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Ice on Whyte Festival

  • Old Strathcona, End of Steel Park located at Gateway Blvd (103 Street) and Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton, Alberta
  • T: 1-780-758-5878
  • January 26 2017 to February 5 2017

Two winter weekends: January 26-29 and February 2-5, 2017.

Every year, the Ice on Whyte Festival grabs Canadian winter by the snowballs and carves it into a wicked combo of ice and art. Just imagine, 155,000 pounds of ice is dumped just to prep for this week long party – on purpose! So, get your toque on and come down to the International Ice Carving Competition, ride a gigantic ice slide, or learn to carve ice just like a pro. One of the hottest shows is on the last night, where you’ll see fire melt an ice sculpture right back into H20. You’ll be right in your element. Get it?

In honour of Canada turning the big 150 in 2017, some historically iconic Canadian characters will be making a special appearance at the End of Steel Park during the festival. Don't just imagine what life was like for Canada’s ancestors, see for yourself! Listen to stories about Edmonton from fur trading pioneers like Richard Hardisty or hear from Margaret Martin about what life was like for women before they had the right to vote. Experience the stories of ordinary people that shaped our country in a unique and extraordinary way.

Cost:
Adults: $7
Children 2-12 years old: $4
Under 2 free

Hours:
Thursday and Friday: 2:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-10:00pm