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

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.

Top Hotels in Edmonton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place Edmonton-West
Hyatt Place Edmonton-West
3 out of 5
18004 100 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $110 per night

Located in West Edmonton, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Palace Casino, West Edmonton Mall and World Waterpark. Oasis Centre and Galaxyland are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,060 reviews)

"Front check in lady was very rude , great location , clean very comfy beds and pillows."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 6, 2020

Hyatt Place Edmonton-West
Fantasyland Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
3.5 out of 5
17700 87 Ave Nw, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $174 per night

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! (991 reviews)

"Convenient to shopping. Slow restaurant service. Hotel adequate. No amenities In room though due to COVID"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 6, 2020

Fantasyland Hotel
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
4 out of 5
10065 100 St Nw, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $157 per night

This family-friendly Edmonton hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Edmonton Convention Centre, Royal Alberta Museum and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel. Wonderful room on the 7th floor! So well appointed."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2020

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Popular places to visit in Edmonton

West Edmonton Mall
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West Edmonton Mall

4.5/5(2,950 reviews)

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.

Fort Edmonton Park
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Fort Edmonton Park

4/5(225 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Edmonton

Edmonton River Valley Segway Adventure Tour
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Edmonton River Valley Segway Adventure Tour

CA $63
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Edmonton's Best Brunch Walking Tour
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Edmonton's Best Brunch Walking Tour

CA $60
Per adult
Delectable Dessert Tour
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Delectable Dessert Tour

CA $65
Per adult

Reviews of Edmonton

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2215
5 - Excellent 29.439128123338648%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 55.17012227538543%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 14.008506113769272%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.103136629452419%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.27910685805422647%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jun 3, 2020

Good restaurants

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jun 2, 2020

Way too many cops and photo radar, every time you look around you see one looking at you like you did something wrong.

3/5 - Okay

SupertoeTowing

May 24, 2020

This time of year dirty and lots of potholes. Don’t be driving any low riders or low profile tires. The streets will eat them up!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

May 11, 2020

I'm a Maritime girl. Cities aren't really my cup of tea.

5/5 - Excellent

Tilc

Apr 30, 2020

Always been home

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Apr 24, 2020

People are working together to social distance to curb the spread of covid

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