City buses and a 10-stop tram system – the Light Rail Transit (LRT) – cover most of the city. The fare is $2.50/2.25 per adult/child (day passes $7.50). Buses operate at 30-minute intervals between 5:30am and 1:30am. Check out the excellent transit planning resources at www.edmonton.ca. Daytime travel between Churchill and Grandin stations on the LRT is free.
Between mid-May and early October you can cross the High Level Bridge on a streetcar ($4 round-trip, every 30 minutes between 11am and 10pm). The vintage street cars are a great way to travel to the Old Strathcona Market (103rd St at 94th Ave), where the line stops. Or go from Old Strathcona to the downtown stop, next to the Grandin LRT Station (109th St between 98th and 99th Aves).
There is metered parking throughout the city. If you’re staying in Old Strathcona, most hotels offer complimentary parking to guests. Visitors can park their car for the day and explore the neighborhood easily on foot. Edmonton also has public parking lots, which cost about $12 per day or $1.50 per half hour; after 6pm you can park for a flat fee of about $2.
Two of the many taxi companies are Yellow Cab (780-462-3456) and Alberta Co-Op Taxi (780-425-2525). The fare from downtown to the West Edmonton Mall is about $25. Flagfall is $3.60, then it’s $0.20 for every 150m.