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Edmonton

Known for Theatre, Entertainment and Festival

Canada’s Festival City along the North Saskatchewan River is famous for its huge entertainment mall, spacious parklands and thriving arts scene.

How do you get to Edmonton?

Edmonton in Alberta has a diverse range of activities and attractions to suit visitors looking for entertainment and outdoor adventure. The North American city hosts more than 30 festivals throughout the year, including the renowned 10-day International Fringe Theater Festival in the historic district of Old Strathcona.

Family-friendly Edmonton is a provincial center for culture, government and education. Visit the Alberta Legislature Building to see one of Edmonton’s most iconic buildings and enjoy its well-kept public parklands with flowerbeds and reflecting pools.

Driving is the easiest way to get around, but buses and the Light Rail Transit (LRT) are good options too. Most major attractions are in or close to downtown, north of the North Saskatchewan River. From here you can hike, cycle or drive to the Edmonton River Valley, the largest stretch of urban parklands in North America.

Edmonton has hot and often humid summers and very cold, snowy winters. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can ski and ice skate, walk, mountain bike, have a picnic, play golf and canoe along its winding river.

The city is known for its arts culture, with more than 20 theater companies and over 60 visual art galleries and exhibitions. Visit the Winspear Centre or the Art Gallery of Alberta to see some of the best displays and performances.

Experience what it was like to be a pioneer more than 100 years ago by paying a visit to Fort Edmonton Park and the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. Step even further back in time in the Jurassic Forest, with a nature walk past mock-ups of huge dinosaurs.

Don’t miss the chance to visit North America’s largest shopping center, the West Edmonton Mall. It has over 800 shops and encompasses a theme park and water park. For a more traditional shopping scene, head to Old Strathcona to browse quirky shops selling one-of-a-kind clothes and crafts.

Things to do in Edmonton

Take the family to the largest mall in North America, with over 800 stores, restaurants, amusement parks, theaters, gyms, a petting zoo, an ice palace and aquarium.

One of Canada’s largest living history museums places you in four eras from centuries ago, including Edmonton’s fur trading and pioneering days.

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Enjoy West Edmonton Mall’s most popular attractions with a pass that admits you to either the World Waterpark or Galaxyland Amusement Park. Dive into the rides and play areas in Galaxyland, the world’s largest indoor amusement park, or splash through the world’s largest indoor wave pool and complex of slides at the World Waterpark.

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Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

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Glide through North America's largest urban parkland on this one-of-a-kind tour of the Edmonton River Valley. Take a Segway out for a comfortable ride past the spectacular scenery for the first tour of its kind in Canada.

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Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

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Hop on a 15 passenger U-shaped bike and pedal your way through Edmonton's top craft beer taprooms and breweries. You’ll use the power of the pedal to make your way to 3 distinct stops, while taking in our River City along the way.

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The perfect way to start a Sunday: brunch! And the best part is, you get to skip the line. But seriously, we'll visit downtown's favourite eateries, see the sights, and meet the locals who make the area tick! We welcome the young, the old, and the young at heart on this “eatventure.

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