Edmonton

Travel Guide
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.

Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
3.5 out of 5
10235 - 101 Street, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $99 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
Located in Downtown Edmonton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Edmonton City Hall, Edmonton City Centre, and Rogers Place. Edmonton Convention ...
4/5Very Good! (1,185 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2021

Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
3.5 out of 5
17700 87 Ave Nw, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $209 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
This family-friendly Edmonton hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of West Edmonton Mall, Galaxyland, and World Waterpark. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (960 reviews)
"Lighting was very bad in the room and not very many accessible plug ins"

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2021

Fantasyland Hotel
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
4 out of 5
10155 105th Street, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $116 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Located in Downtown Edmonton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rogers Place, Edmonton City Centre, and Edmonton Convention Centre. Kingsway ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,667 reviews)
"The property was clean and the staff was friendly. They did not leave enough supplies for coffee in the room for our three night stay and with Covid, they do not clean your rooms (which I am ok with) I had to ask for more. The restaurant is not open. The security is good for the area. The thermostat ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2021

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
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.
Cozy Luxury Home  Edmontom
Cozy Luxury Home Edmontom
Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $65 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Northeast Edmonton, this vacation home is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Manning Town Centre and within 6 mi (10 km) of Londonderry Mall and Century Casino. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Great Place in North Edmonton
"Very nice people and a nice suite"

Reviewed on Jan. 12, 2021

Cozy Luxury Home Edmontom
Home2 Suites by Hilton West Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Home2 Suites by Hilton West Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
3 out of 5
16675 109th Avenue, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $99 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Located in West Edmonton, this eco-friendly aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Oasis Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of TELUS World of Science-Edmonton and Yellowhead ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,065 reviews)
"Extremely clean, bed was very comfortable, breakfast was nice. Only thing was it was a bit noisy during breakfast time as our room was right by that area. The front desk staff were very professional, and efficient."

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton West Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Home2 Suites by Hilton Edmonton South
Home2 Suites by Hilton Edmonton South
3 out of 5
1140 103A Street SW, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $104 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Located in Southwest Edmonton, this aparthotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from South Edmonton Common and within 6 mi (10 km) of Monster Mini Golf and Currents of Windermere. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (893 reviews)
"Very clean building and very nice rooms, one of the best hotels I’ve stayed and can’t wait to return. Staff were very pleasant and understanding about everything."

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Edmonton South
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.

Popular places to visit in Edmonton

Top things to do in Edmonton

Cities near Edmonton