All-Canadian Winter!

Weekends, Jan. 29 through Mar. 13, 2022
11 am - 5 pm

Put on your warm woolies and head to the Garden for some laid-back winter family fun. Take part in classic Canadian outdoor activities, or try your hand at something new, all in a beautiful winter setting.

Included with admission

  • Stroll through a beautiful winter garden
  • Tasty treats for all - Cabane a sucre (maple taffy) is a sugar candy made by boiling maple sap past the point where it would form maple syrup, but not so long that it becomes maple butter or maple sugar. A sweet treat for all!
  • Kick sledding - scoot around the nature paths with this fun family sport
  • Hockey puck shoot
  • Snowball toss
  • Live music in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden (12-4 pm)
  • Enjoy hot chocolate by a fire
  • Patio Cafe concession is open with snacks and beverages


Special Activities

Talking Rock Snowshoe Tours
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 26 and March 5
1.5 hour tours at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

Join Keith Diakiw, a Métis geologist and tour guide on a snowshoe trek off the beaten path as we visit the Indigenous garden and a local old-growth forest. On this intimate winter geo-adventure you will learn about the Métis people, wear a sash on the journey, and conclude your trip around a cozy fire with some hot tea. Group size is maximum 10 people.

$30 per person for tour (plus admission to the Garden).
Advance registration required when you purchase your admission ticket.

Ice Carving Lessons
Feb. 12, 13, 19 and 20
12-4:30 pm, 15 minute time slots

Try your hand at carving some ice with the Lil Chippers program, brought to you from Ice on Whyte! You’ll get hands-on instruction, safety gear, and your very own piece of carving ice. Create your own small ice carving to take home. Children (of all ages) will receive instruction in ice carving basics and be shown how to turn a small block of ice into their own work of art with a template and a chisel. Safety gear and tools provided. Carving spaces will spread out.

$5 per participant (plus admission to the Garden).
Advance registration required when you purchase your admission ticket.

Dog Days at the Garden!
March 12 & 13 only

All good (on-leash) dogs are welcome to these special days at the Garden! Enjoy a stroll with your four legged friend. The Dynamo Dog Sport Allstar Entertainment Group will be highlighting their most talented dogs and owners with two demonstrations each day. Not a dog owner yourself? No problem! Everyone is invited to come to take part in the All Canadian Winter activities and share the Garden with the dogs.

Dynamo Dog Sports Allstar Group Demo
12:30 pm & 2:30 pm
Free to watch (no pre-registration required)

 

Passholders (Garden Experience Pass, Year Round Pass and Friends of the Garden) are eligible for free admission for these events. Special program offerings extra.


For information, contact uabg.visitorservices@ualberta.ca or 780-492-3267.