Edmonton

Travel Guide
Old Strathcona which includes a sunset, night scenes and heritage architecture
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

Radisson Hotel Edmonton Airport
Radisson Hotel Edmonton Airport
3.5 out of 5
7120 Sparrow Drive, Leduc, AB, T9E 8A5
The price is $64 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
$64
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Leduc. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,266 reviews)
"Amazing room."

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Radisson Hotel Edmonton Airport
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
3.5 out of 5
10235 - 101 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J3E9
The price is $82 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$82
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! (1,553 reviews)
"Overall experience was great"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
3.5 out of 5
17700 87 Ave Nw, Edmonton, AB, T5T4V4
The price is $138 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$138
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! (1,060 reviews)
"Great place ! Great comfortable room. Staff was very helpful and friendly, they went out of their way to help us."

Reviewed on Jan 26, 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
Loft Condo Above the LRT With City Skyline Views! Free Parking!
Loft Condo Above the LRT With City Skyline Views! Free Parking!
Edmonton, AB
Stay at this condo in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions West Edmonton Mall and River Valley Funicular are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Pretty big condo loft on the 15th floor with good views. Good location downtown and not too far a drive from West Edmonton Mall. Condo was very clean and furnished with pretty much all we needed for the 7 nights stay. Decent options in terms of restaurants near by, they are just a bit hidden. The ..."

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2023

Loft Condo Above the LRT With City Skyline Views! Free Parking!
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
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.

Getting around Edmonton

You may want to rent a car in Edmonton for more flexibility, but it’s not necessary, as most of the city is covered by a reliable public transportation system. Take the city bus to get around, or make use of the Light Rail Transit (LRT). Buses and trains are affordable and fairly frequent. The vintage-style streetcars operating between May and September offer a novel way to cross the High Level Bridge. Visit the Edmonton Transit System website.Browse Edmonton rental cars.

Best time to visit

Summers in Edmonton can get very busy, but they undoubtedly have the best weather, with daytime temperatures of around 62 F (17 C). There are plenty of festivals and events to enjoy in the warmer months, too. For a more peaceful break, visit in late spring instead. Daytime temperatures at this time of year tend to be in the low 50s F (28 C and below), so do make sure you pack warm clothes.

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