Set on the northern shores of the Saskatchewan River, Edmonton is the capital of Alberta.
Its abundant quartzite was used by First Nations peoples to fashion tools and weapons and it was later at the heart of Canada’s richest fur producing lands, but today its wealth is built on 'black gold': oil.
Things to see and do in Edmonton
Fueled by this underground asset Edmonton has boomed into a super-modern, climate-defying phenomenon. It is home to the world’s largest shopping center, West Edmonton Mall, which numbers the world’s largest amusement park among its attractions.
The remarkable Muttart Conservatory uses distinctive glass pyramids to reproduce a variety of diverse ecosystems for visitors to experience, while in the late Victorian suburb of Old Strathcona they can stroll through the summer Farmers’ Market.
Suggested itinerary featuring Edmonton
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Edmonton, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Edmonton
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Edmonton
- Alberta 160 miles away
- Calgary 174 miles away
- Lake Louise 185 miles away
- Banff 185 miles away
- Canmore 187 miles away
- Field 195 miles away
- Jasper 196 miles away
- Yoho National Park 197 miles away
- The Kootenays 208 miles away
- Dinosaur Provincial Park 211 miles away
- Claresholm 244 miles away
- The Purcell Mountains 261 miles away
- Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump 266 miles away
- Fernie 287 miles away
- Wells Gray Provincial Park 292 miles away
- Kyle 298 miles away
Photos of Edmonton
Accommodation choices for Edmonton
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Edmonton. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Standing high on the bank overlooking the North Saskatchewan river valley, the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald offers well appointed rooms and great views.