Things to do in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada




Situated on the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Edmonton is a vibrant cultural centre, home to historical sites, modern – city type attractions and a plethora of outdoor activities.

Edmonton is a great visit any time of the year. Edmonton comes alive in summer with internationally renowned festivals and is a wonderland of winter activities when snow carpets the ground.

About Edmonton:

Capital City of Alberta, one of the prairie provinces of Canada.

Fifth largest municipality of Canada.

Second largest city of Alberta.

International Airport – Edmonton International Airport – YEG

Public Transit – Edmonton Transit System

This article has a handy list of Edmonton Attractions with a brief description, contact & location information, hours & admission.

Places of interest (things to see & do), performance venues, dinner theatres & sports venues,  are arranged category wise and in alphabetical order.

Hours & Admission are indicative – verify from official websites before traveling. Prices indicated may or may not include GST.


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For winter activities  – Winter Activities & Festivals in Edmonton

For summer activities – Summer Activities & Festivals in Edmonton

Things to do during Evening – An Evening in Edmonton

I. Activities

 

1. Edmonton Corn Maze

 

Go for: Family Fun Activities

Address

GPS: 53.453453,-113.731663

Ph: 780-554-4540

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours
July to October
Admission
~ General Admission: $11.00
Child (Aged 5-11): $9.00
Child (under 5): Free

 

2. High Level Bridge Street Car

 

Go for: Take a ride on the historical High Level Bridge Street Car.
Also visit the Strathcona Streetcar Barn & Museum as part of your trip.

Address

The streetcar travels from Old Strathcona (103 Street and 85 Avenue) to the Jasper Terminus (just south of Jasper Avenue and west of 109 Street). Stops include 107 Street, 90 Avenue and 97 Avenue. You can board or leave at any of the stops : Information courtesy – Edmonton.ca

Hours

May long weekend to the October Thanksgiving weekend

Ph: 780-437-772

Email: [email protected]

Website

Admission

Return Fare: $6.00
Family: $20.00

3. Edmonton Ski Club

 

Go for: Winter Activities

Address

GPS: 53.533611, -113.475278

Ph: 780-465-0852

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours

Winter Months.
Weather dependent.

Lift Tickets All Day

Junior (7-12): $25.00
Youth (13-17): $26.00
Adult (18-54): $27.00
Senior (55 +): $10.00

4. Rabbit Hill Snow Resort

 

Go for: Winter Activities.

Address

D-25512, Township Rd 510A, Leduc County T9G0H9

GPS: 53.381473,-113.67421

Ph: 780-955-2440

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours
Winter Months
All Day Lift Tickets
Adult (18+) : $38.00
Youth(13-17):$36.00
Junior(6-12):$31.00
Senior(60+) :$11.00
Tyke(4-5) :$11.00 For other options, see website.

5. Snow Valley Ski Club

 

Go for: Winter Activities

Address

119 St off whitemud Fwy,
Edmonton
AB T6R 2V4

GPS: 53.562413, -113.368224

Ph: 780.434.3991

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours
Winter Season

All day Lift tickets

Adult (18+) :$35.00
Youth(13-17):$33.00
Junior(4-12):$29.00
Senior(55+) :$17.00

6. Sunridge Ski Area

 

Go for: Winter Activities

Address

10980 17th St,
Edmonton
AB T6S 1E4

GPS: 53.562413, -113.368224

Ph: 780-449-6555

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours
Winter Season

All day Lift tickets

Adult (18+) : $37.00
Youth(13-17):$34.00
Junior(6-12):$30.00
Senior(55+) :$13.00

7. West Edmonton Mall  Attractions

 

Go for: Almost every single fun activity you can think of – Skating, Water Park, Galaxyland Amusement Park, Marine life, Golf, shopping, dinner theatre, and more!

Address
8882 170 St NW, Edmonton
AB T5T 4J2Ph: 780-444-5321
GPS: 53.522173,-113.623599
Email: [email protected]
Website
Hours
Daily, Year Round.
Attraction hours vary depending on day of the week & season.
Admission
Mall – Free
Attractions & Activities: Vary

8. Winston Churchill Square

 

Go for: Fun events & festivals.

Address
Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton
GPS: 53.5427946,-113.4906798
Ph: 780-944-7740
Website

Hours

Year Round.

Admission

Free

9. Trails, pathways & Picnic sites

 

Straddling the City, pathways & parks along the North Saskatchewan river valley form the largest urban park system in Canada. It is quite difficult to condense the expansive pathways, trails and numerous picnic sites, Edmonton offers in three short columns.See the below links for

1. North Saskatchewan River activities.

2. Trails & Pathways

3. Picnic Sites

4. What’s near you

II. Flora & Fauna

1. Devonian Botanic Garden

 

Go for: Enjoy beautiful gardens and explore the Japanese gardens

Address

Five kilometres north of Devon on Highway 60.

GPS: 53.408355,-113.757505

Ph:(780) 987-3054

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours
May 1 through Thanksgiving
& for special events in winter

Admission

Adult : $13.50
Senior :$9.75
Youth(13 – 17): $5.00
Child(7 – 12): $3.00
Child(6-): Free

2. Edmonton Valley Zoo

 

Lemurs, Edmonton Valley Zoo

Lemurs, Edmonton Valley Zoo

Go for: To see over 350 animals from different climates and habitats.

Address

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7

GPS: 53.511645,-113.552889

Ph: 780-442-5311

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours

Year Round, Closed Dec 25.
10:00 AM – 04:00 PM /
09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
depending on Seasons

Admission

Child ( 2-12) : $6.25/$8.50
Youth (13 – 17) : $9.25/$11.50
Senior (65+) : $9.25/$11.50
Adult : $10.25/$13.75

3. Elk Island National Park

 

Go for: Enjoy nature , watch wildlife, camping, winter & summer activities & more!

Address

Elk Island National Park
Site 4, R.R.#1
Fort Saskatchewan, AB

GPS: 53.570288, -112.947407

Ph: 780- 922-5790

Email:[email protected]

Website

Hours
Open year round.
Activities & facilities: Vary.
Admission
Adult(17 – 64): $ 7.80
Senior(65+) $ 6.80
Youth (6 – 16)$ 3.90
Family/Group(up to 7 in a single car):$ 19.60

4. John Janzen Nature Centre

 

Go for: Programs, events and interactive exhibits designed to promote awareness and engagement with nature in an urban setting.

Address

7000 143 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7

GPS: 53.503331, -113.572960

Ph: 780-442-5311

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, daily
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, holidays & Dec 24 – Dec 31, 2014
Closed Dec 25 & Jan 1

Admission

Parent & Tot (0 – 23 mo): $3
Parent & Child (2 yrs & over): $7.50
Each additional tot or parent: $3

5. Muttart Conservatory

 

Go for: Beautiful gardens inside Edmonton Landmark – The Pyramids.

Address

9626 96A St NW,
Edmonton, AB T6C 4L8

GPS: 53.535487,-113.47676

Ph: 780-442-5311

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri : 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Thu :10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Weekends : 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Admission

Child (2-12): $6.50
Youth (13-17): $10.50
Adult (18-64): $12.25
Senior (65+): $10.50




III.  History & Culture

1. Alberta Legislature Building

 

Go for: Appreciate the architecture & tour the Legislature Building.

Trivia:  Do you know the reasons why Edmonton was chosen as the Capital, even though Calgary was more populated and was more economically well off, and Banff had geographical advantage that it could be fortified in case of a war?

In addition to the fact that  Edmonton is the geographical centre of Alberta, the deciding factor  that made Edmonton the Capital in the heated competition for the honour of Alberta’s Capital was that Edmonton elected Liberals [ Frank Oliver and Peter Talbot], while Calgary elected a  conservative in 1904.

Address

10800 97 Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, AB T5K 0B7
GPS: 53.533619, -113.506656
Ph: (780) 427-2826

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours

Tours year round,
except on X-mas Day, New Years Day
& Good Friday

Admission

Free

2. Alberta Railway Museum

 

Go for: Vintage Train Rides, see the railway equipment and locomotives.

Address

24215 34 Street, Edmonton
AB T5Y 6B4

GPS: 53.70255,-113.382064

Ph:780-472-6229

Website

Hours

Weekends Only: Victoria Day Weekend – September Long Weekend
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on opening days

Admission

Adults – $5.00
Students and Seniors – $3.50
Children 3-12 years – $2.00
Children under 3 – Free
Train rides – $4.00

3. Alberta Aviation Museum

 

Go for: To learn about Northern Alberta’s aviation history.

Address
11410 Kingsway Ave NW
Edmonton, ABGPS: 53.56491,-113.517312Ph: 780-451-1175
Email: [email protected]
Website

Hours

Weekdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00PM

Weekends: 10:00 AM – 4:00PM

Closed – Dec 25,26 & Jan 1

Admission

Adults: $10.00
Seniors (60+):$8.00
Youth (13-17): $7.00
Children (6-12): $6.00

4. Art Gallery of Alberta

 

Go for: Enjoy the works of art including sculptures & historical and contemporary paintings.

Address

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1
GPS: 53.544926,-113.488785
Ph: 780.422.6223

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 11 :00 AM – 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 11 :00 AM – 09:00 PM
Monday: Closed

Admission

Adults: $12.50
Children (6 -): Free
Seniors (65+)/Students: $8.50
Family (2 + 4 ): $26.50

5. Edmonton City Hall

 

Go for: See the award winning architecture of the Hall and tour the Hall.

Address

1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7
GPS: 53.545675,-113.489996

Ph: 780-442-1385

Email:[email protected]

Website

Hours

Sunday : 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday : 7:00 AM -10:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Holidays 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Admission
Free

6. Fort Edmonton Park

 

Go for: Experience authentic, immersive and fun experience of going back 150 years in history.

Address

7000 143rd Street
Edmonton AB T5J 2R7
GPS:53.50344,-113.571407

Ph: 780- 442-5311

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours
Park: May long weekend – End of September

Fort - 1846, Fort Edmonton Park

Fort – 1846, Fort Edmonton Park

Admission

Adult(18+): $26.20
Child (2- 17): $20.90
Senior (65+): $20.90

7. Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site

 

Go for: See Alberta’s oldest building.

Address

Mission Hill, St. Vital Avenue
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.
GPS: 53.638524,-113.630849
Email: [email protected]
Website

Hours

May 15 to Labour Day
Daily from 10:00 AM. to 5:00 PM

Admission

By donation.

8. Government House

 

Go for: Appreciate the sandstone mansion, tour the house & see original artifacts and furnishings from its time as a vice regal residence.

Address

12845 – 102 Avenue,
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 0M6

GPS: 53.541537,-113.543951

Ph: 780-427-2281

Website

Hours

Sundays and holiday Mondays beginning Sunday, April 13.
Opening hours : 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission

Free

9. Harcourt House Gallery

 

Go for: Visual art exhibitions

Address

10215 – 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1M7
GPS: 53.543436,-113.51369
Ph: 780.426.4180
Email: [email protected]
Website

Hours
Tue – Sat | 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Admission
According to Exhibitions.

10. John Walter Museum

Go for: A grand old time in Edmonton’s river valley and learn about the life of John & Annie Walter and the community of Walterdale from 1875 to 1920.

Address

9180 Walterdale Hill NW, Edmonton.

GPS: 53.527251,-113.504177

Ph: 780-442-5311

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours

July to September :Open Saturdays & Sundays
March to November: Open Sundays

Admission

Free

John Walter Museum - 1875 House

John Walter Museum – 1875 House

11. Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre

 

Go for: Learn the history of Alberta oil boom. Tour the interactive oilfield museum and centre which has over 200 exhibits(indoor & outdoor) including two working demonstration rigs, and Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame.
RV Park/ Campground on site.

Address

50399 Hwy 60
2 kilometres south of Devon on HWY 60

GPS: 53.330052,-113.729277

Ph: 1-866-987-4323

Website

Hours
Mon – Fri | 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM; Closed on statutory holidays.
Admission
Adults (18+)- $10
Seniors (65+) – $8
Students (6-17) – $6
Family – $25

12. Neon Sign Museum

The Neon Sign Museum, the first of its kind in Canada, features a collection of historic signs that tell a story about Edmonton’s neon past. – Website

Where?

Installed on the side of the Telus building on 104 Street and 104 Avenue.

13. Royal Alberta Museum

Go for: To see the finest cultural and natural history collections in the country.

Address
NA
Website

Hours

Currently Closed – Museum on the move.

Admission
NA

14. Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

 

Go for: A glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters when Rutherford house was home to the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford.

Address

11153 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, AB T6G 2S1

GPS: 53.527586,-113.520227
Ph: 780-427-3995

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours
Summer Hours:
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily
Winter Hours:
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tuesday- Sunday.
Closed Mondays.
Closed for certain holidays.
Admission
Adult (18 – 64):$6.00
Senior (65+):$5.00
Youth (7-17) :$4.00
Child (6-):Free

15. Telephone Historical Centre

 

Go for: See and learn about the fast changing world of telecommunications from the last 100+ years.

Address

Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre
10440 108 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta
GPS: 53.554026,-113.500279

Ph: 780-433-1010

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours

Tues – Fri | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Closed on Mondays,
Weekends & Holidays

Admission

By Donation.
$2.00 for booked tour.




16. Telus World of Science

 

Go for: Science Museum

Address

11211 142 St NW,
Edmonton, AB
T5M 4A1
GPS: 53.560963,-113.563577

Ph: 780-451-3344
Email: [email protected]
Website

Hours

Science Centre & Exhibit Galleries :

Sunday – Thursday: 9:00AM to 05:00 PM/ 6:00 PM;

Friday & Saturday: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Admission

Adult (18+): $19.95
Child (3-12): $13.95
Youth (13-17): $16.95
Senior (65+): $16.95

17. The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum

 

Go for: To know more about the military heritage of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and other central and northern Alberta military units.

Address

10440 – 108 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5H 3Z9

GPS: 53.553133,-113.500509
Ph:780-421-9943
Email:[email protected]
Website

Hours

Mon- to Fri, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Closed on holidays

Admission
Free

18. Ukrainian Cultural Village

 

Go for: Learn the history of east central Alberta through the stories of Ukrainian immigrants who settled in this region to 1930 (1892-1930).

Address

50 km (30 miles) east of Edmonton along Highway 16.

GPS: 53.568431, -112.795901

Ph: (780) 662-3640

Email: [email protected]

Website

Hours

 

May long weekend to Labour Day
10:00 AM. – 5:00 PM. daily

Admission

Adult (18 to 64 years) $12.00
Senior (65 and over) $10.00
Youth (7 to 17 years) $6.00
Child (6 years and under) FREE
Family : $30.00

IV. Performing Art Venues

Catalyst Theatre

 

Address: 8529 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton Alberta T6E 6P3

Phone: 780-431-1750

What’s On

Citadel Theatre

 

Address: 9828 101A Avenue Northwest, Edmonton

Phone: 780-425-1820

What’s On

Festival Place

 

Address: 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, T8A 5T2

Phone: 780-449-3378

What’s On

Fringe Theatre

 

Address: 10330 – 84 Avenue, Edmonton T6E 2G9

Phone: 780-409-1910

What’s On

Northern Jubilee Auditorium

 

Address: 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2T2

Phone: 780-427-2760

What’s On

Northern Light Theatre

 

Address: #201, 8908 99st, Edmonton, AB T6E 3V4

Phone: 780-471-1586

What’s On

Theatre Network

 

Address: 8529 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton

Phone: 780-453-2440

What’s On

Francis Winspear Centre for Music

 

Address: 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Northwest Edmonton, AB T5J 4X8

Phone: 780-428-1414

What’s On

Varsacona Theatre

 

Address: 410329 83 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5C3

Phone: 780-433-3399

What’s On

Walterdale Theatre

 

Address: 10322 – 83rd Avenue NW, Edmonton T6E 5C3

Phone: 780-439-3058

What’s On

V. Sports / Multipurpose Venues

Clarke Stadium

 

FC Edmonton – Schedule

Address: 11000 Stadium Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 4E2
Phone: 780-442-5311
Website

Commonwealth Stadium

 

Edmonton Eskimos – Schedule

Address: 11000 Stadium Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 4E2
Phone: 780-442-5311
Website

Ellerslie Rugby Park

 

Address: 11004 9 Ave SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 1A2

Phone: 780-988-5245

Edmonton Rugby Schedule

Foote Field

 

Address: 11601 68 Avenue, Edmonton T6G 2E1

Phone: 780-492-6868
Website

Northlands

 

Rexall Place, Edmonton Expo Centre, Northlands Park

Oilers – Schedule

Oil Kings – Schedule

Address: 7515-118 Ave NW, Edmonton T5B 4X5

Phone: 780.471.7210

What’s On

Saville Community Sports Centre

 

Address: 11610-65 Avenue (University of Alberta South Campus), Edmonton AB T6G 2E1

Phone: 780-492-1000
Website

Shaw Conference Centre

 

Address: 9797 Jasper Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9

Phone: 780.421.9797

What’s On

Telus Field

Address: 10233 96 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0A5

Edmonton Prospects – Schedule

The Universiade Pavilion / Butterdome

 

Address: 87 Avenue and 114 Street Edmonton

Website

VI. Dinner Theatre/Music/ Comedy Clubs

Blues on Whyte

 

Address:Blues On Whyte Pub 10329 82 Ave NW Edmonton T6E 1Z9

Phone:780-439-3981

What’s On

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

 

Address:#2690, 8882 170 Street, Edmonton T5T 4J2
Phase II West Edmonton Mall Upper Level

Phone: 780.484.2424

What’s On

Mayfield Dinner Theatre

 

Address:16615 109 Avenue NW, Edmonton T5P 4K8

Phone:780.483.4051

What’s On

River Cree Resort & Casino

 

Address: 300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch, AB, Canada

Phone:780.484.2121

Hours: Depends on facility – Resort/Casino/Sports/Shows

What’s On

The Comedy Factory

 

Address:Gateway Entertainment Centre, 34th Ave., Gateway Blvd North, Edmonton

Phone:780-469-4999
What’s On

The Comic Strip

 

Address: West Edmonton Mall, 1646 Bourbon Street, 8882 – 170 Street, Edmonton T5T 4M2

Phone:780.483.5999

What’s On

The Hat

 

Address: 10251 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB

Phone:780-429-4471

Hours: Monday-Wednesday | 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday-Friday | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday | 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday |  CLOSED
What’s On

The Red Piano

 

North America’s First Upscale Dueling Piano Bar & Bistro.

Address:1638 Bourbon Street, West Edmonton Mall, 8882 – 170th Street, Edmonton T5T 4M2
Entrance 6 is the main entrance to Bourbon Street.

Phone:780.486.7722

What’s On

Shopping Venues

104th Street Downtown

 

A historical area filled with gorgeous residences, extraordinary shopping, dining, and home to the City Market and annual Al Fresco Block Party.
Address: 10233 – 96 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9

Website

124 Street

 

Home to restaurants, boutiques, and galleries.

Address:West end of Jasper Avenue, the 124 Street District extends north along the 124 Street corridor to 111 Avenue.

Website

China Town & Little Italy

 

Address: McCauley District (map), Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9

Phone: 780-423-2628

Website

Old Strathcona & White Avenue

 

Explore the outdoor art, treat yourself in one of the many spas and salons, familiarize yourself with the local history and connect with nature in Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park.

Address: Map South Central Edmonton

Phone: 780-423-2628

Website

West Edmonton Mall

 

Address: 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2

Phone: (780) 444-5321

Website

For more information:Official Tourism Website – Exploreedmonton.com

Visitor Information Centre

Edmonton Welcome Centre @ 9797 Jasper Avenue.
Phone: 780.401.7696
Email: [email protected]

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