Edmonton Tourism

CVB or DMC
Hotels77
Convention Center13,935 sq. m
Guest Rooms12,000
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel416 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues50
Average Room RateCA$179.00
Restaurants3,500
Daily Food CostCA$93.00
Occupancy Rate
Tax Rate5%

Edmonton Tourism

CVB or DMC

Why Choose Our Destination?

Edmonton. All in. Edmonton is a city that knows what it takes to make amazing happen. Especially when it comes to your next gathering. We understand that hosting a conference worthy of happy face emojis takes a dream team. Yours and ours. We’ll take your vision and turn it into “unforgettable” for your delegates. How? With creative solutions, can-do attitude and a citywide network of doers and makers eager to roll up their sleeves and get things done. A million plus Edmontonians call Alberta’s capital home. They’re the entrepreneurs, experts and hosts that can help turn your opportunities into reality. Famous for our festivals, lively arts and music scene, and sprawling picturesque River Valley, we offer much more than just places for your delegates to eat, sleep, and be entertained. And getting here is easier than ever with so many non-stop flights to and from the continually growing Edmonton International Airport. Want to inspire your delegates in the middle of a national park with majestic roaming bison as scenery? We can make that happen. Need a creative thinking space in an architecturally-iconic art gallery? Consider it done. One quick call and you’ll soon see: the word no isn’t in our vocabulary. That’s because our attitude is All In. One thing’s for sure — if you’re looking for a memorable, original, meeting or conference experience, you’ll get it here. Because in Edmonton you’ll find more than a meeting space, you’ll discover the ally you need to make your next gathering succeed. Let’s talk. Ottawa - Eastern Canada, Winnipeg, International / Midwest & Eastern USA E: tharrison@exploreedmonton.com Toronto & Montreal - Eastern Canada, International E: bthomas@exploreedmonton.com Western Canada & USA E: achin@exploreedmonton.com

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Distance from Airport

  • Edmonton International Airport (YEG)

    49.89 km from City Center

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Local Attractions

4th Street Promenade

Shopping
A sophisticated neighbourhood in the heart of Edmonton that offers an urban atmosphere in which you can admire the arts, fine food, and unique boutiques. Aspiring to be a distinguished destination to live, work and play, 4th Street Promenade, as its often called, is becoming one of the most exciting areas in Edmonton. Once you arrive, you’ll want to stay and enjoy quality time. Some of the favourite hangouts, restaurants and shops include Corso 32, Blue Plate Diner, Credo Coffee, The Burg, Evoolution, The Helm, DeVine Wines and many more.
104th Street, Downtown
Edmonton, AB, CA

Casinos

Nightlife
It’s a good night in Edmonton, and you’re feeling lucky. Place your bets on a roulette wheel. Try your hand at blackjack. Put on your sternest poker face and play at three of the best poker pits in Edmonton. River Cree Casino: With 32 games on the casino floor, each one as exciting as the last, it’s hard to choose. Casino Edmonton: They take your fun seriously and strive to offer you a first-class gaming and entertainment experience every time. Casino Yellowhead: One of the largest casinos in Western Canada, at Casino Yellowhead they're known for their hospitality and the pure joy they bring to their customers every day.
Edmonton, AB, CA

Alberta Legislature

Historical Landmark
Known to Edmontonians as “the Leg”, the Alberta Legislature Building is a marvel of marble pillars and carved oak, beautiful Beaux-Arts architecture and stunning grounds. Set atop the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, this is where Canadian premiers and political parties debate and make history. Discover “the Leg” on a free guided tour, offered hourly. Learn the fascinating stories behind the portraits and magnificent art. Glance at the bejeweled gold and silver ceremonial Mace. And don’t forget to listen for the phenomenon known as the “magic spot”. Regardless of season the Legislature grounds and rotunda are a great place to spend an afternoon.
Edmonton, AB, CA

Citadel Theatre

Theater
1 block away
Overlooking downtown’s dynamic Sir Winston Churchill Square, the Citadel Theatre is Edmonton’s multi-stage entertainment hub. The award-winning complex is filled with extraordinary venue space and includes floor to ceiling windows with a cityscape view in the heart of downtown. Spaces range from an elegant proscenium theatre and block box theatre to a lush amphitheatre and airy lobby area. The Citadel Theatre has the flexibility and passion to build an event perfectly tailored to all needs.
Sir Winston Churchill Sq
9828 101A Ave
Edmonton, AB, CA T5J 3C6

Art Gallery of Alberta

Museum
Just walking up to the front doors of the Art Gallery of Alberta is a treat in itself. With an exterior of zinc, glass and steeled inspired by Edmonton’s unique northern environment, the gallery exudes creativity even from the outside. Step inside and you’ll be surrounded by 35 foot windows providing stunning views of Edmonton’s eclectic downtown Arts District. With 85,000 square feet, this state-of-the-art facility caters to a variety of events.
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB, CA T5J 2C1

Dinner Theatres

Theater
Mayfield Dinner Theatre: Each season the Mayfield Dinner Theatre hosts five shows ranging from musical reviews, comedies, dramas, and, of course, world famous musicals. Be prepared to laugh out loud, clap along to your favourite songs and enjoy good company among friends. Jubilations Dinner Theatre: Their talented cast takes on the best in pop culture, crafting hilarious parodies of the biggest names in movies, music, and TV for an altogether unforgettable show. Take in the excitement (and the stunning live vocals) while you enjoy a four-course meal, served by the actors themselves.
Edmonton, AB, CA

Canoeing

Recreation
Have a quintessential Canadian experience: take a canoe trip along one of Edmonton’s many rivers or lakes. Whether you choose to rent a canoe by the hour, or take a multi-day backcountry trip, you’ll experience Edmonton from a different vantage point and explore some of its natural beauty.
Edmonton, AB, CA

Edmonton Valley Zoo

Recreation
10 km away
Nestled in Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park, in the heart of the sweeping Edmonton River Valley, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to more than 350 animals. Head over for a chance to see the endangered peregrine falcon, native prairie dogs, a zebra, fox, and bighorn sheep. Bird lovers can catch the snowy owl, bald eagle, and great-horned owl. Hoot twice if you love owls! Check out the new Polar Extremes exhibit that gives visitors an up-close view of seals, sea lions and arctic foxes. Roving interpreters offer daily demonstrations, programs and talks. Ask about the zoo’s strong conservation focus.
13315 Buena Vista Road
Edmonton, AB, CA T5J 2R7

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More Than a Meeting One thing’s for sure—our meeting spaces aren’t just rooms; they’re incubators for great ideas and connections that will foster better business for you. From the engaging and educational to the forward-thinking and flexible, delivering successful events is in our DNA. Edmonton Expo Centre With high-tech features and room for trade and consumer shows, conferences and special events, the Edmonton Expo Centre does big best. Four exhibit halls, a grand ballroom and world-class conference and catering services make their trade show experience unbeatable. • 35,300 sq. ft. conference and meeting space • 16 breakout meeting rooms • 522,000 sq. ft. of facility space • 11,200 sq. ft. pre-function space illuminated by natural lighting • Seven exhibit halls • 6,000 parking stalls • Direct Light Rail Transit connections to Downtown within minutes ICE District A dream nearly a decade in the making, ICE District’s development is fuelled by the optimism of what Edmonton can be – a destination for people from all corners of the city, the country and the world. 25 acres are currently under construction in the heart of Edmonton’s growing Downtown. It’s a place to meet, a place to celebrate, and a place your delegates will never forget. • Winter Garden (2016) for public and private events, up to 4,000 guests • Public Plaza (2017-2020): 77,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space for up to 10,000 guests • Advanced digital and Wi-Fi systems • 80 digital boards for programming • 4,000 parking stalls • Accessible to 2,000 hotel rooms, shopping, restaurants, and Arts District • Five Light Rapid Transit Stations within a 5-minute walk Shaw Conference Centre Awarded for excellence and established as a leading convention centre and venue, the Shaw Conference Centre is located at the foot of our sprawling River Valley and in the heart of Downtown. They’ve hosted almost every type of meeting and convention imaginable since opening in 1983 and their trusted operational expertise can help you grow successful events. • 150,000 sq. ft. of convention, exhibition, and meeting space • 20 breakout meeting rooms • 40,000 sq. ft. of lobby space • Award-winning culinary team, led by Executive Chef Simon Smotkowicz • Accessible to 2,000 hotel rooms, shopping, restaurants, and Arts District • Light Rail Transit connections located just steps away • Coming Soon: mechanized funicular access into the River Valley

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