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Visit Edmonton

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
River Cree Resort and Casino
River Cree Resort and Casino
4 out of 5
300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch, Edmonton, AB
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $89
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of West Edmonton Mall, World Waterpark and Galaxyland. Palace Casino and Misericordia ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,746 reviews)

"All the amenities and parking was perfect. The buffet at the kitchen lounge was phoenomil"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2020

River Cree Resort and Casino
Fantasyland Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
3.5 out of 5
17700 87 Ave Nw, Edmonton, AB
CA $178
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22

This family-friendly Edmonton hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of West Edmonton Mall, World Waterpark and Galaxyland. ...

4/5Very Good! (1,801 reviews)

"Everything was fine. We only had a standard room, though. No themes or anything."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2020

Fantasyland Hotel
Hyatt Place Edmonton-West
Hyatt Place Edmonton-West
3 out of 5
18004 100 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
CA $112
per night
Jan 25 - Jan 26

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,180 reviews)

"A bit far from the airport but was very close to West Edmonton Mall. Room was very spacious and clean. Staff was friendly. Good pool and hot tub"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2020

Hyatt Place Edmonton-West

Popular things to do in Edmonton

West Edmonton Mall
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West Edmonton Mall

4.5/5(2,817 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(211 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 activities in Edmonton

West Edmonton Mall Attractions Pass
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West Edmonton Mall Attractions Pass

CA $53

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.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Edmonton, AB
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Edmonton, AB

CA $3

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.

Edmonton Winter Trek Segway Adventure
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Edmonton Winter Trek Segway Adventure

CA $60

Explore Edmonton's parks and riverside trails on a Segway, a speedy modern personal transporter that lets you cover more ground than you might on foot. Spend some time getting a handle on how the Segway works, and then put your skills to work as you roll around beautiful Louise McKinney Park.

Edmonton's Best Brunch Walking Tour
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Edmonton's Best Brunch Walking Tour

CA $60

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.

Edmonton, Capital and politics shaping our city
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Edmonton, Capital and politics shaping our city

CA $25

Let us bring around the south and west portions of Edmonton giving you some of the stories of politics for the city and the province while showing you some of Edmonton's modern streetscape and the natural space that is all through our city.

VISIT SERBIA: Western Serbia Countryside Tour
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VISIT SERBIA: Western Serbia Countryside Tour

CA $74

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Wellnes Center Kablar, Ovcar Banja, Serbia Ovcar & Kablar Mountains and Canyon – the Mount of Athos in Serbia.

Reviews of Edmonton

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2035
5 - Excellent 29.514140681653373%
4 - Good
3817
4 - Good 55.358955765047135%
3 - Okay
951
3 - Okay 13.792603335750544%
2 - Disappointing
74
2 - Disappointing 1.07324147933285%
1 - Terrible
18
1 - Terrible 0.2610587382160986%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 17, 2020

We always enjoy our time in Edmonton as we’re mostly there to see family and friends.

5/5 - Excellent

Brittany

Jan 9, 2020

Edmonton is a great city to explore!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 8, 2020

Been going to Edmonton from our little town for 38 years always like visiting the big city

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

convenient, good breakfast, hours could be longer on weekend. friendly staff, smoking rooms, hot tub and pool open late which is great. Good parking. near friends.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

Nice AGA ..and RAM....city centre...beautiful riverside walk

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

To busy for me but great medical service

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