Attractions

You’ll never get bored in this capital city. The city of Edmonton features the longest stretch of urban parkland in Canada and boasts over 70 golf courses including Victoria Golf Course, Canada’s oldest municipal golf course which began in 1907.

The Arts district is full of interesting places to visit. Edmonton is renowned as a shopper’s haven because Alberta is the only province in Canada without a provincial sales tax.

There are a lot of things to see and do in Edmonton, and here are some places you should look into:

West Edmonton Mall
the West Edmonton Mall is the world’s largest shopping and entertainment center. Just ask the Guinness Book of World Records! 800 stores, more than 110 restaurants, 26 movie theaters and 7 Theme Park attractions all under one roof.Alberta Government House
The Alberta Government House was once used as the residence of Alberta’s Lieutenant Governors. Today it is used for government conferences.

Alberta Legislature
The Alberta Legislature is the seat of Alberta’s provincial government and the province’s foremost historical building. This stately Edwardian building was built in 1912 on the site of the original Fort Edmonton. It overlooks the river. Guided, informative Legislature Building tours are free.

Alberta Railway Museum
All Aboard for the Alberta Railway Museum! This place takes visitors back in history through 100 years of Canadian railway history
Edmonton Art Gallery
If you appreciate art in a variety of mediums, you’ll enjoy your visit to the Edmonton Art Gallery. The Edmonton Art Gallery offers a superb collection of over 5,000 historical and contemporary works of art showcasing regional, national and international artists.

Elk Island National Park
Elk Island National Park is located one hour east of Edmonton, off Highway 16 but the drive is worth it. The park is huge – 75 square miles – and is Canada’s only National Park completely surrounded by a fence

Fort Edmonton Park
Fort Edmonton Park is the largest living history park in Canada, reconstructing what life was like at the old Hudson’s Bay Company fort and the surrounding town, circa 1885.

Klondike Jet Boat Tours
Take a history-filled tour of Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River Valley in a specially designed jet boat. Tours run seven days a week, starting at 11 a.m

Muttart Conservatory
The Muttart Conservatory is nestled in the scenic North Saskatchewan River Valley and is comprised of four glass pyramids, each of which holds the botanical treasures of a distinctive climatic zone.

Old Strathcona Historic Area
Old Strathcona is located south of the river, by 82nd Avenue (Whyte Ave.) and 104th Street. This unique historical area was once the town of Strathcona and boasts a variety of historical buildings dating from 1891.

Provincial Museum of Alberta
This excellent museum is one of Canada’s most popular ones and is located in an attractive setting. Make sure you include this in your plans!Rice Street Market
The Rice Street Market was established even before Edmonton became a city. It served Edmontonians as a meeting and shopping place for 64 years before the market was relocated in 1965 to 97 Street and 102 Avenue, where it still stands today.

River Valley Parks
The River Valley Parks is a series of parks joined together to build the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America.

Rutherford House
Rutherford House, at 11153 Saskatchewan Drive, was the home of Alberta’s first premier, Alexander C. Rutherford. It’s an interesting place to visit, as the home has been restored to its post-Edwardian elegance, complete with costumed interpreters re-enacting Alberta life from the early 1900s.

Sir Winston Churchill Square
The focus of the Arts District is this 4-block area where you’ll find many of Edmonton’s major institutions. Bordered by 99 and 100 Streets and 102 and 102A Avenues, this square is a popular place among visitors and locals alike

Strathcona Farmer’s Market
The Strathcona Farmer’s Market is located at 10310 83rd Avenue, in the heart of Old Strathcona. Once a depot for city busses and trolley cars, the majestic brick building now houses one of the most successful indoor markets in Canada, with thousands of small producers and customers every Saturday.

TELUS World of Science
Discover how much fun it is to find out about our world, the planets, our body and nature when you visit the TELUS World of Science

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Take a trip east out of Edmonton for about 30 miles to get to this unique historical attraction.

Ukrainian Museum of Canada
Learn more about the Ukrainian people when you visit this museum. The museum features traditional Ukrainian cultural items including costumes, hand-painted Easter eggs, dolls, tapestries and paintings.

Valley Zoo
Edmonton’s Valley Zoo is a 70-acre zoological park with more than 100 exotic, endangered and native species; the zoo is located 10 minutes east of West Edmonton Mall.