Edmonton Northern Alberta

Edmonton is a young city that loves any excuse to go out on the town, even in a snowstorm. And there's prime shopping, too. West Edmonton Mall is literally the size of a city and the Old Strathcona farmers market is famous for a reason.  

  • Culture bug: Edmonton is home to North America’s oldest and largest Fringe Festival every summer. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is recognized as one of the best in the world.
  • Winter wonders: Edmonton embraces winter. There are iced pathways to skate around  and castles made of icicles. Join some locals in skijoring. That’s when people train their pet dogs to pull them around on skis. It's the next best thing to dog-sledding.
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European Spa

Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton's best kept secret. From the moment you step in to European Spa, you’ll know that you’ve stepped into something different. Pillars extend from floor to ceiling, creating the vibrant, airy feel of the Mediterranean. Enjoy a treatment in one of their beautiful themed rooms and be transported to a place of serenity.

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Santa Maria - West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton, Alberta
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Climb aboard the Santa Maria, an exact replica of Christopher Columbus' flagship that was used on his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. Look for it right in the middle of West Edmonton Mall.

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The Rock and Gem Shop

Edmonton, Alberta

Edmonton’s Rock and Gem Shop is a rockhounds dream specializing in tools, supplies and equipment for jewellers, craftsmen, technicians and silversmiths. They stock everything from beads, crystals and craft supplies to jewellery and silversmithing supplies. You’ll also find quite a selection of crystals, rocks and minerals for metaphysical healing.

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Eastglen Inn

Edmonton, Alberta
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A northeast Edmonton hotel, Eastglen Inn is ideally located to access the city and many of its major attractions. Whether in town to watch an Edmonton Oilers hockey game, an Edmonton Rush lacrosse game or the regular schedule of events at Northlands Park, Eastglen Inn offers easy access and suites with complimentary continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet access, fridges, microwaves and much more.

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Quality Inn West Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta
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Quality Inn West Edmonton is conveniently located near Anthony Henday Drive and the Yellowhead/Transcanada Highway, and only 2 km from the world famous West Edmonton Mall. Rates include daily hot deluxe breakfast buffet, free parking and free wireless high speed internet. The Quality Inn West Edmonton is pet friendly (10 designated pet rooms available; additional pet fee applies). Guest (coin) laundry is onsite, as well as a fitness room, business centre and five meeting banquet rooms. Guestrooms are clean, quiet and comfortable and feature either one or two beds, mini fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, desk, irons with full size ironing boards. Many other room types (kings, family suites and Jacuzzi rooms) are available. Choice Hotels gold award winner for service, likeliness to recommend, cleanliness, etc. Sign up and collect Choice Privilege points (free guest rewards program).

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Ramada Edmonton South

Edmonton, Alberta
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Welcome to Ramada Edmonton South hotel, conveniently located with easy access to downtown Edmonton and the West Edmonton Mall. Enjoy a relaxing stay at their non-smoking Edmonton hotel, conveniently located off QE2 northbound to gateway blvd up to 53rd Avenue on the left hand side. Their guest rooms feature comfortable, modern furniture, all new bedding and recently remodeled bathrooms. They offer free parking for your car, bus, truck or RV and guest laundry facilities. You can catch up on email with free Wi-Fi Internet access or squeeze in a workout at our new, on-site fitness center. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult, and handicapped-accessible rooms are available at our eco-friendly Edmonton hotel. Pets are allowed and fees do apply. Please contact the hotel for more details.

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The Ultimate Guided Fishing Package

With this 4-night package, explore and experience the great fishing around the Athabasca region on local lakes and the mighty Athabasca River. Package includes accommodation, gear, some meals, transfers. Price is for two guests.

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Edmonton Cocktail Tour

Edmonton Cocktail Tour takes guests on a journey by foot through Edmonton’s flourishing downtown cocktail scene. Discover how passionate bartenders and a thirst for a classic cocktail evolved into a local liquid obsession. Sample a variety of cocktails, each with their unique story. Quote "Travel Alberta" to secure this discount.

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Stay 1 Night, Save $5

Special Stay 1 night Save $5 package rate of $101.15 per night plus taxes (based on double occupancy). Please call the hotel directly for more information and reservations.

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Tours

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Edmonton Ghost Tours

Edmonton, Alberta
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Edmonton Ghost Tours is dedicated to bringing Edmonton’s spooky past back to life. Take a ghostly walk through Old Strathcona to hear true stories of ghosts, hauntings, murders and mysteries. Tours are held, rain or shine, all summer long on weeknights. Check the website for the different tours available. They’re a great outing for the whole family and new tours are always being added.

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Big Food Tours

Edmonton, Alberta

It doesn’t matter if you are a tourist, frequent visitor to Edmonton, or born and raised Edmontonian; no matter what your status, there are always unique and untold truths and stories that come from food. While you may be restaurant savvy and enjoy some of Alberta’s best food accredited to your own explorations and taste, there’s nothing quite like experiencing a day of multiple curated meals in different environments. Locals taking food tours in their own city often say, “I’ve lived in this city my whole life and walked away with more information than I’ve ever had before.”With almost 25 Edmonton restaurant partners we create a unique experience with every food tour.Edmonton’s vibrant food industry comes to life under the sun, so naturally patios are a mandatory part of every food tour. You might be able to taste a cheesemaker’s newest product, or see into the kitchen of a hot, up-and-coming restaurant or maybe take a tour of a keg room. Always something to learn and lots to eat and drink.

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Mountain Madness Tours

Edmonton, Alberta
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Mountain Madness tours runs supported cycling tours between Jasper and Banff. A well designed van and trailer will provide transportion, carry all your luggage, set up rest stops, and be just around the corner if you need some support along the way. They'll organize your accommodations, meals and supply bike rentals if required. Worried about bumps in the road or keeping up with your friends on the tour, they have e-bike rentals available also. With three national parks located in Alberta, what better way to explore these spectacular locations than from the seat of a bike. It’s human powered travel at its best with no roof to get in the way of the soaring mountain peaks, and no windows to insulate the traveler from the sounds and smells of the untouched natural surroundings. You’ll cycle past ancient glaciers, raging waterfalls and be soothed by the sound of glacier fed rivers. Due to the slower pace of travel you’ll be more likely to encounter wildlife. You’ll be able to stop, rest and reflect on your journey through the rockies by the many roadside turquoise glacial lakes. You’ll be immersed in the fresh clean mountain air and travel at a pace that enables you to take full advantage of all your senses.

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Events

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Didukh Centrepiece Building

Edmonton, Alberta
2019-11-30 To 2019-11-30 MST

Learn how to make a didukh, a sheaf of grain traditionally prepared by Ukrainian as a way of honouring and bringing the ancestors to the table during the holiday season! The instructor will speak about the historic origin, significance, and meaning of the didukh. All supplies for the workshop are provided. Please contact the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts office or visit our website for more details.

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Best of F.R.I.E.N.D.S The Long Lost Episode

Edmonton, Alberta
2019-08-17 To 2019-10-27 MST

Once upon a time in a long ago time called the 1990’s there were six Friends. The lived, they laughed and they cried, as they frolicked in their far off kingdom of New York City. We, the people of the world, sat witness weekly to all their antics, all their hijinks, all their stories… except one! Jubilations Dinner Theater presents Best of Friends: The Long Lost Episode. Featuring uproarious laughter, and the greatest hits of the “Friends” era, performed by some of Canada’s best singers.

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St Nicholas Day Celebration

Edmonton, Alberta
2019-12-21 To 2019-12-21 MST

Come celebrate St. Nicholas Day at ACUA! Bring your kids, and they will be read a special Christmas story and make a Christmas Angel craft they can take home to hang on the Christmas tree. All ages are welcome, parental supervision is required! Please contact the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts for more information.

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