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Cultural Exploration: Festivals and Celebrations in March

March is an exciting month in Edmonton, as it’s a time of celebrating diversity and heritage. The city comes alive with various festivals and celebrations, offering a cultural experience for everyone to enjoy. There’s something for everyone, from St. Patrick’s Day festivities to the colourful Holi festival. Let’s explore Edmonton’s March events and celebrate the rich tapestry of traditions that make our city unique.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

On St. Patrick’s Day, Edmonton becomes vibrant with parades, events featuring the colour green, and an ambiance of Irish cultural celebrations. Local pubs and venues are buzzing with live music, Irish dance performances, and happiness. Whether you have Irish roots or are just celebrating for the day, the feeling of togetherness and delight is contagious.

Holi – The Festival of Colors

The lively Hindu festival of Holi transforms the city into a rainbow of colours. This celebration of love, colours, and the victory of good over evil welcomes everyone to participate in the dance, music, and fun activity of throwing coloured powders. Edmonton’s Holi events are a fantastic way to experience this ancient tradition.

Ukrainian Cultural Celebrations

In March, Edmonton’s Ukrainian community celebrates their rich heritage by organizing various cultural events. These events include the UFFE Ukrainian Film Festival, a selection of contemporary Ukrainian films. These celebrations are a testament to the city’s vibrant cultural diversity.

Nowruz – Persian New Year

Nowruz is the Persian New Year, which signals the start of spring and new beginnings. In Edmonton, this time of rejuvenation is commemorated with family get-togethers, unique Nowruz festivities, mouth-watering Persian cuisine, and cultural exhibitions that present the splendour of Persian customs.

Multicultural Festivals and Parades

In March, Edmonton celebrates its diverse communities with multicultural festivals and parades featuring international foods, performances, and cultural showcases highlighting the city’s rich diversity.

Indigenous Cultural Festivals

Indigenous cultural festivals and events in March offer a profound way to connect with Canada’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures. These events provide insights into Indigenous peoples’ traditions, storytelling, and heritage through art exhibitions, powwows, and cultural gatherings. Attending such events is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Indigenous community and their contributions to Canadian society.

The Spring on the Square

The Spring on the Square in Edmonton is a joyous celebration of new beginnings. This event offers a variety of spring-themed activities, crafts, and games that are perfect for the entire family. You’ll have an opportunity to enjoy springtime with your family. So, come and embrace the season of renewal with us!

Get Out & Enjoy the Springtime Fun!

March in Edmonton is a month-long celebration of culture, diversity, and the arrival of spring. These festivals and events provide a unique opportunity to learn, celebrate and connect with the different cultures that enrich our city. We encourage everyone to embrace these celebrations and participate in various events across Edmonton. And remember, for the most comfortable and convenient accommodations, book your stay through Edmonton’s Best Hotels. Here’s to celebrating diversity and culture this March!

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Rewards Program campaign dates

Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2024 for rewards except for possible blackout dates. At present there are no blackout dates scheduled.

Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

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Blackout dates

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In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

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  • $50 Prepaid Mastercard, or
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Book two night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of five reward packages excluding blackout dates:

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Book three night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of four reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card

One choice of reward per stay. 

Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 


Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Booking terms and conditions

Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

Is there a limit on the number of bookings I make on different dates?  Edmonton Best Hotels welcomes repeat business.  Some of our guests visit Edmonton every month.  Please note as stated earlier there must be a minimum of three days between bookings. Please also note stated blackout dates.

Cancelling and date changes to reservations

If a guest wants to cancel or change the dates of their booking.

What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

Any questions, please contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca 

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