoken. Underlying our learned ability to speak language, there is a fundamental urge to communicate. • bwdc.ca CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENT CRYSTAL • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Feb 13 – Feb 17 • Wed – Fri: 7:30 pm; Sat: 12:30 pm, 4 pm, 7:30 pm; Sun: 1:30 pm, 5 pm • World-class ice skaters and acrobats explore their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal fuses circus arts and the world of ice skating in a stunning new production that will take the audience on a journey into a surreal world where figure skating blends with acrobatics and aerial feats. • cirquedusoleil.com/crystal COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR • Feb 23 • Fun, familyfriendly walk to raise money for the hungry, homeless, and hurting in more than 80 communities. Funds raised in Edmonton go to local organizations. • Check cnoy. org for local teams and routes 14

EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Feb 6 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS REGINA PATS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Feb 10 • 4 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS MEDICINE HAT TIGERS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Feb 18 • 2 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS RED DEER REBELS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Feb 22 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS SWIFT CURRENT BRONCOS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Feb 26 • 11 am • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Feb 5 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS SAN JOSE SHARKS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Feb 9 • 5 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS ARIZONA COYOTES • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Feb 19 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS NEW YORK ISLANDERS• Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Feb 21 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS ANAHEIM DUCKS• Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Feb 23 • 8 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OPERA: HANSEL & GRETEL Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave • Feb 2, 5, and 8 • Based on the Brothers Grimm folk tale, Hansel & Gretel takes you deep into the forbidden forest with a charmingly curious brother-sister duo. This German classic features Engelbert Humperdinck’s sumptuous score and richly woven characters that will satisfy all your operatic cravings. It features the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. • edmontonopera.com

FAMILY DAY AT ELMWOOD COMMUNITY LEAGUE • Elmwood Community Hall, 16415 83 Ave • Feb 18 • 11 am – 3 pm • The Elmwood Community League’s Family Day event will include horse-drawn sleigh rides, a bonfire and hot dog roast, s’mores, snow painting and snowman building. • elmwoodcommunity.ca FAMILY DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE • Alberta Legislature Grounds, 10800 97 Ave • Feb 18 • The Legislative Assembly invites Albertans to enjoy free family fun at the Alberta Legislature. Indoor excitement featuring world-class local performers, and outdoor adventure awaits. • assembly.ab.ca FAMILY DAY FUN AT THE ZOO • Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Rd • Feb 18 • 12 pm – 4 pm • Bundle up your family and get closer with “arctic” activities and games, and learn why the zoo is an Arctic ambassador for Polar Bears International. • valleyzoo.ca FLYING CANOË VOLANT • La Cité Francophone • Feb 1 – Feb 2 • 6 pm – 12 am • Discover your inner voyageur with the Flying Canoë Volant. An interactive cultural celebration of Indigenous, Métis, and French history. • flyingcanoevolant.ca GLOW LANTERN WORKSHOPS • February (watch website for dates and location) • Make your very own lantern for the GLOW Festival 2019 in March. Everyone is welcomed to attend. • quartersarts.com INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF WINTER CINEMA (IFWC) • Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd • Feb 8 – Feb 17 (weekends) • 6:30 pm – 9 pm • The IFWC celebrates local and international cinema featuring winter, mountain, and polar life with a focus on Indigenous peoples, children, sports, the natural world, and our changing climate. • ifwc.ca LEAVE OF ABSENCE • Walterdale Theatre, 10322 83 Ave NW • Feb 6 – Feb 16 • A teengae girl suspected of being gay is bullied by her classmates. Leave of Absence explores and challenges the fall out of the response to the same sex marriage rulings in Canada and how it affects youth and the programs and supports

available to them. It also asks the greater community about the ethics of being absent and our role in the LGBTQ+ community. Are we turning a blind eye? What does love and acceptance look like? • walterdaletheatre.com NORTHERN LIGHT THEATRE PRESENTS THE CARDIAC SHOW • Studio Theatre, ATB Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave • Until Feb 2 • 7:30 pm | Sun 2 pm, 7:30 pm • Based on a true story—four women are procured from the Ravensbruck concentration camp, hand-selected by SS Second Lieutenant Dr. Sigmund Rascher for a series of experiments specifically designed to measure the human body’s endurance to extreme temperatures. Where does the human spirit go when the body must remain behind, frozen inside an atrocity? • northernlighttheatre.com SHADOW THEATRE PRESENTS MISS TEEN • Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave • Until Feb 10 • Tue – Fri: 7:30 pm; Sat and Sun: 2 pm, 7:30 pm • When her awkward daughter inexplicitly wins the local Miss Teen Pageant, a struggling single mother seizes the opportunity to improve her family’s difficult circumstances. Determined to help her daughter succeed, she resorts to increasingly desperate measures, even as the glare from the spotlight threatens to expose her eccentric methods and tear the family apart. • shadowtheatre.org SILVER SKATE FESTIVAL • Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd NW • Feb 8 – Feb 18 • Rediscover the joy of winter at the Silver Skate Festival, an annual spectacle of sport, art, and recreation in Alberta’s capital city. • silverskatefestival.org WINTER BIKE TO WORK DAY • City-wide (check edmonton.ca/bikeedmonton for local celebrations)• Feb 8 • Hop on your bike to celebrate. You may even find breakfast or hot chocolate to enjoy along your route. • Commit to ride at winterbiketoworkday.org

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YEG HOT CHOCOLATE FEST • City-wide • Feb 1 – Feb 15 • Step outside this winter and sample some of Edmonton’s finest hot chocolate. In support of Easter Seals, sponsored by Century 21. Check website for locations. • YEG HotChocolate.com

edmonton metro 2019 CANADIAN BIRKEBEINER SKI FESTIVAL • East of Edmonton, in the areas of Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and Elk Island National Park • Feb 8 – 10 • Come cheer on more than 2,000 cross-country skiers or take on the Birkie yourself, with events for all levels of skiers. • canadianbirkie.com FAMILY DAY IN BEAUMONT • Beaumont Community Centre, 5204 50 Ave, Beaumont • Feb 18 • 12 pm – 4 pm • Beaumont is the place to be for your Family Day fun. Games, activities, crafts, live entertainment, cabane à sucre, and even a fire pit to warm your hands. • Beaumont.ab.ca/events FESTIVAL PLACE PRESENTS THE MUSIC MAN JR. • Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park • Feb 15 – Feb 18 • 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm • There’s trouble in River City. When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate moneymaking scheme: Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone that he is a brilliant bandleader and recruit all the boys in town to form a band, pocketing the cash for instruments and uniforms. • festivalplace.ab.ca SNOWSHOE AND STARGAZE • Elk Island National Park • Saturdays • 7 pm – 9 pm • Take a guided snowshoe hike around Astontin Lake to a warm fire, and learn to navigate the stars in the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve. Registration is required. Call 780 922 5790, beginning Nov 15. • parkscanada.gc.ca/elkisland


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BACK PORCH SWING December 6 TOM JACKSON presents HURON CAROLE T SOLD OU 13 December TALES OF A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS with the JERRY GRANELLI TRIO December 15 JOEY LANDRETH TRIO & ALTAMEDA January 18 CATHY JONES & BRUCE MCCULLOCH January 22 LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III January 25 KINAN AZMEH CITYBAND February 9

MATTHEW GOOD – SOLO ACOUSTIC T SOLD OU February 15 WILL STROET presents WILL’S JAMS LIVE February 16 CELTARA February 19 THE ULTIMATE GOLDEN GIRLS EXPERIENCE! THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND February 23 Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR & Other E. Carle Favourites March 9

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March edmonton proper BROADWAY ACROSS CANADA PRESENTS COME FROM AWAY • Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW • Mar 12 – Mar 17 • Tue – Fri: 8 pm; Sat: 2 pm, 8 pm; Sun: 2 pm, 7:30 pm • The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and tempers ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. • edmonton.broadway.com/season CARNAVAL DES SUCRES • Fort Edmonton Park, 7000 143 St • Early March (watch website for date) • A celebration of French Canadian culture in Alberta that

EDMONTON OILERS VS NEW YORK RANGERS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 11 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com EDMONTON OILERS VS NEW JERSEY DEVILS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 13 • 7:30 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

encourages people to learn, sing, dance, and enjoy the outdoors. • fortedmontonpark.ca

EDMONTON OILERS VS COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 21 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS MEDICINE HAT TIGERS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 1 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

EDMONTON OILERS VS OTTAWA SENATORS• Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 23 • 2 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS BRANDON WHEAT KINGS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 2 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

EDMONTON OILERS VS LA KINGS• Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 26 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS KOOTENAY ICE • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 10 • 4 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

EDMONTON OILERS VS DALLAS STARS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 28 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

EDMONTON OIL KINGS VS CALGARY HITMEN • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 16 • 2 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

EDMONTON OILERS VS ANAHEIM DUCKS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 30 • 8 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

EDMONTON OILERS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 7 • 7 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

FATBIKES FOR MS • Cloverdale Community Hall • Mar 3 • 9 am – 6 pm • Enjoy our beautiful winter season in Edmonton’s River Valley with fellow fatbike enthusiasts.The course includes a 10+ km loop and two checkstops.Try the challenge course or complete multiple laps. • FatBikes4MS.com

EDMONTON OILERS VS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS • Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave • Mar 9 • 5 pm • Tickets at ticketmaster.com

GLOW FESTIVAL 2019 • Quarters Downtown and Boyle Street community • Mar 21 – Mar 23, Parade Mar 23 • The fourth annual illuminated night parade will weave through the neighbourhood, featuring enormous animated lantern floats made by the community. • quartersarts.com ICE CASTLES • Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd • Ice Castles is returning to Edmonton to construct another massive castle made of ice. The acre-sized winter wonderland is crafted by hand, using only icicles and water, and resembles organic formations found in nature, like those of frozen waterfalls, glaciers or ice caves. Edmonton’s Ice Castle will be built in Hawrelak Park and in partnership with the City of Edmonton and the Silver Skate Festival. Construction will most likely begin in November, and the Ice Castle is expected to be open to the public late December, weather permitting. • icecastles.com NORTHERN LIGHT THEATRE PRESENTS 19 WEEKS • Studio Theatre,ATB Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave • Mar 28 – Apr 1 • Tue – Sat: 7:30 pm; Sun: 2 pm, 7:30 pm • The words are rattling because the story is real. Everyone knows someone who has had an abortion or lost a pregnancy—even if they don’t talk about it. In 2016, playwright Emily Steel had a termination after her baby was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.This is her story, told honestly and publicly, because there are so many more stories out there. • northernlighttheatre.com

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SKIRTSAFIRE FESTIVAL • Various venues • Mar 7 – Mar 17 • SkirtsAfire Festival is a four-day multidisciplinary arts festival that empowers, develops, supports, and showcases women artists. • skirtsafire.com SKIRTSAFIRE FESTIVAL PRESENTS COEUR DE PIRATE • Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square • Mar 8 • 8 pm • SkirtsAfire Festival is excited to present Coeur de pirate live at the Winspear as she tours her fifth studio album, En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé. • skirtsafire.com TERASSE À SUCRE / SUGAR SHACK PATIO • Café Bicyclette, 8627 91 St NW • Mar 14 – Apr 13 • 6 pm – 10 pm • Café Bicyclette continues the late winter fun with its Sugar Shack experience on the patio. A five-course, mapleinfused gastronomic experience awaits you. • cafebicyclette.ca

edmonton metro FULL MOON BIRKIE • Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area,Waskahegan Staging Area • Mar 22 • 6 pm – 10 pm • Enjoy a pre-Birkie cross-country ski under the light of the full moon. • canadianbirkie.com


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WHEN YOU PIT YOUR DIET AGAINST WINTER, VITAMIN D ISN’T EVERYTHING University of Calgary Professor Emerita Recommends Mediterranean Diet to Fight Depression, Boost Immune System, and Cultivate Physical Health

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hen it comes to staying— uh—sane in Alberta’s Westerosian winters, Vitamin D, aka the sunshine vitamin, is just one part of staying healthy both mentally and physically. That’s the sentiment held by Bonnie Kaplan, a professor emerita of the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. According to Kaplan, a sizeable chunk of research recommends the Mediterranean diet as a means of fostering a healthy body and mind year-round.

things that get forgotten with some frequency, like nuts, seeds, beans, and other pulses. “Some people tweak it because some people don’t eat meat,” she says. “The way to eat that will be healthy and the least expensive is to buy dry beans and lentils, and brown rice. Learn how to cook them—and that’s not hard to do ... People can save a lot of money and eat healthy this way if they add a lot of greens like kale and spinach.” This involves soaking the dried

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processed foods and chemicals,” Kaplan says, adding that studies suggest, on average, 48 percent of foods Canadians eat are ultraprocessed. “This is the lowest of the low. There’s just no nutrition there,” she says. “We shouldn’t be eating for fun.” While the Mediterranean diet has many benefits, it doesn’t contain foods that are particularly rich in Vitamin D—though that’s not to say it’s totally absent, and Kaplan says it’s important not to over em-

“The way to eat that will be healthy and the least expensive is to buy dry beans and lentils, and brown rice. Learn how to cook them—and that’s not hard to do ... People can save a lot of money and eat healthy this way if they add a lot of greens like kale and spinach.” However, during the cold, dark months—full blankets, carbs, alcohol, and basically every other coping mechanism that comes to mind—adopting this diet can be a real boost. The diet can help, to some extent, mood disorders and the human immune system. In short, the Mediterranean diet is—as its name implies— composed of foods most often eaten by cultures that situated along the Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, etc.). The diet has a heavy focus on fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil, whole grains, meat, dairy, and some

pulses overnight in many cases, she says—though this isn’t a hard process. Alternatively, some beans, lentils, etc., can be simmered for a few hours in water to soften them up. The downside to this, Kaplan says, is that these foods rarely come in convenient packages. That said, ensuring a diet clear of heavily-processed chemicals can really help things along. “The best knowledge we have world-wide about nutrition and mood boils down to a distinction between whole foods and things that we call foods, but are really

phasize any one particular nutrient. If the soil food is grown in contains the right nutrients, they will also appear in the food, Kaplan says. However, that’s not always the case. Similarly, she says, getting sunlight—actual sunlight from the outdoors—is probably the best way to get D vitamins. Also, there are mood lights for sale that mimic the light from the sun, and there is research to support that they can help some people. Tanning beds, though, can increase the risk of skin cancer, she says. Doug Johnson doug@vueweekly.com

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Edmonton’s South Side Has Some of the Best Locations for Warming Your Bones Come Wintertime

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inter after winter, denizens of the city knock the street salt from their boots, and go out to warm their bones at Edmonton’s bevy of restaurants. The reason—if you’re going to be frozen, you might as well be fed. Upper Crust Café in Garneau is an old go-to for home cooking South of the North Saskatchewan River. It may not be as nostalgic as your nan’s homemade meatloaf, but it’s damn near close. Their house lasagne—a classic option for anyone trying to get the frost off of their brows—is a delightfully simple dish that comes in both standard and veggie iterations. Nothing says heat like a rectangle of hot cheese, sauce, spinach, and hearty fillings. On top of that, their quiche is a perfect light meal for someone looking to get out of the cold—but if anything compels you to make the trek across

the high level, it’s their chili. “We’ve noticed, in the winter, that people want it hot—but not too heavy. We see a lot of stew and masalas go out the kitchen, but if anything, it’s our veggie chili. We tried to take it off the menu once, and that

almost as long as the advent of winter tires— DaDeO. The Cajun fare here gives people no option but to warm up. The blackened catfish Po’Boy with sweet potato fries disappears from the plate in an instant. It is so efficiently sating that it’s

laya—it’s surprising to be sweating in the middle of Edmonton’s dark, frigid winter. “We see a lot more people coming in groups in the winter— students co-workers and the like—to pile in and share what they have. Everything spicy just

“We see a lot more people coming in groups in the winter—students co-workers and the like—to pile in and share what they have. Everything spicy just spikes in popularity like crazy.” didn’t go too well. So now it’s a mainstay for us,” says one of Upper Crusts’ owners, Megan Rich. Those looking to streamline the process and go straight for spicy need only go a handful of blocks down Whyte Avenue, to a location that has been around

hard to realize the kind of commitment the sandwich implies until the eater tries to stand after eating it. There’s no need to be restricted to the extremely filling—there’s always some more manageable fare to share. Split a plate of breaded wings or jamba-

spikes in popularity like crazy,” says owner Karen Thiessen. To cap it all off, there’s a relatively new ramen spot on Whyte that is earning its stripes and may be a contender for some of the best in the city.

Nudoru Ramen Bar goes all in, right down to house made noodles and some of the most vibrant broth that one can experience in a bowl. It boasts a list of ingredients so customers can make their own custom soups—go for some piping-hot appetizers, or truly experience the top-tier goodness that is their Tonkotsu ramen. This dish comes with delicious pork shoulder and bacon, garnished delightfully with a soft-boiled egg and all the classic fixings. Winter’s a time to huddle next to a space heater, and draw ambient warmth from a significant other or buddy. Maybe they’ll say “It’s cold, and there’s nowhere to go,” chilled hands thrown up in defeat, or nestling deeper into the layers of blankets they now call home. But they’re only half right. There are many places for people to fill and warm their gullets. Jake Pesaruk

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BRING HYGGE INTO THE KITCHEN

Incorporating Danish Concept of ‘Coziness’ into Food Can Help You Through the Winter

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dmonton winters and Danish winters have a lot in common. Sure, the European nation gets more rain than it does snow—thanks to its coasts—but both it and Alberta

things—many of them related to cold weather—but for the sake of Edmontonians, two of the country’s creations can apply to winter. Existential philosopher Soren Kierkegaard—

hygge—which is kind of vaguely said like hugg-y, and—perhaps even more vaguely—refers to self care or coziness during times of darkness and cold. Hygge, as it goes, is a more

“Soups, roasts—pork roasts are a very Danish thing to eat—a dish that is basically a cabbage and pea-based thick soup you eat with rye bread.” lie roughly on the same latitudes, meaning that both areas go for long periods of time in near perpetual darkness and existential despair. Denmark is famous for many

one of these options—posited that humans are prone to sorrow, drawn to the idea that the world is trash, and that people should kind of lean into it a little. The other creation is called

worthwhile concept to apply to culinary efforts than Kierkegaard’s writings—which is perhaps best represented by a half-empty bag of chips—and Jakob Lauridsen, board member

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of Dania, Edmonton’s Danish society and a native Dane, has a few tips on bringing hygge into the kitchen. “I asked a few people back home, and everyone comes back to hygge,” he says. “It’s very dark and gloomy from October until February.” Lauridsen moved to Canada around a year ago to be with his wife. He’s not a chef—he’s “just a Dane,” he says—but he’s wellversed in hygge, having lived in the country for most of his life. He says that not going out for dinner is a big thing during this time of year—people, instead, opt to have dinners at home with their families and friends. “There are lots of candles. Hearty food is very common,” Lauridsen says. “Soups,

roasts—pork roasts are a very Danish thing to eat—a dish that is basically a cabbage and pea-based thick soup you eat with rye bread.” Aquavit, a Nordic potato liquor infused with herbs, is very popular, but it’s also not something people drink all the time, he says. The beverage, taken as a shot most often, is more of a celebratory drink, rather than something casual. “There are lots of different kinds too,” he says. The biggest thing about hygge, Lauridsen says, is that it’s hard to explain, and it can mean many things to many different people. There’s no real recipe for it: it’s just cultivating a sense of well-being. Doug Johnson doug@vueweekly.com

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Edmonton & Area All WINTER EVENTS PROPER AND METRO BEAVER HILLS DARK SKY PRESERVE This dark sky preserve, just East of Edmonton, encompasses Elk Island National Park and neighbouring Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area. With reduced artificial light, the preserve increases the visibility of the night sky. • travelalberta.com COMMUNITY LEAGUE WINTER FESTIVALS Various community leagues

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around Edmonton • Throughout the winter • Looking for a winter festival? Look no further than your own backyard. Community leagues across Edmonton host 50 – 60 winter festivals, most of them around Family Day. Check with your local league to find out how they’re celebrating winter. • efcl.org DROP-IN LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAMS Various community league rinks • Jan – Feb • Meet new friends and learn basic skating skills through fun games and activities. This is a free drop-in program targeted for children aged six through 12 and their families, however, all are welcomed to attend. Trained leaders will be on hand to adapt the program to the ages and skill levels of the participants. Skates and helmets are not provided but both are required to participate. Programs will be cancelled at -25C with wind chill, or if the ice is closed by the facility. • edmonton.ca/learntoskate

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GUIDED TOURS OF THE NEW BIKE LANES Not sure how to use the new bike lanes? Request a ride-along led by members of the City of Edmonton’s Bike Education Street Team. These tours are interactive and will include demos of the various features along the new bike routes. Ride alongs are typically around 1 – 1.5 hours long.They can accommodate from 1 – 30 people. • edmonton.ca/wintercycling HAY AND SLEIGH RIDES 530048 Rge Rd 183 • Offers year-round horse-drawn hay and sleigh rides. Able to accommodate various sized groups, with the capability of taking small numbers (even an intimate ride for two) as well as groups of up to 100 people (mixed adults and children) at once. Each ride is one hour following a set route through trees and open field. • hayandsleighrides.ca • 780 464 0234 ICE CASTLES Hawrelak Park • Ice Castles is returning to Edmonton to construct another massive castle made of ice. The acre-sized winter wonderland is crafted by hand, using only icicles and water, and resembles organic formations found in nature, like those of frozen waterfalls, glaciers or ice caves. Edmonton’s Ice Castle will be built in Hawrelak Park and in partnership with the City of Edmonton and the Silver Skate Festival. Construction will most likely begin in November, and the Ice Castle is expected to be open to the public late December, weather permitting. • icecastles.com SKI2LRT Century Park LRT Station, 111 St and 25 Ave • Start time is weather dependent • Have you thought about commuting on your skis? Well now you can! Cross-country ski to the Century Park LRT Station, and lock your skis and poles in a rack before hopping on the train. Make sure to take your own padlock for the rack. Approach routes are found at goo.gl/ gRQNEY • facebook.com/Ski2LRT SNOWSHOEING IN ELK ISLAND Elk Island National Park • Nov – Mar (tentative dates, depending on snowfall) • 12:30 pm (about four hours in length) • The rolling snow-covered landscape provides the perfect terrain; you may see some wildlife, including bison, elk,

deer, and moose. Located just a short distance from Edmonton, Elk Island National Park is the perfect location to experience snowshoeing for the first time or to discover your new favourite place to snowshoe. • elkislandwildlife.ca • 780 405 4880 WINTER GREEN SHACKS Check seasonal calendar on website for dates and locations • Free drop-in winter recreation program for children. The Winter Green Shacks’ activities are designed for children aged six through 12, but all children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend. Games, crafts, sports, outdoor cooking, and more. Come dressed for the weather. • edmonton.ca/ greenshacks YEG COFFEE OUTSIDE Ezio Faraone Park, North side of the High Level Bridge • Weather dependent • Ride your bike in the morning? Be part of the coolest coffee club and connect with others over lively conversation. This group meets Friday mornings, usually at Ezio Faraone Park on the North side of the High Level Bridge. Check the Twitter account for details. And BYO coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. • @coffee_outside Open during winter: 100 STREET FUNICULAR 10065 100 St • Year-round • Closes 9 pm • Free • Easy access to and from Edmonton’s Rivey Valley. • edmonton.ca • 780 944 5555 EDMONTON NATURE CLUB $40 for a year-long subscription for a household • The ENC is an educational group which offers a wide variety of opportunities for members and the community to come explore, learn about, and enjoy nature in the Edmonton area and around Alberta. Most ENC programs are delivered for adults, however some local nature walks are suitable for families with younger children. Join the group for birding, botany, and bugs. • edmontonnatureclub.org EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO 13315 Buena Vista Rd • All year except Christmas Day • 10 am – 4 pm • Prices TBD • The Edmonton Valley Zoo is open 364 days a year allowing your family to see the animals almost any day of the year. See the babies grow up through the fall and winter seasons • edmonton.ca • 311

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JOHN JANZEN NATURE CENTRE 7000 143 St, Whitemud Dr and Fox Dr (Shared parking lot w/ Fort Edmonton Park) • 9 am – 4 pm (daily), 11 am – 4 pm (holidays/Dec 24 – Dec 31); Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1 • Prices TBD • Visitors will walk on the wild side with programs, events and interactive exhibits designed to promote awareness and engagement with nature in an urban setting. Walk carefully and quietly through the forest searching the snow laden ground for tiny clues while tracking wild animals. • edmonton.ca • 311 MUTTART CONSERVATORY 9626 96 A St • Open 364 days of the year. Closed Dec 25; 10 am – 5 pm (daily), 5 am – 9 pm (Wed and Thur) • Prices TBD • Inside the pyramids, three biomes are in the conservatory’s yearround displays. A fourth pyramid houses creative feature displays, changing up to eight times a year. • edmonton.ca • 311 STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE 52532 Rge Rd 212, Ardrossan • Nov – Apr • Enjoy the winter with family skiing, or snowshoeing on a beautiful patch of land just outside of Edmonton. • strathcona.ca • 311 STONY PLAIN AND PARKLAND PIONEER MUSEUM 5120 41 Ave, Stony Plain • Mon to Sat 10 am – 4 pm, Sun 1pm – 4 pm • Visit the museum’s 1930s indoor street scene as well as our heritage buildings, including a church, school and houses. Some facilities are closed during the winter. • pioneermuseum.ca • 780 963 1234 U OF A OBSERVATORY Department of Physics 4-181 CCIS, University of Alberta • Year-round; solar observing Thu, 9 – 10 pm (Sept); Thu, 8 – 9 pm (Oct); and Thu, 7 – 8 pm (Nov – Feb) • Enjoy the night sky through an array of high-powered telescopes and learn about the solar bodies that make up our galaxy. • ualberta.ca/physics


CONFEDERATION GOLF COURSE 3204 Collingwood Dr, NW

Calgary

LAKEVIEW GOLF COURSE 5840 19 St, SW MAPLE RIDGE GOLF COURSE 1240 Mapleglade Dr, SE SHAGANAPPI POINT GOLF COURSE 1200 26 St, SW

OUTDOOR RINKS CITY-RUN RINKS BIG MARLBOROUGH PARK 6033 Madigan Dr, NE BOWNESS PARK LAGOON 8900 48 Ave, NW (Rentals available) CARBURN PARK 67 Riverview Dr, SE OLYMPIC PLAZA 228 8 Ave, SE (Rentals available) PRAIRIE WINDS PARK 223 Castleridge Blvd, NE PRINCE’S ISLAND LAGOON 4 St and 1 Ave, SW

EAGLE RIDGE 39 Eagle Ridge Plz, SW

SUNNYSIDE 5A St and 3 Ave, NW

RUNDLE: DRY POND 4120 Rundlethorn Dr, NE

ELBOW PARK 3820 13A St, SW

VARSITY 4931 Viceroy Dr, NW 3028 Vardell Rd, NW

SACRAMENTO: DRY POND 10404 Sacramento Dr, SW

WEST HILLHURST 616 28 St, NW

SCARBORO 1737 14 Ave, SW

WINSTON HEIGHTS 9 Marsden Rd, NE

SIGNAL HILL 2063 Sirocco Dr, SW

OGDEN 7231 20A St, SE

TOBAGGANING/

ST ANDREW’S HEIGHTS 2504 13 Ave, NW STANLEY PARK 330 42 Ave, SW

RAMSAY 2223 Spiller Rd, SE (Note: the Adopt-a-Rink is beside the Community-run rink)

SLEDDING HILLS

EVERGREEN 211 Everbrook Dr, SW GLENBROOK 4725 Graham Dr, SW MAYFAIR 160 Malibou Rd, SW

SILVERADO 131 Silverado Blvd, SW

BIG MARLBOROUGH PARK: DRY POND 755 Madeira Dr, NE

SPRINGBANK HILL 3804 Springbank Blvd, SW WILLOW PARK 555 Winterbourne Crescent, SW WOODBRINE 257 Woodbriar Cir, SW

VOLUNTEERRUN RINKS

NORTH CALGARY RINKS Banff Trail 24 Cathedral Rd, NW

These are maintained on a volunteer basis through the Adopt-a-Rink program. Adopt-a-Rinks are for pleasure skating only. Hockey equipment and games are not permitted.

CHARLESWOOD 4316 Charleswood Dr, NW

SOUTH CALGARY RINKS ALTADORE 1904 47 Ave, SW 4220 Passchendaele Rd, SW BRITANNIA 925 Crescent Blvd, SW CEDARBRAE 475 Cedarille Cres, SW CHINOOK PARK 91 Colleen Cres, SW DISCOVERY RIDGE 3 Discovery Ridge Gate, SW

HOUNDSFIELD HEIGHTS 1404 21 St, NW

MAYLAND HEIGHTS RINKS 320 19 St, NE 2165 MacKid Cres, NE

CONFEDERATION PARK 2807 10 St, NW DEERFOOT ATHLETIC PARK 1503 16 Ave, NE GLENDALE PARK 2225 45 St, SW

Groomed cross-country skiing areas: CANADA OLYMPIC PARK (COP) 88 Canada Olympic Rd, SW

EDWORTHY PARK 5050 Spruce Dr, SW FISH CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK 15979 Bow Bottom Tr, SE NORTH GLENMORE PARK 7305 Crowchild Tr SW SOUTH GLENMORE PARK 90 Ave and 24 St WEASELHEAD NATURAL ENVIRONMENT PARK 66 Ave and 37 St, SW

OUTSIDE OF CALGARY The following natural areas typically offer good terrain, varied ski trails and optimal snow conditions: West Bragg Creek Ribbon Creek Bearberry Nordic Centre (near Sundre) Sandy McNabb (west of Turner Valley) Canmore Nordic Centre Peter Lougheed Park Mt Shark Trails Smith Dorrien Chateau Lake Louise Emerald Lake/Field Trails

MAPLE RIDGE: DRY POND 1127 Mapleglade Dr, SE MARLBOROUGH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 636 Marlborough Way, NE MCKENZIE TOWNE 160 McKenzie Town Dr, SE MONTEREY PARK 2707 Catalina Blvd, NE

MOUNT PLEASANT 607 30 Ave, NW

NEW BRIGHTON 1750 New Brighton Dr, SE

PANORAMA 400 Panamount Blvd, NW

PRAIRIE WINDS PARK 223 Castleridge Blvd, NE

SCENIC ACRES 345 Schooner Cv, NW 55 Scenic Cove Dr, NW

RICHMOND GREEN 2539 33 Ave, SW

SILVER SPRINGS 204 Silver Valley Rd, NW 132 Silvercreek Gr, NW

CROSSCOUNTRY SKIING

KINGSLAND - DRY POND 505 78 Ave, SW (behind the Rose Kohn/Jimmie Condon Arenas)

HILLHURST RINKS 1715 Broadview Rd, NW 2325 Broadview Rd, NW 2132 2 Ave, NW

HUNGTINGTON HILLS 130 Hungtington Gr, NW

BRIDLEWOOD 20 Bridleglen Park, SW

THORNCLIFFE/ GREENVIEW 5600 Centre St, NE

Ungroomed cross-country skiing areas:

ROYAL OAK 9100 Royal Birch Blvd, NW

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Heri tage Si tes ALBERTA AVIATION MUSEUM • 11410 Kingsway Ave • Summer hours: Everyday 9:30 am – 5:50 pm, $7.50 (kids six to 12), $8.50 (youth 13 – 17), $9.50 (students/seniors 60+), $12 (adults), Free (children under six) • Discover Northern Alberta’s rich aviation history and take a tour through the amazing history of flight • albertaaviationmuseum.com • 780 451 1175 ALBERTA LEGISLATURE • 10800 97 Avet • Free • Interpretive, guided tours leave every hour from 10 am – 5 pm • assembly. ab.ca/visitor • 780 427 7362

ALBERTA RAILWAY MUSEUM • 24215-34 St • 10 am – 5 pm (Open Sat – Sun only) • Free (kids under three), $3.50 (kids three – 12), $6 (seniors and students), $7 (adults) • Take a tour of the historic museum and enjoy a ride on a speeder car • albertarailwaymuseum.com • 780 472 6229 ALBERTA SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM • 4200 Queen Elizabeth II Highway #102 • 9 am – 5 pm (weekdays) 10 am – 5 pm (weekends and holidays) •Free (three and under), $3 (child), $5 (adult) • This museum is full of sports information, and memorabilia • ashfm.ca • 403 341 8614 CAMROSE & DISTRICT CENTENNIAL MUSEUM • 4522 53 St, Camrose • 12 pm – 4 pm (Wed – Fri) • Donations are appreciated • Take a trip back in time with thousands of artifacts displayed in nine buildings • camrosemuseum.ca • 780 672 3298

CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME • 169 Canada Olympic Rd SW • 10 am – 5 pm (Wed – Sun; seven days a week in Jul and Aug) • Free (children under three), $8 (youth ages three to 18), $10 (seniors), $12 (general admission) • Chek out artifacts from Canada’s sports history and the Olympic Games held in Calgary • sportshall.ca • 403 776 1040 FATHER LACOMBE CHAPEL • 3 St Vital Ave, St. Albert • 10 am – 5 pm • admission by donation • Alberta’s oldest surviving building contains important Albertan history • history.alberta. ca • 780 459 7663 FORT EDMONTON PARK • Fox Dr and Fort Edmonton Park Rd •Open for special programming only • Free (children under two), $20.90 (seniors 65+, child/ youth two to 17 years old), $26.20 (adult); groups of 10 or more recieve 10 percent discount •

Experience Edmonton’s premier historic attraction • fortedmontonpark.ca • 780 496 7381 FORT SASKATCHEWAN MUSEUM • 10006-100 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan • 10 am – 4 pm (Mon – Sat) • Free (children under 2), $3 (kids two to 12), $4 (youth/seniors), $5 (adults) • Eight historic buildings provide a perfect retrospective of life at the Fort back to 1875 • fortsask.ca • 780 998 1783 FRANK SLIDE • Highway 3, Municipality of Crowsnest Pass • 9 am – 6 pm •Free (six and under), $9 (youth seven to 17), $11 (seniors and students), $13 (adults) • 82 million tonnes of rock from Turtle Mountain buried part of the coal-mining town of Frank. Come see the aftermath of this feat of nature, and learn about the town’s history • history.alberta.ca • 403 562 7388

JASPER YELLOWHEAD MUSEUM • 400 Bonhomme St, Jasper • 10 am – 5 pm (Thu – Sun) • Free (children five and under), $6 (students and seniors), $7 (adults) • Come learn about Jasper’s history • jaspermuseum. org • 780 852 3013 LEDUC #1 ENERGY DISCOVERY CENTRE • 50399 Haven Ave, Devon • 9 am – 5 pm (Mon – Sun) • Free (kids under five), $8 (kids six to 17), $10 (seniors), $12 (adults) • The centre showcases Canada’s oil history to the world. Enjoy a guided tour or wander around on your own • Also offers summer camps for kids five to 14 ($40 each) and team-building • exercises, inlcuding meals ($100 each) leducnumber1.com • 1 866 987 4323

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MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM • 5 St Anne St, St Albert • 10 am – 5 pm (Tue –Sat), 10 am – 8 pm (Thu) • Admission by donation • Fascinating exhibits on the history of St. Albert • museeheritage. ca • 780 459 1528 NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE • 850 4 St SE, Calgary • 10 am – 5 pm (Wed – Sun) • Free (kids under three), $11 (youth three to 12), $14 (students and seniors), $18 (adults) • Featuring 450 years of music history, this museum aims to preserve Canada’s musical heritage. Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day • nmc.ca • 403 543 5115 REYNOLDS-ALBERTA MUSEUM • 6426 40 Ave, Wetaskiwin, two km west of Wetaskiwin on Hwy 13 • 10 am - 5 pm • Free (kids 6 and under), $9 (youth 7 – 17), $11 (senior 65+), $13 (adult, 18 – 64), $35 (family, two adults and youth to a maximum of eight people) • World famous displays on transportation, aviation, agriculture, and industry • reynoldsalbertamuseum.com • 780 312 2065

ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM • 500 N Dinosaur Trail, 6 km northwest of Drumheller • 9 am - 9 pm • Free (children six and under), $10 (youth 7 – 17), $14 (seniors 65 +), $18 (adult 18 – 64), $46 (family) • A museum dedicated to dinosaurs and the science of paleontology, offering visitors the chance to learn about the creatures that once walked the Earth • tyrrellmuseum.com • 310-0000 then 403-823-7707 (Toll free in Alberta) ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM • 9810 103a Ave • 10 am – 5 pm • $19 (General admission) •Edmonton’s lastest fixture, the new and improved Royal Alberta Museum brings a bevvy of exhibits to the city’s downtown core. • royalalbertamuseum.ca• (825) 468-6000 RUTHERFORD HOUSE • 11153 Saskatchewan Drive • noon – 5 pm daily, Thu – Sun • Free • Check out this integral part of the University of Alberta’s history • rutherfordhouse.ca • 780 427 3995 ST ALBERT GRAIN ELEVATOR PARK • 4 Meadowview Ln, St Albert • 10 am – 5 pm (Wed – Sun) • Admission by donation • Marvel at wooden grain elevators and the vintage train station • museeheritage.com • 780.459.1528

STRATHCONA COUNTY MUSEUM • 913 Ash St, Sherwood Park • 10 am - 4 pm (Mon – Fri) • $4 (youth 5 – 17, seniors 65+), $5 (adult) • An in-depth look at pioneer life in the early 1900s, complete with old jail cells • strathconacountymuseum.ca • 780 467 8189

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TELEPHONE HISTORICAL CENTRE • 10440-108 Ave • 9 am – 3 pm (Tue – Fri) • Admission by donation • Enjoy a guided tour through a fascinating tapestry of telephonic technology • telephonehistoricalcentre.com • 780 433 1010 UKRAINIAN VINTAGE FAIR • June 23 to August 25, 2018. Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Special Kick Off Sale: June 23, 2018 - 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. THE HANGAR FLIGHT MUSEUM • 4629 McCall Way • 10 am – 4 pm • Free (children under two), $6 (kids three to 11), $11 (students 12 – 17 and seniors), $12 (adults) • Learn about the history of flying vehicles • thehangarmuseum.ca • 403 250 3752 WETASKIWIN HERITAGE MUSEUM • 5007-50 Ave, Wetaskiwin • 10 am – 5 pm (Tue – Sat) • Free, however a donation is appreciated • Features exhibits showcasing local history • wetaskiwinmuseum.com • 780 352 0227

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BaNFF/ LaKE LoUISE FESTIVALS + EVENTS ALPINE SKI WORLD CUP • Lake Louise • Men’s: Nov 24 – 25, Women’s: Nov 30 – 2 • Free admission to the races. Lift ticket not required • Watch the world’s fastest racers begin the World Cup season at Lake Louise. The fastest skiers in the world will compete in Downhill and Super-G in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. • lakelouisealpineskiworldcup.com BANFF CHRISTMAS MARKET • Warner Stables, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff • Nov 22, 5 – 8 pm; Nov 23, 10 am – 8 pm; Nov 24, 10 am – 8 pm; Nov 25, 10 am – 4 pm • A one-of-a-kind shopping experience for unique fashions and handcrafted gifts along with live entertainment and fantastic food. • banffchristmasmarket.com • 403 762 0913 Banff Mountain film and book festival • Various venues in Banff • Oct 27 – Nov 4 • Nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. 2018 features legends and pioneers in the fields. • banffcentre.ca Blitz Snowshoe Fun Run 2019 • Fairmont Chateau, 111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise • Mar TBD • Times will be announced later in the season • Celebrate the winter weather with a fun 5 k or 10 k run/walk. Open to all ages and levels, this fun and social event can test your fitness skills on the trails or just be a leisurely trek.Wide open and beautiful scenery will surround you as you walk or run the trails surrounding the Jasper Park Lodge. • snowshoe.blitzevents.ca Ice magic festival • Lake Louise • Jan 17 – 27 • Watch and experience the captivating talent of international ice carvers as they create works of ice art in a 24-hour International Ice Carving Competition. • banfflakelouise.com Lake Louise World Cup • Nov 24 - 25 2018 (men’s) and Nov 30 – Dec 2 (women’s) • Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.The Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup features speed events on the World 28

Cup circuit and will play host to the first downhill and Super-G races of the season.This is the only event of its kind in Canada. The Fan Cheering Zone kick-starts each race day an hour before the races start. Stop by the Kids Zone for some family fun activities including firepits, marshmallows, hot chocolate, and games. So grab a cowbell and cheer on some of the best ski racing in the world. It’s free and lift tickets are not required. To sweeten your day even more, buy an adult lift ticket and receive two free lift tickets for children 12 and under (children must be present). • banfflakelouise.com Santa Claus Parade of Lights • Along Banff Ave • Nov 17, 6 pm • Come watch the annual Santa Claus Parade of Lights roll down Banff Ave and catch a glimpse of the bearded man himself. In the night, the streets come alive with a procession of floats, parade of lights, and performers. • banff.ca Ski for Heart • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, 111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise • Jan 25 – 27 • Participants must fundraise a minimum of $500 • Spend the weekend in Lake Louise doing a range of winter sports, all for a good cause. Arrive on Friday evening for the welcome reception where one of the best minds in heart and stroke research will be. On Saturday, choose between cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing or skating. In the evening, there’s an après-ski in the Chateau Victoria dining room complete with complimentary appetizers and a talk from a heart disease survivor. This outdoor fundraiser raises money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. • heartandstroke.ca WUB Gathering • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise • Nov 9 - 12 • Experience the best of mountain wellness at the first-ever WUB Gathering. Hosted at Banff Centre For Arts and Creativity, the WUB Gathering brings together some of the leading minds in the fields of yoga, mindfulness, sound healing, and more, for an all-inclusive, four-day gathering in Banff National Park. Customize your experience based on what’s right for you, and meet other likeminded individuals who share similar desires and goals. Whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s looking to deepen their path or an executive that needs a four-day wellness detox, WUB has what you are looking for. • banfflakelousie.ca YAMNUSKA WINTER ADVENTURE • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, 111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise • Feb 25 – Mar 1 • Spend your days ice climbing, snowshoeing or back-country skiing, then relax and enjoy delicious meals and fabulous accommodation on the shores of Lake Louise. • banfflakelousie.ca

Banff Fishing Unlimited • Banff Fishing Unlimited, 713 4 St, Canmore. Located 50 min from Banff, or 30 min south from Canmore, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies • Ice fishing at Spray Lake for almost 30 years, Banff Fishing Unlimited provides heated huts to allow you to fish in total comfort. (You will be provided with all necessary fishing gear, and if needed, winter boots, hats, and gloves, to make this a warm and comfortable experience). • banff-fishing.com • 1 866 678 2486 banff Gondola • Located at the base of Sulphur Mountain at the end of Mountain Ave in Banff • Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain in a four-passenger gondola cabin to experience a stunning bird’s-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges. • brewster.ca • 1 866 606 6700 banff sleigh rides • Warner Stables, 132 Banff Ave, Banff • Typically starts in December and runs until February • Mon – Thu, 11 am – 4 pm every hour, Fri – Sun, 11 am – 7 pm • Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride with your family and friends. Relax and take in the breathtaking views and sparkling winter air of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The sleigh ride will take you through the Bow River Valley showing you the remote areas around Banff. • banffadventures.com • 1 800 644 8888 grotto canyon icewalk • Hotel pick-up and drop-off provided from Banff and Canmore • Departure times: 8:30 am daily from Dec 6 to Apr 14; duration: four hours • Walk on a frozen creek into Grotto Canyon using special hiking crampons. Pass unusual rock formations, ancient First Nations rock art and icefalls.Your guide will point out the stunted pine forest and hidden ancient native pictographs, which were likely created by Hopi visitors from the Arizona region • banfftours.com • 403 760 5007 Howling Dog Tours • Howling Dog Tours, Unit 105, 712 Bow Valley Tr, Canmore • Visit website for tour information • Dog sled through the pristine wilderness of the Canadian Rockies just outside Canmore near the Banff National Park and Kananaskis Country and experience a dog sledding adventure you will never forget. • howlingdogtours.com • 1 877 364.7533 Johnston canyon icewalk • Departure times: 8:30 am, 1:30 pm, 6:30 pm daily; Nov 16 – Apr 21; duration: four hours. Pick up from hotels in Banff. • Tickets start at $44 • Travel through prime wildlife habitat on your way to the trail head and learn the clues to how Johnston Canyon was formed. This popular walk will lead you past the lower falls to the breathtaking, famous upper icefalls. • banfftours. com • 1 877 565 9372 kicking horse full-day snowmobiling • Dec – Apr,, weather depending • $255 (full-day,

adult) • You will be guided through spectacular scenery and given the opportunity to play in fresh powder. Each guest will operate their own snowmobile as they follow trails through the forest to a trapper’s cabin for a delicious hot lunch.The journey will take you on winding trails along the edge of a valley to areas just above treeline. • banfftours. com • 403 760 5007 KINGMIK DOG SLED TOURS • UNESCO Heritage Site, 16430 Hwy 1A, Lake Louise • Tours run every day except Thursdays • The only dogsledding in Banff National Park.Tours are offered in beautiful Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada’s World Unesco Heritage Site.Visit website for tour information • kingmikdogsledtours. com • 403 763 7789 paradise basin fullday snowmobile tour • Dec 1 – Apr 15 • Departs at 10:30 am (Banff) • Ride your snowmobile through the forest and up to the Paradise Basin to 2,438 m and visit the remnants of an early 1900s silvermining town.The open powder bowl above the treeline offers a fantastic chance to play in the deep snow. • banfftours.com • 403 760 5007 wolfdog sanctuary • 263156 Rge Rd 53, on the 1A Hwy, 60 min from Banff. • Departure: Thu – Mon • The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary tour provides an up-close and intimate look at wolves and wolfdogs. Gain a better understanding about wild wolves and their importance in the natural environment while also seeing first-hand wolf behaviour through the wolfdogs at the sanctuary. • yamnuskawolfdogsanctuary.com • 1 877 565 9372

CaLGaRY FESTIVALS + EVENTS A Traditional Christmas • Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, 205–8 Ave SE, Calgary • Dec 7 – 8 • Celebrate the spirit of the Season with a selection of holiday favourites. For the first time, this popular holiday tradition can be enjoyed in Okotoks and Rocky Ridge too.The beautiful Grace Presbyterian Church provides the backdrop—a favourite Calgary holiday tradition. • calgaryphil.com • 403 571 0849 Airdrie Christmas Show 2018 • Airdrie Town and Country Centre, 275 Jensen Dr, Airdrie • Nov 2 – 3 • At the seventh annual Airdrie Christmas Show there are a range of handmade items, including Christmas baking, jewellry, quilts, decor, and clothing. No admission fee but the organizers recommend that shoppers bring a non-perishable food donation for the local food bank.• airdriefarmersmarket.com

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calgary european film festival • Globe Cinema, 617 8 Ave • Nov 3 – 11 • This year, 18 countries will join us in celebrating European cinema here in Calgary: Albania,Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, The Czech Republic, Greece and Norway. All films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. • calgaryeuropeanfilmfestival.ca Calgary Expo Holiday Market • BMO Centre, 210 Roundup Way SW • Nov 24 – 25 • It’s a pop culture Christmas with this Expo Holiday Market shopping extravaganza.Tons of comic book vendors, toy dealers, collectible retailers and more take part in this annual event. Santa Claus will, of course, be coming around to make a personal appearance. • expoholidaymarket.com calgary midwinter bluesfest • Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9 Ave, SW, Calgary • Feb 25 – Mar 2 • Nothing like blues to warm you up in the dead of winter. Check the website for full lineup and ticket prices. • calgarybluesfest.com calgary Wellness walk • Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9 Avenue, SW, Calgary • Nov 19 • A celebration of recovery and the kick off to National Addiction Awareness Week.The group gathers at Millennium Park and walks through the streets of downtown to bring awareness of addiction and to promote a drug and alcohol free lifestyle. • calgary.ca Cuff. Docs • Globe Cinema, 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary • Nov 28 – Dec 2 • CUFF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to programming films that defy convention. Through the screening of contemporary works in various categories that include: feature, documentary, animation and shorts, they bring Calgarians a unique roster of films rarely seen in North American theatres. • calgaryundergroundfilm.org Deck the Walls • Newzones Gallery, 730 11 Ave SW, Calgary • Nov 19 – Jan 12 • Deck the Walls! will present itself as an entire wall of small-to-medium sized artworks, perfect for gift-giving this holiday season.This salon-inspired exhibition will aim to entice viewers to give the spectacular gift of art for the holidays. Deck the Walls! is a fabulous opportunity to display a wide variety of artworks for all to enjoy. There is something for everyone. Newzones will show work by many gallery artists, such as Calgary-based Bradley Harms, Colleen Philippi and pinhole photographer Dianne Bos. Favourite painters like Kevin Sonmor, Anda Kubis, and Marie Lannoo will also be highlighted. • newzones.com femme wave fest • Various venues • Nov 15 – 18 • Formed in 2015, this feminist festival celebrates the unique and under-represented voices of women. The festival aims to showcase the music, comedy, visual art, and film of marginalized groups in Calgary and its surrounding areas. Check website for full


lineup and ticket information. • femmewave.com festival of crafts • BMO Centre, 210 Roundup Way SW • Nov 1 – 4 • Thu/Fri, 10 am – 9 pm; Sat, 10 am – 6 pm; Sun, 10 am – 5 pm • For four days close to 250 artisans from across Canada convene at Stampede Park to sell their handmade goods. In addition to shopping, try to be one of the lucky winners who goes home with gifts from the prize draw. • festivalofcrafts.ca field of crosses memorial project • Sunnyside Bank Park, Memorial Dr • Nov 1 – 11 • Over 3,000 crosses will be placed along Memorial Dr. Each cross memorializes an individual soldier from Southern Alberta who made the ultimate sacrifice during active duty protecting our country. • calgary.ca High performance rodeo • Various locations in Calgary • Jan 9 – 27 • The High Performance Rodeo is Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts. Encompassing theatre, music, dance, comedy and interdisciplinary art, the High Performance Rodeo is the largest event of its kind in Western Canada. For four weeks in January, local, national, and international performers converge on Calgary to share many of their award-winning performances. • hprodeo.ca • 403 294 9494 (box office) / 403 294 7411 (general) New year’s eve family event • Village Square Leisure Centre, 2623-56 and Southland Leisure Centre, 2000 Southland Dr • Dec 31 • 4:30 pm • Each location will have a variety of activities such as: obstacle courses, arts/crafts, bouncy house, and even a “take a selfie” photo booth. After, take the party in the waterpark to splash around in the wave pool, slides, and hot tub. Make sure you stay until the pool party countdown. • calgary.ca winterfest • Ralph Klein Park, 12350 84 St • Jan 24 – 27 • 1 pm • Bring your family and friends for this exciting winter celebration. Get creative in the crafts room, join a guided park tour or test out your birdwatching skills.There will be nature-themed games, fun facts about the park’s wildlife and much more. • calgary.ca

ALL WINTER nakiska • 2 Mt Allan Dr, Kananaskis • The Gateway to the Canadian Rockies and the proud site of the 1988 Winter Olympics, Nakiska features some of the best cruising and carving trails in the Rockies. A great resort to learn the sport of skiing and snowboarding with wide-open runs groomed to perfection. As the closest ski resort to Calgary, it is a family favourite not only because of the short drive but also because of easy on-mountain navigation and a variety of terrain suitable for all levels. • skinakiska.com • 403 591 7777 The Beach yyc • 3030-2600 Portland St, SE • Located in a warehouse just south of Ingle

wood and across from the Crossroads Farmers Market,The Beach YYC is Calgary’s only indoor beach recreation facility. • 403 591 7777 winsport (Canada Olympic Park) • 88 Canada Olympic Rd, SW, Calgary • Situated 15 minutes from downtown Calgary, Canada Olympic Park (COP) is distinct from most Olympic venues in that it continues to function as a multi-purpose competition, training and recreation area designed for year-round use by both high-performance athletes and the general public. Check website for lift tickets, full list of winter activities and hours. • winsport.ca • 403 247 5452, ext 4

JaSPeR/ Hinton FESTIVALS + EVENTS Christmas in november • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, 1 Old Lodge Rd • Nov 2 – 11 • For the past 28 years, Christmas in November has been the most anticipated event of the year at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. With a variety of presenters, activities and sessions to attend, this event has surely been one to remember. Join the hosts along with a lineup of celebrity chefs and presenters for an occasion like no other. • christmasinnovember.com Festival of christmas • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, 1 Old Lodge Rd • Dec 23 – Jan 1 • In Jasper, the land of a million Christmas trees, Christmas carols will get you in the holiday spirit all while you and your family enjoy the many winter holiday events and activities that await you. Sip hot chocolate while you skate around Lake Mildred or walk around the beautiful Lac Beauvert as the stars twinkle above you in the world’s largest dark sky preserve. • fairmont.com/jasper Jasper beer and barley summit • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, 1 Old Lodge Rd • Feb 1 – 3 • Escape the cold winter air and let us fill your mugs with some of the best locally crafted beer Jasper has to offer. • fairmont.com/jasper Jasper in january • Various venues in Jasper • Jan 10 – 27 • Celebrating its 27th year, Jasper in January offers two full weeks of all-ages events featuring a kick-off party, street festival, fireworks, Mountain Park Lodge’s chili cookoff, dogsledding, plus great deals on places to stay and ski packages. Enjoy live music from bands like Shred Kelly, and plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes at Marmot Basin.There’s also the Jasper Fat Bike Race and Summit.This epic fat bike race will be an exclusive to Canada’s base of adventure as the only Frosty’s event in the Canadian Rockies. • jasper.travel/things-to-do

ALL WINTER Dark sky preserve • 86 Connaught Dr, Jasper • Explore stars, planets, meteors, and auroras in all their glory in our 11,000-squarekilometre stargazing preserve. In 2011, Jasper was designated the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomy Society in Canada for its low light pollution that creates ideal conditions for astronomical viewing. Join space author/astronomer-in-residence Peter McMahon and staff for a personal guided tour of Jasper’s evening skies and cosmic heritage, all while exploring some of the darkest skies in Northwestern North America. • Japserdarksky.travel glacier skywalk • One hour south from Jasper • Feed your adrenaline and step into a breathtaking world where glaciers rest above and birds soar below. The Glacier Skywalk experience features waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an exciting one-kilometre walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 280 m drop. • brewster.ca • 403 762 6700 jasper train tours • SunDog Tour Co, 414 Connaught Dr, Jasper • Duration: 5.5 to 6 h. Via Rail’s Skeena train will transport you along the shores of the mighty Fraser River and into British Columbia’s Robson Valley. Upon arrival in Dunster, BC (approximately three hours after your departure from Jasper), you will be greeted by your guide with a vehicle ready for your return journey to Jasper. • sundogtours.com • 1 888 786 3641 MALIGNE CANYON ICEWALK TOUR • SunDog Tour Co, 414 Connaught Dr, Jasper • Departs 9:30 am, 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm daily (JPL pick-ups 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm) • The Maligne Canyon Icewalk is one of Jasper’s most popular and impressive winter adventures.The tour guide will take you to the bottom of the Maligne Canyon—the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park— where you will explore frozen waterfalls, ice caves and incredible ice formations. • sundogtours.com • 1 888 786 3641 winter wildlife discovery tour • SunDog Tour Co, 414 Connaught Dr, Jasper • Departs 9 am • Jasper is home to some of the largest inhabitable valley for wildlife viewings. Set out with one of the park’s knowledgeable guides in search of moose, elk, mountain sheep, wolves, loons, eagles and osprey—just to name a few. Don’t forget to bring your camera. • sundogtours.com • 1 888 786 3641

CANMORE ALL WINTER

Alpin Helicopters Inc • 91 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore • Alpine Helicopters offers the most spectacular sightseeing tours in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Their full service tourist facility is located at the Canmore Municipal Heliport, which is at the base of the world famous Three Sisters Peaks and adjacent to Banff National Park. Their heli-tours provide you with unparalleled views of the park. Join them for a “once in a lifetime experience.” • alpinehelicopter.com • 403 678 4802 KPOW FORTRESS MOUNTAIN CAT SKIING • Directions from Calgary: Travel west on the Trans Canada Hwy (#1), then take the Hwy 40 exit at the Stoney Nakoda Casino and travel 45 kms (18 kms past the Nakiska exit). At the Centex station turn right onto the Fortress Mountain Access road. Travel 400 m and park on the right hand side of the road. • Opening early December for the advanced skier. • With annual snowfall amounts between seven and nine metres, Fortress offers amazing chances for skiing and riding virgin snow. • kpow.ca • 403 808 5972 helicopter sightseeing • Canmore at the heliplex or hotel pick up and drop-off is available • Spectacular scenic flights on these helicopter tours that border Banff National Park. Helicopter tours depart from Canmore (20 min drive, transportation is available) on three scenic flight routes: Three Sisters Peaks (12 minutes), a Royal Canadian heli-tour of Goat and Sundance Ranges (20 minutes), or the ultimate Mount Assiniboine heli-tour to the “Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies. • banfftours.com • 1 877 565 9372 Maddogs & englishmen sled dog expeditions • Exshaw, AB; 7 km southeast of Canmore on Trans Canada Highway 1 (Booking office and departure of tours at the Mad Dog Cafe & Market in Dead Man’s Flats) • A family owned and operated sled dog tour company offering primarily guided dog sled and skijoring tours on trails within Kananaskis Country just outside Banff National Park. • maddogsexpeditions.com/ winter/ • 403 609 3670

gull lake All winter ICE FISHING • Season starts Dec 11 • Weekend rentals start at $105 per night per adult • Adventure Ice Fishing is an outfit that encourages friends and family to come out to beautiful Gull Lake to have a great time catching fish on a chilly winter’s day. • adventureicefishing.com • 403 885 2997

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red deer/ Sylvan lake festivals + events Breakfast with santa • Multi Campus Gymnasiums, 2 Falcon Ridge Dr, Sylvan Lake • Dec 1 • 8:30 am – 10 am or 11 am – 12:30 pm • Festivities include a pancake breakfast, live entertainment, craft bags and more. Don’t forget to grab a photo with Santa. • sylvanlake.ca Festival of Trees • Westerner Park, 4847A 19 St, Red Deer • Nov 21 – 25 • A whole pavilion dedicated for children to go and burn off energy in Candy Cane Lane, with shopping in the popular gift shop and sweet shop. Wander around and admire the trees and silent auction items, try your luck at raffles. • rdrhfoundation.com • 403 343 4773 Light up the lake Christmas celebrations • 4823 49 Ave, Sylvan Lake • Dec 30 – 1 • 4 pm • Join the Town of Sylvan Lake for celebrating the holidays with the various activities that will be happening around town, such as a parade, fireworks, and much much more. • sylvanlake.ca • 403 887 2141 New Year’s Day fireworks • Sylvan Lake Pier, 5000 Lakeshore Dr, Sylvan Lake • Jan 1 • 7 pm • Free • Ring in the New Year with a bang, watch Sylvan Lake light up the night with an amazing fireworks display that you don’t want to miss. • sylvanlake.ca • 403 887 2141 polar bear dip • Sylvan Lake Pier, 5000 Lakeshore Dr, Sylvan Lake • Feb 16 • 1 pm – 5 pm • Think you have what it takes to take the plunge in to the frozen lake? Brave the cold to participate in the fun, or watch others take the dip.The Polar Bear Dip is fun to watch for all. Spirit of Sylvan yuletide • NexSource Centre, 4823 49 Ave, Sylvan Lake • Nov 30 – Dec 2 • Fri, 4 pm – 10 pm, Sat, 10 am – 4 pm • The Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival is a Christmas celebration of traditions, all at one unique festival. It fosters and promotes opportunities for artisans and vendors, choirs, school choirs, musicians, entertainers and of course, you cannot forget about Mr. and Mrs. Claus. • spiritofslyvanyuletide.ca Winterfest • Various locations around Sylvan Lake. • Feb 15 – 18 • Join the Town of Sylvan Lake for Winterfest,.There will be various activities happening around town for our community to come together. Brave the cold to watch the Polar Bear Dip, have some family fun, watch the fireworks, or participate in all the activities. • sylvanlake.ca • 403 887 2141 29


Saskatchewan 27TH ANNUAL SASKATOON SANTA CLAUS PARADE • Downtown Saskatoon • Nov 18 • 1 pm • A centuryold tradition in Canada, with the first parade having been held in 1905. Santa Claus parades in Canada signal the start of winter fun and festive celebrations. • saskatoonsantaparade.ca A LOUISIANA HAYRIDE CHRISTMAS • Moose Jaw Cultural Centre • Dec 7 • $40 • The live stage re-creation of the iconic radio show will feature some of the most popular hits from the world of country music. • tourismsaskatchewan.com

CARLYLE’S DICKENS VILLAGE FESTIVAL • Various locations around the town of Carlyle • Nov 30 – Dec 1 • Enjoy one of the only Dickens festival held in Canada with high tea, street vendors, carolers, street urchins, theatre performances, lighted parade, and carriage rides. Fezziwig’s Family Pub and Warming Place provides free entertainment. A variation of the play Cornerstone Christmas play to be announced. • townofcarlyle.com • 306 453 2363 ENCHANTED FOREST HOLIDAY LIGHT TOUR • Saskatoon • Nov 17 – Jan 5 • One of Canada’s most spec-

tacular drive-thru Christmas Light Shows and Saskatchewan’s top winter visitor attraction. A “must-see event,” and Saskatchewan Family Christmas Tradition. 2.5 km of animated light displays scattered throughout an urban forest. • enchanted-forest.org FESTIVAL OF TREES • Heritage Inn, Moose Jaw • Nov 17; Brunch on Nov 18 • The Moose Jaw Health Foundation’s 27th Annual Festival of Trees holiday gala takes place on Saturday, Nov 17 at the Heritage Inn. This year’s theme “Fire & Ice” will be an elegant evening filling, the room with dazzling brilliance. • mjhf.org

MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER • Conexus Arts Centre, Regina • Nov 16 • 7:30 pm • Experience the exquisite artistry of world-class Russian dancers, playful puppets, and the unmatched splendor of hand crafted sets and costumes. • nutcracker.com NUTRIEN WINTERSHINES • Saskatoon • Jan 26 – Feb 3 • Come and check out the professionally-designed ice sculptures, sleigh rides, and enjoy the festive atmosphere. • potashcorpwintershines.com PARADE OF LIGHTS • Weyburn • Dec 6 • 7 pm • Bundle up your family and head downtown for the 24th Annual Parade of Lights. Hot chocolate is being sold at the Metro Centre, and downtown retail-

ers will be open late for some late night Christmas shopping. • tourismsaskatchewan.com PRINCE ALBERT WINTER FESTIVAL • Various venues across Prince Albert • Ticket prices per event vary • Feb 16 • 7 pm • Indoor and outdoor events across the city help foster a love for winter. • princealbertwinterfestival.com SASKATOON FESTIVAL OF TREES: FAVOURITE THINGS • Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Ave, Saskatoon • Nov 23 – Dec 1 • Now in its 33rd year of operations, the festival offers familyfriendly activities to get in the Christmas spirit. This year’s theme is ‘favourite things’ inspired by the “Sound of Music.” • festival-of-trees.com

British Columbia A FORT LANGLEY CHRISTMAS • Fort Langley • Dec 21 – 23, 27 – 30 • Spend the day at Fort Langley to create magical memories, complete with music and treats, in an old-fashioned fort setting. • pc.gc.ca/fortlangley • 604 513 4777 CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR • Fruitvale • Nov 9 – 10 • Annual Christmas Craft Fair at the Fruitvale Memorial Hall. • kootenayrockies.com/event CORNUCOPIA • Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler • Nov 8 – 18 • Cornucopia is the fall festival that celebrates the best of food and wine from Whistler and beyond. The festival offers something for everybody with winemaker dinners, themed food and drink events, interactive seminars, and electric after parties. • whistlercornucopia.com EASTSIDE CULTURE CRAWL • Various location around Vancouver • Nov 15 – 18 • A fourday celebration of art, creativity, and community in all its beautiful and bizarre manifestations. Painters, jewellers, sculptors, furniture makers, musicians, weavers, potters, writers, printmakers, photographers, glassblowers; from emerging artists to those of international fame. • culturecrawl.ca • 778.960.7575 FREERIDE WORLD TOUR - REVELSTOKE • Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Revelstoke • Feb 2 – 8 • The only stop in North America for this freeride snowboarding and skiing event with the best riders in the world competing on the most legendary and challenging alpine faces in the world. • kootenayrockies.com/event 30

HIGH ON ICE FESTIVAL • Fort St John • Feb 16 – 18 • Residents of Fort St. John gather in the heart of the city for the High On Ice Winter Festival, which aims to get people out of their houses and enjoying winter. • fortstjohn.ca INVERMERE LIGHT UP • Invermere • Nov 18 • 1 pm – 8 pm • Invermere hosts its annual holiday festival that includes a Santa Claus parade, entertainment, live music, shopping, and much more. • kootenayrockies.com/event OLD FASHIONED MUSICAL CHRISTMAS • Fort Langley • Dec 15 • 5 pm • Join in an evening of music and carols in a magical setting and relax with your friends around the bonfire. Dress for the weather. • pc.gc.ca/ fortlangley • 604 513 4777 KASLO LIGHT UP • Kaslo • Dec 1 • 10 am – 4pm • Free • The local Kaslo Legion Hall is transformed into a Christmas shopper’s dream. Tables overflowing with handmade wares from local artisans, crafters, jewellers, photographers and more will entice and tempt you. • kootenayrockies.com/ event KOOTENAY ARTISAN FAIR • Nelson • Nov 23 – 25 • The Nelson and District Arts Council presents the 32nd Annual Kootenay Artisans’ Christmas Market. It is the only juried fair of its kind in the Kootenays of fine handmade crafts and goods. • kootenayrockies.com KOOTENAY COLDSMOKE POWDERFEST • Selkirk Mountain, Nelson • Feb 22 – 24 • The Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest is a grass-roots gathering

where both experienced and debutant backcountry skiers and snowboarders can celebrate the culture of backcountry pursuits amongst breathtaking scenery. The festival revolves around several days of clinics, competitions, events and celebrations of all ski/ snowboard pursuits. • coldsmokepowderfest.com • 250 354 4944 MILNER CHRISTMAS MAGIC • 2179 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach • Nov 30 – 2, 7 – 9, 14 – 19 • An outdoor Christmas light show for the whole family to enjoy Over half a kilometre of lit and decorated trails. Come see Santa, live Christmas music, Teddy Bear Cottage—guess the number of stuffed bears to win a prize. • viu.ca/milnergardens/events MOONLIGHT MADNESS • Elkford • TBA in Nov • 1 pm – 8 pm • From fresh-baked holiday goodies, to raffles, to hand-made custom fishing rods, Moonlight Madness has something for everyone looking to get an early start on their holiday shopping. • kootenayrockies.com/event • 250 425 5125 SLEIGH RIDE DAY • Fort Steele Heritage Town • Jan 1 • The sleigh will be ready to take you on an old-fashioned tour through the site. • kootenayrockies.com/event SNOWFLAKE WINE FESTIVAL - REVELSTOKE • Revelstoke •Nov 17 • 7 – 10 pm • One of Revelstoke’s largest fundraising and social events is back for its 10th season. The Revelstoke Ski Club is pleased to present this event taking place at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort. • kootenayrockies.com/event

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL • Vancouver • Feb 23 – Mar 3 • One of the world’s premiere wine festivals, this event is a unique opportunity to learn about and enjoy some of the world’s finest wines. The event features wine tastings and pairings, gourmet dinners and luncheons, educational seminars and culinary competitions. • vanwinefest.ca • 604 872 6623 VANCOUVER SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE • Broadway Church, 2700 East Broadway, Vancouver • 7:30 pm (Dec 7 and 14); 3 and 7 pm (Dec 8, 9, 15, 16) • Hundreds of Christmas-related shows and concerts take place in the Lower Mainland in December. One of the most impressive, famous, longest-running and unique performances is without a doubt the Singing Christmas Tree at Broadway Church. • singingchristmastree.ca VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL • Victoria • Feb 1 – 10 • A 10-day film festival, celebrating the best of film, from local to international films, this is a collection of films to expand your horizons in beautiful Victoria. • victoriafilmfestival.com VICTORIA YOGA CONFERENCE • Victoria • Feb 15 – 18 • A four-day yoga conference with over 70 classes to choose from including yoga, meditation, business, fitness, dance, health, and more. For the curious and the serious yogi. • victoriayogaconference.com VIVE LES VOYAGEURS FRENCH-CANADIAN FESTIVAL •Fort Langley • Jan 19 – 20 • Tap your feet and clap to the beat of French Canada at Fort Langley

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National Historic Site’s annual winter festival. • pc.gc.ca WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL • Whistler • Nov 28 – Dec 2 • Top lining this year’s Canadian titles are selections from past WFF Alumni, three of which are eligible for WFF’s coveted Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature which offers a $15,000 cash prize presented by the Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia, the second largest film festival prize in the country. • whistlerfilmfestival. com • 1 800 838 3456 WHISTLER PRIDE AND SKI FESTIVAL • Whistler • Jan 20 – 27 • Named the #1 Gay Winter Event (2016 & 2017) by GayTravel. com,Whistler Pride is gearing up to welcome back gay men and women from 26 nations making this Winter Pride festival one of the planet’s biggest and best.The 27th Whistler Pride and Ski Festival features a full slate of events including snowmobiling adventures, wine tastings, a pool party, a snowball dance, fantastic skiing and snowboarding and everything in-between. • whistler.com/ events/winterpride WINTER CRAFT FAIR • 811 Stanley St, Nelson • Dec 8 • 10 am – 4 pm • This one-day event offers more than 30 local vendors selling handcrafted artisanal products from clothing to body care, jewelery to preserves and much more. • kootenayrockies.com WINTER CARNIVAL AND SNOWBALL APRES • Whitewater Ski Resort, Nelson • Jan 20 • The 10th Annual Whitewater Winter Carnival will offer tons of family activities throughout these cold, winter days. •


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Skating Rinks Check edmonton.ca for public skating times

INDOOR rinks Bill Hunter 9200 163 St Callingwood 17740 69 Ave Castle Downs 11520 153 Ave Clareview 3804 139 Ave Confederation 11204 43 Ave Coronation 13500 112 Ave Crestwood 9940 147 St Donnan 9105 80 Ave DOWNTOWN 10245 105 Ave George S Hughes South Side 10525 72 Ave Glengarry 13350 85 St Grand Trunk 13025 112 St Kenilworth 8313 68A St Kinsmen 1979 111 St Londonderry 14520 66 St Meadows 2704 17 St Michael Cameron 10404 56 St Millwoods 7207 28 Ave Oliver 10335 119 St Russ Barnes 6725 121 Ave

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Terwillegar (Subway) Arena 2051 Leger Rd Tipton 10849 81 Ave West Edmonton Mall 1174, 8882 170 St Westwood 12040 97 St

OUTDOOR rinks The city maintains both ground and pond ice rinks in the major parks. It is recommended that children or inexperienced skaters use an approved helmet while on the ice to prevent injuries. Castle Downs 153 Ave and 115 St Washrooms open: 8 am – 10 pm City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square Change room open: 10 am – 10 pm (Mon – Fri), 10 am – 5pm (Sat), 11 am – 5pm (Sun and holidays) Jackie Parker Park 50 St and 44 Ave Washrooms open: 7 am – 9 pm meadows outdoor leisure ice 2704 17 St NW Rundle Park 113 Ave and 29 St Ice surface open: 10 am – dusk Warming pavillion open: 9 am – 10 pm Victoria Park Oval 12130 River Valley Rd Warming pavilion open: 9 am – 10 pm Ice surface open: 11 am – 10 pm Ice surface closed for maintenance: 5 pm – 6 pm (Tue, Wed, Thu), 8 am – 10 am (Mon, Sat) No public skating (reserved by the Edmonton Speed Skating Association): 6 pm – 7 pm (Mon, Wed), 6 pm – 9 pm (Tue, Thu) Victoria Park iceway skating trail 12130 River Valley Rd IceWay Skating Trail open: 11 am – 10 pm

William Hawrelak Park 9330 Groat Rd Warming pavillion open: 9 am – 10 pm Ice surface open: 11 am – 10 pm Note: Sticks, balls, and pucks are only allowed in a designated shinny/hockey area. Pets are not allowed.

St albert indoor rinks Akinsdale / Kinex Arenas 66 Hebert Rd Servus Credit Union Place 400 Campbell Rd

Larose Park 149 Larose Dr lacombe lake park 140 McKenney Ave Lion’s Park 21 Sir Winston Churchill Ave Natalia Park N Ridge Dr and Natalia Way napoleon Park Napoleon Cres Oakmont Park 96 Oak Vista Dr Princeton Park 28 Princeton Cres

Deerbourne Park 5 Deerbourne Dr Erin Ridge Park 40 Erin Ridge Dr FlagStone Park 51 Flagstone Cres Gatewood Park 17 Gatewood Ave Grosvenor Park 44 Grosvenor Blvd Hodgson Park 50 Heritage Dr Kingswood Park 395 Sturgeon Rd

Brentwood Lark St and Falcon Dr CLover bar ranch park 875 Jim Common Dr

St Albert Catholic High School 33 Malmo Ave

Collingwood cove park Collingwood Cove

Willoughby Park 6 Willoughby Dr

davidson Creek Davenport Dr

Alpine Park 36 Alpine Blvd

Deer Ridge Park 120 Deer Ridge Dr

Ardrossan 80 1 Ave, Ardrossan

Salisbury Park 81 Salisbury Ave

St albert Sherwood OUTDOOR park rinks indoor rinks Braeside park 59 Sir Winston Churchill Ave

Sherwood park OUTDOOR rinks

Ardrossan Recreation Complex 80 1 Ave, Ardrossan Broadmoor recreation complex 2100 Oak St GLEN ALLAN RECREATION COMPLEX 199 Georgian Way Millennium Place 2000 Premier Way Moyer Recreation Centre 54569, Range Rd 215, Josephburg Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre 2015 Oak St strathcona olympiette centre 25 – 52029 Range Rd 224

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Deville/North Cooking Lake Wye Rd, Range Rd 210, just North of Deville/North Cooking Lake Community emerald Hills 4501 Emerald Dr heritage Hills Heritage Dr Kinsmen / Westboro North of Strathcona Dr and Keith Rd mcghan park Meadowview Dr mcpherson park Regency Dr mills haven Main Blvd, next to Mills Haven School rainbow Park Nottingham Dr Sherwood Heights Fir St, next to Sherwood Heights School south cooking lake Beside the picnic shelter, includes a skating path Strathcona Athletic Park 1100 Cloverbar Rd, East of Bev Facey School UNCAS 21313 Township Rd 524, Ardrossan


Alberta Winter Camping Please check with the campground to see what amenities are available during winter season. BEAUVAIS LAKE CAMPGROUND Alberta 775, Pincher Creek • 403 627 1165 • 15 campsites • albertaparks.ca CHAIN LAKES CAMPGROUND Nanton • 403 627 1165 • 32 campsites • albertaparks.ca

DAWSON EQUESTRIAN CAMPGROUND Powderface Trail, Bragg Creek • 403 673 2163 • 10 campsites • albertaparks.ca

FISHER CREEK CAMPGROUND 21324 21202 Range Road 50A, Bragg Creek • 403 949 3132 • 30 campsites • albertaparks.ca

KINBROOK ISLAND CAMPGROUND 145008 Park Rd 103 Rd, Rainier • 403 378 4342 • 32 campsites • albertaparks.ca

ELKWATER CAMPGROUND 2 Lakeview Dr, Elkwater • 403 893 3833 • 36 campsites • albertaparks.ca

GREGG LAKE CAMPGROUND Wild Hay • 780 865 8395 • 16 campsites • albertaparks.ca

MCLEAN CREEK CAMPGROUND 285 McLean Creek Trail, Bragg Creek • 403 949 3132 • 170 campsites • albertaparks.ca

JARVIS LAKE CAMPGROUND Range Rd 265A, Yellowhead County • 780 865 8395 • 25 campsites • albertaparks.ca

MIQUELON LAKE CAMPGROUND Kingman • 780 672 7274 • 10 campsites • albertaparks.ca SPRUCE COULEE CAMPGROUND Elkwater • 403 893 3833 • Nine campsites • albertaparks.ca WRITING-ON-STONE CAMPGROUND Aden • 403 647 2364 • 61 campsites • albertaparks.ca

Hot Springs Alberta BANFF UPPER HOT SPRINGS 1 Mountain Ave, Banff 403 762 1515 Until May 16 Soak in the steamy hot mineral water where travellers have come to take the waters for over a hundred years. Banff National Park’s only hot springs pool welcomes you for an authentic heritage experience. MIETTE HOT SPRINGS Jasper National Park 800 767 1611 Until May 2 Among Jasper’s top 10 attractions, Miette Hot Springs is a perfect destination for a day of sightseeing, wildlife watching, hiking and relaxing. MYSTIC SPRINGS 140 Kananaskis Way, Canmore 403 609 0333 Embraced by the spectacular and inspiring Canadian Rocky Mountains, Mystic Springs Chalets and Hot Pools immerse you and your loved ones in a Canmore resort chalet surrounded by stunning natural resources.

Bri tish columbia AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS 3609 Balfour-Kaslo-Galena Hwy, Ainsworth Hot Springs 800 668 1171 10 am – 9 pm (Hotel guest have 8 am access) The Ainsworth Hot Springs have been healing visitors with their soothing and relaxing water for hundreds of years. Located in the heart of the Kootenay Mountain range, the hot springs provide multiple experiences to meet your family’s needs. HALCYON HOT SPRINGS 5655 Highway 23, Nakusp 866 689 4699 Open 365 days a year 8 am – 10 pm / 11 pm (Sat) Halcyon is home to some of the most restorative hot spring waters you will find in North America.

relief to Alaskan bound travellers after a long day on the road. NAKUSP HOT SPRINGS 8500 Hot Springs Rd, Nakusp 250 265 4528 9:30 am – 9:30 pm Nestled in the Kuskanax Valley in the foothills of the Selkirk Mountains, the Nakusp Hot Springs are one of BC’s best kept secrets. RADIUM HOT SPRINGS 5420 Highway 93, Radium Hot Springs 250 347 9485 Oct 9 – May 16: Hot Pool—Mon – Fri: 1 pm – 9 pm; Sat & Sun: 10 am – 9 pm Cool Pool—Fri: 6 pm – 9 pm; Sat and Sun: 10 am – 9 pm Radium Hot Springs is found in Kootenay National Park. This family-friendly facility offers plenty of space to relax. Soak in the expansive hot pool or cool off with the kids in the swimming pool. Day spa services available at Pleiades Spa and Wellness.

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Festivals Edmonton 2019 CANADIAN BIRKEBEINER SKI FESTIVAL • East of Edmonton, in the areas of Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and Elk Island National Park • Feb 8 – 10 • Come cheer on more than 2,000 crosscountry skiers or take on the Birkie yourself, with events for all levels of skiers. • canadianbirkie.com ALL IS BRIGHT • 124 St and 108 Ave • Nov 25 • 4 pm – 8 pm • This unique event celebrates the winter season by bringing light to the community. The festival is free to attend and everyone is welcome. • 124street.ca/all-is-bright BOARDWALK ICE ON WHYTE • Whyte Ave and Gateway Blvd, Edmonton • Until Feb 3 • 2 pm – 10 pm • Boardwalk Ice on Whyte brings the very best ice carvers from around the world to create ice carvings that amaze and inspire. • iceonwhyte.ca

CANDY CANE LANE • 148 St between 92 and 100 Ave • Dec 9 – Jan 1 • 9 pm • Candy Cane Lane has been a Christmas tradition for more than 40 years. Enjoy a sleigh ride, take in the beautiful light displays, and don’t forget to bring a donation for the Edmonton Food Bank. • Candy Cane Lane at facebook.com DEEP FREEZE: A BYZANTINE WINTER FESTIVAL • Alberta (118) Ave, between 90 St & 94 St • Jan 12 – Jan 13 • Sat 12 pm – 10 pm | Sun 12 pm – 6 pm • Come embrace our cold northern climate by melding artistic panache with authentic cultural and heritage winter games. • deepfreezefest.ca DICKENS FEST EDMONTON • Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave • Nov 30 – Dec 3 • Experience a magical Charles Dickens Christmas as the Citadel hosts the city’s inaugural Dickens Fest Edmonton. The event in-

cludes teas, a 19th-century festive dinner, a Christmas market, and the Citadel’s Pavilion of Light. • citadeltheatre.com FESTIVAL OF TREES • Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave • Nov 29 – Dec 2 • Thu and Sat: 9 am – 9 pm, Fri: 9 am – 6 pm, Sun: 9 am – 5 pm • Buying a ticket to the Festival of Trees supports the life-saving and changing care provided to patients at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic. Check out the children’s Christmas lane, the gift shop, and breakfast with Santa. • festivaloftrees.ca FLYING CANOË VOLANT • La Cité Francophone • Feb 1 – 2 • 6 pm – 12 am • Discover your inner voyageur with the Flying Canoë Volant. An interactive cultural celebration of Indigenous, Métis, and French history. • flyingcanoevolant.ca KRAMPUSNACHT EDMONTON • Location TBA • Early December 2018 (watch Facebook page for date) • Will you be rewarded by Saint Nikolaus,

or punished by Krampus? Join us for an Austro-Bavarian #Krampuslauf Yule Parade on #Krampusnachtyeg. • facebook.com/krampusnachtedmonton LUMINARIA • University of Alberta Botanic Garden, 51227 Hwy 60, Parkland County (5 km North of Devon on Hwy 60) • Dec 7 – 10 • Times vary on day • This popular event ignites the festive season with thousands of candles along the paths of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden in a breathtaking display—a quiet oasis of peace and light. Visitors will be able to stroll through the candle-lit pathways, drink hot apple cider beside the bonfires, gaze at ice sculptures, delightful ‘snow sprites’ and the seasonal sounds of strolling a cappella singers. As always, a special memory lane will be available for visitors who would like to light a candle in honour of a loved one, by donation. • luminaria.ualberta.ca SILVER SKATE FESTIVAL • Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd NW, Edmonton • Feb 8 – Feb 18 • Rediscover the joy of winter at the Silver Skate Festival, an annual spectacle of sport, art, and

recreation in Alberta’s capital city. • silverskatefestival.org WINTERFEST • Snow Valley • Dec 1 – 3 • A weekend to kick off the ski season and celebrate winter. Refreshments, activites, giveaways and games all weekend. • snowvalley.ca YULE AVE: A MERRY CHRISTMAS • In and around Alberta Avenue Community League, 9120 118 Ave • Dec 16 • Free • A weekend of free familyfriendly events aimed at creating your own Christmas, not buying it. Featuring an ornament creation station at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts and a free chili dinner, live music and theatre performances, wagon rides, a giving tree, a snow village and more. • yuleave.com ZOOMINESCENCE: A FESTIVAL OF LIGHT • Edmonton Valley Zoo,13315 Buena Vista Rd • Weekends in December and Dec 26, 27, and 28. • 5 – 9 pm • Stroll through the zoo after dark and experience one artistic light installation after another. • 311 • buildingourzoo.com

Toboggan Hills ENJOY YOUR WINTER, SEE YOU NEXT SUMMER!

Edmonton St Albert EMILY MURPHY PARK 11904 Emily Murphy Park Rd GALLAGHER PARK 97 Ave and 92 St GOVERNMENT HOUSE PARK 9938 Groat Rd RUNDLE PARK—ACT HILL 2903 113 Ave RUNDLE PARK—WALTON’S MOUNTAIN 2903 113 Ave WHITEMUD PARK NORTH Keillor Rd and Fox Dr

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SEVEN HILLS 29 Mission Ave

Sherwood Park BROADMOOR LAKE PARK 2025 Oak St, North of Recreation, Parks and Culture office BROADMOOR PUBLIC GOLF COURSE 2100 Oak St CLARKDALE LAKE Clarkdale Dr, West of Orchid Cres

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COTTONWOOD PARK 290 Fir St ESTATES OF SHERWOOD PARK North of Estates Dr FLORIAN PARK 902 Regency Dr GREENGROVE PARK 199 Georgian Way, North of Glen Allan Recreation Complex MCGHAN PARK 751 Meadowview Dr STRATHCONA ATHLETIC PARK 1100 Clover Bar Rd WOODBRIDGE LAKE PARK Woodbridge Way, North of Parker Dr


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Edmonton and Area With 7,400 hectares of parkland and 150 kilometres of interconnected trails, Edmonton is filled with snowshoeing possibilities.

Edmonton Good snowshoeing locations as per edmonton.ca ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK 34 km East of Edmonton (Amiskwuche and Lakeview trails recommended) FORT EDMONTON PARK Corner of Fox Dr and Whitemud Dr JOHN JANZEN NATURE CENTRE Beside Fort Edmonton Park (corner of Fox Dr and Whitemud Dr) MILL WOODS PARK 23 Ave and 66 St MCLEOD CREEK FARMS 43 km North of Edmonton RUNDLE PARK 2913 113 Ave STRATHCONA RECREATION AREA 16 km East of Edmonton OTHER PARKS THAT ALLOW SNOWSHOEING: BORDEN PARK 7507 Borden Park Rd CAPILANO PARK 10810 54 St CORONATION PARK 11425 142 St EMILY MURPHY PARK 11904 Emily Murphy Park Rd

HERMITAGE PARK 2115 Hermitage Rd JACKIE PARKER PARK 4540 50 St TERWILLEGAR PARK 10 Rabbit Hill Rd VICTORIA PARK 12030 River Valley Rd

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WHITEMUD PARK 13204 Fox Dr WILLIAM HAWRELAK PARK 9330 Groat Rd

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COOKING LAKE-BLACKFOOT PROVINCIAL RECREATION AREA South of and adjacent to Elk Island Park Visit albertaparks.ca for directions. Snowshoeing is permitted on equestrian trails, pastures, and frozen ponds and lakes. ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK 54401 Range Rd 203, Fort Saskatchewan, AB Rentals available: $14 per pair, children’s sizes are free STRATHCONA WILDERNESS CENTRE 52535 Rnge Rd 212, Ardrossan 780 922 3939

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RIVERLOT 56 NATURAL AREA Northeast corner from Sir Winston Churchill Ave and Poundmaker Rd on the Northeast boundary of St Albert near Sturgeon Valley Golf & Country Club

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Snowmobiling on the Iron Horse trail / Travel Alberta

Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail is a Connection to the Somewhat Forgotten Past

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n the heels of fur traders blazing trails westward came the railway and its iron horses, hauling freight and settlers into Alberta. Many of the communities founded by those first settlers still stand, scattered along the old rail beds, keeping much of the past alive on the 300 km-long Iron Horse Trail. Some of the historical highlights include a Metis cultural centre and historical village at Metis Crossing in which period actors show visitors what it was to live in 19th Century Alberta, and the province’s oldest pool hall and barber shop in the Village of Vilna. Whether you’re walking, crosscountry skiing, snowmobiling, or traveling on horseback, the Iron Horse Trail is one of the most fulfilling ways to experience winter in Alberta and its vast stretches of snowy fields and forests, frozen marshlands, lakes, and rivers. Passing from one landscape to

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the next can feel like crossing a border into a different country, even in depth of winter. Depending on which of the three legs of the trails you choose, the Iron Horse Trail begins or ends in Cold Lake, Heinsburg, and Waskatenau, passing through other towns

and engineering feats that made it possible. The focal point is the Beaver River trestle, which spans a full kilometre and stands at a peak height of 60 metres. While you’re admiring this engineering feat of the past, there’s a good chance you’ll be

horizon. I followed it to a place called Warspite, where an unexpected discovery awaited. I saw a wrought iron cross on top of a decaying spire. Under it was an abandoned church and a crumbling cemetery hidden in a thicket of frozen willows. Some

“For those who are drawn to the nation-building history of the railway, the trail preserves many of the old train stations and engineering feats that made it possible.” along these routes, and each leg leads to the middle point, a place called Abilene Junction. For those who are drawn to the nation-building history of the railway, the trail preserves many of the old train stations

reminded of the present, as fighter jets from Cold Lake occasionally thunder overhead. The last time I headed out on the Iron Horse Trail, I started in Waskatenau. At the edge of town, the trail unfurled into the

of the headstones were more than a century old. Men, women and children were laid to rest there. Many shared surnames, their deaths clustered around the time of the Spanish Flu in 1918. It must’ve been a tragic episode

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For information on access points, staging areas and more—ironhorsetrail.ca in the town’s history, practically forgotten in the shadows of the derelict churchyard. Wildlife abounds along the trail, too. In the stretch between Warspite and Smoky Lake, I saw white tail deer standing cautiously at the treeline before bounding across the snowy fields. Coyotes hunted rodents tunneling through the snow. In the distance ahead of me, a moose crossed the trail. All this only a few kilometres away from the town of Smokey Lake. Each trek along the Iron Horse Trail is a new experience, full of history and superlatives, and it’s a fine way to experience the outdoors during Alberta’s winter months. Travis Grant


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Do you dare brave an Edmonton winter? / Supplied

NOT ANOTHER WINTER BIKING STORY Two Outdoor Pros Give Tips on Biking and Running in the Winter

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he moment the temperature drops and it begins to snow, the majority of the city puts their bicycles away and the running shoes that once pounded the sidewalks, pathways, and trails of Edmonton’s many parks lie dormant. Seen rolling forward, sometimes with great struggle through the wind and snow in their many layers, winter cyclists may cause the person sitting beside you on the bus to utter a statement of surprise and mild alarm at the audacity of these foolhardy people. This, of course, is because sub-zero outdoor activities are decidedly not everybody’s game. Enough has already been said about winter cycling, and it is here incumbent upon me to repeat most of that information again. Fear not! This is not another winter biking story. This is a perambulation on how best to take a bit of exercise in the beautiful parks and woods of our River Valley, with all its sights of chill majesty and splendour, during Edmonton’s long, cold winters. If, therefore, you think you may want to get out in the crisp fresh air for a bit of cardio, but you find the thought of biking in the snow to be entirely too odious, you may profit from the sage advice of a winter expert. To learn the full how-to of winter biking Ken Miller of Revolution Cycle, shares his extensive knowledge of how best to prepare for a river valley ride in the colder months.

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“The first thing you’ve got to be concerned about is the temperature,” Miller says. “As long as you’re moving or riding, you generate a lot more heat, but you’re also generating your own wind-chill.” To deal with this, Miller suggests that the prepared winter cyclist needs a wind-proof outer layer with further layers of clothing beneath. It isn’t as simple as just avoiding the cold, however. You also have to avoid over-

your skull intact when you go hurtling into a tree at immoderate speeds. As for outfitting bikes themselves, Miller has excellent advice. “If you get a fat bike, those’re really well suited for powder snow—studded tires for packed down snow. You’re gonna wanna have some studded tires. Trails pack down and ice up very quickly,” he says. A fat bike is simply, a thickframed bike with wide tires. Stud-

River Valley, rather than cycling on the street. “In winter in Edmonton, it’s pretty good,” he says. “Better to ride at minus 10 degrees snowing than three degrees raining. There aren’t many other people out there. You’ve got the trails to yourself.” So take your phone with you, in case of an accident, and enjoy. If, however, the thought of wintertime cycling doesn’t appeal to you, and you know you’d rather

“Better to ride at minus 10 degrees snowing than three degrees raining. There aren’t many other people out there. You’ve got the trails to yourself.” heating. While layers to protect from the wind and the cold are necessary, too many layers can make you sweat, which in turn will bring down your body temperature. So, finding a balance that works for you between the extremes is key. Just don’t forget the windbreaker. You’ll also want a good-quality helmet, particularly a ski or snowboarding helmet. The advantage of these is that unlike bicycle helmets, ski and snowboarding helmets are designed for the cold. They’re also fairly good at keeping

ded tires are ideal when the studs are made of carbide, which retains a grain and therefore a grip as it breaks down. Metal on the other hand gradually becomes smooth and next to useless. Finally, you’ll want lights. “You’ve obviously got limited daylight in wintertime. A good set of lights is almost mandatory. With cycling, you’re going a lot faster, so you need better vision,” Miller says. Racing down a trail in winter isn’t all preparation and precaution, however. Miller also points out some of the joys of riding in the

go running, then splendid. Josephine Baran of Mountain Equipment Co-op, who describes herself as a runner at heart, knows the way best to prepare for and safely enjoy your wintertime run through the valley. Like Miller, Baran observed that people often overdress for winter activities. “Dress for 10 degrees warmer,” she says. “When you’re being very active, you sweat and get colder.” The real danger that people need to prepare for, however, isn’t the temperature at all. It’s visibility.

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Many people go running before and after work. For those with day jobs, this means that a 7 a.m. or 6 p.m. run is undertaken in the dark. Safety, therefore, is paramount. “Lighting is important,” Baran says. “Lighting that not only lets you see around you, but also where you’re putting your feet. You’re not always that comfortable running alone at night—run in a group.” For Baran, this combination of group running and the need for reliable lighting often determines her route. “Gold Bar Park is a great location because they light up the trails in the winter,” she says. Baran notes that some parts of the River Valley are more well used than others. “Around Kinsmen, there are always people. Wolf Willow and around Fort Edmonton less so.” And when it snows, it’s silent— one of the best aspects about running in winter for Baran. “You don’t have as much of the background noise,” she says, noting also that snow crunch is a great way to keep time when running. Of Wolf Willow and Mill Creek, Baran says that when you run the ridges, you’re often treated to beautiful vistas, especially lovely when—under the right conditions—hoar frost covers everything. Will Belton


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Winter is Here So Pull Out your Skis and Snowboards and get Avalanche Training

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f you count yourself among the throngs bent on backcountry powder turns, there are lots of avalanche safety training (AST) course options right here in the city and surrounding areas. Chief among them is Zacs Tracs, which offers a range of skills development, from beginner safety courses to advanced training for those who are further along in their AST skills development. When I first moved to Jasper back in 1999, I was quickly steeped in a layer of ski and snowboard culture located much deeper than the surface one I grew up with, riding at resorts. People who tasted fresh

snowmobiling hasn’t abated, particularly in Alberta, where the Rockies rise out of the prairies just a few hours west of Edmonton. Minimally, everyone who heads into the backcountry should have AST 1. The course, which is divided between eight hours in the classroom and eight hours in the field, equips students with introductory knowledge of snow types, terrain features, and a wealth of resources to help people sharpen their decision making before heading out. During the classroom portion, students follow a curriculum and use materials developed by Avalanche Canada.

“Minimally, everyone who heads into the backcountry should have AST 1.”

You need a shovel? / Travis Grant

lines beyond the boundaries of ski areas told alluring tales of the mystic euphoria earned by touring into the hinterland, either on skis, split boards, or snowmobiles. But the tales always came with sage warnings about the dangers of sojourning in the backcountry unprepared. The reward wasn’t without risk, but the risk was manageable with the right education, gear, commitment, and precaution. Around that time, companies were producing increasingly high-quality ski, snowboard and snowmobile videos, mythologizing backcountry lines and deep crystalline powder, with little mention of the risks, aside from the occasional footage of someone outrunning an avalanche—the height of drama in the snowsport film industry. This arguably contributed to a surging interest in the backcountry and underscored an increasing need for avalanche safety courses. Fast forward to 2018, and surging interest in backcountry skiing, snowboarding and

The field portion of the course gives students hands-on experience travelling safely through the backcountry, using gear such as beacons, probes, shovels, and saws. Students also get to experience simulated recoveries, learning critical procedure to prevent loss of life. In other words, the classroom teaches you how to mitigate the risk of avalanche, while the field course focuses on minimizing loss following an avalanche. None of this is meant to frighten wouldbe backcountry adventurers. The skills acquired through AST 1 will help people enjoy the backcountry, while affording it the respect it demands. It’s the safe and necessary balance we must all strike before venturing out into the wildest, most beautiful scenery our Canadian mountain landscape has to offer. And take it from me, an old snowboarder with years of experience: it’s a balance worth striking. Travis Grant

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Ski Hills & Mountains Note: Most opening dates are tentative and dependent on snowfall.

EDMONTON AND SURROUNDING AREA EDMONTON SKI CLUB 9613 96 Ave • Opening date is TBD • The ski club has five runs on site with varying degrees of difficulty. The bunny hill is for beginners and has a rope-tow ski lift. T-Bar is the longest run and has varying pitches for intermediate and more advanced skiers and snowboarders. Grassy is the shortest run which benefits from a natural snow fall gathering many centimeters of powder snow. Twin Birch is the steepest pitched run and is classed as a Black Diamond for advanced skiers and snowboarders. • edmontonskiclub.com • 780 465 0852 RABBIT HILL D-25512 Township Rd 510A, Leduc County • TBD • Early season (mid to late November) 4 pm – 9 pm (Mon – Fri); 9 am – 5 pm (Sat and Sun). Regular Season

(late November to mid March) 10 am – 9 pm (Mon – Fri); 9 am – 5 pm (Sat and Sun). Late Season (mid to late March) 10 am – 5 pm (Mon – Fri); 9 am – 5 pm (Sat and Sun) • Rabbit Hill offers over 40 acres of ski and snowboard trails as well as one of the best terrain parks in Western Canada. The terrain is suitable for newer skiers and will permit advanced skiers to develop their techniques. • rabbithill.com • 780 955 2440 SNOW VALLEY 13204 Rainbow Valley Rd • Opening mid-November • Snow Valley features two terrain parks, three jumps, a flat bar, an A-frame, and more. The beginner terrain park has smaller features that make learning much easier and more forgiving. The advanced terrain park has comparatively larger features and requires more skill to use the features properly. • snowvalley.ca • 780 434 3991 SUNRIDGE SKI AREA 10980 17 St • Opening Nov 10 • Sunridge has three terrain parks: the porcupine park, chair park, and big park. The porcupine is for beginners with rollers and a small jump, a rainbow box, an orange box, an A-frame rail. The chair park is for intermediate skiers and snowboarders and has a flat down box, a janky flat-down rail, short and long turbo tubes, the rainbow rail, and a small round bar. The big park is recommended for ad-

vanced riders looking to practice their tricks. • sunridgeskiarea.com • 780 449 6555

ALBERTA CANYON SKI RESORT RR#2, Site 8, Box 26, 38433 Rge Rd 264A, Red Deer • Opening Nov 11 • Canyon Ski Resort is Alberta’s largest non-mountain family ski area. With 70 acres of skiable terrain, 22 runs and six lifts. The resort offers a terrain park, super pipe, snow tube park, a rustic lodge, cafeteria and cozy lounge. The two chair lifts, two T-bars and magic carpet can transport over 5,000 people per hour. • canyonski.ca • 403 346 5588 CASTLE MOUNTAIN Box 610, Pincher Creek • Opening December • Castle Mountain’s rawhide terrain park is designed for riders, by riders, but it is encouraged for beginners to check out. Some park features like boxes, rails, and jumps are designed to help build foundational skills while others will keep the big time pros happy and challenged for hours. • skicastle.ca • 403 627 5101 FAIRVIEW SKI HILL Fairview, Alberta • Weather dependent • The Fairview Ski Hill is located 20km southwest of Fairview, Alberta. Offering 15 runs

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from beginner to advanced, serviced by four ski lifts, with 20,000 feet of groomed runs on 100% natural snow, there is skiing and snowboarding for everyone, no matter your ability — from first timers on the bunny hill to advanced skiers and boarders on the T-bar. There are lessons available for beginners, a terrain park for snowboarders, and several special events throughout the season. The rental shop offers a large selection of skis, boards, and everything else you need to get out on the slopes. • skifairview.com • 780 616 8332 HIDDEN VALLEY SKI RESORT Box 12, Elkwater • Opening December until March • Regular hours of operations are Wed – Sun with lifts running 9:30 am – 4 pm • Nestled in the Cypress Hills Provincial Park the resort and is currently operated by Alberta Parks. The montane environment in which it is located provides some stunning vistas looking over the prairies toward the city of Medicine Hat, 65 km to the north west and some 600 m below. The townsite of Elkwater contains year round amenities and trails with a café, hotel and restaurants to enjoy. • skihiddenvalley.net • 403 893 3961 KINOSOO RIDGE SNOW RESORT 4905 50 Ave, Bonnyville • Opening December • Kinosoo Ridge Snow resort has 13 trails spanning from easy, difficult, to more difficult. There’s a terrain park, tube park five lifts and 60 acres of ski-able area. • kinosoo.ca • 780 594 5564 THE LAKE LOUISE SKI RESORT AND GONDOLA 1 Whitehorn Rd, Lake Louise • Opening early November • Located in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the Lake Louise Ski Resort has a legendary 4,200 skiable acres of worldclass terrain, and famous friendly hospitality that speaks for itself. The unique layout with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from every chair allows families and groups of varying abilities to share the experience together. There are endless chutes, glades and gullies, gentle slopes, cruising runs, remote bowls and some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies. Renowned dining options included a sushi restaurant a gourmet meals. Non-ski activities include the Winter Sightseeing Gondola, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and events. • skilouise.com • 403 522 3555

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MARMOT BASIN 1 Marmot Rd, Jasper • Opening early November • Marmot Basin is a ski and snowboard destination 20 minutes from the town of Jasper. The resort offers 914 m of superb skiing and snowboarding on 1,675 acres of varied terrain. The large, snow filled bowls are paradise for powder skiers and snowboarders. For those who enjoy cruising, the grooming fleet keeps the tree-lined trails groomed to perfection. In the 2018/19 season, full season pass holders at any Powder Alliance Resort can discover new areas and enjoy three free days. Simply present a full season pass from a participating Powder Alliance area and receive skiing benefits at all the rest. • skimarmot.com • 780 852 3816 MEDICINE LODGE SKI AREA Box 1105, Bentley, Alberta, T0C 0J0 • Weather dependent • Ski hill fun! A short drive from Bentley Lacombe Ponoka Rimbey Sylvan Lake Red Deer Eckville and Rocky Mountain House. Just under 500 vertical feet of skiing area with a total of 13 runs ranging from beginner to advanced. • facebook.com/medicinelodgeski • 403 748 2025 MT NORQUAY PO Box 1520, Banff • Nov 3 – Apr 17 • Just minutes from the town of Banff, Mt Norquay offers the only night skiing in Banff-Lake Louise, including a fully lit terrain park, and expert snowmaking on 85% of the terrain. Mt Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. • winter. banffnorquay.com • 403 762 4421 NAKISKA SKI AREA 2 Mt Allan Dr, Kananaskis • Opening TBA • Nakiska has more than 70 marked trails with most of them recommended for an intermediate rider. The resort contains four lift chairs, a tube park and 1,021 acres of fresh powder to enjoy • skinakiska.com • 403 591 7777 NITEHAWK RECREATION SKI AREA PO Box 1006 STN Main, Grande Prairie • Opening late November • Nitehawk offers nine exciting runs for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, a mogul patch and half pipe, and two terrain parks. There’s also the Bauer Triple Chairlift, a Platter Lift, and a 30.5 m and a 182 m wonder carpet


conveyor lift. • gonitehawk.com • 780 532 6637 PASS POWDERKEG 12402-18 Ave, Blairmore • Opening December • Located in the heart of the beautiful Crowsnest Pass this ski hill has a vertical rise of 400 m with a total inclined ski length of 1160 m. They offer night skiing, a terrain park, ski school, pro patrol, and a lodge with a concession. • passpowderkeg.com • 403 562 8334 SUNSHINE VILLAGE 1 Sunshine Access Rd, Banff • Opening Nov 10 • Three sprawling mountains provide breathtaking sight lines, uninterrupted by any signs of civilization beyond the resort. It is possible to ski in Alberta and British Columbia in one run. The resort features more than 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, ranging from gentle to extreme, inviting beginner runs all the way up to the most extreme big mountain runs. • skibanff.com • 877.542.2633

BRITISH COLUMBIA BIG WHITE SKI RESORT 5315 Big White Rd, Kelowna • Opening Nov 23 • Big White has more than 100 runs and 15 chair lifts. Hailed as Canada’s largest ski-in ski-out resort village, guests can ski to their doorstep or stroll through the village, shopping and dining in world-class restaurants and pubs. Enjoy the velvety groomed runs, challenge the cliff powder bowl, and explore some legendary glades. • bigwhite.com • 250 765 3101 FERNIE ALPINE RESORT 5339 Ski Hill Rd, Fernie • Opening early December • Fernie has more than 140 alpine trails and five bowls of fresh powder.

It also has 10 lifts ranging from chair, T-bar and conveyor. The skill level on the hills are listed as 30 percent novice, 40 percent intermediate, 30 percent advanced. • skifernie.com • 250 423 4655 KIMBERLEY ALPINE RESORT 301 North Star Blvd, Kimberley • Opening early December • Kimberley has 68 runs with 12 others in the glades. There are five lifts with the resort being fitted to more of an intermediate skill. With over 1,800 acres of terrain and a variety of true ski-in-skiout accommodations, there’s plenty to discover at Kimberley. • skikimberley.com • 250 427 4881 PANORAMA 2000 Panorama Rd, Panorama • Opening Dec 9 • Panorama has 2,975 acres of terrain, ranging from wide open fall-line cruisers to powder-filled tree lines and the steep and deep exhilaration in Taynton Bowl.The ski area is

perfect for many skiers as 75 percent of the runs are suitable for beginners or intermediates. • panoramaresort.com • 1 800 663 2929 RED MOUNTAIN RESORT 4300 Red Mountain Rd, Rossland • Opening early December • Red delivers 2,877 lift-serviced acres of pristine skiing unfettered by overdevelopment. With an epic vertical, in-bounds cat-skiing, wide-open groomers, 360-degree descents, a rich tradition, and some of the best gladed tree runs in North America. • redresort.com • 250 362 7384 REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT 2950 Camozzi Rd, Revelstoke • Opening Dec 1 • The resort offers 3,121 acres of fall line skiing, high alpine bowls, renowned gladed terrain and endless groomers, as well as family fun in Turtle Creek tube park. Revelstoke mountain resort is the only resort world-

wide to offer lift, cat, heli and backcountry skiing from one village base. • revelstokemountainresort.com • 250 814 0087 SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN RESORT 123 Shortt St, Silver Star Mountain • Opening mid-November • Champagne powder and varied terrain attract every kind of skier to BC’s third largest ski area. The colourful mid-mountain village offers true ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes, and Canada’s first allinclusive lift ticket provides affordable, family-friendly fun for guests. With four distinct mountain faces and 132 runs, the progressive terrain is perfect for learning. • skisilverstar.com • 1 800 663 4431 SUN PEAKS SKI RESORT 1280 Alpine Rd, Sun Peaks • Opening mid November • Sun Peaks boasts Canada’s second largest ski area with 4,270 acres of skiable terrain, giant 10 acre top-to-bottom Rockstar energy

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terrain park is bursting with features and groomed to perfection daily. The park runs the entire length of the Sundance chairlift and features a huge variety of jumps, rails, boxes, and fun urban hits to keep you coming back for countless laps, complete with zones for all abilities. • sunpeaksresort.com • 250 578 5474 TROLL SKI RESORT PO BOX 4013, Quesnel • Opening mid November • Troll Resort has an impressive vertical at 527 m hosting a variety of terrain from perfect beginner slopes and long fall-line groomers to steep gladed

tree runs and a large progressive terrain park with a recent terrain expansion. The resort also has an excellent beginner teaching area with its own separate lift. • trollresort.com • 250 994 3200 WHISTLER BLACKCOMB 4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler • Opening mid November • The power of the landscape, the towering mountains, the crisp air and glinting snow cast the trivial aside and draw your focus to Whistler Blackcomb. Whistler has legendary terrain, reliably deep snow and a world record-breaking gondola. • whistlerblackcomb.com • 604 967 8950

SASKATCHEWAN DUCK MOUNTAIN SKI AREA Kamsack, SK S0A 1S0 • Opening late November • Saskatchewan’s hidden winter wonderland in the heart of Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Kamsack. • skitheduck.com • 306 542 4111 MISSION RIDGE WINTER PARK 800 Sioux Ave, Fort Qu’Appelle • Opening late November • A

premier ski area in southern Saskatchewan. Featuring three lifts, a triple chair, two conveyor lifts, 14 Runs and two terrain parks. • missionridge.ca • 1 800 550 6857 TABLE MOUNTAIN Box 343, North Battleford • Opening mid December • This popular ski area featuring eleven runs (longest 1097 m) offers alpine skiing, tubing and snowboarding. Lifts include two quad chairs and two magic carpets. Night skiing, snow-making and grooming equipment available. Relax in the newly renovated chalet. • tablemountainregionalpark.com • 306 937 2920

WAPITI VALLEY SKI RESORT Highway 6 N, Nipawin • Opening mid December • Offers downhill skiing and boarding on 15 slopes. The hill boasts a quad chair lift and a magic carpet lift. There is also a terrain park for freestyle enthusiasts. • skiwapiti.com • 306 862 5621

Cross Country Ski Trails

Trails groomed by River Valley operations ARGYLL PARK, 69 AVE AND 88 ST Grooming priority on Tues and Thu Length: 1.5 km Rating: Easy classic and skating Trailhead: Loop located in the northwest corner of the park adjacent to the Argyll Velodrome. MILL CREEK RAVINE Mill Creek Ravine runs from Argyll Park to Connors Rd. Access is also available at: Argyll Park, 69 Ave at 88 St, Mill Creek Pool parking lot, or Muttart Conservatory 98 Ave and 96 A St Length: 5.0 km Rating: Easy classic and skating This wide, scenic path connects

the upper Argyll Park parking lot with Connors Rd. The path is wellused by walkers and is only set with sufficient snow accumulation. HERMITAGE PARK, 2115 HERMITAGE RD Grooming priority: Tues and Thu Access these trails from the Hermitage Park parking lot at 2115 Hermitage Rd, NW. LOOP #1 Length: 500 m Rating: Easy This trail loops around the picnic shelter on-site and provides a quick and short jaunt for those learning to skijor. LOOP #2 Length: 2.5 km Rating: Easy This trail starts at the Tornado monument and heads North/South to just shy of the Beverly Bridge. KINSMEN PARK, 9100 WALTERDALE HILL RD Grooming priority: Mon, Wed, Fri Kinsmen Park is at the base of Walterdale Hill on the south side of the 105 St Bridge. Parking is available at Kinsmen Sports Centre or along the access road that follows the river.

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#1 TRAIL: SERVOLD’S LOOP Length: 2 km Rating: More difficult classic and skating The southeast corner of the Walterdale Loop. The trails on Kinsmen Park’s pitch and putt (South of the Sports Centre) follow along the gentle and steep hills of the golf course. The loop is one way only. #2 TRAIL: WALTERDALE LOOP Length: 1.5 km Rating: Easy classic and skating Trailhead: The bottom of the field area. The trail follows the outer perimeter of the lower field. A grid of classic tracks for instruction, practice and training is on the football field at the west end of the park. RIVERSIDE GOLF COURSE, 8630 ROWLAND RD Grooming priority: Mon, Wed, Fri Riverside Golf Course is at Rowland Road and 84 St. The golf course is on the east end of Dawson Bridge as the river runs north here. Parking is on the south side of the road, across from the clubhouse. Trails start from the clubhouse. #1 TRAIL: INSIDE LOOP Length: 2.1 km Rating: Easy classic and skating This is a flat trail that starts at the clubhouse and loops around the golf course. #2 TRAIL: RIVER’S EDGE LOOP Length: 2.7 km Rating: Easy classic and skating This flat trail follows the river’s edge north. A few gentle rolling

hills are found along the south edge of the loop. #3 CONNECTING TRAIL: RIVERSIDE / CAPILANO LINK Length: 5.5 km Rating: More difficult classic and skating TERWILLEGAR PARK, 10 RABBIT HILL RD Grooming priority: Tue and Thu Terwillegar Park is at the west end of the river valley in Riverbend. Follow Rabbit Hill Rd west until it turns into a gravel road and descends to the parking lot at the base of the hill. Terwillegar is an off-leash park, so it is an ideal place to ski with your dog. The generally flat terrain is good for beginner skiers. Be prepared for all types of weather as there are no warm-up facilities in the park. #1 TRAIL: PLAINS LOOP Length: 4.6 km Rating: Easy classic and skating Parking lot at the base of Rabbit Hill Rd in Riverbend. The trail follows terrain that is generally flat, starting at the parking lot and circling Terwillegar Park along the edge of the river. #2 TRAIL: RANCHER’S LOOP The Rancher’s Loop was identified as a trail with considerable challenges and risks for grooming staff, which saw minimal use throughout the ski season. Therefore, the decision was made to no longer set this track. VICTORIA GOLF COURSE AND PARK, 12130 RIVER VALLEY RD Grooming priority: Mon, Wed, Fri

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Victoria Park trails are accessed from the Victoria Park Golf Course parking area, north of River Valley Rd and just east of Groat Rd. The main trailhead starts at the Cricket Clubhouse (brown cabin). The West Loop can also be accessed at the driving range building. #1 TRAIL: WEST LOOP Length: 1 km Rating: Easy classic and skating Trailhead: The flat trail begins and ends at the driving range, as it loops around the golf course #2 TRAIL: EAST LOOP Length: 2.5 km Rating: Easy classic and skating Trailhead: The flat trail begins just south of the Cricket Clubhouse and continues along the golf course toward the Royal Glenora Club, looping around the base of Victoria Park Hill and returning. WILLIAM HAWRELAK PARK, 9330 GROAT RD Grooming priority: Mon, Wed, Fri #1 TRAIL: PERIMETER LOOP / INNER LOOP Length: Perimeter loop, 2.6 km; Inner loop, 2 km Rating: Easy classic and skating The trail travels around the edge and loops around the interior of the park. #2 CONNECTING TRAIL: EMILY MURPHY LINK Length: 1.5 km Rating: Easy classic Trailhead:The first parking lot (Shelter #1) on the right side of the road in Hawrelak Park, or the parking lot on the east side of Groat Rd Bridge in Emily Murphy Park.


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Trails groomed by Edmonton Nordic Ski Club: CAPILANO PARK, 109 AVE & 50 ST Capilano Park is south of the river, on the west side where 50 St meets the river. #1 TRAIL: CAPILANO LOOP Length: 2.5 km Rating: Easy classic and skating Capilano Park on the west side of 50 St past 109 Ave. The trail follows 50 St, turns west on 109 A Ave and ascends a long gradual climb along Capilano Crescent. At Hardisty Drive, the trail forks west along Hardisty Drive (#2 Capilano Link) or east down a long gradual hill back into Capilano Park. #2 CONNECTING TRAIL: RIVERSIDE/CAPILANO LINK Length: 5.5 km

Rating: More difficult classic and skating. Capilano parking lot or Riverside Golf Course has a panoramic view of Edmonton that can be seen from a lookout along the trail. At the end of Hardisty Dr, the trail descends a long steep hill and under Wayne Gretzky Dr. Watch for skiers coming up the hill. The trail follows rolling terrain along the river’s edge until it enters Riverside Golf Course. GOLD BAR PARK, 10955 50 ST Trails in the park are accessed from the parking lot at Gold Bar Park, east side of 50 St and north of 109 Ave where the road meets the river. Trails can also be accessed from Goldstick Park at 101 Ave, half a km east of 50 St. Note: For safety, please follow all ONE-WAY signs on the trails. #1 TRAIL: TWO-WAY LAKE Length: 1.1 km Rating: Easy classic and skating Trailhead: A flat trail in the centre of lower Gold Bar Park that circles the lakes in the park. A grid of classic tracks for lessons is set on the lake by the warmup shelter. #2 TRAIL: NORTH SHORE (TWO-WAY TRAIL) Length: 1.4 km

Rating: Easy classic and skating. A flat trail that follows the north shore of the lake. #3 TRAIL: WOOD CUTTERS’ LOOP (ONE-WAY ONLY) Length: 1.2 km Rating: More difficult classic and skating. At the south end of the park, the trail leads up into hilly terrain on the west side of the river valley. The trail travels through steep and rolling trail north through the forest. Where the trail drops to the park’s flats, a fork leads to Gold Bar warm-up shelter. #4 TRAIL: 50 STREET (ONE-WAY ONLY) Length: 1.8 km Rating: More difficult classic and skating. The trail continues north through rolling terrain and trees to 50 St, looping back to the warm-up shelter in Gold Bar. #5 TRAIL: CREEK CROSSING (ONE-WAY ONLY) Length: 1 km Rating: Most difficult classic and skating. At the south end of the park, look for the “most difficult” trail signs that lead into Goldstick Ravine. The trail crosses Gold Bar Creek and goes up the very steep ESSO hill. Halfway up the hill, turn right onto a hilly trail that re-crosses Gold Bar Creek,

leading back to flat terrain in lower Gold Bar Park. #6 TRAIL: SWITCHBACK (ONE-WAY ONLY) Length: 1.8 km Rating: Most difficult classic and skating. Continue up ESSO hill into rolling hilly trails along the trees in Goldstick Park. #7 TRAIL: SOUTH END (ONE-WAY ONLY) Length: 1.2 km Rating: Most difficult classic and skating This trail leads south into even more hilly terrain before it winds back toward Gold Bar Park. Steep uphill, downhill and tight corners challenge even advanced skiers. #8 TRAIL: CAPILANO LINK (ONE-WAY ONLY) Length: 1.5 km Rating: Easy classic and skating. Trailhead: The trail leads to 50 St, and cross the road to join the trails in Capilano Park. RUNDLE PARK, 2909 113 AVE Rundle Connector Length Length: 3.6 km Rating: Easy. groomed for classic and skate, with a shared twoway classic track through the lake bed. Access to the trail is via the trail house at the west, the

parking area at the toboggan hill. A gently rolling and partially treed trail that acts as an out and back loop from the Ainsworth Dyer Bridge, or a connector to those wishing to ski through to Strathcona Science Park (some walking on trails required). Mostly flat with only one large slope at the west (near the trail house) end of the trail. Generally less skied than the other area parks, this is a great spot that stays well groomed for all levels of skier.

Surrounding Edmonton area: COUNTY OF STRATHCONA Strathcona Wildnerness Centre 52535 Rge Rd 212, Ardrossan ST ALBERT Kingswood Park 395 Sir Winston Churchill Ave STONY PLAIN Stony Plain Golf Course 18 Fairway Dr

INDEX OF AD VERTISEMENTS 124 GRAND MARKET • 11

EVOLUTION WONDERLOUNGE • 39

WEST EDMONTON MALL • 17

124 STREET BUSINESS ASSOCIATION • 6

FESTIVAL OF TREES • 7

WINTERCITY • 39

ALBERTA AVIATION MUSEUM • 12

FLYING CANOE VOLANT FESTIVAL • 13

WOMEN WITH VISION • 31

ALL IS BRIGHT ON 124 • 6

GRANDE PRAIRIE TOURISM • 43

YELLOWHEAD BREWERY • 19

AMPERSAND 27 • 23

KOUTOUKI • 19

ZOCALO • 5

ARDEN THEATRE • 15

LA CITE FRANCOPHONE • 13

ARTS ON THE AVE • 24

MARMOT BASIN • 47

AUPE • 26

NORTHERN CHICKEN • 45

BIERA • 23

OLIVER PARK DENTAL • 33

BLIND ENTHUSIASM BREWING COMPANY • 23

PUMP HOUSE BREWERY • 20

BLUSH LANE • 18 BUOK FRESH KOREAN KITCHEN • 18 CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - CRYSTAL • 1 CITY OF EDMONTON • 16, 39 DEEP FREEZE: A BYZANTINE WINTER FESTIVAL • 24 EDMONTON ARTS COUNCIL • 37

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PURE CANADIAN GAMING • 9 ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM • 27 SHERBROOKE LIQUOR • 22 SNOW VALLEY SKI CLUB • 45 SUNRIDGE SKI AREA • 46 TOURISM JASPER • 41 TOURISM NORTHERN ROCKIES • 52 TIX ON THE SQUARE • 37

EDMONTON DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET • 20

TUTTI FRUTTI BREAKFAST & LUNCH • 21

EDMONTON HERITAGE FESTIVAL • 38

U OF A BOTANIC GARDEN • 3

EDMONTON METAPHYSICAL MARKET • 8

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION • 7

ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK • 2

VALLEY ZOO • 16

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