Edmonton, Alberta is home to the only Ice Castles attraction in Canada!
This acre-sized, winter wonderland, made entirely of ICE, typically runs from January to March of each year. I only learned in the last year that the Silver Skate Festival, Edmonton’s largest and longest-running winter festival, is actually the organization locally that helps bring in the Ice Castles (in partnership with the City of Edmonton). Let’s please thank both Silver Skate and City of Edmonton for their Instagrammable VISION. lol
The Ice Castles are made up of hundreds of thousands of icicles, forming caverns, tunnels, look-outs, fountains, thrones, archways and more. It’s a truly stunning, unique piece of art that makes it one of the most photographed winter attractions in the country.
In 2019, I wrote a blog post highlighting 8 Must Take Photos at the Instagrammable Ice Castles! Although the design of the Ice Castles changes slightly each year, the photo guide still mostly checks out lol. (Be sure to check that blog for other tips for making the most of your visit to the Ice Castles!)
For 2020, I decided to do a little video walkthrough of the Ice Castles, which you can view below!
Explore the Only Ice Castles in Canada! (#lindorkVlogs)
Of course during our 2020 visit, we snapped some (I think) lovely photos that I’d like to share as well:
This year I’m helping the Silver Skate Festival with their social media (which is why I’ve learned more about their huge involvement in the Edmonton Ice Castles!)
The Silver Skate Festival takes place over 10 days each February and includes winter sports, culinary events, snow and fire sculptures, live music and family-friendly, all-ages activities.
I highly recommend if you’re planning a visit to the Ice Castles, to make it coincide with the Silver Skate Festival! Knock two amazing, Edmonton winter experiences off your list at the same time!
The 30th Anniversary of the Silver Skate Festival runs Feb 7-17, 2020.