Edmonton Area

What we're all about

Here at Edmonton Area we strive to create a fun, friendly, inclusive, all-girl environment!

We create a space where girls can be themselves, have fun, and make friends, all while learning valuable skills to positively impact their futures and make a difference in the world.

Our Area encompasses the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Garrison, Sherwood Park, Ardrossan, Uncas, Fort Saskatchewan, Bruderheim, Beaumont, Fort McMurray, Tofield, Leduc, and Wetaskiwin.

For an idea of what we have going on, check out Edmonton Area's Calendar of Events:

Edmonton Area Girl Guides Events

Check back soon for more Edmonton Area events!


Discounts for Edmonton units!

Girl Guide units in Edmonton Area have generously been offered discounts and promotions for fun local activities. Check them out below!

Strathcona County Transit

Ride the double decker bus with a guided transit-themed evening program for your unit, tailored to the branch/age.

To book: Call Sheryl at 780-410-6510.

Royal Alberta Museum

10% discount for total booking cost of 15 persons or more.

To book: Email CSW.RAMAdmissions@gov.ab.ca

Art Gallery of Alberta

Children under 18 are always free, but only $10 for adult Guiding members (usual cost is $14).

To book: Show proof of membership at AGA ticket counter.

Muttart Conservatory

10% discount for groups of 10 or more persons.

To book: Call 311.

Crankpots

$18/piece, all inclusive per person (includes glazing and studio fees). Normal is $22/item, not including those fees. For plate/bowl or mug.

To book: Call Crankpots or email crankpots@gmail.com

Edmonton Valley Zoo

10% discount, plus free admission for adults of the required supervising ratio. Required ratio is: 1:3 for preschool, 1:5 for K-Grade 6, 1:10 for Grade 7-12. Adults beyond the required ratio are subject to 10% discount rather than free admission.

To book: Email attractions@edmonton.ca, then pay at Guest Services upon arrival.

To book: Educational Kits to use during your visit ($15/kit paid upon arrival). To order the kit(s), fill out the Edmonton Valley Zoo Educational Kit Booking Request form.

Edmonton Corn Maze

$2/person discount for groups of 20 persons or more.

To book: Email groups@edmontoncornmaze.ca

Ukrainian Village

10% off for groups of 15+ persons; 15% off for groups of 60+ persons.

To book: Email UCHVBookings@gov.ab.ca

Heritage Village (Fort McMurray)

30% off admission for groups of 10 persons or more for either self-guided tour or guided tours.

To book: Email events@fmheritage.com

Reuse Centre

Group tours at the Reuse Centre in Edmonton to learn about their contributions to sustainability.

To book: Complete the Reuse Program Bookings form.

Waste/Compost Presentations

Edmonton Waste Services offers free presentations for units to learn about reducing waste and composting. They can visit a unit’s meeting location (within City limits) or at Compost School (beside John Janzen Nature Centre). Best suited for Guides and up. Minimum persons: 10.

To book: Make a post on their Facebook page: “Waste Less: Edmonton’s Waste Reduction Discussion”. Ask if there are any Master Composter Recyclers interested in doing a presentation for your unit. Include the desired location, date/time, and number of persons.

U of A Observatory

Offers free field trip programs at the University of Alberta Astronomical Observatory hosted by an astronomer to learn about space and look through their telescopes. Best suited for Guides and up.

To book: Complete the U of A Book a Field Trip form.

Breathe Outdoors

10% discount on high-quality outdoor gear and equipment from an Alberta-owned and operated business for in-store purchases.

To use: Mention at the checkout that you are with Girl Guides. Note restrictions including gift cards, Parks Passes, and sale items.

Community Cats Edmonton (CCE)

Free guest speaker presentations about this local volunteer initiative that helps unowned cats in Edmonton.

CCE requests that we do not book presentations from April 2023 onward, and wait for them to re-start these in fall 2023 (likely November). Stay tuned for an updated schedule at that time!

To book: Contact communitycatsedmonton@gmail.com with your preferred date/time/location, number of girls, age range of your unit, and if you would like a chance for kittens to join your meeting (i.e. allergy limitations). While these presentations are free, CCE would greatly appreciate a donation if units are able!

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

Free local animal shelter tours in Edmonton at their North Haven location.

To book: Contact northhaven@albertaanimalrescuecrew.com with your preferred date/time, number of girls, and age range of your unit.

Choose between two options:

  • Option 1: group tour (approx. 45-60 mins). Good for units of any branch and any size.
  • Option 2: volunteer service plus group tour (approx. 4 hours). Good for units ages 10 and up with 20 or less people. Units may assist with tasks such as creating enrichment toys and sorting donations.

 

Strathcona County Museum and Archives

Museum about local community and culture in Sherwood Park.

To book: Contact lauren@strathma.ca with your preferred date/time, number of girls, and age range of your unit.

Choose between three options:

  • Option 1: group tour and craft/activities on a weekday evening (outside of their regular hours). $200 flat rate. Takes approximately 2 hours.
  • Option 2: group tour and craft/activities on a Saturday (during regular hours). $100 flat rate. Takes approximately 2 hours.
  • Option 3: drop in during regular hours. Free admission. If given advance notice, the Museum may set aside self-led activities such as scavenger hunt cards and colouring pages.

The museum also has vintage GGC materials (books, uniforms) in their archives should members be interested in setting up an appointment to browse!

Vertically Inclined Rock Gym

15% off cost of rock climbing for 5 persons or more during these time slots:

  1. Fridays 6 - 8 p.m. and 8 - 10 p.m.
  2. Saturdays 4 - 6 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.
  3. Sundays 4 - 6 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.

To book: Contact Vertically Inclined Rock Gym by email or over the phone and indicate Girl Guide unit. Regular cancellation policy applies per their website.

Trapped Edmonton

10% off cost of escape room bookings.

To book: with Trapped Edmonton, call 780-450-2468.


Volunteer Opportunities

Apply to join Edmonton Area Council for the 2023-2024 Guiding year!

Open positions include:

  • Area Commissioner
  • Deputy Area Commissioner

Please see the Alberta Council Volunteer Opportunities page for role descriptions and details on how to apply.


Discounts for Edmonton units!

Girl Guide units in Edmonton Area have generously been offered discounts and promotions for fun local activities. Check them out below!

Strathcona County Transit

Ride the double decker bus with a guided transit-themed evening program for your unit, tailored to the branch/age.

To book: Call Sheryl at 780-410-6510.

Royal Alberta Museum

10% discount for total booking cost of 15 persons or more.

To book: Email CSW.RAMAdmissions@gov.ab.ca

Art Gallery of Alberta

Children under 18 are always free, but only $10 for adult Guiding members (usual cost is $14).

To book: Show proof of membership at AGA ticket counter.

Muttart Conservatory

10% discount for groups of 10 or more persons.

To book: Call 311.

Crankpots

$18/piece, all inclusive per person (includes glazing and studio fees). Normal is $22/item, not including those fees. For plate/bowl or mug.

To book: Call Crankpots or email crankpots@gmail.com

Edmonton Valley Zoo

10% discount, plus free admission for adults of the required supervising ratio. Required ratio is: 1:3 for preschool, 1:5 for K-Grade 6, 1:10 for Grade 7-12. Adults beyond the required ratio are subject to 10% discount rather than free admission.

To book: Email attractions@edmonton.ca, then pay at Guest Services upon arrival.

To book: Educational Kits to use during your visit ($15/kit paid upon arrival). To order the kit(s), fill out the Edmonton Valley Zoo Educational Kit Booking Request form.

Edmonton Corn Maze

$2/person discount for groups of 20 persons or more.

To book: Email groups@edmontoncornmaze.ca

Ukrainian Village

10% off for groups of 15+ persons; 15% off for groups of 60+ persons.

To book: Email UCHVBookings@gov.ab.ca

Heritage Village (Fort McMurray)

30% off admission for groups of 10 persons or more for either self-guided tour or guided tours.

To book: Email events@fmheritage.com

Reuse Centre

Group tours at the Reuse Centre in Edmonton to learn about their contributions to sustainability.

To book: Complete the Reuse Program Bookings form.

Waste/Compost Presentations

Edmonton Waste Services offers free presentations for units to learn about reducing waste and composting. They can visit a unit’s meeting location (within City limits) or at Compost School (beside John Janzen Nature Centre). Best suited for Guides and up. Minimum persons: 10.

To book: Make a post on their Facebook page: “Waste Less: Edmonton’s Waste Reduction Discussion”. Ask if there are any Master Composter Recyclers interested in doing a presentation for your unit. Include the desired location, date/time, and number of persons.

U of A Observatory

Offers free field trip programs at the University of Alberta Astronomical Observatory hosted by an astronomer to learn about space and look through their telescopes. Best suited for Guides and up.

To book: Complete the U of A Book a Field Trip form.

Breathe Outdoors

10% discount on high-quality outdoor gear and equipment from an Alberta-owned and operated business for in-store purchases.

To use: Mention at the checkout that you are with Girl Guides. Note restrictions including gift cards, Parks Passes, and sale items.

Community Cats Edmonton (CCE)

Free guest speaker presentations about this local volunteer initiative that helps unowned cats in Edmonton.

CCE requests that we do not book presentations from April 2023 onward, and wait for them to re-start these in fall 2023 (likely November). Stay tuned for an updated schedule at that time!

To book: Contact communitycatsedmonton@gmail.com with your preferred date/time/location, number of girls, age range of your unit, and if you would like a chance for kittens to join your meeting (i.e. allergy limitations). While these presentations are free, CCE would greatly appreciate a donation if units are able!

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

Free local animal shelter tours in Edmonton at their North Haven location.

To book: Contact northhaven@albertaanimalrescuecrew.com with your preferred date/time, number of girls, and age range of your unit.

Choose between two options:

  • Option 1: group tour (approx. 45-60 mins). Good for units of any branch and any size.
  • Option 2: volunteer service plus group tour (approx. 4 hours). Good for units ages 10 and up with 20 or less people. Units may assist with tasks such as creating enrichment toys and sorting donations.

 

Strathcona County Museum and Archives

Museum about local community and culture in Sherwood Park.

To book: Contact lauren@strathma.ca with your preferred date/time, number of girls, and age range of your unit.

Choose between three options:

  • Option 1: group tour and craft/activities on a weekday evening (outside of their regular hours). $200 flat rate. Takes approximately 2 hours.
  • Option 2: group tour and craft/activities on a Saturday (during regular hours). $100 flat rate. Takes approximately 2 hours.
  • Option 3: drop in during regular hours. Free admission. If given advance notice, the Museum may set aside self-led activities such as scavenger hunt cards and colouring pages.

The museum also has vintage GGC materials (books, uniforms) in their archives should members be interested in setting up an appointment to browse!

Vertically Inclined Rock Gym

15% off cost of rock climbing for 5 persons or more during these time slots:

  1. Fridays 6 - 8 p.m. and 8 - 10 p.m.
  2. Saturdays 4 - 6 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.
  3. Sundays 4 - 6 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.

To book: Contact Vertically Inclined Rock Gym by email or over the phone and indicate Girl Guide unit. Regular cancellation policy applies per their website.

Trapped Edmonton

10% off cost of escape room bookings.

To book: with Trapped Edmonton, call 780-450-2468.


Volunteer Opportunities

Apply to join Edmonton Area Council for the 2023-2024 Guiding year!

Open positions include:

  • Area Commissioner
  • Deputy Area Commissioner

Please see the Alberta Council Volunteer Opportunities page for role descriptions and details on how to apply.

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