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Community Activities

Find a selection of potential activities for our clients here.

 

 

 

Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas

Location  14231-137th Avenue
Website   www.cineplex.com

A program was developed in concert with Autism Speaks Canada, to provide a special screening program for people with autism spectrum disorder and their families. This will take place in select venues on select Saturdays at 10:30 am, before theatres open to the general public. Guests of all ages will be able to get in for the current child ticket price.

Titles and booking information will be announced on www.cineplex.com up to two weeks in advance of each screening.

Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts

Location  9225-118 Avenue
Phone      +1 (780) 474-7611
Website   www.thenina.ca

For a low annual membership fee, adults with developmental disabilities can receive art materials and equipment and a space to create their works. Artists are supported by a rotating team of professional practicing artists who facilitate the art making experience.

To book an appointment/tour please call +1 (780) 474-7611 or check out www.thenina.ca for more information.

The Steadward Centre

Location  2-633 Van Vliet Complex University of Alberta
Phone      +1 (780) 492-3182 (General Inquiries)
Website   www.steadwardcentre.ualberta.ca

A friendly and open space for members to engage in physical activity — from simply strolling the beautiful river valley or university campus grounds, to competitive athletics. Offers a wide variety of programming for all ages. Membership required to use facilities (multiple locations around the city). Specific programs for persons with disabilities.

Fort Edmonton Park

Location  7000 143rd Street
Phone      +1 (780) 442-5311
Website   www.fortedmontonpark.ca

Fort Edmonton Park is nestled Edmonton's river valley. The park now includes the 1846 Hudson's Bay Fort as well as the Streets of 1885, 1905, and 1920, depicting the evolution of Edmonton's early history. Programming changes season to season, with plays and movies shown at the theatre located in the park at various times. Accessible parking, Designated DATS drop-off zone, accessible entranceway, accessible lift on steam train, and accessible wagon with wheelchair access. Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first serve basis at no additional cost.

Edmonton Valley Zoo

Location  13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
Phone      Call 311 for information
Website   www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/edmonton-valley-zoo.aspx

A small and intimate zoo that provides authentic and engaging animal experiences. Admission hours vary season to season (call for information). A great deal of the zoo grounds is wheelchair accessible and walkways inside the zoo are a combination of paved and gravel surfaces. Accessible by transit.

Muttart Conservatory

Location  9626–96A Street
Phone      Call 311 for information
Website   www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/muttart-conservatory.aspx

Offers a year-round escape into the beauty of the world's plant life. Vibrant, colourful, tranquil and inspirational, the pyramids' display gardens are a welcome oasis for all. Feature pyramid exhibit changes completely 5-7 times per year, providing new experiences to visitors. Unique themed displays and fabulous seasonal celebrations highlight the creativity of the Muttart staff. Guided tour of the pyramids offered at various times and days. Explore the pyramids at your own pace using our printed maps, or follow a QR Code tour on your smartphone.

John Janzen Nature Centre

Location  7000-143 Street
Phone      Call 311 for information
Website   www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/john-janzen-nature-centre.aspx

Interactive exhibits, educational programming and special events have encouraged visitors towards a greater awareness of and engagement with the wonders of nature that surround us. Hours of operations vary by season. The Birch Tree and River Loop Trails have sections which may be challenging for those with limited mobility. Accessible parking, accessible nature exhibits, accessible washrooms, The Tegler Discovery Zone and beehive are fully accessible.

John Walter Museum

Location  9180 Walterdale Hill NW
Phone      +1 (780) 496-2601
Website   www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/john-walter-museum.aspx

Offers a variety of experiences. Located in Kinsmen Park, there are pools, recreation facilities, walking and biking trails, and picnic and playground areas are nearby. Spend a lovely afternoon taking a self-guided tour, informative information panels enrich your experience. John Walter Museum is partially accessible. Paved walkways and boardwalks connect the houses and the public parking lot, Third House (built in 1901) is accessible by ramp, Accessible entrance to the visitor orientation building, Accessible washrooms in the visitor orientation building.

Prince of Wales Armouries

Location  10440-108 Avenue
Phone      Call 311 for information
Website   www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/prince-of-wales-armouries.aspx

Was a military training site for the Department of National Defence until 1977. Home to the City of Edmonton Archives. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the exhibits in the public areas of the building. There is no admission fee, parking is free and there are several bus routes nearby.

For further Information

The Access 2 Card

The Access 2 Card provides persons with a disability a personalized card printed with their name and the card's five year expiry date. When going to their attraction of choice, they simply need to present the card along with a piece of ID (not required for cardholders who are minors), and their attendant will receive a free ticket. The Access 2 Card is accepted at entertainment venues across Canada. Visit the venues section of their website to see where the card can be used in your community.

City Hall / Churchill Square

Location  1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Phone      Call 311 for information
Website   www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/city-hall.aspx

City Hall is an Edmonton landmark, the home of our civic leadership and a gathering place for the community. It is easily accessible to the public and located in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Edmontonians can also enjoy events, festivals and various activities in City Hall and Churchill Square. Check online for listing of various activities and events for each location. Take a self guided tour, or enjoy various activities such as council meetings, indoor market and special performances.

Alberta Art Gallery

Location  2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Phone      +1 (780) 422-6223
Website   www.youraga.ca

Focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. Also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of over 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta and the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. The Gallery is wheelchair accessible, including elevator access to the L2 LRT level and L1 Theatre and Singhmar Centre for Education. Wheelchairs are available free of charge, though limited quantities are available. Aides accompanying a person with disabilities are given complimentary admission to the Gallery.

Edmonton Public Libraries (EPL)

Location  7 Sir Winston Churchill Square (main branch)
Phone      +1 (780) 496-7000 (main branch)
Website   www.epl.ca

Branches are located at various places around the City of Edmonton. In addition to offering books for lending, there is the opportunity to explore computer programs/games and other programming unique to each location. Programs include: computer instruction, book clubs, to practise your English, there’s an EPL program that's just right and they’re all free.

Jurassic Forest

Location  2-23210 Township Road 564 Gibbons Alberta
Phone      +1 (780) 470-2446
Website   jurassicforest.com

This is a seasonal activity.
Forest is open May - October only.

Jurassic Forest and Learning Centre features over 50 life sized and realistic animatronic exhibits in a natural forest and wetland environment. Visitors to the forest will enjoy guided safaris with expert Jurassic staff.

Royal Alberta Museum

Location  12845-102nd Avenue
Phone      +1 (780) 453-9100
Website   www.royalalbertamuseum.ca

The museum is relocating. The galleries at the Glenora Site are now closed, but you can stay connected with the museum through social media and website to receive museum news, have a peak at the new location via webcam, and to visit online exhibitions.

The Royal Alberta Museum offers a full range of exhibitions and activities for every age, level and interest. Feature exhibitions at the museum are changing all the time. Some of the finest cultural and natural history collections in the country. Previous permanent exhibits included Natural History Gallery, Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture, and Wild Alberta Gallery.

Telus World of Science

Location  11211-142 Street
Phone      +1 (780) 451-3344
Website   telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca

Creating a positive science and technology culture in our region. Motivating people to learn about and contribute to advances in science and technology. A variety of exhibits to help with scientific understanding. Various permanent galleries accessible with admission and other feature galleries changing throughout the months. Also available at this location: IMAX theatre and Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre.

 

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