Getting around Edmonton and beyond has never been more fun! These unique tours will have you exploring by rails, trails, and even the river for an unforgettable staycation experience.
1) Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions
All aboard! With Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions, take a one-day Country Dinner excursion on a vintage steam train, starting in Stettler, Alberta, 2 hours south of Edmonton. On board the train, enjoy live performances, historical reenactments, and sightseeing along some of Alberta’s most scenic prairiescapes. Your destination? Big Valley, where you’ll enjoy a home cooked, buffet-style dinner and a visit to the town’s attractions and historic buildings before heading back. As restrictions continue to lift, more tours will resume operation, including their Murder Mystery Excursion. Tours resume August 14th; you can book your tour by calling their reservation line at 1-800-282-3994.
2) Urban Pedal Tours
It’s a party on wheels with Urban Pedal Tours, which offers 12-person, U-shaped bikes that will take you and your group through a two-hour pub and brewery tour of either Old Strathcona or downtown Edmonton. Bond with your friends, enjoy refreshing drinks, and explore Edmonton in a unique way. You can book your spot on the Urban Pedal Tours website.
3) Segway Summer Sunset Cruise
On this two-hour Segway tour, you’ll explore the awe-inspiring scenery of Edmonton’s River Valley. The tour starts at Louise McKinney Park before travelling along the riverfront and climbing up to the edge of downtown Edmonton. Sights along the tour include views of the Neon Sign Museum, the Alberta Legislature building, and the Walterdale Bridge. Tours are available every evening throughout the month of August; you can book through the River Valley Adventure Co. website.
4) Voyageur Canoe Tours
Take to the water in a replica voyageur canoe on this 2.5-hour trip along the North Saskatchewan River. Get ready to catch glimpses of wildlife as you travel between Laurier Park and Capilano Park, the landscape around you changing from parkland to the Edmonton city skyline. Haskin Canoe’s tour guides will also point out points of interest and historical landmarks as you paddle. Private bookings are available for larger groups.