Edmonton is filled with natural sights, entertainment attractions, cultural and historical destinations, and so much more; so if you're visiting Edmonton soon, take a look at these 15 things to do in Edmonton for your next trip.
Head into the mall
Edmonton is home to the West Edmonton Mall, better known as the largest mall in North America! There's indoor theme parks, water parks, movie theaters and a golf course for when you get tired of shopping.
Absorb Ukrainian culture
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage is an open-air museum that features over 2 dozen historic buildings and depicts the life of early Ukrainian settlers in Edmonton.
Walk in the park
The Edmonton River Valley Park is actually 20 different parks in one, which means you'll never run out of beautiful natural sights to explore, whether you're walking or cycling.
Keep on shopping
Head out to some of Edmonton's best shopping districts to continue to shop until you drop! Whyte Avenue, Central 124th Street, and Kingsway Mall are all great shopping destinations.
View natural wildlife
To see wildlife in a natural habitat, head out to Elk Island National park, where you can see wood bisons, great blue herons, coyotes, and more.
Explore the Arts District
The Arts District is home to some of Edmonton's most notable cultural landmarks, as well as plenty of local art shops and boutiques.
Take a bet at the races
Northlands Park in Edmonton is the biggest horse race track in Alberta. Head out during the racing season to place your bet, or go to the slot machine lounge during the off-season.
Take a history tour
If you love history, head to the Strathcona Historic District and take a tour of some of Edmonton's coolest historical sites.
Visit an indoor garden
Edmonton's most famous botanical garden is the Muttart Conservator; this garden has everything from tropical evergreens to redwoods to water lilies.
Jump into a festival
Edmonton isn't called "Canada's Festival City" for nothing! Check out local events to find a festival going on when you visit and jump into the fun.
Get something to eat
Edmonton has cuisines from all around the world, so there's no end to the delicious restaurants you can visit while in the city. Check out Central Edmonton for the fine dining or South Central for cheaper but still delicious food.
Visit a museum
Edmonton has tons of museums to suit any interest, so take your pick of spaces such as the Royal Alberta Museum, the Alberta Aviation Museum or Fort Edmonton Park and have an afternoon of fun.
Indulge in a sport game
Edmonton has multiple sports teams, including hockey, football, and soccer, so pick your favorite and head on out to the stadium. The new Rogers Place has revitalized downtown Edmonton, check out Connor McDavid and the Oilers take on other NHL teams. Or go watch the Edmonton Eskimos battle in the CFL.
Get on the slopes
If you love the slopes, you'll definitely want to head out to some of Edmonton's popular ski resorts, including Edmonton Ski, Sunridge Ski Area, and Snow Valley.
Visit the zoo
If you love animals, you'll want to visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo, where you can see over 350 different animals in modern exhibits.
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