10 Things To Do At Night In Edmonton, Canada

things to do at night in edmonton

Is Edmonton on the list of your future travel destinations? If yes, that is great. If not, you should include this city that is nestled along the North Saskatchewan River as a must-visit city in Canada. While you can enjoy attractions like World Waterpark that features waterslides and an indoor wave pool and Muttart Conservatory that boasts fantastic botanical gardens that can be enjoyed inside pyramidal biomes, you should keep an eye on the city’s night attractions. If you’re planning a trip here soon, check out the 2-bedroom hotels and Airbnbs with pool first for your accommodations. Then read on to learn more about what you can do in Edmonton at night. We have prepared a list of the best things to do at night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

1. Discover the West Edmonton Mall

West Edmonton Mall
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As the largest shopping mall in North America, West Edmonton Mall is one attraction that is not to be missed. The best time to visit the mall is at night when it is time to refresh and relax after spending the afternoon visiting other neighborhood attractions. In addition to high-end brands and luxury restaurants, the mall offers numerous events and programs for all. For example, families should participate in Family Funday Sunday and ladies can indulge in bowling for free during Ladies’ Night Monday.

West Edmonton Mall

Address: 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2, Canada

Opening Hours: 10AM-9PM (Monday-Saturday), 11AM-6PM (Sunday)

Website: West Edmonton Mall

2. Go on a date night at Devonian Botanic Garden

Devonian Botanic Garden 2
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Those visiting Edmonton with their partners should make a stop at Devonian Botanic Garden that is set at the University of Alberta. Date nights usually take place every Thursday night and the events are subject to change from time to time. This coming Thursday, it may be movie night and the next Thursday might be filled with games. There is also an outdoor cafe serving an exquisite selection of foods and drinks that you can enjoy in the twilight.

Devonian Botanic Garden

Address: 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove, AB T7Y 1C5, Canada

Opening Hours: 10AM-5PM (Daily, May 1-31 & Sep 3 - Oct 14), 10AM-6PM (Daily, June 1 - Sep 2, Friday-Wednesday), 10AM-8.30PM (Thursday)

Price: 17 CAD (13 USD)

Website: Devonian Botanic Garden

3. Take a photo walk with Edmonton ShutterBugs

Edmonton photography
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Are you into photography? If yes, Edmonton ShutterBugs is a fun group that you should join while in the city. There are plenty of activities to be enjoyed together with the rest of the group members. The most interesting activity is, of course, the photo walks. You can also learn more about editing and lighting and discuss and show your work with others in the group.

Edmonton ShutterBugs

Price: Subject to event

Website: Edmonton ShutterBugs

4. Get creative at Paint Nite Edmonton

Paint Nite
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Another irresistible way to spend a memorable night in Edmonton is by displaying how creative you are at Paint Nite Edmonton. You are going to paint and produce as many artworks as you wish and get inspired by other people’s artworks. What is more, you can also sip on cocktails. Painting and cocktails are a perfect combination for the night.

Paint Nite Edmonton

Opening Hours: Always open

Price: 29 CAD (22 USD)

Website: Paint Nite Edmonton

5. Take a tango class at Casa Tango

Tango classes
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Do you want to burn some energy? There is no better way than exploring the magic of Argentine tango through a tango dance. Dance with passion because the more passion you show the more beautiful your dance will be. If you are not an expert, no worries as there will be a skillful dancer that will lead you throughout. It is tango time at Casa Tango!

Casa Tango

Address: 4308 Whitemud Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5S3, Canada

Price: 30 CAD (23 USD)

Website: Casa Tango

6. Go for a hike along Edmonton's River Valley

Edmonton River Valley
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Who says you can only hike during the day? The most spectacular views you will ever marvel are during sunset time when the sun goes down. Edmonton’s River Valley features a selection of trails and pathways that will guide you through your hiking. It does not matter which trails you choose, you are going to feel awesome after the hike as you will be surrounded by remarkable nature. This hike will be a scenic one, it is a guarantee.

River Valley

Website: River Valley

7. Attend a Bonnie Doon Craft Night

Edmonton Green Shopping Centre
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Bonnie Doon is a popular shopping center in Edmonton and it hosts numerous events, one of them is Bonnie Doon Craft Night. This event is for adults that enjoy making soap, creating pretty wreaths and more. You can participate in the event for free. But, if you want to help, you can always donate some money for charity. Showing off your creative vibes never felt this great.

Bonnie Doon Center

Address: 160 82 Avenue & 83 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 4E3, Canada

Opening Hours: 10AM-9PM (Monday-Friday), 9.30AM-5.30PM (Saturday), 12PM-5PM (Sunday)

Website: Bonnie Doon Center

8. Enjoy skating at Victoria Park

Victoria Park
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Victoria Park is one of the major parks in Edmonton; the locals love visiting this park whenever they have some free time and you should do the same thing. In addition to the scenic vistas that you can admire whichever direction you look at, the park is known for its skating trails, cycling paths and walking paths. For a magical experience, the best time to skate at this park is during winter when the park has its own IceWay. Magnificent forests surround you as you are skating on the ice.

Victoria Park

Address: 12030 River Valley Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1L4, Canada

Opening Hours: 5AM-11PM

Price: Free

9. Explore Old Strathcona

Old Strathcona
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Last but not least, you cannot skip Old Strathcona, the heart of Edmonton. Everything Edmonton is here. Outdoor arts, live entertainment, local history and world-class festivals are some of the things you can enjoy at Old Strathcona. Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park will captivate you with its breathtaking beauty. The summer patio makes an excellent place to enjoy the lively and warm atmosphere of the city. You can also make your way to chic boutiques, spas and salons, and farm-to-table restaurants when you feel like treating yourself.

Old Strathcona

Address: 82nd Ave NW | 104th St NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Website: Old Strathcona

10. Discover the cocktail scene

strawberry italian soda
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Before passing out on your bed, indulging in cocktails sounds like an awesome idea. Begin your downtown cocktail journey with this tour that will take you from one bar to another to sample the best cocktails in town. The passionate bartenders are ready to give you the most pleasant night you will experience in Edmonton.

Edmonton is best enjoyed both night and day

The best way to enjoy a new destination is to explore every corner and visit attractions both night and day. So, make sure you make the most of your nights and days having the best moments of your life in the vibrant city of Edmonton. Also, don’t forget to book a stay in one of the Airbnb monthly rentals or hotels with free breakfast to make the most of your Edmonton vacation.

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