The capital of Alberta, Edmonton is a bustling city. Visitors can always discover something new in Edmonton’s shopping, sports, arts, dining and recreation scenes as well as its world-class attractions and events. Edmonton – Canada’s Festival City – is renowned for cultural, art, music, theatre and sports festivals. While the city has excellent shopping, Edmonton is more than a mall.
Museums and Company
Edmonton offers a diverse range of attractions and experiences for travelers of all ages. Highlights include Fort Edmonton Park, the Royal Alberta Museum, and the Alberta Legislature Building.
Art and Culture
With a thriving downtown arts district, a lively art, music and theatre scene, it is no wonder that Edmonton was named as a Canadian Cultural Capital for 2007. Highlights include the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, and the Citadel Theatre. TIX on the Square is the place to find discounted same-day performance tickets as well as tickets to a wide variety of upcoming shows.
Nature and Recreation
Edmonton, home to a massive river valley, is great for tourists who love outdoor activities. Edmonton’s river valley, the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America, features more than 200 kilometres of trails. The river valley is home to attractions like the Muttart Conservatory and the John Janzen Nature Centre. Outside the city, the University of Alberta's Devonian Botanic Garden is Canada's most northerly botanic garden.
Enjoy some of the distinct pleasures that give Edmonton its unique feel. Old Strathcona dates back to 1891 and has unique shops, heritage buildings, brick sidewalks, several theatres, and a thriving social scene. Much more than a mall, West Edmonton Mall boasts world-class attractions and is described as the greatest indoor show on earth. Other shopping spots include the High Street Area (minutes from the downtown core).