Downtown and Whyte Avenue are bringing Ice on Whyte back this weekend. Don't miss out on the sculptures and food tours.
By Ishita Verma | February 10, 2021
With the polar vortex rushing through the region, some artists have taken “Do you want to build a snowman?” quite literally.
Ice on Whyte kicks off this weekend with a slight twist. Some of my favourite memories of the festival were watching the ice carving competitions and warming up with a hot chocolate. It didn’t matter how much time I spent outside, I found the hot chocolate kept me warm enough. Not to mention the stews! I think I still dream of the winter spiced chicken soup that Chef Steve Buzak made last year. I have never been the same since, to be honest.
This year, running from February 13th – 28th, the sculpture tour is in different areas of the city. Whether you choose to walk through Downtown or Whyte Ave, you are sure to spot some amazing artwork.
And if you decide to time it with a guided Food Tour, we won’t stop you. You can taste cuisine samples from amazing restaurants. (Remember samples?) Your tour guide will walk you through all the safety procedures and rules.
Or simply stop in for a warm bite at any of the partner restaurants that are showcasing the artwork on their winter patios.
And don’t forget – if food’s more your thing, walking is the best way to burn off those calories.