Scenic Route to Alaska’s Guide to a Stellar Weekend in Edmonton

Edmonton is a city that is brimming with unique cultural experiences, delicious culinary endeavours and trendy locales which can be a bit overwhelming no matter how many times you have visited. Luckily, the Edmonton-based trio, Scenic Route to Alaska, have done it all! Read on for their top picks of places to eat, and must-do experiences that make for a jam-packed weekend in the city.

Friday

Saturday

FARROW

Get your day started with a late breakfast at Farrow, a small 3-seater restaurant that likes their music loud and food fun. With a focus on using local ingredients, bringing in some of the best coffee from independent roasters from all over the world, and a menu that is constantly changing, you'll be set to kick off your day with a burst of energy. Must try: The Grick

LIVE MUSIC
Keep the fun going by catching a show at one of Edmonton's local music venues. From The Starlite Room (a staple venue in the heart of the downtown Edmonton) to the Empress Ale House, Sewing Machine Factory or Yardbird Suite (the perfect spot for you jazzy folks) there's something for everyone!

Sunday

MILL CREEK CAFE
Grabbing brunch at Mill Creek Cafe is the perfect way to start off your Sunday morning. This family-owned, local gem is steps away from the namesake Mill Creek ravine. You can sit and enjoy your breakfast in the cafe, or grab something to go and wander the trails with a latte in hand.

GAME ON
If one thing is for sure, it's that Scenic Route to Alaska are BIG golf guys. If they're not playing shows, you'll most likely find them perfecting their swings at a local course in the summertime, and in the winter you'll catch them playing a game of shinny at the ODR (outdoor ice rink).

PICNICS DONE RIGHT
End the day with a sunset charcuterie picnic in the park! Stop in at the Italian Centre Shop, where you'll find their famous European deli brimming with the widest selection of meats, cheeses and antipasti - as well as their heavenly desserts. Then make your way to Hawrelak Park, one of the jewels of Edmonton's beautiful river valley, and enjoy your picnic under the stars.