There’s nothing quite like a three-day weekend, and for those of you preparing to enjoy an extra day off work for Victoria Day, it’s time to get out and make the most of an extra 24 hours of fun and relaxation.
Celebrated on May 18, 2015, Victoria Day, also called May long weekend, celebrates Queen Victoria’s birthday on May 25, 1819 and is a weekend-long for celebration of spring in Edmonton and across Canada. For those of you wondering what to do on Victoria Day weekend in Edmonton AB, here are a few suggestions to get started.
May Long Weekend Events in Edmonton
Where: TELUS World of Science
When: Opens May 15
Dinosaurs Unearthed moves into the featured exhibition hall at TELUS World of Science for the summer and you can be among the first to check out the incredible exhibition. With spectacular lighting, sound, and sets, you’ll have an opportunity to get up-close and personal with life-size, animated dinosaurs. There are also plenty of educational aspects with scientific evidence that dinosaurs are the ancestors of modern birds.
National Walking Weekend – Walk Alberta
Where: Sherwood Park
When: May 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The St. Albert Trekkers Volkssport Club is celebrating National Walking Weekend in the best way imaginable — by walking! With two 5K and 10K walks scheduled for the day, attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the great outdoors on the unofficial first weekend of summer.
Fort Edmonton Park Opening
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
When: Saturday and Sunday
Fort Edmonton Park is jam-packed with fun activities for the family. May Long Weekend marks opening weekend for the park, and this year, you can pay an all-inclusive admission and have access to nearly all the rides and attractions for a flat rate. There is truly something for everyone at Fort Edmonton Park and it’s a great way to get out and enjoy the weather.
Of course, we know many of you find your way to family cabins and to different parts of Alberta to visit family. Let us know about any fun Edmonton-area events in the comments and please drive safely on this holiday weekend!