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.

Where to stay in Edmonton

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 $109 per night from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13
CA $109
per night
Feb. 12 - Feb. 13
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 ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,575 reviews)
"Was excellent!"

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2023

Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
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 $119 per night from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7
CA $119
per night
Feb. 6 - Feb. 7
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 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,272 reviews)
"Unfortunately the restaurant and lounge were closed which made the trip a little less enjoyable."

Reviewed on Jan. 31, 2023

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Fantasyland Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
3.5 out of 5
17700 87 Ave Nw, Edmonton, AB, T5T4V4
The price is CA $198 per night from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13
CA $198
per night
Feb. 12 - Feb. 13
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a water park. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,066 reviews)
"Love that this property is connected to the mall for ease and convenience."

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2023

Fantasyland 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.
Entire One bedroom basement suite+Laundry+Kitchen
Entire One bedroom basement suite+Laundry+Kitchen
Edmonton, AB
Stay at this vacation home in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Manning Town Centre and Clareview Recreational Centre ...
Entire One bedroom basement suite+Laundry+Kitchen
Modern Styled 2bedroom suite with indoor fireplace
Modern Styled 2bedroom suite with indoor fireplace
Edmonton, AB
Stay at this apartment in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions South Edmonton Common and Currents of Windermere are ...
Modern Styled 2bedroom suite with indoor fireplace
Comfortable And Cozy Condo Right Next To WEST EDMONTON MALL with Free Parking
Comfortable And Cozy Condo Right Next To WEST EDMONTON MALL with Free Parking
Edmonton, AB
Stay at this apartment in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Popular attractions West Edmonton Mall and Professor Wem's Adventure Golf ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (12 reviews)
Girls Get Away
"Very close to WEM, everything we needed was already there. Was able to park 2 vehicles but the parking stall wasn’t discussed at the beginning and there was confusion. Owner was quick to reply. Overall excellent for 4-5 adults if you don’t mind sleeping together."

Reviewed on Dec. 12, 2022

Comfortable And Cozy Condo Right Next To WEST EDMONTON MALL with 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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