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Top Tips for Visiting Edmonton

1. Sit Outside in Winter

While the weather may be colder, Edmonton is home to countless patios which are open in the winter. The perfect way to end a long day exploring, these patios come with heaters, blankets and even firepits, making them an ideal location to watch the sun set over the city.

 

2. Attend a Festival

Home to 54 festivals and events, Edmonton has an electric atmosphere all-year round. We suggest plan your vacation around a festival that interests you – don’t forget to book your accommodation early as prices can be higher and rooms will sell out fast.

 

3. Visit Strathcona

Strathcona is by far one of Edmonton’s coolest neighbourhoods.                 Steeped in rich history, the atmosphere is always buzzing. Visit any of the unique shops, foodie hotspots, local theatres or beautiful galleries and discover the appeal of Edmonton’s premier shopping and entertainment district. 

 

4. Sample Craft Beer

The craft brewery scene in Edmonton is continuously on the rise and there is plenty for beer enthusiasts to discover on their trip. Take a tour of one of the many facilities, get comfortable in a local pub, or even spend an evening in the Craft Beer Market (home to Canada’s largest selection of draft beers with over 100 on tap).

 

5. Ride the High Level Bridge Streetcar

One of Edmonton’s most popular attractions, this historic street car is your gateway to the most amazing views of the valley and the city. Make sure you have your camera at the ready!