How To Beat The Winter Blues This January In Edmonton

Now that the holidays are over and the new year has begun, many Canadians try to adjust back to their normal routines. It can be hard to get back to work, school, and find ways to keep yourself entertained during the cold weather season.

For those looking to escape the cold, travel prices in January tend to drop after the holiday surge. This creates an opportunity for families to get away and take an extended vacation or for companies to set up business meetings and fly out their employees to meet clients. In fact, the third Monday of January has been known to be the most ‘depressing’ day of the year. This can happen due to many different factors, some say it is when their credit card statement comes in and other attribute it to the lack of vitamin D from exposure to the sun. Either way, it would be well worth your while to keep active in Edmonton during the month, despite the cold weather.

Staying active and social are some of the best ways to beat the winter blues. If trying something new is on your new year’s resolution, then January is the perfect time to implement it.

Here are some upcoming activities to take part in Edmonton this month:


After a ten year hiatus, you can watch Ballet BC’s return to the city with some of the most celebrated choreographers taking place at the Jubilee Auditorium January 22nd and 23rd.

Burning Man Tour

Dierks Bentley, singer and songwriter, is bringing his Burning Man Tour to Rogers Place, only ten minutes away from the Coliseum Inn hotel, on January 24th.

Harlem Globetrotters

One of the most famous basketballs acts is heading to Edmonton on January 26th at the Rogers Place. Take a trip around the world with this entertaining and humorous skills from the team.

Boardwalk Ice

It may sound cold, but this fantastic display of International Ice Carving Competition, using 96,000 pounds of ice, is it to inspire and entertain. You can catch this at Whyte Ave January 24-27.

Whatever you do, try to enjoy yourself and the company. Stay happy Edmonton.

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