Things to Do in Edmonton

Explore the top attractions and upcoming local events

With a vibrant downtown district and stunning natural attractions, Edmonton offers something to thrill every visitor. Campus Tower Suite Hotel is ideally situated within walking distance of the University of Alberta, the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, as well as the trendy district of Whyte Avenue. Other attractions, including the Royal Alberta Museum, the ICE District, Rogers Place, and West Edmonton Mall are within easy reach. We also offer easy access to world-renowned medical institutions including Stollery Children’s Hospital, Cross Cancer Institute, and the University of Alberta Hospital.

Edmonton is well known for being the Festival capital of Canada and no matter what time of the year, there are plenty of fun events and activities to explore, including film, music, street fairs, and concerts. Need advice on things to do or see while you’re in Edmonton? Just ask – we’re happy to help.

Attractions

Old Strathcona & Whyte Avenue

Old Strathcona & Whyte Avenue

Distance from Hotel: 2KM

Check out one of the city's most buzzworthy neighbourhoods, which is packed with unique shops, stylish restaurants, art galleries and much more.

Exterior of Royal Alberta Museum

Royal Alberta Museum

Distance from Hotel: 5KM

This is one of Canada’s most popular museums, filled with a spectacular array of natural and human history. Be sure to check back often, as feature exhibitions rotate.

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Telus World of Science

Distance from Hotel: 7KM

Science and technology fans of all ages will have a blast at this interactive museum, with its STEM-focused exhibitions and attractions.

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Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Distance from Hotel: 1KM

This performing arts, culture and community facility features year-round ballet, dancing and opera performances.

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University of Alberta Botanic Garden

Distance from Hotel: 30KM

Spend the day exploring this family-friendly attraction, which includes a beautiful Butterfly Greenhouse and several picturesque gardens.

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Southgate Centre

Distance from Hotel: 4.5KM

South Edmonton's largest shopping mall & the city's premier fashion destination, over 165 great stores,restaurants & services,

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Edmonton River Valley

Distance from Hotel: 2KM

At 7,400 hectares, Edmonton River Valley offers one of the continent's longest urban stretches of river valley parkland. Discover 22 parks and over 150 kilometres of trails.

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Muttart Conservatory

Distance from Hotel: 4KM

Tour this unique, year-round attraction, which is housed in a spectacular pyramid conservatory and boasts more than 700 species of plants from various climates.

Exterior of Rogers Place

Ice District & Rogers Place

Distance from Hotel: 4KM

Home to Rogers Place, Grand Villa Casino and terrific dining and entertainment, Ice District is the place to be in downtown Edmonton.

Art Gallery of Alberta

Art Gallery of Alberta

Distance from Hotel: 4.3KM

A collection that includes over 6,000 works, with a focus on art produced in Alberta, and other parts of western Canada. The museum also hosts travelling exhibitions

West Edmonton Mall

West Edmonton Mall

West Edmonton Mall offers everything from great shopping and dining to entertainment and nightlife. 

Hawrelak Park

Hawrelak Park

A 68 hectare park in the river valley featuring a 5 hectare lake and open meadows. The park hosts several major festivals and events throughout the year and is a fantastic location for all Edmontonians and visitors to explore.

Events

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Servus Edmonton Marathon

Wind your way through the River Valley and some of Edmonton's most beautiful neighbourhoods as part of this annual marathon.

Edmonton Heritage Festival

Journey the world without leaving downtown Edmonton at this yearly festival, which highlights and celebrates the many rich cultures within our country.

Rainmaker Rodeo & Exhibition

In addition to a thrilling rodeo, this event offers a marketplace, rides, games and much more. It's a great day out for the family.

NextFest

Discover rising stars in the visual and performing arts at this 10-day festival, held in venues throughout Edmonton and focusing on youth and creativity.

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

Held every July, this event celebrates the unique art and skill of street performing, with a full calendar of - what else? - outdoor performances!

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Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Folk music fans flock to this festival every August to enjoy four days of great music, food and more.

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Edmonton Fringe Festival

This festival offers something for everyone - from family-friendly shows to comedy, music and much more. It's staged in and around the city in a wide variety of venues.

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Edmonton International Film Festival

Held every autumn, this renowned film festival consists of over 150 screenings, as well as talks by the directors and other events.

ECMS Summer Solstice Music Festival

This annual music festival features everything from piano recitals to string quartets and mixed chamber music. It's an experience not to be missed.

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Edmonton Craft Beer Festival

2021-05-28 00:00:00 - 2021-05-29 00:00:00

This festival showcases hundreds of premium beers, both domestic and international.

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International Children's Festival

2021-06-01 00:00:00 - 2021-06-06 00:00:00

The International Children's Festival introduces young people to the arts in an entertaining and educational way.

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K-Days

2021-07-23 00:00:00 - 2021-08-01 00:00:00

Edmonton's yearly fair does not disappoint, with plenty of games, rides, food and fun for the whole family.

ITU Triathlon Grand Finals

ITU Triathlon Grand Finals

2021-08-17 00:00:00 - 2021-08-22 00:00:00

World Triathlon Edmonton is very pleased to share that the 2021 World Triathlon Championship Finals, (formerly World Triathlon Grand Final), will be held in Edmonton,

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Edmonton Blues Festival

2021-08-20 00:00:00 - 2021-08-22 00:00:00

For over 20 years, this two-day festival has delighted blues fans with its fantastic lineups.