Get up off the couch, put on your shoes and let's go out. It's time to see what Edmonton has to offer…
West Edmonton Mall
Take whatever preconceived notions you had about malls and throw them out the window; this isn't your ordinary shopping centre. West Edmonton Mall is the largest in North America with over 800 stores and 100 restaurants but it is more acclaimed for its multitude of attractions like water parks, rollercoasters, hotels, a skating rink, and movie theatres, just to name a few.
Edmonton River Valley
There's no place better to get lost in than the River Valley Parks of Edmonton. The 19,000 acres land is made up of over 20 parks where you'll surely come across several ravines, lakes, nature centers and even golf courses. Hike in the summer or ski in the winter. Go visit at any time to experience the various seasonal activities the River Valley has to offer.
Art Gallery of Alberta
Inside the beautifully designed Art Gallery of Alberta sits over 6,000 pieces of both historical and contemporary art. Inside you'll find drawings, sculptures, photography, paintings and performance art from recognized artists at the local and international level. Situated right in the downtown core on Churchill Square, you'll surely be captivated by some of the incredible workings found within these walls.
With the seating capacity of over 55,000, The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium is the home to the Edmonton Eskimos; it is absolutely electrifying when the team takes the field. The Eskimos have won 14 Grey Cups during their time in the CFL. You don't want to miss to them battle for another during the regular season.
NHL games are a spectacle to say the least and Rogers Place is nothing short of that when the Edmonton Oilers hit the ice. Come see hockey's newest phenom, Connor McDavid, live and in action with the rest of the Oilers squad during one of their 41 home games as they compete for the sport's most coveted trophy.
Elk Island National Park
Found just 35km east of the downtown core, Elk Island National Park boasts a beautiful contrast to the city and is the perfect location to spot all kinds of wildlife. Elk Island National Park is Canada's largest fully enclosed park; home to all sorts of wild mammals such as elk, bison, moose, and bears. Spend the weekend hiking and camping, or even just go catch the Northern Lights; Elk Island is the ideal destination to experience Alberta's great outdoors.
Edmonton Folk Fest
This four-day festival in August is a must-see for folk music fans and music lovers alike. Take a stroll to Gallagher Park and have it take our breath away. These performers from all over the globe will put on a show you surely won't forget.