Searching for Family Fun in and around Edmonton OR things to do for a day out with friends? With internationally renowned festivals, concerts, nature activities, and long summer days, Edmonton is the place to be in summer (PS – It is a great visit in winter too).
Whether you want to gather round your pals and camp out under the starry sky, explore Edmonton’s nature or rock the night out during the many festivals – there is no shortage of things to do in Edmonton.
This article lists few places to visit and activities (mainly low budget ) including walking tours, hiking, day trip ideas, and late spring & summer festivals for a fun filled summer in Edmonton.
For weekend events, see Things to do this weekend in Edmonton
1. Summer Attractions
2. Summer Activities in Edmonton
3. Summer Day Trips to Alberta Parks & Beaches Around Edmonton
4. Summer Festivals in & around Edmonton
5. Visiting Edmonton – Coupons & Discounts
I. Places to See during Summer in Edmonton
Whether you go on a free tour of the historic Alberta Legislature building, or decide to have fun at the many attractions in West Edmonton Mall, there are no dearth of places to explore in Edmonton.
Attractions open year round are not mentioned in the below list.
For year round attractions like Telus World of Science, Edmonton Valley Zoo, West Edmonton Mall attractions, Alberta Legislature building tours, (or if you are visiting Edmonton), see Attractions in Edmonton.
II. Summer Activities in Edmonton
Canada Day – July 1 – Canada Day in Edmonton
Edmonton Airshow – August 6-7, 2016 – Details
V. Coupons & Discounts
Here are 5 ways you can save few loonies while visiting Edmonton attractions.
Ultimate Pass – for $59.95 (adult) and $45.00 (child 3-17) – plus GST and entitles user to one admission to every participating Edmonton attraction (15 attractions) over the calendar year.
U-Pick Pass – for $34.95 (adult) and $24.50 (child 3-17) – plus GST and entitles visitors to admission to your choice of any four Edmonton attractions.
2. Naturally Edmonton Annual Pass City of Edmonton Attractions
If you are an Edmonton resident, consider buying this pass.
Year-round access to the Edmonton Valley Zoo, Muttart Conservatory and John Janzen Nature Centre, plus one all-facility recreation centre admission that can be redeemed for one-time use at any City of Edmonton recreation centre.
Adult (18-64) : $79.00
Child – Youth/Senior (65+) : $49.00 – $59.00
Family : $239
Passes can be purchased at any City of Edmonton attraction or leisure centre.
3. AMA Membership rewards
AMA members can save 10% on Day Admission to Telus World of Science & The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes Exhibition.
Adults – $40.90 / Child – $30.45
Includes one choice of the following:
One full day admission to World Waterpark or
One full day admission to Galaxyland Amusement Park
Or Same day combination of 2 of the following:
Day pass to Ice Palace (skate rental is not included)
One round (18 holes) of Professor Wem’s Adventure Golf
One round (18 holes) at Dragon’s Tale
All-day Marine (includes Sea Life Caverns and Sea Lions’ Rock)
Two games of bowling (shoe and rental not included)
One hour of billiards at Ed’s Rec Room – 2 games of bowling
695 reward miles for 1 Adult admission to Galaxyland or World Waterpark.
5. Coupon Booklets
Buy coupon booklets like
a. Entertainment® Coupon booklet (for Greater Edmonton Area) that includes coupons for few Edmonton area, Calgary & Lacombe attractions in addition to restaurants.
b. SUTP Edmonton Booklet – includes attractions & hotels.