Edmonton

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Old Strathcona featuring a sunset, night scenes and street scenes

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.

Coast West Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre
Coast West Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre
2.5 out of 5
18035 Stony Plain Road NW, Edmonton, AB, T5S1B2
The price is CA $87 per night from May 17 to May 18
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,100 reviews)
"Definitely an older hotel that needs some work. But overalll it was a good stay"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Coast West Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
4 out of 5
10155 105th Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J1E2
The price is CA $118 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,373 reviews)
"It was overall a good experience, amenities around the property do not speak well for the hotel. (Strip Club across the street)"

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
3.5 out of 5
10235 - 101 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J3E9
The price is CA $125 per night from Jun 4 to Jun 5
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,092 reviews)
"Nice place!"

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown 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.
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☆NEW☆Beach Vibes⛱2 King Beds✔Central✔Garage⚡WiFi!
Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $118 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this vacation home in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Popular attractions West Edmonton Mall and Rogers Place are located ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
Beautiful clean space
"We rented this space for 4 nights. The property is beautiful, the suite was easy to access, instructions are given for check in and check out and they were very easy to understand. Pros: Big windows allowed lots of bright natural light in Full kitchen with enough of the basic necessities to get us ..."

Reviewed on Apr. 20, 2022

☆NEW☆Beach Vibes⛱2 King Beds✔Central✔Garage⚡WiFi!
★Scandinavian Escape / Patio ✔Netflix ★ Clean!
★Scandinavian Escape / Patio ✔Netflix ★ Clean!
Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $205 per night from May 17 to May 18
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Popular attractions West Edmonton Mall and Rogers Place ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (10 reviews)
Overall good with some minor issues
"Overall the stay was excellent and the owner was generally helpful and very friendly. I would caution that the owner is very reluctant to communicate any way other than the VRBO messaging. One of us left a cell phone behind and I asked repeatedly for a phone number (and offered my cell) so we could ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2022

★Scandinavian Escape / Patio ✔Netflix ★ Clean!
New Stylish 2 bdrm suite-10min to Airport/Self check-in/Free Wifi/Free parking
New Stylish 2 bdrm suite-10min to Airport/Self check-in/Free Wifi/Free parking
Beaumont, AB
Stay at this property in Beaumont. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Premium Outlet Collection: Edmonton International ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Beautiful place
"Treated amazing and a stunning place to stay."

Reviewed on Apr. 29, 2022

New Stylish 2 bdrm suite-10min to Airport/Self check-in/Free Wifi/Free parking
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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