Established in 1959, the University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden is just 15 minutes from Edmonton. Services include experienced staff familiar with working with groups, free parking, guided tram tours, an outdoor patio café and a charming gift shop. Numerous special events are held throughout the season, including the Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival, Date Nights, the Wild Mushroom Exposition and the annual Luminaria event, where thousands of candles light the pathways of the Japanese Garden in a breathtaking display.
Nestled in Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park, in the heart of the sweeping Edmonton River Valley, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to more than 350 animals.
Explore marine life at Sea Life Caverns – an underground aquarium that is home to more than 100 species of fish, sharks, sea turtles, penguins, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates – and at Sea Lions' Rock, home to four California sea lions that perform daily.