5 best :: Things to Do in Summer

We’ve rounded up some summer must-dos — from short little escapes and road trips to splashing in rivers and historic fun — so you can savor the best of (the rest of) the season.

1. Picnic Time
Pack your basket and ready your blanket for the ultimate movable feast. Our top picks for a picnic and a picnic with a twist – join others for the Blink Urban Picnic on August 26 (check out the delicious menu).

2. Travel by Streetcar
Ride high on the Edmonton streetcar. Shuffling from Jasper Plaza to Old Strathcona, the charming streetcar provides sweeping views of the river valley. Enjoy soon – it’s only operational from May long weekend to Labour Day. 

3. River Valley Play
Play in our majestic river valley. Ride your bike. Go on a Segway tour. Rent croquet, bocce ball or badminton sets from River Valley Adventure Co. Plan a scavenger hunt. Just do some serious playing.

4. Day Trippin' into the Countryside
Head to the countryside. Get out of the city limits to visit quaint general stores; pick your own fruit; or enjoy the Country Soul Stroll. This site is bursting with things to do in the country.

5. Tubing on Pembina River
Float down a river. Located just 90 minutes west of Edmonton in Entwistle, Pembina River offers two-hours of blissful floating. This company offers rental tubes, shuttles and life jackets.