Fort Saskatchewan Vacations

A popular place for visitors in the popular destination city of Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan has much to offer tourists. Fort Saskatchewan lies 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Edmonton’s downtown area. If you are arriving by air, Fort Saskatchewan is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Edmonton International Airport.

Fort Saskatchewan is a great place to stay in Edmonton as many of the city’s star attractions are close. Among the places not to miss are the fabulous Alberta Railway Museum and the incredible Clareview Recreational Centre. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit Millennium Place and Festival Place.

Fort Saskatchewan has plenty of cultural attractions nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Take a guided tour, admire the interior of the building or simply enjoy the wonderful displays at the Alberta Aviation Museum, the TELUS World of Science-Edmonton and the Royal Museum of Alberta. To catch home-grown and touring acts, head to the Citadel Theatre, the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, one of the area’s premier concert venues. If you enjoy art museums and galleries, check out the exhibits at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

If the sun is shining get outdoors and make the most of the nearby parks and reserves. If you want to rest a while in a green oasis don’t miss the William Hawrelak Park. To discover the native flora and fauna, set out to explore the Elk Island National Park.

Enjoy window shopping and treat yourself to a new outfit in a few of the nearby malls and markets such as Kingsway Mall and the Edmonton City Centre.

If you are here during winter, check out Fort Saskatchewan’s most popular ski runs at the Edmonton Ski Club.

Spend an afternoon with fellow baseball lovers at Telus Field, cheering on local heroes, the Edmonton Prospects. On game days follow the procession of navy, gold and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fellow sports lovers in the nearby pubs and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.

When it’s time to rest your weary head after discovering the many charms of Fort Saskatchewan, check in to one of the area’s convenient bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. For a good night’s sleep be sure to check out the Delta Edmonton-Centre Suite Hotel, the Chateau Lacombe Hotel, and the Sutton Place Hotel - Edmonton.

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