Edmonton Travel Facts
City Name: Edmonton
Where is it located?: Edmonton is in central Alberta.
Why do people go there?: Strangely enough, Edmonton has the world’s largest shopping mall, a big hit among those coming to the city.
How do travelers get there?: Most people drive to Edmonton, but you can also fly or take the train or bus.
Currency: Canadian Dollar
City Code: 780
Languages: English, French
Neighborhoods: Old Strathcona, West End, Chinatown
Attractions: Muttart Conservatory, West Edmonton Mall, Fort Edmonton Park, Elk Island National Park
Accommodations: Edmonton Hostels
Tourist Office: Edmonton Tourist Office
Off-the-beaten-path: North Saskatchewan River, Elk Island National Park
Health Issues: Norwalk virus
Tips for Visiting
When to go: Many of Edmonton’s attractions are inside, so unless you want to do something in the outdoors, you can visit her most of the year.
City Specific Events: The Edmonton International Street Performer’s Festival, The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton International Fringe Festival, Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Edmonton Heritage Festival, Free Will Shakespeare Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, Edmonton International Film Festival.
How to get around?: Edmonton has buses and light rail that service the city.
Good to know: Edmonton claims to have eight months of winter. Bummer!
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Edmonton is the Edmonton International Airport and Amanat International Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Edmonton travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.