How do downtown and our main street commercial areas function in winter? Are shoppers and office workers welcomed in winter with the same enthusiasm as demonstrated in summer? How can we better convey that our downtown and main street commercial areas are open for business and active year-round?

Hospitality, Tourism & Business

Winter Free Admission Day

Much like the free admission day in the summer the city could open the Zoo, Fort Edmonton, John Janzen, etc to the public for fun winter activities. Winter animals at the zoo, sleigh rides and snowmen at the Fort, snowshoeing and animal tracks at John Janzen. Live music at Hawrelack park for ice skating. Even working with Snow Valley to run free that day and encouraging community leagues to offer up the rinks to non-members. ...more »

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stagger events please!

It's been a bit confusing trying to keep all the events straight. For instance, this January there was the ice festival and then Metropolis all at the same time. It makes more sense to do what we do in the summer by having one event after the other so that there are continual things to do throughout the winter and not a bunch of things only at one time.

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