Your Edmonton Guide: January Edition

by on Jan 8th, 2019

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out | Now Open | Telus World of Science

The exhibit that shocked the world over, Body Worlds, is now taking a new approach to the process of plastination. Animal Inside Out, is the same kind of exhibit as Body Worlds, only with (you guessed it) animals. Featuring more than 100 specimens, including a giraffe, an elephant, sharks and more it is sure to fascinate anyone who is interested in anatomy. This exhibit will be open to the public at the Telus World of Science until Mar. 31, 2019.

The exhibit features real human and animal specimens and may not be suitable for all audiences. 

Ice Castles | Now Open | Hawrelak Park

The Ice Castles have quickly become an Edmontonian tradition, entering its fourth year in our great city. The castles, which are formed entirely by hand using only a few premade icicles and water stand over 10 feet tall and built in a massive area of Hawrelak park. The Ice Castles are now open, entrancing viewers with lights, an ice slide and an ice throne (perfect for selfies). Tickets are now on sale which will be good for any day that the castles are open this season.

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival | Jan. 12-13, 2019 | 118 Avenue and 91 Street

The Deep Freeze festival celebrates the Russian/Ukrainian “Olde New Year” with a weekend of Ukrainian and French cultural winter traditions. From coffee can curling to deep freezer racing to snow wagon rides and winter mini golf, this festival has a little something for everyone. Along with all of the fun, there will be live world music performances both days of the festival till 10 p.m. The festival has garnered some pretty significant national attention as well, last year Rick Mercer even joined the festivities!

Ice On Whyte | Jan. 24-27 | Jan. 31 – Feb. 3 | Whyte Ave and Gateway Blvd

The 16th annual Ice On Whyte festival is so much more than just ice statues, but this year, those ice statues will be competing for the Canada Cup of Ice Carving. The trophy, which circles the three ice carving events in Canada, will find its winner in Edmonton. Along with all the cool statues that will undoubtedly come along with the trophy, there is always the Ice Bar, which allows you to hang out and drink at a Canadian’s balmy minus two. All of that, and there’s still a Beer Stew competition that you can take part in right down the street at Situation Brewery.

Concerts and Events

Kongos | Jan. 17 | Starlite Room

Jim Gaffigan | Jan. 18 | Rogers Place

Nuela Charles | Jan. 18-19 | Citadel Theater

Silverstein | Jan. 22 | Starlite Room

Dierks Bentley | Jan. 24 | Rogers Place

Harlem Globetrotters | Jan. 26 | Rogers Place

The Trews | Jan 30-31 | Starlite Room

Arkells | Jan. 31 | Rogers Place