As the capital of Canada’s Alberta province, Edmonton is a city rich in history and surrounded by beautiful outdoor attractions. The city is situated on the North Saskatchewan River, which runs east out of the Canadian Rockies and eventually joins forces with its southern counterpart to create the Saskatchewan River. As the second-largest city in Alberta, there are plenty of things to do in Edmonton all year round.
Guests of our hotels in Edmonton will be close to the city’s premiere attractions. West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in North America, is a great one-stop destination for shopping, dining, nightlife and indoor attractions like water rides, bowling and adventure golf. For a walk on the historical side, visit Fort Edmonton Park, named for the first permanent European settlement in the Edmonton area. Broken into four distinct time periods including the town’s fur trade days and streets designed to portray pioneer life in 1885, 1905 and 1920, this experience is educational for adults and children alike.
If you’re looking to get outdoors during your stay in Edmonton, don’t miss Elk Island National Park. With almost 75 square miles of wilderness to explore, Elk Island is home to moose, bison, elk and over 250 species of birds. Or, if you’d prefer to observe nature indoors, Muttart Conservatory in the heart of the city allows visitors to observe flora and fauna in three unique biomes, with a fourth display that changes up to eight times a year. The conservatory’s distinct glass pyramids truly stand out in the Edmonton skyline.
Whether you are in town to sightsee with family or visiting on a business trip, there are plenty of unique attractions to keep you busy in every season. From outdoor experiences like Edmonton Ski Club to a trip to the Alberta Aviation Museum, there is an activity, place or event ideally suited for visitors from age 2 to 92.