explore edmonton

Explore Edmonton: Plaza Bowling Co. (Where to Bowl in YEG)

Linda Hoang - February 22, 2017
Plaza Bowling Co - Explore Edmonton

In my never-ending quest to find things to do in Edmonton, I found myself checking out the Plaza Bowling Co. at 10418 118 Avenue this weekend with friends Fred and Catherine.  I’d heard of the Plaza Bowling Co. before – when I used to go to school at NAIT and then work at NAIT – I saw it among other shops along 118 Avenue. To be …

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Explore Edmonton: Things To Do For Valentine’s Day 2017

Linda Hoang - January 31, 2017
Valentines Day Explore Edmonton Events

I love love! And I love celebrating love. I try to do this year-round, but like having an excuse to do it each year on Valentine’s Day.  Here’s a list of date ideas I’ve put together to help you plan your Valentine’s Day in Edmonton! It largely builds off previous lists I’ve created so if there are new events happening, please let me know and I’d …

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What To Do For New Year’s Eve: Edmonton Events (Dec 31, 2016)

Linda Hoang - December 3, 2016
Edmonton Events New Years Eve

NYE list last updated: Saturday, December 3, 2016  * Photos courtesy of Anthony P. Jones via City of Edmonton Photo Gallery Happy December! How many of you have put up your holiday decorations? Started listening to Christmas music? Planning how to ring in the New Year? It’s going to be a pretty big one to ring in – 2017 marks Canada’s 150th birthday! The whole …

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Review: Halo Bar & Bistro at the Renaissance Hotel (Edmonton International Airport)

Linda Hoang - November 28, 2016
Halo Bar Bistro Renaissance Hotel Edmonton International Airport

Last week, I was invited to try Halo Bar & Bistro Restaurant and tour the Renaissance Hotel at the Edmonton International Airport, with some of my closest friends Andrea (Little Miss Andrea) and Chris (Eating is the Hard Part) and our partners.  The experience was put together by FlyEIA as a way to highlight some of the airport’s many dining and shopping opportunities. Most people who visit the airport (myself included) …

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Explore Edmonton: Virtual Reality Arcade Breakout VR (+ Giveaway!)

Linda Hoang - November 14, 2016
Breakout VR Virtual Reality Arcade Edmonton

On our never-ending quest to ‘Explore Edmonton,’ Mike and I found ourselves trying the city’s newest virtual reality arcade – Breakout VR located at 10107 81 Avenue (off Whyte). Breakout VR is brought to us by some of the same owners as Breakout Entertainment, Edmonton’s very first escape game company. As readers know, I’m a huge escape game fan and Breakout’s late 2014 launch was just the first …

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Explore Edmonton: There’s a Dog Restaurant in Edmonton, Canada and it’s Paw-some!

Linda Hoang - November 11, 2016

For the last three years, we’ve been celebrating Olive’s dog birthday at the Doggy Style Deli – a restaurant for dogs located on Stony Plain Road right here in Edmonton! I’ve blogged about the experience before, and have shared lots of photos on social media, but every year it still surprises/delights a lot of people who hear about the doggy restaurant for the first time!  This …

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Explore Edmonton: Visiting the Edmonton Corn Maze (Enter to win free passes!)

Linda Hoang - September 9, 2016
Edmonton Corn Maze

While summer may mainly be over now, there are still so many events and activities to do in Edmonton! Something we had been meaning to do all summer but kept missing, was visiting the Edmonton Corn Maze. We finally went over the long weekend! The Edmonton Corn Maze is located just slightly south west of the city (it’s like a 10-minute drive from where we live on the west …

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Explore Edmonton: K-Days 2016

Linda Hoang - July 24, 2016
K-Days - Edmonton - Summer

Summers in Edmonton are unbelievable. There’s always something to do and often – especially on weekends – there are SO many events and activities that it’s really hard to decide which one to do! That’s a great problem to have, especially if you’re summer vacations revolve primarily around staycations. Each summer, Mike and I make a point to spend a day at K-Days, Edmonton’s biggest …

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How Pokemon Go got my husband to go out and explore his city

Linda Hoang - July 11, 2016
Pokemon Go - Edmonton - Murals and Art

“I can’t wait until we go downtown again.” Mike (my husband) has never said this to me – until now. He comes from a tiny town northwest of Edmonton and for as long as I’ve known him (7+ years) he’s never initiated a trip downtown. Or really anywhere. In our relationship, I’m definitely the one responsible for getting us out and about – doing and …

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Recap + Giveaway: The X-Realm Edmonton Escape Game

Linda Hoang - June 25, 2016
The X-Realm Edmonton Escape Room Game

The problem with my obsession of escape games, is that eventually puzzle themes and patterns start to reveal or repeat themselves, and rooms start feeling easy. You go into an escape room wanting to succeed but you also don’t want to solve the puzzles too easily and quickly! One time, we got out of a room in just 25 minutes and when you’re paying $25 …

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