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5 Free Ways to Get Active

No charge recreation activities in Walkable Edmonton

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Five ways you can get moving in Edmonton without moving money out of your pocket:

1) Yoga in Churchill Square

Every Tuesday and Thursday in August 2017, Red Owl Yoga is leading a free lunch-hour yoga class.

It runs 12-1pm on the outdoor terrace directly upstairs from the TIX on the Square shop.

The last session is on August 31.

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2) November Project Morning Workouts

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 6am a group, started by Edmonton Oilers’ Andrew Ference and based on an initiative originated in Boston, US, goes through the paces.


Workouts are always at a different location announced on Twitter


Run stairs at Commonwealth Stadium (meet at Gate 2)


Hill runs starting at the bottom of Walterdale Hill, and run up to 109 Street

The November Project starts at 6am SHARP and goes rain or shine or blazing hot or waaaaaay below freezing.

3) Skating at the Downtown Community Arena

All public skate times are free of charge, complete with free skate and helmet rentals.

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4) Manhunt

Every Wednesday night play a big game of hide-n-seek. Each week it runs in a different location across the city.

Each game starts out with one person who's "it" aka the Manhunter. The other players are Fugitives and escape while they can. When the Manhunter catches and tags a Fugitive they become part of the Manhunters team. At the end of the game's time limit, all fugitives still "at-large" are the winners.

More more info:

● Check their website for the time/location

● Join their Facebook group

● Email them for more information: info@manhunt-edmonton.com

You can also try playing Capture The Flag

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5) Outdoor Swimming

Admission is free to all city-run outdoor pools for the 2017 season:

● Fred Broadstock Outdoor Pool

● Mill Creek Outdoor Pool

● Oliver Outdoor Pool

● Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool

Pools will close when the temperature goes below 18°C, there is extreme weather (stormy, heavy rain, lightning/thunder) or there's a booking.


You can always head out the door for a walk and window-shop, or hop on the river valley trails for a stroll or jog.

Check out the trail maps

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