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 edmontonskyshuttle.com 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.

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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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November 13, 2023 - March 10, 2024    
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Cultivate your creativity! Meander through our wild rose garden to nourish and nurture your ideas, dreams and inspirations. Take a deep breath, linger and release, [...]
One Night With The King
February 6, 2024 - March 31, 2024    
7:30 pm
This is one Elvis Tribute Artist you don’t want to miss! The Mayfield Dinner Theatre welcomes Matt Cage back to the stage, this time with his own famous tribute show – joined by a surprise special guest! Mayfield audiences will remember Matt from the 2019 production of Million Dollar Quartet. The Toronto-born performer has a love of Elvis and strives to keep his memory alive. From the hip-swivelling 50’s to the stunning vocals of the 70’s, Matt Cage does it all. He is a multi-award winner, holding Professional Championship titles across Canada and the United States. Matt has portrayed The King in sold-out theatres, festival headlining shows, musical plays, television and more, and has played in Las Vegas as a featured Elvis performer in All Shook Up: A Tribute to the King at Planet Hollywood. Don't miss the Edmonton debut of this spectacular show. Seating will be limited, so book early.
Experience Indigenous Storytelling at Fort Edmonton Park
February 10, 2024 - March 23, 2024    
12:00 am
This fall & winter, Fort Edmonton Park invites you to gather and explore life through the diversity of First Nations and Métis peoples. The award-winning exhibit explores the rich and beautiful cultures of First Nations and Métis Peoples while encouraging visitors to seek out the truths as lived by Indigenous Peoples in Treaty 6.
Angkor's way!
February 23, 2024 - June 28, 2024    
10:00 am
In the heart of an ancient empire lies a tale waiting to be told, and this February, the world is invited to embark on an extraordinary journey through history. Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia, an international feature exhibition, promises an immersive experience that unveils the secrets of one of the greatest empires the world has even known. Become a part of the Angkor narrative with interactive activities that let you build a temple, touch ancient sculptures, and flex your archaeological detective skills. It’s not just a spectator sport; it’s an opportunity to be an active participant in the unravelling of Angkor’s mysteries. 
Dwayne Martineau: Boreal Fortress
March 2, 2024 - August 4, 2024    
11:00 am
Boreal Fortress uses images of trees, bark, weeds and detritus from our aspen parkland ecosystem that are made uncanny through mirroring techniques. This installation towers above Main Hall and its massive scale is designed to make the images of trees feel strange yet familiar. This cluster of trees suggests a secret passageway or a swirling vortex. However, this is an illusionistic fictional entryway into an elusive space that cannot be entered. This fortress gives a feeling of discovery but confronts viewers with a space they cannot enter and forces you to think about what we can and cannot access. Boreal Fortress evokes a sense of ancient connection to environmental knowledge that lays beyond the conscious mind.
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