Edmonton offers a living experience like no other. From the busy shopping centres, the vibrant markets and independent retailers to magnificent landscapes, this city in the region of Alberta caters for all tastes.
Places to visit
Telus World of Science is a broad-based science centre in Edmonton in which you can spend hours taking part in the many science experiments that the centre frequently runs or just by visiting the many exhibitions and amazing facilities available.
For animal lovers, just head to Elk Island National Park to see one of the biggest bison nature reserve where the most celebrated animal in North America has been saved from extinction. Once you’ve paid your visit feel free to go stargazing or skating if you feel like you just want to spend some time in nature, you will not regret it!
The Muttart Conservatory is a botanical garden located in the North Saskatchewan river valley which preserves more than 700 species of plants and three different pyramids designed to regulate arid, tropical and temperate climate. This is also said to be the largest botanical garden in Canada and it is definitely worth the visit.
Things to do
There is no way that you will find yourself with nothing to do in Edmonton. For a fun day try The Edmonton Corn Maze, a giant maze cut into a field of corn approximately 15 acres. You will find it open from August to October and every year it is themed around a local event or attraction.
If you are the adventurous type, Edmonton is your place. Just hop on a helicopter and fly all over the Alberta region; you have never seen the Rocky Mountains like this before! Discover Alberta’s landscapes and enjoy the amazing views by finding more about how to book this unforgettable experience here.
Even in the cold months of winter and autumn, you will be able to get yourself in the water. World Waterpark is the largest indoor water park in North America having the world’s largest wave pool and also 83 feel slides!
West Edmonton Mall is the largest shopping mall in North America and also the most visited one. If you are looking for a full day of nonstop shopping this is definitely where you want to head to. The centre has hundreds of shops for all tastes as well as cinemas, restaurants and even hotels! Have a wonder through the Europa Boulevard or Chinatown while you get the trendiest fashion and get some amazing food.
If you are looking for a more traditional shopping experience, everything you need is in Whyte Avenue. Here, you will be able to find independent retailers selling the best funky clothes, shoes and home décor. During the warmer months, grab a seat outside on one of the many cafés around the area and enjoy some cake while you take a break from your shopping.
Edmonton is also famous for its many Farmers’ Markets. There are so many around the city and all year round that you will discover something new every time. Some of the most popular are Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market, St. Albert Farmers’ Market or Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market just to name a few!
There are many ways of finding your way around Edmonton. You can easily travel by bus, bicycle or train. If you need to travel to or from Edmonton’s International Airport, just get on to a Skyshuttle service and get there with no trouble.
If you want to travel by bus or train within the city, you can get a day pass or pay per trip and get anywhere you need. Don’t forget that Edmonton has over 200 Km of bike and walking trails, so you might want to get yourself a second-hand bike and save money on your bus pass while you exercise!
Did you know…
You can progress from an NCUK qualification to study a Canadian degree in Edmonton? The University of Alberta accepts students who have studied an NCUK qualification, so start your journey with NCUK today!
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