The atmosphere that will greet you in Edmonton can be described in one world: electric. This city is the perfect combination of lively metropolis and charming natural surroundings.
Always with its finger on the pulse, Edmonton is the ideal destination for those young at heart. 18 hours of daylight in the summer provides the perfect backdrop to countless events – Edmonton is known, after all, as the City of Festivals. Visit in the warmer months and attend North America’s oldest and largest Fringe Festival; or attend the Edmonton Folk Festival, recognised as one of the best in the world.
Rich in culture and history, Edmonton is also an ideal starting point to learn all about Alberta’s fascinating past. Take a free tour of the Alberta legislative building, visit the scores of museums and galleries or allow yourself to be entranced by the world-class symphony orchestra. Visit the Muttart Conservatory and gaze in wonder at the striking glass pyramids that define Edmonton’s skyline.
Looking for somewhere to spend your hard-earned cash? The West Edmonton Mall is the largest in North America and provides countless shopping options no matter what your taste. The Old Strathcona Farmers market is also famous for the unique artisan wares on offer.
If you want to venture beyond the big city lights, Edmonton is known as the ‘Gateway to the North’ for a reason. The city is your perfect jumping point to discover the Gold Rush Trail or to Segway part of the Trans-Canada Highway, and is surrounded by picturesque rolling hills, bubbling creeks and the North Saskatchewan River.
Although the warmer weather is appealing, Edmonton is a first-class destination that also truly embraces winter. Skate around the iced pathways and enjoy snowboarding and other adrenaline-fuelled spots. Get friendly with the locals and you may be lucky enough to experience skijoring – where people train their pet dogs to pull them around on skis. Unique experiences are always waiting in Edmonton.
Is it time for you to enter the gateway into Alberta? Get in touch with our Canada Travel Specialists today to plan your trip to Canada. We can provide a personal advisor who will custom-design your itinerary to fit your requirements, plus our low deposits and fantastic holiday payment plans mean that your dream holiday can be just around the corner.
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“Edmonton is a cool, quirky city that is perfect for a holiday with friends. We visited during the Fringe Festival, and when we weren’t watching shows we spent hours shopping, sampling craft beer and eating in delicious restaurants. We are already planning a trip to go back!”
Morag, Online Community Executive