May 17 2019

Long Weekend Fun in McConachie

Long Weekend

Long Weekend Fun in McConachie!

Victoria Day is right around the corner and you know what that means… long weekend! Living in Edmonton’s North West in McConachie provides an array of activities, and with a long weekend on the agenda, there’s no better time to tick some things off your ‘to-do’ list. As the weather clears up and summer plans begin to unfold, the McConachie community is gearing up to enjoy the warmer days of sunshine and family time. Continue reading to discover some of our suggestions to ensure that you and your family start the weekend off on the right foot, and make it one to remember!

On the sunny side

Make a splash at Woodlands Waterpark

Pack up the car and head 15 minutes West on Anthony Henday Drive and arrive at the Woodlands Water Play Park. Set to open on May 15, this water park is equipped with 20 spray features, a dry playground, snack shack and change rooms. Spend the long-weekend outside and enjoy the sunshine at the waterpark (free of admission charge!).

Strap on your hiking boots

Offering a number of trails varying in difficulty, Elk Island National Park promises a day of adventure and fresh alpine air. Whether it’s for a tasteful picnic, a stroll through the woods or to seek a challenge, there is something suitable for the whole family. Just a 30-minute drive east of the community, a national park awaits you!

It’s raining, it’s pouring

Catch an IMAX flick

From rainforests to the Arctic, animal species or space exploration, the Telus World of Science assures to keep everyone entertained with an afternoon at the movies. Living in Alberta, it goes without saying that the weather is unpredictable, so best to be prepared for the unexpected with an (educational!) movie day.

Get your creative juices flowing

An insightful initiative at the Art Gallery of Alberta is encouraging museum visits by providing (free!) guided exhibition tours for International Museum Day on May 18th. Suitable for all ages, this art gallery has something for everyone. Whether it’s seeking inspiration, learning something new or to expand horizons, the AGA will impress artists of all levels.

Whether your family is looking for adventure or relaxation this Victoria Day weekend, you’re sure to find something exciting near the community – rain or shine! Does your family get up to anything noteworthy on long weekends? Let us know on our Facebook page and spread the word!

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McConachie wishes you a safe and relaxing Victoria Day weekend!