Top 10 Things to Do in Edmonton

Edmonton is the lively, bustling provincial capital of Alberta, and a city packed with activities for a sensational vacation.

From art galleries, shopping and dining to the pathways and parks lining the North Saskatchewan River Valley, the city has plenty for outdoor enthusiasts and city slickers alike.
West Edmonton Mall

West Edmonton Mall

Inspired by the traditional urban bazaars of Persia, where shopping, dining and entertainment all mingle in one location, the mall has over 800 shops, two hotels and ten world-class attractions including a waterpark, amusement park, skating rink and more. Guests of the Fantasyland Hotel can choose to stay in one of 120 fantasy-themed rooms.
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K-Days

K-Days

Formerly known as Klondike Days, K-Days is a ten day celebration of Edmonton’s history and culture. Kicking off with a parade, the exhibition features music, a midway, exhibits and more, and runs in conjunction with A Taste of Edmonton and the Edmonton Indy.
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Festivals

Festivals

Canada’s Festival City, Edmonton hosts dozens of world-class festivals every year. With festivals celebrating music, food, arts and culture, sports, theatre and more, there is something for everyone.
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Skiing and snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding

With three ski hills in the city, Edmonton is definitely the place for the outdoor enthusiast. Snow Valley and Sunridge offer ski runs for all levels and abilities, as well as terrain parks. And with Jasper less than a four hour drive away, Edmonton is a great base for Rocky Mountain ski trips.
Explore Jasper and the Columbia Icefields

Explore Jasper and the Columbia Icefields

Edmonton is the starting point for a variety of Explore Rockies tours, ski trips and Explore Jasper. With its easy access to Jasper and the Icefields Parkway, it is also the perfect starting point for the Columbia Icefields Glacier Adventure and the exciting new Glacier Skywalk.
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Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton Park

Relive Edmonton’s history in the historical village of Fort Edmonton Park. As you travel back more than 150 years, costumed interpreters bring the past to life and invite you to experience life as it was. A steam train, midway rides and games add to the fun for all the family.
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Alberta Legislature Building

Alberta Legislature Building

Stop by the seat of the provincial government and take a tour with one of the knowledgeable guides. The tours are free and are packed with information about the political history of Alberta, how the government is structured and operated, and even about the art and architecture of the building itself.
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The Royal Alberta Museum

The Royal Alberta Museum

Since 1967, the Royal Alberta Museum has been fascinating visitors with exhibits on history, natural history, wildlife, entomology and native culture.
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Old Strathcona

Old Strathcona

This beautiful, historic neighbourhood of Edmonton is filled with eclectic shopping, restaurants and a great farmers' market – as well as dancing and nightclubs.
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Telus World of Science

Telus World of Science

Fun, interactive exhibits inspire life-long learning and brings science to life for all ages.
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