Edmonton is filled with natural sights, entertainment attractions, cultural and historical destinations, and so much more; so if you’re visiting Edmonton soon, take a look at these 15 things to do in Edmonton for your next trip.
Edmonton is home to the West Edmonton Mall, better known as the largest mall in North America! There’s indoor theme parks, water parks, movie theaters and a golf course for when you get tired of shopping.
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage is an open air museum that features over 2 dozen historical buildings and depicts the life of early Ukrainian settlers in Edmonton.
The Edmonton River Valley Park is actually 20 different parks in one, which means you’ll never run out of beautiful natural sights to explore, whether you’re walking or cycling.
Head out to some of Edmonton’s best shopping districts to continue to shop until you drop! Whyte Avenue, Central 124th Street and Kingsway Mall are all great shopping destinations.
To see wildlife in a natural habitat, head out to Elk Island National park, where you can see wood bisons, great blue herons, coyotes, and more.
The Arts District is home to some of Edmonton’s most notable cultural landmarks, as well as plenty of local art shops and boutiques.
Northlands Park in Edmonton is the biggest horse race track in Alberta. Head out during the racing season to place your bet, or go to the slot machine lounge during the off-season.
If you love history, head to the Strathcona Historic District and take a tour of some of Edmonton’s coolest historical sites.
Edmonton’s most famous botanical garden is the Muttart Conservator; this garden has everything from tropical evergreens to redwoods to water lilies.
Edmonton isn’t called “Canada’s Festival City” for nothing! Check out local events to find a festival going on when you visit and jump into the fun.
Edmonton has cuisines from all around the world, so there’s no end to the delicious restaurants you can visit while in the city. Check out Central Edmonton for the fine dining or South Central for cheaper but still delicious food.
Edmonton has tons of museums to suit any interest, so take your pick of spaces such as the Royal Alberta Museum, the Alberta Aviation Museum or Fort Edmonton Park and have an afternoon of fun.
Edmonton has multiple sports teams, including hockey, football and soccer, so pick your favourite and head on out to the stadium. The new Rogers Place has revitalized downtown Edmonton, check out Connor McDavid and the Oilers take on other NHL teams. Or go watch the Edmonton Eskimos battle in the CFL.
If you love the slopes, you’ll definitely want to head out to some of Edmonton’s popular ski resorts, including Edmonton Ski, Sunridge Ski Area and Snow Valley.
If you love animals, you’ll want to visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo, where you can see over 350 different animals in modern exhibits.
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