Edmonton

Travel Guide
Edmonton which includes a city, a bridge and a sunset

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

Art Gallery of Alberta featuring a city, modern architecture and art

Downtown Edmonton

4/5(135 area reviews)

Central business district with arts institutions like Francis Winspear Centre for Music and Citadel Theatre, Edmonton City Centre shopping, and Ice District's sports and entertainment. Accessible via light rail and pedestrian skywalks.

Downtown Edmonton
West Edmonton Mall showing a waterpark and interior views

West Edmonton

4/5(103 area reviews)

West Edmonton is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like West Edmonton Mall and World Waterpark.

West Edmonton
Alley Kat Brewery showing interior views and drinks or beverages

Southside

4/5(55 area reviews)

Southside is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Monster Mini Golf and Golfanatics while in the area.

Southside
Fort Edmonton Park which includes interior views

Southwest Edmonton

4/5(31 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Southwest Edmonton, check out sights like South Edmonton Common or Currents of Windermere and hop on the metro to see more the city at Century Park Station or Southgate Station.

Southwest Edmonton
TELUS World of Science-Edmonton which includes a garden and modern architecture

Northwest Edmonton

3.5/5(36 area reviews)

Northwest Edmonton is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by TELUS World of Science-Edmonton and Yellowhead Casino while in the area.

Northwest Edmonton
Art Gallery of Alberta featuring modern architecture

North Central Edmonton

4.5/5(7 area reviews)

If you're spending time in North Central Edmonton, check out sights like Kingsway Mall or Commonwealth Stadium and hop on the metro to see more the city at Kingsway-Royal Alex Station or NAIT Station.

North Central Edmonton
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
3.5 out of 5
10235 - 101 Street, Edmonton, AB
The price is $96 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
$96
$110 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 6 - Jun 7
Book a stay at this eco-certified hotel in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast (surcharge), and room service. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant ...
8/10 Very Good! (2,612 reviews)
"Everything was great other than the man shouting at me covered in his own feces outside. But that’s not the hotel’s fault"

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
Days Inn by Wyndham Edmonton Downtown
Days Inn by Wyndham Edmonton Downtown
2.5 out of 5
10041-106 street, Edmonton, AB
The price is $77 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
$77
$86 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 2 - Jun 3
Book a stay at this business-friendly hotel in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and parking (surcharge). Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
8/10 Very Good! (1,006 reviews)
"Very friendly front desk"

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Days Inn by Wyndham Edmonton Downtown
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
4 out of 5
10155 105th Street, Edmonton, AB
The price is $102 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
$102
$114 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 1 - Jun 2
Stay at this 4-star eco-certified hotel in Edmonton. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast (surcharge), and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
8.2/10 Very Good! (2,046 reviews)
"Restaurant was rather poor on quality and service"

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

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.
HUGE 1700+ sqft LUXURY Home DT Parking + Fast Wifi
HUGE 1700+ sqft LUXURY Home DT Parking + Fast Wifi
Edmonton