Visiting YEG

Photo provided by EEDC. Used with permission.

Welcome. Bienvenue. ᑕᐋᐧᐤ Tawâw. 

Take advantage of attending ABC 2020 to enjoy Edmonton and area!

National Geographic included Edmonton in its list of the “Best Summer Trips for 2015” — the only Canadian entry — praising the city for its endless festivals …, eclectic neighbourhoods and one-of-a-kind restaurants.” theloop.ca/26-reasons-why-edmonton-might-be-the-next-great-canadian-city/

Bring your appetite: we have become internationally renowned for our food scene!

We are also known for an Edmonton jewel, the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America (22 times larger than NYC’s Central Park). It has a fabulous trail system, and it should be bursting into leaf in late May.

Edmonton is vibrant and growing – with over a million people, it is Canada’s 5th-largest city, and its northernmost provincial capital. It’s located pretty much halfway up the province, on the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta’s Central Parkland Region. 

The North Saskatchewan bisects the city. Shopping, restaurants, and night life adjacent on both sides are great. There are umpteen attractions farther out from the central core as well, from West Edmonton Mall with its multiple attractions, to Telus World of Science, and more. Nearby out-of-city unmissables include Elk Island National Park, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, and a rodeo that just happens to be happening during this period in nearby St Albert.

Check out these links:

edmonton.ca/edmonton-transit-system-ets.aspx – see also edmonton.ca/ets/day-pass.aspx

How to get around on ETS – the Edmonton Transit System

eedc.ca

exploreedmonton.com/visit-edmonton 

theloop.ca/26-reasons-why-edmonton-might-be-the-next-great-canadian-city/

This blog post is from 2015 but it still struts our stuff! Notes: the new Royal Alberta Museum is now open, and Fort Edmonton will still be closed.

lonelyplanet.com/canada/edmonton/top-things-to-do/a/poi/361220

Notes: Fort Edmonton and the Muttart Conservatory are currently closed for construction. Sadly, Noorish and the Hardware Grill have shuttered their doors; the Blue Plate Diner has moved. 124 Grand Market opens June 2. However, this is STILL an awesome list!

passionpassport.com/edmonton-guide-itinerary

For those with just one day. Again, note the Muttart Conservatory is closed for light rail transit construction this season.

exploreedmonton.com/event-calendar/st-albert-kinsmen-rainmaker-rodeo-exhibition

If you’ve never been to a rodeo and that appeals….

edmonton.ca/attractions_events/schedule-festivals-events.aspx#/

City of Edmonton calendar