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Edmonton
Travel Guide

Old Strathcona featuring heritage architecture, a sunset and street scenes

Visit this family-friendly city on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, known for its rich cultural scene and beautiful outdoor attractions.

Edmonton, the capital of the province of Alberta, is a bustling city full of attractions for the whole family. It boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene, and lives up to its title as the “Festival City” by playing host to over 30 events throughout the year. Enjoy the outdoor life along its river valley or indulge in some serious retail therapy at the largest shopping centre in North America.

Lovers of the arts will be spoilt for choice with over 60 galleries and exhibition spaces, and many theatre and music venues. The larger institutions are centred around Sir Winston Churchill Square, in the city’s Arts District. Marvel at the modern architecture of the Art Gallery of Alberta, home to an excellent permanent collection of Canadian art, or attend a concert at the Winspear Centre and enjoy world-class acoustic engineering.

Discover up-and-coming artists and designers, as well as some of the most innovative theatre, when you explore the historic district of Old Strathcona. As the venue for both West Canada Fashion Week and the internationally renowned Edmonton International Fringe Festival, this is the creative hub of the city.

A tour around the Alberta Legislature Building will introduce you to the province’s political history. It is also an iconic Beaux-Arts building set in expansive grounds, perfect for the whole family to explore.

Edmonton is home to three fascinating open-air museums. Learn about the city’s 19th-century origins at Fort Edmonton Park, or see the history of Canada’s Eastern European community brought to life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. For a trip back through the millennia, try Jurassic Forest, where you can explore the old-growth forest inhabited by fearsome dinosaurs.

For family fun concentrated all under one roof, you cannot beat West Edmonton Mall. It boasts over 800 shops, a theme park, a water park and an aquarium, amongst many other attractions.

Make time to escape the bustle of the city and explore the beautiful Edmonton River Valley. As the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America, you’ll have hours of fun hiking or cycling the trails, or canoeing along the water.

Where to stay in Edmonton

Wingate by Wyndham Edmonton Airport & Conference Center
Wingate by Wyndham Edmonton Airport & Conference Center
3.5 out of 5
7120 Sparrow Drive, Leduc, AB
The price is Rs3,490 per night from 5 Jul to 5 Jul
Situated on the Strip, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Doctor Woods House Museum and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Premium Outlet Collection: Edmonton ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,484 reviews)
"It was clean easy acces to hiway"

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2021

Wingate by Wyndham Edmonton Airport & Conference Center
Fantasyland Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
3.5 out of 5
17700 87 Ave Nw, Edmonton, AB
The price is Rs11,954 per night from 25 Jun to 25 Jun
This family-friendly Edmonton hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of West Edmonton Mall, World Waterpark and Galaxyland. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (981 reviews)
"No valet available at the moment. Great stay."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2021

Fantasyland Hotel
Sandman Signature Edmonton South Hotel
Sandman Signature Edmonton South Hotel
4 out of 5
10111 Ellerslie Road South West, Edmonton, AB
Free cancellation
The price is Rs5,678 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Located in Southeast Edmonton, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from South Edmonton Common and within 6 miles (10 km) of Monster Mini Golf and Alley Kat Brewery. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)
"They always provide the best."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2021

Sandman Signature Edmonton South Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Jimmy's Luxurious Joint - With Breakfast 3 Bedroom Duplex
Jimmy's Luxurious Joint - With Breakfast 3 Bedroom Duplex
3.5 out of 5
16909 60 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB
The price is Rs11,779 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Located in Northeast Edmonton, this holiday home is within 6 miles (10 km) of Century Casino, Edmonton Expo Centre and Clareview Recreational Centre. Kingsway ...
Jimmy's Luxurious Joint - With Breakfast 3 Bedroom Duplex
Century Park
Century Park
4 out of 5
2606 109 street, Edmonton, AB
Located in Southwest Edmonton, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of South Edmonton Common, Monster Mini Golf and Southgate Center. University of Alberta ...
Century Park
Gorgeous Two-Bedroom Condo
Gorgeous Two-Bedroom Condo
3.5 out of 5
10155 114 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB
Located in North Central Edmonton, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of High Level Bridge and Rogers Place. Edmonton City Centre and Edmonton Convention Centre ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Highly recommended
"Everything was great. Very good location and comfortable place. Highly recommended!"

Reviewed on 5 Apr 2018

Gorgeous Two-Bedroom Condo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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