1.The Muttart Conservatory (9626 - 96A Street, Edmonton, Alberta)
Average cost per visit: $12.50 for admission, but you can use a bit of that tax return money to purchase an annual pass for $45. In my opinion, this is one of the best investments for your mental stability you can make!
Why I love it: The Muttart is a little chunk of paradise in the heart of our city! Wandering through the four different pyramids, each containing a unique landscape of plants, waterfalls, and koi fish, is the best escape from winter, stress, and whatever life might be throwing at you. My favourite time to go is Thursday night, as it is the only time the Muttart is open until 9pm, which means you avoid the school field trips that are known to traipse through during the day. Each pyramid is lit with funky coloured lights at night, which makes for an enchanting place to write.
Top tip: You cannot take food or drink into the pyramids, but their café is excellent (and an option for when you want a good tea or coffee)- it also has one of the best brunches in the city!