Edmonton sits at the heart of culture, education, arts, and recreation in Canada’s Alberta province. Home to numerous festivals, parks, winter sport activities, and universities, the city is a young, hip destination that’s growing at a rate nearly three times as fast as the national average. Edmonton also holds North America’s largest mall—West Edmonton Mall—which attracts over 31 million shoppers each year. In fact, on any given day, West Edmonton Mall becomes Alberta’s third largest city by population. So whether you want to shop it up or enjoy your favorite winter sports, you’ll find something to love in Edmonton.
Explore the city’s best spots below.
Eat & Drink
Named one of Canada’s best bars, Clementine offers cocktails styled in the tastes of classical bartending, including an extensive absinthe menu. Located in the Oliver neighborhood, the elegant bar is inspired by nature and early twentieth century French Art Nouveau.
11957 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0P1
This French bakery offers gourmet macarons, croissants, tarts, cakes, and éclairs, as well as Alberta favorites like brownies and butter tarts.
10718 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1
A cute space in Old Strathcona, Pip offers comfort food for brunch and dinner along with a delightful selection of wine and cocktails.
10403 83 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2C7
This bakery and cafe offers tea time, takes custom orders, and has even more sweet French pastries for your inner queen.
301 Woodvale Rd W, Edmonton, AB T6L 3Z7
This laidback eatery and bar offers family-style dining inspired by dishes found across the 32 states of Mexico. Enjoy old-world cooking made modern in their stylish, exposed brick and wood surroundings.
10359 104 street #102, Edmonton, AB T5J 1B9
Sit down for some tasty plant-based food and drinks at this Fourpost member’s cafe located in the Quarters.
9449 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5H 3T8
The modern Italian trattoria and bar offers simple Italian food with high-quality ingredients imported from Italy or produced locally.
10349 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y7
Located in one of Edmonton’s oldest communities, this bright cafe and diner is open from dawn to well past dusk, serving up contemporary takes on classic coffee, food, and drinks.
10429 121 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1L2
This oyster and snack bar sits in the heart of Edmonton, and serves tasty treats like lobster rolls, scallops, and stuffed olives.
10542 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Z7
Woodwork is a cozy restaurant named for their wood-fired grill and barrel-aged spirits. They dish out tasty grilled cuisines paired with an extensive collection of spirits, cocktails, and wines.
10132 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N8
Rest & Relax
This 100-year old hotel with hostel vibes, a packed bar, and thumping music is the perfect place for party-goers who want to stay up late and then crash in a cozy room.
10266 103 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8
If you’re looking for a quieter stay, this luxury hotel overlooks the North Saskatchewan River and offers stunning views, elegant decor, fine dining, and modern amenities.
10065 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6
Relax after a long day of shopping at this unique hotel located inside the West Edmonton Mall. Their luxury rooms feature quirky and exotic themes, such as space, Arabian, igloo, and Polynesian.
17700 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4
This sleek, artistic hotel in downtown Edmonton is perfect for business travelers looking for comfort and luxury in contemporary furnishings.
10454 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4Z7
Love wine and cheese? Then you’ll love this boutique hotel housed in a former bank. Guests are treated to a complimentary wine and cheese sampler each evening in the hotel’s modern renaissance styled rooms.
10053 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1S5
Adesso’s clothing and accessories are inspired by bold European designs and made of high-quality products. Visit this men’s fashion brand at their store in the Londonderry Mall.
1-Londonderry Mall NW, Edmonton, AB T5C 3C8
Flying out of Edmonton? Check out one of Curated’s local markets in the airport. The markets are made up of, by, and for creatives and makers, including Fourpost’s own Mala & Me.
1 Outlet Collection Way, Edmonton International Airport, AB T9E 1J5
If you love the great outdoors, then ditch your plastic water bottle for an environmentally-friendly, stainless steel bottle from LAMOSE. You can even get it etched with a custom design at their location at Southgate Centre.
5015 111 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4M6
So Pretty Jewelry and Pura Botanicals have teamed up to open a flagship boutique in Edmonton. Visit their store to get pampered and personalize your beauty ritual.
10120 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P6
Another cute spot for local and handmade goods, The Makers Keep lets you experience the marketplace vibe in a boutique setting. Stop by their pet-friendly Windermere location, which includes a kids’ corner and coffee bar as well as Fourpost member Mala & Me.
5228 Windermere Boulevard, Edmonton, AB T6W 0L9
A reconstruction of the old Fort Edmonton and Hudson’s Bay Fort, the park depicts the evolution of Edmonton’s early history through several eras from the 1840s to 1920. When closed for the general admission season, they host special events, such as Halloween experiences and holiday celebrations.
7000 143 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7
The conservatory is a botanical garden featuring more than 700 species of plants in three climate-regulated biomes located within their glass pyramids.
9626 96a St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 4L8
The first of its kind in Canada, this outdoor installation showcases a collection of historical neon signs that tell a story about Edmonton’s past. The signs originated from stores, theaters, and railroads and have been restored and installed on the Mercer Warehouse building.
104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0K7
This weekly indoor market hosts over 130 vendors every Saturday, featuring handmade goods, locally grown produce, specialty foods, jewelry, decor, arts and crafts, clothing, pottery, accessories, and more. Plus, the market doesn’t allow resale, so everything is made personally by the vendor selling it.
10310 83 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5C3
Recently re-opened, the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) is the largest museum in western Canada. It’s located in the Arts District in downtown Edmonton, and features 2.4 million uniquely Albertan stories within expansive natural and human history halls.
9810 103a Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0G2
Things to Do
View over 6,000 works of art at this public art gallery in downtown Edmonton. Their contemporary collection hosts Canadian abstract paintings and sculptures, as well as historical photographs, paintings, and prints by both Canadian and international artists.
2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1
The indoor, space-themed amusement park in West Edmonton Mall is one of the largest in North America. Bring the whole family for some fun from toddler attractions for the little ones to the world’s tallest and longest indoor roller coaster for the thrill-seekers.
West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2
Open since 1959, this bowling alley offers Canadian five-pin bowling in sixteen wood lanes. Throw back a few games—and a few pints—at this casual, old school bowling alley.
10418 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0P7
Located in Old Strathcona and built in 1915, this two-screen art-house cinema is Edmonton’s oldest surviving theatre.
10337 82 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z9
This improv comedy theatre company has been around for forty years and hosts improv showcases, shows, comedy festivals, and competitions in their space at Citadel Theatre.
Citadel Theatre, 9828 101A Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3C6
This lounge is home to Edmonton’s hip jazz scene. Run by volunteers, Yardbird Suite has a long history, hosting concerts by both local and international jazz musicians since 1957.
11 Tommy Banks Way, Edmonton, AB T6E 2M2
Looking for more things to do or places to shop and eat? Stop by West Edmonton Mall.