Edmonton - (Home to Snow Valley)
Linda Hoang is an Edmonton-based Canadian blogger who writes about travel, lifestyle and food. Follow her Learn to Ski stories this winter as she gets back on the slopes after a long absence and tackles skiing.
Is there a favorite event in the winter people can’t miss? Skiing and snowboarding at Snow Valley is an event that is special at any time of the year, such a cool ski spot right in the middle of town. The Silver Skate Festival and Ice Castles, as well as Deep Freeze Festival are winter favourites each year, too. Silver Skate is the perfect celebration of the season with snow sculptures, ice skating, and lots more!
Edmonton is the only Canadian city with the Ice Castles, a stunning outdoor experience with frozen thrones, ice slides and endless photo ops.
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Of all the options, what is your favourite winter experience in Edmonton and why?
It’s too hard to pick one. Whether it’s winter Segwaying through the river valley — the largest urban river valley park system in North America — taking in one of many winter festivals (Edmonton is a winter city after all!), skiing or snowboarding at one of the city’s snow parks like Snow Valley, skating around Hawrelak Park or just taking a winter walk under the blue sky and sunshine, winter in Edmonton is an amazing experience!
Editor’s note: we know one event Linda is really looking forward to is her take to skiing via Snow Valley’s women's only learn to ski camp. Follow Linda on her Facebook page for more.
Where to eat? Your top two or three places to eat in Edmonton — good places to go for apres or after outside winter time.
Warm up with hot soup! I’m partial to my parents’ restaurant for Vietnamese noodle soup (pho) at King Noodle House, all you can eat at Chinese Hot Pot, Japanese ramen and curries at Kazoku Ramen, or Korean soup like the “army stew” from HanJan. Or warm up with comforting pasta at Uccellino, in my opinion, the very best in Edmonton. Then grab cocktails at Bar Clementine.