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Edmonton, AB Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 93
Total Sleeping Rooms 13,047
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 860
Committable Meeting Rooms* 25
Convention Center Space 672,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 104,610 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 23,600 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate CAD $228
Average Daily Meal Cost CAD $96
Average Weekly Car Rental CAD $269
*Maximum for a single hotel

Edmonton, AB Airport Information

Edmonton International Airport (YEG)

Located on the southwest side of the city, Edmonton International Airport is 30 minutes from the downtown core. It is one of the fastest-growing and largest (by area) major Canadian airports, and as traffic increases, so has its service. It was recently named the Most Efficient Airport in Canada in its category by the Air Transport Research Society. Serviced by 23 commercial airlines, the airport offers nonstop flights to 60 domestic and international destinations, including cities such as Amsterdam and the new direct flight to San Francisco. The airport recently underwent an expansion, and The Premium Outlet Collection Edmonton International Airport, opened in 2018, is a new shopping experience for the 8.4 million tourists who visit the Edmonton area annually. The airport is a front-runner for cutting-edge developments, including 100% paperless boarding passes and virtual lounges. It also was the first Canadian terminal to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Airline carriers serving Edmonton International Airport

  • Air Canada Express (JAZZ)
  • Air North (ANT)
  • Air Transat (TSC)
  • Alaska Airlines (ASA)
  • American Airlines (AAL)
  • Canadian North (ANW)
  • Central Mountain Air (GLR)
  • Delta (DAL)
  • First Air (FAB)
  • Flair Airlines (FLE)
  • Icelandair (ICE)
  • Integra Air (BXH)
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM)
  • Northwestern Air Lease (PLR)
  • Sunwing (SWG)
  • United Airlines (UAL)
  • WestJet (WJA)

Edmonton, AB Train Information

VIA Rail

Travelers are welcome to hop aboard VIA Rail's passenger train and take the scenic route into Edmonton. VIA Rail's Canadian Train and Western Route tours run through the scenic Rocky Mountains and Jasper National Park as it makes its way from Vancouver to Edmonton, with stops in Maple Ridge and Kamloops, British Columbia. From the east, passengers en route to Edmonton may board the Canadian at any one of dozens of points, including Toronto, Winnipeg, and Saskatoon. During the winter months, the Snow Train runs between Edmonton and Jasper National Park. The railway station is located about 5.5 kilometers from the city center.

Edmonton, AB Public Transportation

Edmonton Transit System (ETS)

Getting around is easy when you think of all the options. Many of our hotels, venues, and world-famous markets are linked directly to downtown's 40-kilometer indoor pedestrian network (Pedway). Plus, above- and below-ground Light Rail Transit, buses, and taxis take delegates throughout the city in all four seasons with ease.

Buses

The city's bus system encompasses over 1,000 buses and 40 community buses, with additional electric buses set to hit the streets in 2019. The system covers more than 180 routes, including stops at or nearby the West Edmonton Mall, the University of Alberta, and the Shaw Convention Centre. Most buses run between 4:30 and 2 a.m. and connect passengers with the light rail transit system. Fare is CA$3.25.

Light Rail Transit (LRT)

Edmonton's Light Rail Transit system runs both above and below ground through 18 stations, from the northeastern community through the downtown core. As of 2016, it is one of the most utilized light rail systems in North America, with over 112,000 daily weekday riders. The LRT runs daily from 5:30 to 1:30 a.m., every six minutes during peak hours, and fare is CA$3.25. Edmonton is in the process of significantly expanding its LRT network. The first phase, connecting Edmonton's south-central and northwest downtown, was completed in 2015, with further expansion to north Edmonton planned.

Rental Cars

Edmonton has most of the major car rental companies (including Enterprise, Budget, Thrifty, and others) to help you get on your way. Major car rental companies servicing the Edmonton area have offices at Edmonton International Airport on parking level P1.

Taxis

Edmonton offers a multitude of cab companies to help you get around. Edmonton International Airport is serviced by Airport Taxi Service, which costs CA$55 to downtown. Prearranged Executive Black Car service from Prestige Transportation is available and includes the chauffeur meeting guests at the luggage carrousel. Skyshuttle Airport Service is $18 for a one-way transfer or $30 round-trip, and its services are found by Door 7 on the arrivals level of Edmonton International Airport. For custom travels and groups, charter services can be suggested through the Conference Service Team at Edmonton Tourism.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Red Deer, AB 154 mi 1 hr 40 min 2 hr 26 min CAD $252+
Calgary, AB 296 mi 2 hr 57 min 44 min CAD $241+
Vancouver, BC 1,160 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 34 min CAD $263+
Seattle, WA 1,272 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 55 min CAD $417+
Winnipeg, MB 1,306 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 48 min CAD $180+
 
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