Where to begin? Edmonton, Alberta hosts attractions for every lifestyle and family to enjoy throughout the seasons. Tourism is alive and well throughout this great province I call home, and I am proud to highlight some of my personal favorite’s for you!
Edmonton is full of great shopping and of course we cannot begin to talk shopping without mentioning West Edmonton Mall.
Edmontonian’s must give a big “shout out” and “thank you” to all of our city’s fine engineers for completing the Anthony Henday, which will take any traveller from as for North as 97 th street all the way to “West Ed” in under 20 min…
Now… West Edmonton Mall REALLY is the place to be in any of the four seasons. “West Ed” features something for EVERYONE, there is an indoor Skating Rink, Mini Golf Course, Indoor Amusement Park (Galaxy Land), Movie Theatre’s, Underground Sea Life Taverns and of course countless shops and places to eat.
Edmonton boasts a broad variety of Museums, Galleries and other attractions; I would now like to highlight a few more “hidden” gems our city has to offer!
A big favourite is the Art Gallery of Alberta, with its excellent depth of international and provincial collections.
You get a great view of Edmonton’s work-of-art City Hall from Sir Winston Churchill Square, at the heart of the Downtown Arts District. Please come in for a look at the fine collection of artworks displayed.
There are also many small unique galleries such as the Bearclaw Gallery which features fascinating displays of First Nations arts and crafts, including Inuit soapstone sculptures.
You can contemplate contemporary and experimental works in the artist-run Latitude 53.
Be sure to allow yourself enough time to make this a leisurely experience. Just west of downtown, around 124th St., the 12-block Gallery Walk leads you to a great variety of Canadian art. Learn more about the Gallery Walk through the stories of people who've experienced it.
TELUS World of Science – Edmonton. With five themed interactive galleries, there’s so much to see, hear, touch, taste and do! It’s family fun for all ages. Discoveryland is an interactive gallery designed for children 2 - 8 years of age.
History is for all ages at the Royal Alberta Museum with exhibits and activities to interest every age group. Permanent galleries depict the natural and human history of Alberta. The Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture brings to life the stories of 500 generations, with multimedia technology and Native interpreters. Learn more about the Royal Alberta Museum through the stories of people who've experienced it.
Live in Past Era’s at Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum. You can experience life in four historical periods. Be part of the fur trade. Take a ride on a steam train. Bake bread the old way.
The days of the dinosaurs roar to life again in Jurassic Forest, a 40-acre prehistoric preserve, just 15 minutes from Edmonton and 250 million years from the present.
Check out Alberta’s oldest building - Father Albert Lacombe and his Métis helpers originally constructed this humble chapel in 1861. Historical interpreters take you back to that time — in French or English.
Experience Alberta's History with an Annual Pass. Embark on a Great Alberta holiday at 18 of Alberta's provincial historic sites, interpretive centres and museums. You'll find dinosaurs, fur trade posts, vintage cars, carriages, tractors, bucketwheel excavators, buffalo, tipis and especially - the people. The people of Alberta's history make it all come alive for you. Experience Alberta Passes are available at all AMA offices and now at the two Edmonton Visitor Information Centres.
For more information on attractions, the edmonton attractions group and to download the Edmonton Attractions Guide!
Learn more about Edmonton attractions from people who've experienced them at edmontonstories.ca.