Edmonton: Family-Friendly and Extremely Fun

The capital of the beautiful Alberta province, Edmonton, is a diverse city packed with thrilling attractions for visitors of all ages, though you might find this an exceptionally great destination for youngsters. From the local chain of anything-goes burger restaurants Soda Jerks to the exciting Telus World of Science, the city is practically brimming with family-friendly fun. Even the city mall is an impressive attraction in its own right: The West Edmonton Mall is not only the largest in North America, its cavernous interior is also home to a plethora of gems just waiting to be discovered. From the towering water slides of the World Waterpark to the world’s largest indoor amusement park, Galaxyland, and an indoor aquarium home to more than 100 species of marine animals, you’ll need a full day to discover everything on offer here.

Still, Edmonton has plenty to do for those travelling with friends too. There is, for instance, a wealth of thrilling things to do in Edmonton at night, as the city is well-known for its stellar and avant-garde cocktail scene.

Festival Central

With a reputation as Canada’s premier festival city, you’ll find a great many unique things to do in Edmonton no matter when you choose to visit. From the enchanting winter spectacular that is the Festival of Trees to the much-lauded Edmonton Fringe Festival taking place in the summer, you should make sure to check the calendar of events before planning your visit. Other festivals to look out for include the delectable Taste of Edmonton, the uniquely charming Silver Skate Festival as a well as a rather new addition for those equally bent on helping the environment and having a good time: Sustainival.

A Foodie’s Paradise

Edmonton’s restaurants mean business. Here’s a city which will make it quite impossible to go hungry, as great dining options wait around every corner. Among our favourite places to eat in Edmonton, you’ll find both ethically sourced fine dining and no-nonsense local smokehouses. Even the bakeries are world-class, with Edmonton being home to one of the top pastry shops on the planet: the Duchess Bake Shop. Make sure to swing by if you have even the slightest of sweet tooths.

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