Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Edmonton

Fort Edmonton Park

The riverside reconstruction of Hudson's Bay Company's log fort gives you a glimpse into life in a trading post in the 1840s, right down to the smell of tanned hides. To reach it, pass by a 1920s midway and farm, an…
Top Choice Gallery in Edmonton

Art Gallery of Alberta

With the opening of this maverick art gallery in 2010, Edmonton at last gained a modern signature building to counter the ubiquitous boxy skyscrapers with a giant glass-and-metal space helmet. Its collection compris…
Gardens in Edmonton

Muttart Conservatory

Looking like some sort of pyramid-shaped, glass bomb shelter, the Muttart Conservatory is actually a botanical garden that sits south of the river off James MacDonald Bridge. Each of the four pyramids holds a differ…
Museum in Edmonton

Royal Alberta Museum

Since getting its 'royal' prefix in 2005 when Queen Liz II dropped by, Edmonton’s leading museum has successfully received funding – a cool $340 million – for a new downtown home, which should be complete by late 20…
Museum in Edmonton

Ukrainian Museum of Canada

With a huge Ukrainian population and a long history of immigration, this museum is surprisingly small. While it continues to search for bigger digs, it shows a tiny collection of traditional costumes, toys and artwo…
Museum in Edmonton

Alberta Railway Museum

This museum, on the northeast edge of the city, has a collection of more than 75 railcars, including steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock, built and used between 1877 and 1950. On weekends, volunteers fire…
Park in Edmonton

North Saskatchewan River Valley

Edmonton has more designated urban parkland than any other city in North America, most of it contained within an interconnected riverside green belt that effectively cuts the metropolis in half. The green zone is fl…
Square in Edmonton

Sir Winston Churchill Square

With huge umbrellas, a splashing fountain, and tables and chairs, this public square is a good place to catch your breath in the summer. A giant chess board on the ground, Ping-Pong tables and daily classes in every…
Museum in Edmonton

Telus World of Science

With an emphasis on interactive displays, this science museum has a million things to do, all under one roof. Fight crime with the latest technology, see what living on a spacecraft is all about, go on a dinosaur di…
Zoo in Edmonton

Valley Zoo

The Valley Zoo has more than 100 exotic, endangered and native animals. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, camel and pony rides, miniature train, carousel and paddleboats. If you want to brave the zoo in the frigid wi…