Edmonton Travel Facts

The Basics

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

Population: 800,000

Languages: English, French

Travel Information

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.

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