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Top Attractions in Edmonton

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Indoor complex hosting diverse shops, eateries, unique accommodations, and activities such as mini-golf, ice skating, and a waterpark with a wave pool and slides.
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Guided tours through a historic building with engaging narratives and a 3D film tribute to provincial heritage. Grounds are scenic, albeit with some construction present.
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Historic park intertwining amusement with heritage, featuring a steam train, streetcar rides, and an Indigenous Peoples Experience Pavilion amid reconstructed streets and buildings.
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Thrilling water park with slides catering to different thrill levels, zip line adventures, and a standout wave pool. Includes cabana rentals and a bustling hot tub area.
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Tranquil natural habitat featuring close encounters with bison, diverse wildlife viewing, walking trails, and canoeing. Early morning visits recommended for animal sightings.
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Contemporary museum with an impressive Natural History Hall, showcasing a vast array of rocks, minerals, and animal exhibits, alongside a unique bug room.
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  • SimonOnVacation
    Toronto, Canada348 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I think this Mall has everything and is truly the one-stop-shop-and-drop of all Malls that I've been to. Indoor pool, arcade, fair and rides, paddle boats, ice rink, etc etc etc.
    You won't be able to finish all this in a day if you stop by and look at stuff in stores. Over 800 stores and 20 restos, as what I've read, is too much.
    And where'd all these people come from? LOL
    Written October 7, 2023
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  • Scottkjs
    Kent, UK659 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the pleasure of having the free tour of the building, which was very informative. The staff were very friendly and helpful. And it was great to learn more about Alberta history of government. The building is set in in lovely grounds as well.
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • JRAsFishBabe
    Calgary, Canada2,253 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A summer trip to Edmonton should allow for a visit to Fort Edmonton Park. I can't believe that my first visit here only took place last August. This facility is owned by the City of Edmonton and operated by the Fort Edmonton Management Company. A visit to the park is really to live and to understand what it means to have an Edmonton heritage as well as giving you an understanding of being an Albertan. We have a similar facility in Calgary, that being Heritage Park. It is so wonderful that there have been people so diligent in helping to preserve these reminders of our history and past.
    Fort Edmonton Park is situated on a 64 hectare plot of land that lies in the North Saskatchewan River valley. When you enter the park, you proceed to the fully functional steam train which takes you to the far end of the park, here is where you should begin. You depart at the newly opened (in 2021) Indigenous Peoples Experience Pavilion, a very worthwhile exhibit hall, and from there you proceed back to the entrance. Your next visit will be the reconstructed 1846 HBC fort and as you continue, you come to reconstructed streets dating from different periods of Edmonton's history, 1885, 1905 and 1920, ending up at a reconstructed Midway from 1920. Each of these "streets "contain buildings and structures pertaining to that respective era in Edmonton history. This is all well done and is an ongoing project, so expect more expansion and improvements in the future. To add to the reality, you will also encounter costume historical interpreters throughout the park. Refreshments and restaurants are also conveniently located where and when you need them.
    The 2024 season has not begun as of yet, so check their website for offers, admission prices, opening dates and times. The price of admission includes train rides and streetcar rides.
    So welcome to the past!
    Written March 8, 2024
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  • payal26
    Edmonton1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My name is nellie, I am a long term member, I have been going to the Telus World to see the shows and exhibits for years. Today my call was answered by one of their customer service representatives by the name Thea. I found him to be an excellent listener, knowledgeable, well trained, respectful, genuine and helpful, he is well suited to his job . He has a lot of patience, he answered so many questions I asked about my membership, exhibits, gift shops, and upcoming events. Thea is definitely an asset to the Science Space Centre. I would like to thank the management, and supervisors for
    hiring and training talented, hard working staff to work as a strong team and deliver quality service to us. Keep up with your good work. We see the icing on the cake, I realize and recognize a lot of planning, preparing, keeping up with deadlines and many expected and unexpected challenges involved in keeping Telus World of Science as one of educational and entertaining facility in This great city. All the best.
    Written May 20, 2024
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  • NickyStixs
    Alberta, Canada181 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's been almost 10 years since my last visit, and it was so wonderful. The entire facility and plants are immaculately maintained. There is something magical about the place. Even if you don't appreciate plants you will be amazed at how lovely this place will make you feel.
    Written January 17, 2024
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  • Ron H
    Saskatoon, Canada3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an outstanding Water Park and has been a fantastic place to go since I first went 30 years ago as a teenager. The place is clean, staff was friendly, helpful and fun was had by everyone.

    As a parent this is the first time my wife and I took our children to the waterpark. This was a destination stop for us as we booked in at the Fantasyland Hotel and spent the next day at the waterpark. I believe this time of year (October 2023) must be a slower time of year or maybe we just were lucky and found a good promotion. Hotel rooms were 40% off and also if you purchase passes for the waterpark or galaxyland from the hotel front desk they were also 40% off. What fantastic savings!

    The only gripe I had was that my kids being on short side of what a 4 and 7 year old would typically be, were not able to take in all the slides at the waterpark. My 7 year old daughter who is just short at 46" tall and is an outstanding swimmer wasn't able to utilize all of the slides. I wish they had something posted outside the waterpark or if they do that it was more visible. You get charged entry based on your age but in reality you only get to use a portion of water slides based on your height, age has nothing to do with it. I also made the mistake of assuming that I'd be able to go down the slide together with them, more specifically my 4 year old son as he is still developing his swimming skills, but going down together is not an option.

    Despite that we spent 6 hours there and it was fantastic. Both kids, my wife and I had a great experience. We will certainly go again in the future, but we will wait until both kids are at least 48" tall so they can take it all in.
    Written October 5, 2023
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  • Durand411
    St. Albert, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great venue for a concert , not a bad seat in the house sound was great!

    If you are Edmonton and what to see a musical event Winspear would be the place.
    Written May 16, 2023
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  • GaiaGlobetrotter
    Lisbon, Portugal1,100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On the 20th of March/24, we just landed at Edmonton Airport by 11h00 , just in time to get our SUV 4x4 "Santa Fé" , equiped with Winter tires , and drive the 30 and so klms until the Reception buuiling of Elk Island National Park , supposed to close by 16h30 in the afternoon.
    A young fellow assistant received us (me and my wife) with a brief introduction and presentation of the Park , that easily was adapted to a conversation to allow me opportunity to unrust my French.

    Then through the beauty of the Natural Park in full Winter dress , snow & ice , slowly (30 Kms/h) we drove Northwards with my firm intention to picture also the splendid buffalos (luckily I got one !), perhaps some of them dispersed between the trees.
    And we were lucky enough to meet one of them , an adult bull just by the side of the road North of Tawayik Lake .

    The Winter scennery all around us was (is) absolutely superb in beauty and tranquility , with several small and less small frozen pools where one can see one or another small timber islands constructed by beavers. And so we continued our slow drive in search of more buffaloes near Moss Lake and after in the region of the absolutely Magnificent Astotin Lake , a feast and wonder to our eyes.
    And where we received a loud wellcome shouted (quacking) by a small group of canadian geese , on the margin of the completely frozen lake and vast winter colours and scennery ranging from whites to several layers of grey .
    I walked until the end of the board walk, a few centimeters (50 ?) above the ice, hearing now and then the cracking sounds of the contraction and expansion of the icy surface.

    Perhaps a fall through the ice should not be letal , but surely would not be very confortable nor warm ...!

    As a chilly wind , that cut me like blades through the negative temperature of the air (- 7º C), as a chilly wind increased its power while I walked back to firm ground, where mIsabel was taking pictures, we decided to continue the drive until the very North end of this Superb Natural Park .
    There, by the North Entrance, we turned back and slowly savouring those unforgettable winter colours, drove back to Highway 16 .

    Superb afternoon , Splendid Natural Park !
    Written April 29, 2024
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  • anngrimshaw7
    Newcastle, Australia22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great busy walking street, lots of quirky shops, great atmosphere, lots of great eats, great place to visit
    Written August 5, 2023
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  • TravelinMan678
    Bloomingdale, New Jersey, USA168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Their website could be a bit convoluted with dates and times. Easiest thing I did was park at the Jasper stop in a public lot right next to the Streetcar stop. Parking was $1 CAD per hour. The trip got to the Farmer's Market in no time. 25 mins. or less. The round trip ticket was worth the discounted price. Pay attention to the schedule as times and days of operation change with the seasons.
    Written September 12, 2023
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  • Scottkjs
    Kent, UK659 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited on a Sunday and spent a good few hours among the exhibits. What a great wealth of local history is on display. Well worth a visit. All the staff we met were friendly and helpful.
    Written May 27, 2024
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  • Street Biologist
    Edmonton, Canada181 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful oasis in the middle of a city. Great place for everybody - walkers, hikers, runners, bikers, photographers.
    Written December 26, 2022
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