24 Ways to Discover Edmonton in 24 Hours

Photo Credit: Edmonton Tourism

Just 24 hours in Edmonton? See how many of these 24 things you can fit in!

  1. North Saskatchewan River Valley: Explore the green space that’s 22 times the size of Central Park on foot, bike, segway, or even canoe.
  2. Legislative Assembly Grounds (10800 97 Avenue NW): The marble building is iconic, and the sprawling grounds with fountains are breathtaking.

    Photo Credit: Edmonton Tourism

  3. 100 Street Funicular: Catch a free ride from downtown into the river valley, taking in the view through the glass walls.
  4. Public Art: Edmonton embraces public art – from the six-storey Crawford Block mural to the colourful Borden Park statue.
  5. West Edmonton Mall (8882 170 Street NW): With a water park, amusement park, aquarium, and world-class shopping, it encompasses almost everything.
  6. Whyte Avenue (82 Avenue): The Old Strathcona neighbourhood is one of Edmonton’s trendiest, with unique shops and delicious dining.
  7. Local Theatre: Enjoy local theatre – from ballet to opera and thought provoking theatre, there are plenty of options for a fun night out!
  8. Sports: From Oilers and Eskimos to Prospects, Stingers, and FC Edmonton, there’s a team for everyone to cheer for.
  9. Festivals: There’s a reason it’s Festival City – over 50 festivals a year means there’s always something going on.
  10. 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.
  11. Ford Edmonton Park (7000 143 Street NW) Experience history just like the pioneers who lived it over 100 years ago.
  12. Muttart Conservatory (9626 96A Street)*: No matter the weather outside, the flowers are blooming in the pyramids.

    “Stroll by the Muttart” 36 x 36 inches oil on canvas by Fraser Brinsmead

  13. High Level Bridge Street Car : Ride the world’s highest street car river crossing across the over 100-year-old bridge.
  14. Edmonton River Boat: Enjoy a sunset cruise along the North Saskatchewan River.
  15. 124 Street: Shopping here means shopping local, with boutiques, art galleries, and gift shops unique to Edmonton.
  16. Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Square): From contemporary to historical, discover some of the world’s best exhibitions.
  17. Ghost Tours: Discover an eerie side to Edmonton’s popular neighbourhoods – but keep a sharp eye out!
  18. Royal Alberta Museum (9810 103A Avenue): Woolly Mammoth? Check. Viking warship*? That, too. And everything in between.

    Viking Exhibition at the Museum/Image courtesy of MuseumsPartner

  19. Fine Dining: From Hardware Grill to the Harvest Room, there’s no shortage of fine dining from award-winning chefs.
  20. 4th Street Promenade: Located in the heart of downtown, it’s home to arts, dining, and shopping you won’t find elsewhere.
  21. Mayfield Dinner Theatre (16615 109 Avenue NW): Canada’s number one dinner theatre pairs talented casts with delectable dining.
  22. Elk Island National Park: Travel just east of the city to discover where the deer and the bison roam.

    Credit: Canadian Tourism Commission

  23. 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.
  24. 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.

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