Rural Alberta, Edmonton
While it may not be NASCAR it is good racing.
It's fun for the whole family. There are a variety of adrenaline fueled events ranging from Sprint cars to Top Fuel Dragsters, and Motocross practice and events on the new 10-acer Pro Track.
There are Nationally recognized events like IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals, World Outlaws, and MonsterJam.
See the skies light up with smoke, flames, and speeds approaching 300MPH!
The Raceway opens May 1 until October 15th.
General Admission is free with the Edmonton Attractions Pass. General Admission includes same day access to all regularly scheduled events throughout the race season.
Events that are included are:
Bracketeer Drag Series
Nite Thunder on the Oval
JB’s Power Centre Street Legal
Absolute Annihilation Night
Ford Fun Weekend
Super Chevy Show
Jr. Dragster PB&J Nationals
Top Eliminator Big Bucks Bracket
IHRA Division 6 Team Finals
The Edmonton Attractions pass does not include:
MOPAR Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals
Hot August Night
Superstars of Monster Jam
CMRC Monster Energy Motocross Nationals
Race of Champions
World Of Outlaws
NHRDA Diesel Drags
CMDRA All Bike Drags
For tickets to these events go to the Castrol Raceway official website.
The Edmonton Corn Maze is a popular attraction west of Edmonton, Alberta. It is a giant maze cut into a field of corn approximately 15 acres. It is open from August to October annually and is themed around a local event or attraction.
Also at the Corn maze is a jumping pillow, animals and a farm yard.
General Admission: $10
Child (Aged 5-11): $8
Child (under 5): Free
September 3- October 20
Tuesday – Thursday: 4 pm – 9 pm
Friday: 12 pm – 9 pm
Saturdays: 10 am – 9 pm
Sundays: 1 pm-5 pm
Castrol Raceway is located just south of Edmonton near the Edmonton International Airport. They offer a full season from May through October of Drag and Oval Racing, Motocross and special events like Annihilation Night, Rocky Mountain Nitro Jam Nationals, Monster Jam, Hot August Night, World of Outlaws: Oil City Cup and soooo much more. They are fully licensed and offer food service throughout the grounds with vendors and shops to keep you busy. They are a great place to take the family or to kick back with some friends and an ice cold Bud. There is no better place to spend a hot summery day in the Capital City than at Castrol Raceway.
If you are looking for something entertaining, somewhat physical, thought provoking and possibly frustrating, then you can always get yourself lost in the Edmonton Corn Maze.
The corn maze takes a minimum of 45 minutes if you are quick or a couple hours if you truly get lost. There are sign posts and clues along the way if you want the aids.
Open every year end of July through middle of October. Hours vary depending on the day of the week, but typically until 9pm.
I didn't take any of these tours - gotta say this up front ya' know :) But, I did meet a couple in my hotel who had just returned from one of the offered tours and couldn't say enough good things about this particular company. So, I decided to share this information with you!
Ken Sears Magic Time Tours offers 12 different tours in and around Edmonton and the Province of Alberta. Tours last from 3 hours, a full day, to overnight trips. All entry fees, taxes, and other charges are included. This couple had just returned from one of the full day tours into the Canadin Rockies and told me that Mr Sears was a wonderful, informative, and humorous guide.
Prices range from $40 for the 3 hours tours, to $185 for one of the full day tours. His overnight tour prices are not listed on the pamphlet i was provided as he adjusts the price according to the number of persons in the tour group..
All prices are based on a 2 person minimum. He will pick you up from your hotel, and deliver you back once your tour is complete.