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Edmonton for Families

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Alberta's capital has a great deal to offer. Local food and a fine dining scene, emerging coffee culture, artistic interest (evident in its many galleries and museums), and the spirit of the outdoors—all of this is at your fingertips in Edmonton.
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9810 103a Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0G2, Canada
The Royal Alberta Museum is a truly spectacular glimpse at the Canadian West, through past, present, and future. The natural history exhibition is one of the country's best, while the rotating exhibits, like Chop Suey on the Prairies, examine the...
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11000 Stadium Rd, Edmonton, AB T5H 4E2, Canada
Edmonton's Canadian Football League (CFL) team The Edmonton Eskimos play at Commonwealth Stadium. The games are a fun way to spend an afternoon or an evening. Commonwealth isn't a covered stadium though, so be prepared for the weather - in the...
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10129 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9, Canada
Real ingredients make for really delicious desserts at this local bakery. Dauphine strives to use only locally sourced and organic ingredients in all of its food. All delicacies are free of artificial flavors, preservatives, dough enhancers, and...
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7000 143 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7, Canada
Circle back through time—even to the days of the fur trade and the pioneers. See historic buildings and old-timey photos. Listen to costumed interpreters tell tales of famous Albertans. Take up with Old West gunslingers. Ride on a carousel or the...
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11211 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1, Canada
Thrilling for kids and interesting for parents, the Telus World of Science makes learning fun. Inspiring and interactive, here robot-, space-, and environment-themed exhibits are complemented by traveling special displays and a giant IMAX theater....
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2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1, Canada
Sprawled over three floors, the recently renovated Art Gallery of Alberta—the oldest cultural institution in the province—maintains a collection that exceeds 6,000 objects. Welcoming and diverse, the AGA houses works from a variety of eras using a...
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13315 Buena Vista Road & 87th Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7, Canada
More than 350 animals call the Edmonton Valley Zoo, tucked on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, home. And visitors can see them all, from seals to red pandas, from snowy owls to Siberian tigers—during their stroll through a habitat that...
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1338-8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2, Canada
Spend the day in swim trunks (regardless of the time of year) at World Waterpark, located inside the West Edmonton Mall. Not only does this aqua playground lay claim to the world's largest indoor wave pool, but it features more than 17 slides and...
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Spruce Grove, AB T7Y 1B3, Canada
Enough twists and turns for the whole family, the Edmonton Corn Maze follows a different pattern each year. But you might want to pack a snack and wait till the kids hit double digits: the maze winds five kilometers long and features 85 decision...
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10016 103 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0G7, Canada
Looking for a family-friendly dinner spot that delivers quality ingredients? Try Pazzo Pazzo, the Italian restaurant 'so nice they named it twice.' Roasted quail and Alberta-raised beef are delicious options, but most order the pasta (of which...
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1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7, Canada
Make breakfast the highlight meal of your day at Kids in the Hall, a City Hall bistro open only for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy Alberta eggs, prepared a variety of ways, or broaden your brunch horizons with cranberry pumpkin seed French toast and...
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10718 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1, Canada
Proud pourer of Vancouver's Matchstick coffee, this well-lit cafe/bakery dares you to come in for just a caffeine boost. Chances are you'll find the Dutchess's pastries—all baked from scratch using natural ingredients—too perfect to resist. Care...
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10729 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1, Canada
Big, bright, colourful, well-organized, and well-run, Happy Harbour is arguably Canada's best comic book store. Sure, Happy Harbour caters to collectors, but even casual comic fans will stumble upon interesting doodads and rare finds.
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Easily the best-known location in the city, the gigantic West Edmonton Mall sells pretty much anything and everything you could imagine, offering name-brand retailers, one-of-a-kind boutique shops, and an indoor waterpark and skating rink. North...