There were a few photos of the majestic ice castles showing up on my Instagram feed so when I booked a ticket to head to Edmonton in January it was a request on my list of things to do with my nieces. It was well worth seeing and we were fascinated by the icy creation. There is a lot of thought, design and icicle growing that happens to make the ice castles. Who knew there were icicle farmers?! They start out by growing about 10,000 icicles per day that are pieced together and eventually absorbed into the ice structure. There’s a lot of man hours put in and also amazing knowing it’s only possible with what nature and cold weather can do.
It was a great winter adventure and we arrived close to sunset which provided all shades of pink clouds. I especially loved the ice tower that had a slide inside of it, the carved ice snowflake bench to take photos on and the formation of some of the icicles was amazing. If you have a chance to go yet this winter in Edmonton or Winnipeg – or there’s a few in the States as well – there’s so much to see in the castle and seeing it lit up colorfully after dark was really pretty too!