Edmonton has earned itself the name of the “Festival City,” as it is always celebrating something or the other year around. With over 30 festivals throughout the year, from music, film and theatre to heritage, food and more, you don’t have to find reason for celebrations here. Escape the urban bustle and find respite in the parks and pathways. During summer, spend your time watching an outdoor festival or hike, bike and blade on trails. Alternatively browse through the artifacts at Royal Alberta Museum, and appreciate the art pieces at Art Gallery of Alberta.Best Attractions to Visit in Edmonton
Free/Cheap Activities in Edmonton
- Enjoy your day at Elk Island National Park and Beaver Hills. The national park boasts of wooded area with lakes and wetlands. The main attraction of the park is a huge herd of buffaloes (bison), grazing over a special enclosure. Other animals to check out here include moose, elk, deer, and beaver etc.
- Shop to your heart’s content at West Edmonton Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in the world. The mall features hundreds of shops and restaurants, a hotel, movie theaters, a huge water park, ice rink, an amusement park- Galaxyland, and much more.
- Spend your afternoon checking out wonderful artifacts at Royal Alberta Museum. Situated in a park-like setting, the museum undertakes visitors on a journey to explore human and natural history of Western Canada. Particularly impressive are the fossils from dinosaur and ice age eras.
- Spare some time to visit Art Gallery of Alberta to appreciate its 5000 works of art in its permanent gallery.