While you’re here, take advantage of being in a truly eclectic city and explore all that Edmonton and its surrounding area has to offer. Who knows, you might even want to extend your stay for a day or three…
Check out these Top 10 Things To Do when visiting Edmonton:
- West Edmonton Mall: Part adventure park, part shopaholic’s dream – this landmark boasts 800-plus shops and spans 48 city blocks.
- 124 Street: Wander the artsy boutiques, indie coffee houses, and art galleries or indulge your foodie side at one of the renowned eateries (favourites include: Canteen, North 53 and RGE RD).
- Old Strathcona/Whyte Avenue: You’ll find plenty of opportunities to shop, socialize on a summer patio and enjoy world class entertainment and live music in Old Strathcona and on Whyte Avenue. Come for an hour or come for a day – Old Strathcona has everything you need with experiences for all five of your senses.
- Some of the most iconic and adventurous restaurants in Canada launched in Edmonton…go where your palette takes you (favourites include: MEAT, Solstice Seasonal Cuisine and MKT).
- Edmonton is home to a vibrant arts scene. Take in some comedy or local theatre, or a performance by the innovative Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO).
- Escapism at its best – test your skills at one of the Live Action Escape Games, at the Hexagon Board Game Cafe, or for a uniquely Northern Alberta experience go to the urban axe-throwing facility Axehole.
- Enjoy outdoor adventures in the world-famous river valley! With the largest expanse of urban parkland in North America (22 times the size of New York’s Central Park) there’s lots to explore on foot, by mountain bike or Segway. Wade into the water with a kayak, canoe or fishing equipment rental.
- Indulge your inner history geek with a trip to Fort Edmonton Park, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village or a wander through the Outdoor Neon Sign Museum.
- Escape the city to the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Jasper National Park. Explore the landscape and wildlife of the Canadian Rockies, or relax in one of the luxury lodges. Or if you’re feeling adventurous – go white water rafting!
- Take time to stop and smell the roses at the Muttart Conservatory. As an accredited museum, the Muttart Conservatory preserves and grows one of Canada’s largest botanical collections Three glass pyramids house three unique biomes as year-round displays and a fourth pyramid features a creative showcase display, which changes up to eight times a year.
For more ideas, visit the official Edmonton Tourism website.