Edmonton is the gem of Alberta and the wide variety of natural and cultural activities which Edmonton tourism provides makes it one of the top destinations in Western Canada. The best time to visit Edmonton is from June to September when the temperatures are warm, but many also choose to take their Edmonton holidays in winter to enjoy the skiing at nearby resorts like Snow Valley.
Edmonton is one of Canada’s main cultural centers and a holiday in Edmonton presents a wonderful opportunity to discover local culture at the Royal Alberta Museum or the collection of Canadian artists at the Art Gallery of Alberta. You can also discover the city’s frontier past during your Edmonton trip by attending the Canadian Finals Rodeo, one of the most important rodeo events in the world.
All Edmonton travel plans should include a day or two in the surrounding areas to discover Canada’s breathtaking wilderness. Jasper National Park is a pristine area of forests, mountains, and lakes only a few hours from the city and you should take at least a few days during your Edmonton vacations to enjoy its trails and viewpoints.
Given the city’s remote location, most visitors must travel to Edmonton by plane. If you arrive at Edmonton International Airport, you’ll find regular express buses to ferry you to the city center where you can start your Edmonton vacation. To find more about all the things to see and do in Edmonton, have a look at the photos and tips from real travelers who've been there before!