Leisure

Creative Healing at the City Arts Centre

When you walk into Edmonton’s City Arts Centre there is no sense of self-importance or pretense among what appears to be an entrance filled with second-hand furniture and the smell of coffee coming ...

Find Good Fortune at the Muttart Conservatory’s Chinese New Year Feature Pyramid

If you’ve ever made a wish on your birthday or when seeing a falling star, the Muttart Conservatory’s Chinese New Year feature pyramid will be a special place for you. Designed in consultation wit...

Help Create a Vision for Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park has been a well-loved destination park for Edmontonians for almost a century. Given all the planned improvements in the area, including the new Walterdale Bridge and the repurposi...

Get Closer to Qiji at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Qiji, the Red Panda baby at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, was 5 months old on Jan 1, 2012. She is a very active and friendly young red panda cub. In the mornings while the adults are eating their breakfast...

The Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Red Panda cub continues to thrive

Qiji, who was born August 1, is doing extremely well under the watchful eye of her mother, Pip. A public observation book is beside the viewing window in Pip and Qiji’s enclosure for zoo visitors to...

Koko and Lala are grandparents! New Red Panda cub thriving at Edmonton Valley Zoo

The Edmonton Valley Zoo has a tradition when it comes to naming animals. The zoo staff member who first sees a baby has the privilege of naming the new arrival. When Sandy Helliker looked through the ...

Summer Fun in Edmonton (Part 2)

My summer fun post became a two-parter, so if you were looking for the dogs in my last post and could only find one it’s because one of them is in these photographs. I apologize for any confusion ca...

60 Years at Riverside Golf Course: A Diamond in the Rough

Regarded as one of the best municipal courses in the world, Riverside Golf Course is celebrating 60 years of exceptional golf played alongside river valley creatures and ball-thieving squirrels. Offic...

Summer Fun in Edmonton: A History of Outdoor Pools

The History Hunters summer daycamp is happening at the Archives this week and it has me thinking about what kids do in Edmonton in the summer and what it’s like to grow up here (I’m also partially...

A sea of pink…

The Muttart Conservatory is one of Edmonton’s most iconic landmarks, offering a year-round escape into the beauty of the world’s plant life. As a grower at the Muttart Conservatory, it’s my job ...

Weighing in on the Future of the Kinsmen Sports Centre

Since its official opening on January 3, 1968, Edmonton’s Kinsmen Sports Centre has been the home away from home for hundreds of high performance athletes and fitness-minded Edmontonians. It’s als...

Get Closer to Edmonton Valley Zoo’s bold new vision

The Edmonton Valley Zoo is moving forward with bold new plans to create a vibrant and engaging place that inspires love and learning of animals and nature. As a part of this new vision, the establishm...

Through the Looking Glass: Acrylic Creates new View at Edmonton Valley Zoo

In so many ways, we view the world through acrylic. Whether peering out the window in a jet plane, or marvelling at a magnificent underwater environment in the world’s best aquariums, we gaze throug...

Bright Future for Kinsmen Sports Centre

The City of Edmonton is looking at ways to improve the Kinsmen Sports Centre that will give it a fresh new look and feel and keep Edmontonians coming back year after year. This redesign will be driven...

Safe, smooth rinks are weather dependent

Outdoor skating has become one of the most popular winter activities in Edmonton. From flooding backyard rinks for games of shinny to just coasting around a pond with friends and family, Edmontonians...

If You Build It They Will Come

The City of Edmonton is building its own field of dreams and answering the call of Edmonton’s field-sports community for a world-class tournament facility. It’s an exciting time to be an avid rugb...

Recreation Exploration

It is an exciting time in the City of Edmonton when it comes to recreational facilities. Never has the public or city employees had so much choice in choosing a facility to help them get in shape or t...

Being Active: Great for the Environment or Our Environment: Great for being Active

There may be many secrets in life we may never figure out, but when it comes down to attaining good health and well-being it has never been a secret. It just comes down to regular physical activity- m...

Churchill Square – An every day place to gather

With the Works Festival, Street Performers Festival, Taste of Edmonton, and Cariwest Festival just around the corner, soon Churchill Square will be a hub of summer activity. But it’s not just...

One big STEP towards taking 10,000 steps a day!

The notion of walking 10,000 steps everyday can be daunting for many. The mere thought of such a large number can be enough to stop you in your tracks! Pedestrian beware. It’s that negative self-tal...

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