Beat The Summer Heat With These Activities In Edmonton

Edmonton has been blasted with summer weather this August and looks like that won't stop into September!
edmonton pools

This summer started off slow and is finishing off strong! We have seen non-stop sunshine and hot temperatures here in Edmonton & most of Alberta. Which is most welcomed when we all know how short lived our summers are.

Most of us Albertans aren’t built for the hot weather so these are a few easy ways to cool down and beat the heat. 

We are lucky to have a number of great outdoor pools here in Edmonton. The Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool just celebrated 100 years of operation! Slap on that SPF, load up the cooler, and get suited up for a dip at one of the YEG outdoor pools.

Full list of pools, here

There’s nothing better than getting out on the water on a hot day! If you don’t want to go through the hassel of getting your own boat or raft, Paddle Station offers rafts and kayaks to rent and enjoy. 

📍Emily Murphy Park, 11904 Emily Murphy Park Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B6 (The start point at Emily Murphy Park Canoe Launch is located just under the Groat Road bridge.)

Grab Some Ice Cream

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream. Especially on a hot day! Edmonton has a number of amazingly delicious ice cream places to chose from so there is no shortage of options!

A few of our favs:

Yelo’d Ice Cream

Kind Ice Cream

Drizzle Ice Cream

Made By Marcus

La Carraia Gelaterie Cafe

Scoop n Roll Creamery

MishMash Parfait (by Scoop n Roll)

Go To The Beach

There are a few lakes with awesome beaches just outside Edmonton that are easy to get to in a short amount of time. You could also hit up Accidental Beach in Edmonton on the river if your not quite up for leaving the city. 

Pack your sand castle building tools and hit up one of these beaches:

Maybe beating the heat means getting out of it and into some AC! Cool down at Cineplex for a movie date full of popcorn and candy.

Visit to see a full list of show times.

Enjoy the water without all the UV Rays! World Waterpark is located inside West Edmonton Mall and features the worlds largest indoor wave pool, 17 unique waterslides and play features, a zipline over the park, and all of this while sitting at a comfortable 31°C.

📍8882 170 St NW #1338, Edmonton,

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