Looking to connect with others outside this winter? Here are a few cool communities you can join.

Edmonton Nature Club

The Edmonton Nature Club is an educational group which offers a wide variety of opportunities for members and the community to come explore, learn about, and enjoy nature in the Edmonton area and around Alberta. Join us for birding, botany and bugs! Note: Most ENC programs are delivered for adults, however some local nature walks are suitable for families with younger children.

Edmonton Outdoor Club

The Edmonton Outdoor Club brings people together in a fun, friendly and inviting atmosphere. It’s free to join, and adults of all abilities are encouraged to take part. The club offers regular outdoor activities year-round, as well as social and special events.

Long John Index Service of Canada

Alas, the long johns have been hung up, but you can still access this fun, non-scientific website. Historical weather reports range from Level 1 (long johns not needed) to Level 5 (wear them indoors!). Look at winters past and decide how you should dress for the day.

November Project

November Project Canada meets for FREE, fun and challenging workouts. But mainly, they are a smile factory that could change your life. Join the tribe!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6 am sharp. Locations vary.

Polar Patio Club

Join this intrepid group downtown for a drink on a winter patio! Watch the Twitter hashtag #PolarPatioClub to find out where and when the next event will be held.


This group of cross-country ski enthusiasts hits the trails in and around their neighbourhoods. They work with community leagues and the City to make local groomed trails a possibility. Check them out on Facebook, and watch for their next tracksetters’ BrewSki night!

Winter Green Shacks

Free drop-in winter recreation program for children! The Winter Green Shacks activities are designed for children aged 6 – 12, but all children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend. Games, crafts, sports, outdoor cooking, and more! See the Seasonal Calendar for location information.

YEG Coffee Outside

Ride your bike in the morning? Be a part of the coolest coffee club and connect with others over lively conversation. BYO coffee, tea or hot chocolate – or impress the others and brew it there on a camp stove!

Most Fridays 7-9 am. Locations vary, but usually Ezio Farone Park.