Everyone hears about the top places to visit in Edmonton, but do they know the hidden gems? We at EdmCarpetCleaning,ca think the hidden secrets of a city are what make it special and exciting. The most interesting and fun parts of a city are the places not many people know about because you get to enjoy more intimate spaces and unique finds. But the “hole in the wall” spots are always the best! Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you're about to have the “in” on all the best-kept secrets of Edmonton. Check out the 5 secrets about Edmonton, AB only a handful of people know:
The Haunted Trail
Who likes something a little spooky every now and then? Take a short trip to the Strathcona Science Provincial Park to get a dose of some eerie fun. South of the well-known trails, closer to the archaeological site, is a set of a few spooky trails. Known as the Haunted Forest Trail, you may want to discover for yourself what makes this trail so spooky!
Many locals have never heard of the Canoe Heads Canoe Trip. Located at North Saskatchewan River, Canoeing and outdoor junkies take an adventurous 4-day canoe trip! If you enjoy outdoor activities, canoeing, rivers, or secret adventures, the Canoe Heads is available for anyone to join. If you are nervous for a 4-day trip on the water, you can paddle anywhere between 1 to 4 days. Now, who’s up for an adventure?
Adult Man Hunt
Do you remember how much fun it was playing manhunt through your neighborhood when you were a kid? Those are probably some of your best memories! Luckily for you, Edmonton offers an advanced level of hiding and seek made for adults. If you aren’t afraid of forests at night, there are new locations every week in Edmonton that groups are discovering for fun games of man hunt!
A Real Life “River Dale” Diner
Have you ever seen the Netflix series, River Dale? Edmonton happens to have a “river dale” diner of their own! Just like the shows Pop’s Chock’Lit Shoppe, the Urban Green Café is the central hub for younger kids to hang out at and enjoy tasty food. This casual hot spot also offers fantastic views of the river, making it the perfect spot for photos with friends and for social media. Located in Edmonton’s River Valley, the Urban Green Café has some of the best coffee in town, along with award wining ice cream.
Craft Beer Festival
Located at the Edmonton Expo Centre, the annual Edmonton Craft Beer Festival is a huge hit for those who know about it! Many locals don’t know about the festival because it falls on certain dates where you have to stay in the loop to know about. Enjoy tasting a massive variety of delectable craft beers with your friends (or date), there are so many breweries that show up in Alberta you would never know this many existed!