Visitor Resources

Everything you need to know to navigate the city!

Arriving by plane

The Edmonton International Airport (code YEG) serves international, national, and regional airlines. It is located about 30 km (19 miles), or 30–40 minutes from downtown. There are a few options to get to and from the airport:

  1. Hire a taxi: Fare from the airport to the city centre is about $50. Fares to other locations are charged by a zone (not metered) rate.
  2. Ride the Sky Shuttle: This service is available to or from various locations all over the city, but must be booked in advance by visiting or calling 780-465-8515. A one-way trip is $18.
  3. Jump on public transit: Local bus 747 is $5 and runs from the Century Park LRT Station daily.
  4. Rent a car: The following major car rental companies are located on Level P1 of the parkade.

    Alamo: 1-877-222-9075
    Avis: 1-800-879-2847
    Budget: 1-800-661-7027
    Enterprise: 1-800-261-7331
    Hertz: 1-800-263-0600
    National: 1-800-227-7368

Arriving by train

The VIA Rail station is located at 12360-121 St., and is where you can catch The Canadian east to Saskatoon, Winnipeg, or Toronto, and west to Jasper, Kamloops, and Vancouver.

Arriving by bus

The Red Arrow pulls in downtown at 10014-104 St. and 5116 Gateway Blvd.

The EBus—with service to Red Deer, Calgary, Fort McMurry, and Anzac—also stops in multiple locations throughout the city, as does Leduc’s C-Line Transit.

Arriving by car

Edmonton is located on the QE2 running north to south, and the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway running east to west.

Note: A Distracted Driving Law is in effect for all of Alberta, which makes reading, texting, hand-held cellphone use, and GPS programming illegal while operating your vehicle.

Visit Edmonton Tourism’s Welcome Centre (open Monday to Friday from 9 am – 4:30 pm) in the World Trade Centre, 9990 Jasper Ave. for maps, brochures, and advice on how to best explore the city.

Pick up a copy of WHERE Edmonton Magazine at your hotel, or flip through the digital edition online here.

  • The legal drinking age in Alberta is 18.
  • Edmonton is in the Mountain Time Zone.
  • Diners should be advised that a 15–20 per cent tip is considered standard at all restaurants.
  • Standard retail hours during the week are 10 am – 9 pm, with some smaller boutiques closing earlier. Most shops and malls have different hours on Sundays.

Emergency: 911
AMA Road Reports: 1-877-262-4997
City of Edmonton Attractions (within city limits): 311
Local Telephone Info: 411

Sitting has been declared the new smoking, and moving more is the antidote to the health issues that sitting all day can generate.

Moving more doesn’t necessarily mean knocking yourself out at the gym every day, either.

Simple walking is one of the best exercises you can get.  Walk around your neigbourhood and get to know it. 

Another way you can become more active is to take a course or workshop.  This has the double bonus of not only getting out of the house and meeting people, but also, you learn a valuable new skill, or acquire interesting knowledge, which broadens your horizons.

Even when the gardens aren’t in bloom, you’ll find a tight-knit community that prides itself on its heritage and its natural beauty.

What’s on Tonight
Damian Moppett: Untitled Abstract Drawing in Space
March 17, 2020 - December 31, 2024    
11:00 am
The Art Gallery of Alberta commissioned Canadian artist Damian Moppett to create an installation for long-term display in the AGA Atrium. This work is intended to be a scaled-up sketch that occupies the space in the AGA's atrium as if it was drawn in the air. Shapes and lines are fabricated out of cut aluminum plate, which have been arranged and painted to recreate a 'fast' artistic abstract drawing. Moppett's recent large-scale public sculptures have all been centered around the idea of making a relatively 'quick' drawing or painting into a large three-dimensional sculpture while still trying to convey the immediate graphic simplicity of the original drawing or painting. This work will maintain the qualities of a sketch with drawing materials and blow them up to architectural or larger-than-life scale.
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May 20, 2023 - December 31, 2023    
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30 Sep
September 30, 2023 - December 31, 2023    
All Day
The works in this exhibition trace the boundaries of the body and reference garments and adornment in many forms. These literal and symbolic objects of [...]
31 Oct
October 31, 2023 - February 24, 2024    
All Day
The Musée Héritage Museum (part of the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert) is pleased to present its latest exhibition that showcases the original [...]
04 Nov
November 4, 2023 - January 28, 2024    
All Day
The Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meakins–McClaran Print Collection provides a glimpse into the making of what became one of the foremost private collections of European prints [...]
07 Nov
November 7, 2023 - February 3, 2024    
All Day
Examining uncertainty in the face of an ever-shifting reality is central to Jacqueline Huskisson’s art practice. Her exhibition, Liminal Spaces, embraces the uncanny. Taking the [...]
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