Edmonton

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Visit this family-friendly city on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, known for its rich cultural scene and beautiful outdoor attractions.

Edmonton, the capital of the province of Alberta, is a bustling city full of attractions for the whole family. It boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene, and lives up to its title as the “Festival City” by playing host to over 30 events throughout the year. Enjoy the outdoor life along its river valley or indulge in some serious retail therapy at the largest shopping centre in North America.

Lovers of the arts will be spoilt for choice with over 60 galleries and exhibition spaces, and many theatre and music venues. The larger institutions are centred around Sir Winston Churchill Square, in the city’s Arts District. Marvel at the modern architecture of the Art Gallery of Alberta, home to an excellent permanent collection of Canadian art, or attend a concert at the Winspear Centre and enjoy world-class acoustic engineering.

Discover up-and-coming artists and designers, as well as some of the most innovative theatre, when you explore the historic district of Old Strathcona. As the venue for both West Canada Fashion Week and the internationally renowned Edmonton International Fringe Festival, this is the creative hub of the city.

A tour around the Alberta Legislature Building will introduce you to the province’s political history. It is also an iconic Beaux-Arts building set in expansive grounds, perfect for the whole family to explore.

Edmonton is home to three fascinating open-air museums. Learn about the city’s 19th-century origins at Fort Edmonton Park, or see the history of Canada’s Eastern European community brought to life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. For a trip back through the millennia, try Jurassic Forest, where you can explore the old-growth forest inhabited by fearsome dinosaurs.

For family fun concentrated all under one roof, you cannot beat West Edmonton Mall. It boasts over 800 shops, a theme park, a water park and an aquarium, amongst many other attractions.

Make time to escape the bustle of the city and explore the beautiful Edmonton River Valley. As the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America, you’ll have hours of fun hiking or cycling the trails, or canoeing along the water.

Top hotels in Edmonton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
4 out of 5
10155 105th Street, Edmonton, AB
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
SG$116
per night
Mar 10 - Mar 11

Located in Downtown Edmonton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rogers Place, Edmonton City Centre and Shaw Conference Centre. Royal Alexandra ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,848 reviews)

"The beds were very comfortable and rooms were very quiet."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb,2020

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Fantasyland Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
3.5 out of 5
17700 87 Ave Nw, Edmonton, AB
SG$187
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

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! (1,814 reviews)

"Comfortable beds. Spacious room. Friendly front reception."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb,2020

Fantasyland Hotel
Hyatt Place Edmonton-West
Hyatt Place Edmonton-West
3 out of 5
18004 100 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
SG$123
per night
Mar 2 - Mar 3

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,256 reviews)

"Loved the modern room. Great views. Staff were so friendly!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb,2020

Hyatt Place Edmonton-West

Popular things to do in Edmonton

West Edmonton Mall
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West Edmonton Mall

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Discover the largest shopping centre in North America, packed with thrilling attractions for the whole family.

Fort Edmonton Park
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Fort Edmonton Park

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Discover Edmonton’s fashion-driven origins and its role in the 19th-century fur trade when you explore this impressive living history museum.

Top activities in Edmonton

West Edmonton Mall Attractions Pass
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West Edmonton Mall Attractions Pass

74% of travellers recommend
SG$55
Per adult
One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Edmonton, AB
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Edmonton, AB

SG$3
Per adult
Edmonton Winter Trek Segway Adventure
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Edmonton Winter Trek Segway Adventure

SG$33
Per adult
Introductory of Chinese Tea
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Introductory of Chinese Tea

SG$19
Per adult
Edmonton's Best Brunch Walking Tour
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Edmonton's Best Brunch Walking Tour

SG$62
Per adult
Edmonton, Capital and politics shaping our city
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Edmonton, Capital and politics shaping our city

100% of travellers recommend
SG$26
Per adult

Reviews of Edmonton

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Sep 21, 2019

we were only thee for 2 nights but first impressions were very good, we had friends we visited just outside the center of Edmonton and the countryside was beautiful. the people were very friendly. we loved our short stay but would recommend it.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 15, 2019

Lovely city with connected walkways. Disappointed that the Fort was closed during our visit and that the historic tram only ran Friday to Sunday in September. Riverside walks from funicular worth visiting.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jun 24, 2019

Taxi from airport expensive. Cost 74CDN in one direction and 60 in the other.

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