Edmonton Travel Guide

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    Edmonton from Over the River
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    Barley field, near Villeneuve
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Edmonton Things to Do

  • West Edmonton Mall

    4 out of 5 stars

    UPDATE July 2015 - The Dragon has been removed from the theater. So no more Dragon Fire. ___________________________________________________________ If you were thinking of taking in a show while at the mall head up to Silver City in Phase 3 to get your ticket. If you get there in time you'll get to see the fire breathing dragon. There are 12...

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  • Festivals

    K-days or also known as Klondike Days is a 10 day exhibition in Edmonton ending on the last Sunday in July. K-days was started in 1879 and originally was held at Fort Edmonton Park. It is now held at Northlands Park. It was originally called the Edmonton Exhibition, from 1879-1924 when it was changed to Klondike Days coinciding with the Klondike...

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  • Parliament Buildings

    Alberta's Government House was built in 1912-1913 and it was the official residence of the province's first six Lieutenant Governors. Because of its sumptuous architecture and interior design, it is now used for government conferences, receptions and dinners. Tours are available Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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Edmonton Hotels

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Edmonton Restaurants

  • Craft Beer Market

    5 out of 5 stars

    One evening shortly after I arrived in Edmonton my friend Ravenswing suggested we go out for supper and recommended a downtown bar called Craft which is properly known as Craft Beer Market and which I had seen and knew about but never visited. The reason I knew about it was that Lynne's elder son, who I had met before, is a chef there but she...

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  • Tony's Pizza Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I just recently stumbled upon Tonys and I am super impressed. Their original pie is so good and I personally feel that it is comparable to pies found in New York. Also, the portion sizes are huge. I would highly recommend visiting Tonys and I strongly feel that it is by far the best pizza joint in Edmonton.

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  • Joey - Mayfield Commons

    Joey's is a premium casual dining restaurant. The service is fantastic. Our server came take our order and she came to check on us at just the right time intervals ~ not too often that she might as well sat with us and not so little that we had to wait for anything. There are three main areas to be seated. You may choose the Lounge which is...

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Edmonton Nightlife

  • Whyte Avenue

    OK, so my friends and I found this one SUNDAY evening. WHAT A COOL PLACE! (For those familiar with Edmonton, Whyte Ave - "The Thirsty Turtle" occupies what used to be "Syposium") Sunday evenings one may enjoy the comedy stylings of local Edmonton talent! There were some HILARIOUS moments... and some not so! :P Was nice evening anyway (starts at...

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  • West Edmonton Mall

    Located on Bourbon Street in the WEM, you might want to check out the comedy. As with any comedy club, some comics are better than others. We enjoyed several laughs, and a few drinks. A reasonably priced menu is also available for dining. Casual

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  • Suite 69

    If you feel like dancing but are not into the whole hip hop-house-techno music thing, I highly recommend Suite 69. They play today's favorite pop/rock songs as well as cool music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. AND, drinks are pretty cheap!! Casual

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Edmonton Transportation

  • Airport

    Edmonton International airport, which is usually locally known as "the airport", nobody calls it EIA, is a major passenger and cargo transportation hub for Northern Canada, serving just shy of eight million of the former in 2015. Like so many major airports it is not actually technically in the city it is named for but rather it sits in Leduc...

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  • Driving in Edmonton

    I always thought that Edmonton was a very unfriendly place but once again the wonderful people on city council are proving it, I live out of town, but I drive to the city daily to work I ride my motorcycle into the city whenever the weather allows, with all the distracted & self absorbed drivers that this city has to offer its remarkable that more...

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  • Public Bus

    If you plan on travelling all day on bus & LRT, you might want to consider buying a DayPass for $7.50. Staying for a week or two & using public transit? Buy a book of 10 tickets. Each ticket ($2.10) will save you 40 cents off of a regular cash fare ($2.50).

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Edmonton Shopping

  • West Edmonton Mall

    West Edmonton Mall was the largest shopping mall in North America from 1981 until 2004. The mall is 3 avenues wide and 8 streets long and 2 stories. Inside the mall there are many attractions - World Waterpark, Galaxyland Amusement Park, Marine Life, the Ice

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  • Tattoo & Piercings

    Some people like to get a tattoo when they are traveling, or perhaps just live here and want one. Super Dougies Ink is a great little tattoo shop. Doug Lang is the owner of the shop and has very reasonable prices. He charges by the drawing, so you need to have your drawing in hand so you can get your quote. Usually getting a quote and then the...

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  • Old Strathcona Farmers Market

    The Old Strathcona Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, all year long. There is free parking is available during the market hours. There are over 130 vendors in this market, the general list is : Arts & Crafts Baking & Sweets BC Fruit Bodycare Clothes Home Decor Jewelry Meat, Fish, Dairy Prep Foods Seasonal and Wine, Coffee...

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Edmonton Local Customs

  • Diversity

    The area of Edmonton is home to a fairly large Ukrainian community and its influence can be perceived all across the city, especially through its beautiful architecture. If you want to find out more about the story of Ukrainian immigrants in Alberta, you can visit the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village located about 50 km east of Edmonton.

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  • Tipping

    It is expected here when you go to a restaurant, spa, bar, and other areas like this to tip the server, bartender, or whomever is working on you. The expected rate varies from 5% to 20%. If you head into a restaurant and the server takes too long with your drinks, messes up your order -- well that would be in the 5% range. If that server has been...

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  • People

    If you go to someone's home, you will usually be asked to leave your shoes by the front door (inside of course!). I thought it odd when I first moved there but it makes sense since the weather is quite often messy and it wouldn't be polite to track mud or snow into your host's house. It has become a habit even on nice days though. Some people do...

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Edmonton Warnings and Dangers

  • Safety in Edmonton

    Edmonton has a really bad rep in Canada, "homicide capital of Canada" and apparently it has the highest crime rate in the entire country. Because of this, Edmonton has earned the nickname "Deadmonton" or "eTown". This all may be true, but honestly, I've lived in Edmonton my entire life (16 years) and in many different areas of Edmonton as well. I...

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  • Driving in Edmonton

    Not sure whether everyone has heard of backing in at an “angle parking stall” can result in a traffic violation ticket? Based upon this unnerving city – Edmonton’s traffic/parking by-law section 23 (2), the vehicle parked at an angle parking stall has to be positioned – “a front wheel to the curb). Does anybody know the rationale behind this by-law...

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  • Weather in Edmonton

    Living in Alberta all my life, and being a severe weather enthusiest. Alberta and it's capital city, Edmonton, is subject to huge powerful supercell thunderstorms that spawn between 32-112 tornadoes a year. Appearently not as rare as once thought. Fortunatly, Edmonton has tornado sirens and the Alberta Emergency Public Warning System. Be Aware of...

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Edmonton Tourist Traps

  • West Edmonton Mall

    If you're coming here solely to shop, just skip it. It's the same stores owned by the same corporations across the globe. La Senza, Hollister, the Disney Store, Sketchers, The Body Shop...yep. The attractions are worth wandering around. Galaxyland is a pretty-cool themed amusement park. Get a day pass and go on a few rides so it's worth the cost,...

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  • CN Tower

    Not to be confused with Toronto's CN Tower. The CN Tower is an office tower in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It stands at 111 metres (364 feet) or 26 storeys tall . It was western Canada's tallest office tower when completed in 1966.

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  • Skip all the shops

    If you're coming here solely to shop, just skip it. It's the same stores owned by the same corporations across the globe. La Senza, Hollister, the Disney Store, Sketchers, The Body Shop...yep. The attractions are worth wandering around. Galaxyland is a pretty-cool themed amusement park. Get a day pass and go on a few rides so it's worth the cost,...

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Edmonton What to Pack

  • Clothing - Summer

    If you wanna shop, don't bring much (clothes wise) cause you'll prolly trek on down to WEM and go on a shopping spree. Leave some space in your luggage for stuff that you're prolly gonna buy and bring back to your city/state/country when you're here in Edm. The weather condition in the Prairies can be rather unpredictable. I mean, there was this...

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  • Anything you need is here!

    Edmonton has pretty extreme weather, so be prepared, no matter what season you are here. One saying that is used quite often is "If you don't like the weather in ALberta, wait 5 minutes!"SUMMEREdmonton summers can get quite hot in the daytime, with the average temperature ranging anywhere from 17C to 30C. It is not very humid. Bring anything you...

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  • Packing List

    If you wanna shop, don't bring much (clothes wise) cause you'll prolly trek on down to WEM and go on a shopping spree. Leave some space in your luggage for stuff that you're prolly gonna buy and bring back to your city/state/country when you're here in Edm. The weather condition in the Prairies can be rather unpredictable. I mean, there was this...

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Edmonton Off The Beaten Path

  • River Valley

    During a walk around Edmonton I passed by the John Walter museum which is located in the North Saskatchewan River valley downtown Edmonton. I didn't enter, but find it worth to mention it. John Walter has become one of the wealthiest citizens of Edmonton around 1900. He started with building boats for the Hudson Bay Company and continued with...

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  • Rural Alberta

    If you enjoy fishing at all then theres lots of options open for you. My favorite place to go is East Pit Lake. Its about 70km west of the downtown core. It a reclaimed mining pit thats been transformed into a long, narrow lake. Its been stocked with rainbow trout which seem to be doing fine in the water. I like it here because you always catch...

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  • Prairie Garden Adventure Farm

    Prairie Garden Farms is no ordinary farm it's 35 acres of adventure and fun. A farm with arcade games, greenhouses, a pumpkin cannon (and a corn cob cannon for the little tykes), berry u-pick areas, a petting zoo, a haunted house, wagon rides, a mini train, a 7 acre corn maze, and much more. There are over 50 fun farm activities for you and your...

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Edmonton Sports & Outdoors

  • Bungy Jumping

    At the water park in the West Edmonton Mall you can bungy jump!!! I have to say for $80 I got a video and the thrill of my life. I was shacking for about an hour later, got wet from the waist up but I couldn't get the smile off my face for at least a couple of days. It was awesome. It is a 106 foot drop!! Here is a picture I took of the tower...

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  • Hockey

    The Edmonton Oilers are our city's NHL (National Hockey League) team. They are a fairly young NHL team, establish in 1971. The Oilers won 5 Stanley Cups during their Dynasty years (years won - 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990), which included legendary players Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier, as well as Paul Coffey and Grant Fuhr. The Oilers have an...

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  • Football

    In case you like Canadian and American Football or you are just curious about, you should visit a match of the Esks, the Edmonton Eskimos. Check out the official webpage of the Esks for more information.

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  • General city Information

    If you are visiting from the U.S. you will find the large pubs are quite different than most American bars. They generally only offer highballs, beer and usually a house wine. You won't find any fancy mixed drinks unless you go to a lounge. Pubs are fun though and many have live music and dancing. I always liked that Edmonton is a blue-collar city...

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  • Mountain Parks

    Walk on the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD: covering an area of 325 sq km & parts of it are over 900 m thick! Visualize that & you've got another miracle! Glaciers are cool but icefields are awesome!!! In fact, the ice is so thick that they have to build snow mobile just to enter that the icefield & those tyres are even taller than I'm! This is one unique...

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  • West Edmonton Mall

    Here are just a few "facts" about the West Edmonton Mall There are over 800 shops and services under one roof. There are 22 million visitors to the West Edmonton mall each year. West Edmonton Mall square footage (5.3 million) woudl hold 30,709 school buses (the big ones). West Edmonton Mall is big enough to hold 40 Beoing 747's. At top speed...

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