EdgeWalk at the CN Tower
Toronto’s iconic CN Tower, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, launches a new attraction with EdgeWalk. This thrill of a lifetime offers a leisurely open-air stroll along the top of the soaring landmark’s observation bubble— situated 1,169 feet above the ground. For $175, daredevils can spend approximately 30 minutes safely harnessed to the tower and circling its edge while enjoying a breathtaking view of Toronto and Lake Ontario. The adventure includes a keepsake photo and video, certificate of achievement, and bragging rights for treading on top of one of the tallest man-made structures in the world.
EdgeWalk at the CN Tower is available by reservation. For more information, visit edgewalkcntower.ca or call 1-855-553-3833. EdgeWalk at the CN Tower, 301 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 2T6
After nine months of construction and just over $10M in funding, the Children’s Museum reopened with 12 new and renovated whimsical galleries guaranteed to encourage playtime, laughter and learning. The magic takes place in galleries like Pop m’Art. Here, little ones shop an ever-changing stock of materials – like sippy cup lids and foam strips – and turn them into unique arts and crafts. Children will love to race up five kid-sized storeys to the top of Lasagna Lookout play structure, where Italian cuisine ingredients are cleverly integrated throughout for play. This revamped museum is sparking the imagination of Winnipeg youth in exciting new ways.
Children’s Museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit childrensmuseum.com or call 204-924-4000. Children’s Museum, 45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4T6
Art Gallery of Alberta
Although the new Art Gallery of Alberta was officially unveiled in 2010, it remains the centre of attention in Edmonton, giving the downtown Arts District a whole new energy. This jewel of silvery steel ribbon and curved glass helps secures the city’s reputation as a world-class centre for visual art. Created by celebrated L.A. architect Randall Stout, the 85,000 square foot state-of-the-art gallery hosts some of the most sought-after exhibits in the world. It’s also home to the innovative ZINC resto lounge — where a number of dishes are inspired by feature exhibitions — a gallery shop, 150-seat theatre, outdoor sculpture court and “floating” private lounge.
Art Gallery of Alberta is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. For more information, visit youraga.ca or call 780-422-6223. Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2C1