Edmonton

 
So much to breathe in
Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta's capital blends urban arts and culture into a resort-like setting. Known as “Festival City,” Edmonton is alive in the summer with a never ending list of exciting things to see and do.

Be a Local

Hike and bike 93 miles of trails at the Ribbon of Green, the largest expanse of urban river valley parkland in North America. Try locally-raised bison, elk or lamb. Cut into certified Angus beef straight from the Alberta plains. Enjoy the Symphony Under the Sky at Hawrelak Park.

Touch the Past

See where Leduc #1 went into production in 1947, launching Alberta’s oil boom. Re-live life from the fur trader’s time to the roaring 1920s at Fort Edmonton Park. Shop for fashion at Old Strathcona, a 19th-century Provincial Historical District. Party at the Yardbird Suite, a revered jazz venue since 1957.

Experience the Spectacula

Wear out your charge card at the 48-block West Edmonton Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment centre. Witness the Canadian Finals Rodeo or watch the checkered flag drop at the Edmonton Indy. Take in the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. See stars at Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve.

If you have one week...

Check out the world’s largest dinosaur display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. Stand where Cree Indians stampeded bison over a cliff 2,000 years ago, at Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park. Marvel at incredible waterfalls at the Northwest Territories/Alberta border. Visit Yellowknife, the city that gold built.