Famous for its proximity to Banff National Park and its family friendly activities, the charming city of Edmonton is a year round destination for families and friends. Enjoy skiing down snowy runs, dancing at summer festivals and celebrating local culture at exhibitions and museums.
Things to do in Edmonton
In the summer, visitors can enjoy canoeing across one of Edmonton’s many lakes. Whether you’re on a morning trip or a multi-day excursion, a canoeing adventure is great fun for the whole family as you explore areas of nature inaccessible on foot.
Come winter, don your skis and head out on one of the cities many ski trails. Thanks to the surrounding parks and nature reserves, you never have to go far to find a good run. Enjoy peaceful skiing along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River or take beginner lessons at the Edmonton Ski Club if you’re a novice to the powder.
Travelling with the kids? Then head to one of the cities many kid-friendly attractions including Galaxyland Amusement Park, TELUS World of Science Museum or the Adventure Games Park, an extravagant indoor games centre with Go-Karts and laser tag.
Couples can spend the day shopping down the 4th street promenade, a sophisticated neighbourhood in the heart of downtown, before catching a show at the Citadel Theatre or a performance at the Alberta Ballet. When it comes to dining in Edmonton, head to The Marc for elegant French cuisine in a modern setting.
Getting around Edmonton
Edmonton sits only a 30-minute drive north of Edmonton International Airport and is the perfect stop off destination after an adventure in Banff National Park. Alternatively, ride the Skyshuttle from the airport straight into the city. Once in the city, taxis and public transport are readily available.