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Edmonton Itineraries

Planning a trip to Edmonton? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Start out your visit to Edmonton with a trip to Old Strathcona.
  • 2 Get your bearings at Brooklyn-style coffeehouse Transcend.
  • 3 Spend your afternoon people-watching and shopping along Whyte Avenue, close to the University of Alberta.
  • 4 Have a relaxing dinner at Culina Mill Creek.
  • 5 Listen to live music at the Haven Social Club.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Enjoy early-morning pastries at the Parisian-inspired Duchess Bake Shop.
  • 2 Visit the art galleries along the Edmonton Gallery Walk on 124th Street.
  • 3 Stop for comfort food at the Urban Diner.
  • 4 Stroll over to the exhibits at the Royal Alberta Museum.
  • 5 Fuel up on designer soup and sammies at MRKT (Market) Restaurant.
  • 6 Hang with the hipsters at The Empress Alehouse.
  • Day 3
  • 1 Visit shopping and entertainment mecca West Edmonton Mall.
  • 2 Take a 90-minute guided Segway tour of the mall.
  • 3 Ride the Mindbender Roller Coaster at Galaxyland.
  • 4 Enjoy dinner and entertainment at The Red Piano Bistro and Dueling Piano Bar.
  • 5 Spend the night at the mall in a Polynesian-themed room in the Fantasyland Hotel.
  • Day 4
  • 1 Try your best to visit the 800-plus stores at West Edmonton Mall.
  • 2 Watch a live sea lion performance at the Sea Life Caverns.
  • 3 Stop for lunch and cotton candy at Deluxe Burger Bar on Bourbon Street.
  • 4 Practice your skating skills at the Ice Palace Skating Rink.
  • 5 Take in a comedy show at The Comic Strip.
  • Day 5
  • 1 Enjoy espresso and cannoli at Spinelli's Bar Italia in Little Italy.
  • 2 Stroll through the funky showroom at Zocalo flower and gift shop.
  • 3 Chill out in front of the fountain at Giovanni Caboto Park.
  • 4 Drive to the historic Highlands neighbourhood for some window-shopping. Check out Mandolin Books and Coffee Company.
  • 5 Relax over dinner and drinks in the backyard patio at Culina Highlands.
  • 6 Dance the night away to ‘80s beats at Halo Lounge downtown.
  • Day 6
  • 1 Take the High Level Streetcar to the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market.
  • 2 Walk the River Valley trails to the manicured Alberta Legislature Grounds.
  • 3 Sneak in a bite (and a view of the North Saskatchewan River) on the Hotel MacDonald Garden Patio.
  • 4 Cruise the North Saskatchewan River while sipping cocktails on the Edmonton Queen Riverboat.
  • 5 Head to The Hat Resto Pub for a night cap.
  • Day 7
  • 1 Hang with the pioneers at Fort Edmonton Park.
  • 2 Eat lunch at Hotel Selkirk.
  • 3 Listen to live blues at Blues on Whyte.
  • 4 Say goodbye to the city with farewell drinks at Hudsons Canadian Tap House.


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