In the heart of Old Strathcona is one of the city’s most popular winter festivals! On top of live entertainment, a giant ice slide, and cool activities, this festival hosts an International Ice Carving Competition that attracts artists from as far away as Russia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Mexico! This year, ten teams will compete in the professional category, and five will compete in the novice category.
For its 13th year, the festival will host an early Mardi Gras celebration with a parade at 1 pm on January 21. Families can enjoy great activities all day, including crafts, games, storytelling, and a magic show! If you get a little chilled while exploring, you can quickly warm up with a hot chocolate in the heated cafe.
Ice on Whyte | January 21 – 24 & 28 – 31
End of Steel Park | Gateway Blvd. & Tommy Banks Way