Just 24 hours in Edmonton? See how many of these 24 things you can fit in!
- North Saskatchewan River Valley: Explore the green space that’s 22 times the size of Central Park on foot, bike, segway, or even canoe.
- Legislative Assembly Grounds (10800 97 Avenue NW): The marble building is iconic, and the sprawling grounds with fountains are breathtaking.
- 100 Street Funicular: Catch a free ride from downtown into the river valley, taking in the view through the glass walls.
- Public Art: Edmonton embraces public art – from the six-storey Crawford Block mural to the colourful Borden Park statue.
- West Edmonton Mall (8882 170 Street NW): With a water park, amusement park, aquarium, and world-class shopping, it encompasses almost everything.
- Whyte Avenue(82 Avenue): The Old Strathcona neighbourhood is one of Edmonton’s trendiest, with unique shops and delicious dining.
- Local Theatre:Enjoy local theatre – from ballet to opera and thought provoking theatre, there are plenty of options for a fun night out!
- Sports: From Oilers and Eskimos to Prospects, Stingers, and FC Edmonton, there’s a team for everyone to cheer for.
- Festivals: There’s a reason it’s Festival City – over 50 festivals a year means there’s always something going on.
- Snow Valley (13204 Rainbow Valley Road): Ski hills in the winter and a one-of-a-kind aerial park in the summer means fun no matter the season.
- Ford Edmonton Park (7000 143 Street NW) Experience history just like the pioneers who lived it over 100 years ago.
- Muttart Conservatory(9626 96A Street)*: No matter the weather outside, the flowers are blooming in the pyramids.
- High Level Bridge Street Car : Ride the world’s highest street car river crossing across the over 100-year-old bridge.
- Edmonton River Boat: Enjoy a sunset cruise along the North Saskatchewan River.
- 124 Street: Shopping here means shopping local, with boutiques, art galleries, and gift shops unique to Edmonton.
- Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Square): From contemporary to historical, discover some of the world’s best exhibitions.
- Ghost Tours: Discover an eerie side to Edmonton’s popular neighbourhoods – but keep a sharp eye out!
- Royal Alberta Museum (9810 103A Avenue): Woolly Mammoth? Check.Vikingwarship*? That, too. And everything in between.
- Fine Dining: From Hardware Grill to the Harvest Room, there’s no shortage of fine dining from award-winning chefs.
- 4th Street Promenade: Located in the heart of downtown, it’s home to arts, dining, and shopping you won’t find elsewhere.
- Mayfield Dinner Theatre(16615 109 Avenue NW): Canada’s number one dinner theatre pairs talented casts with delectable dining.
- Elk Island National Park: Travel just east of the city to discover where the deer and the bison roam.
- Fairmont Hotel MacDonald (10111 Bellamy Hill Road NW): A castle on the edge of the valley, even a stroll through the lobby will have you feeling elegant.
- Brewery Tour: Edmonton area is home to commercial brewers and thriving craft brew brands that routinely pushing the boundaries of conventional brewing.
*Vikings is a travelling exhibition at the Museum for a limited time.
Muttart Conservatory will close in July 2019 for 18 months.
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By: Sarah Chestnutt
Sarah Chestnutt is a freelance writer and editor, working in the field for over 10 years. She calls Edmonton, home and loves to share it’s stories.