Things to do in Edmonton

Edmonton is a perfect holiday destination all year round

Edmonton is the wonderful capital of Alberta, Canada. Because of the huge assortment of places to see and things to do in Edmonton, it’s a well-rounded tourist destination. When you spend your holiday in the city, you can visit a variety of parks, malls, theaters, and sporting venues.


Things to do in Edmonton


North Saskatchewan River Valley

A whole week is not enough to explore the expansive North Saskatchewan River Valley, a series of parks and recreational trails where you can do some hiking, trekking, wildlife viewing, and nature tripping.


Edmonton Valley Zoo

The Edmonton Valley Zoo can be found at the heart of the River Valley. It is where you can see more than 350 native and exotic animals representing more than 100 species.



Downtown Edmonton is known as the city’s entertainment and nightlife hub. An eclectic mix of pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels, and lounges can be found here. You can spend a night bar hopping along Jasper Avenue or find a quiet lounge to drink a bottle of beer or two.


Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Stunning performances and shows of the Edmonton Opera can be watched at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.


When to go to Edmonton

Edmonton features a humid continental climate with little precipitation throughout the year. The summer season runs from late June to early September while the winter season covers the months of November to March. In the coldest month of January, the average low is −10.4 °C (13.3 °F). The average high temperature in the warmest month of July is 17.7 °C (63.9 °F).



A host of festivals take place in the city throughout the year, most of which are held in summer. K-Days is the main cultural event in summertime, featuring musical concerts, firework displays, carnivals, and trade shows. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival, usually held in August, is considered one of the biggest folk festivals in the world.

In winter, the most popular outdoor activities in the city are skiing and snowboarding.


Things to do in Edmonton

Edmonton Facts

Population812 201
LanguageFrench, English
CurrencyCanadian Dollar
AirportEdmonton Intl, Canada (YEG)

Edmonton average temperatures

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Edmonton Performing Arts Centre

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is the home of the Edmonton Opera, an over 50 year old opera company known for its inspired performances. Their productions includes the usual classics and some contemporary pieces and they are usually putting up three to five different productions each season. Apart from opera a guest of the great Canadian city of Edmonton can also attend concerts of all kinds in this modern performance arts venue.

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Edmonton Marathon

The Edmonton Marathon is an annual marathon event held in the great Canadian city in August every year. If you haven't remembered to practice the months leading up to the race, you might be glad to know that there are several distances that you can run in addition to the marathon, for example the half-marathon, a 10k race and a 5k race. The route will take you along the beautiful 550k long Saskatchewan River. Fortunately, you will not have to run the whole 550k, but you will experience the fantastic nature that Edmonton and its surrounding area has to offer!

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