What to Do around The Westin Edmonton
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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.
9734 98 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 0W9, Canada
During Edmonton's summer season take a cruise on the Edmonton Riverboat (formerly called the Edmonton Queen). Cruises run in the afternoon and evening, and dinner cruises are available. Getting out on the river provides a great way to get views of...
9626 96a St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 4L8, Canada
Looking for a tranquil activity or a suitable place to entertain seniors? The Muttart Conservatory, housed in one of Edmonton’s most iconic structures, is a year-round oasis, abundant with the beauty of exotic plant life. Fresh and vibrant, the...
4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Northwest & Corner of 99 Street & 102 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4X8, Canada
Located in Edmonton's Arts District, the Winspear Centre is a beautiful performance venue with an ever-changing program of the best in Canadian and international concert offerings. The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's 2013-2014 performance series...
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...
8712 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1E9, Canada
The Garneau Theatre is a 1940's style theatre where the non-profit Metro Cinema Society screens independent, foreign, and cult classic movies. The Garneua Theatre is also use prominently during many annual festivals in Edmonton including...
7424 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 2N5, Canada
They are one of the youngest and most exciting teams in the NHL, and the city of Edmonton is in love with them. Nothing screams Edmonton louder than an Oilers game. So if you're in town during the winter, do your best to make it to Rexall Place to...
10130 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1A7, Canada
This unique boutique comes with its own tasting bar. The knowledgeable staff is incredibly helpful and willing to give you the rundown of the shop's tasty bounty. For instance, some balsamic vinegars can be paired with ice cream, fruit, and even...
William Hawrelak Park, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7, Canada
The best blues event in Western Canada stirs up a ruckus every August as international performers plug in at the scenic River Valley, serviced by shuttle. This award-winning three-day weekend blast has featured the legends such as Ike Turner, Dr....
4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4B2, Canada
Aiming to bring a premium orchestral experience to a wide spectrum of the community, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has risen to Canadian prominence over the course of 60-plus years. The orchestra's deep repertoire is best heard on summer nights...
River Valley Trail, Gibbons, AB T0A, Canada
The majestic North Saskatchewan winds northeast through Edmonton and is essentially the best place to get away from the concrete and enjoy an outdoor activity that doesn't take a toll on the wallet. The area is used 365 days a year canoeing,...
51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove, AB T7Y 1C5, Canada
Offering about a dozen distinct display gardens, from the Arid Plant House to the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, this University of Alberta gem allows visitors to cover the entire gambit of the world's plant life in one visit. The Botanic Garden fills...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
8208 106 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 6R9, Canada
Every summer, Edmonton's Old Strathcona neighborhood hosts an Art Walk, with hundreds of artists who exhibit their work on the street. The first Art Walk in 1995 coincided with the creation of a mural by Tim Heimdal. This work began Whyte Avenue's...
8408 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2G9, Canada
For an especially scenic way to go from downtown to Strathcona, try an old-fashioned streetcar ride. The Edmonton Radial Rail Society is a group dedicated to restoring and preserving the historic electric trams so that you can experience transit...
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