Edmonton Ice Castle. Sunday, January 21
This is our third year going to see the Ice Castle and this was my favorite visit. We went during the day (ticket time for noon) as opposed to a 4:30pm ticket time so we got to see everything in the day light. Seeing the ice lit up at night is definitely beautiful but I felt it was so much nicer during the day, especially because we had a beautiful day with sun and blue skies.
The detail created as the water froze is just beautiful. I think this Castle was bigger than past years but I’m not certain.
There were so many spots where the ice hung down, it’s just amazing. I have been fortunate to see ice like this in nature while hiking the Maligne Canyon in Jasper but this is a pretty great option if you aren’t going to ever see it built by nature.
We went on a Sunday at noon (which is the first ticket time for that day) and it wasn’t busy yet. It was actually perfect, no big crowds yet & no crazy line ups for the slides.
Weekends are more expensive but if you purchase your tickets ahead of time online you save money and don’t have to stand in line for standby tickets (there are only so many tickets allotted to each time slot).
The slides are fast and so fun! We all went down multiple times, Anna could have kept going all day.
If you get the chance- go, see the ice! It’s amazing. Our winters are long!!!! so we might as well make the best out of it.