Edmonton Attractions: Sightseeing Destinations from The Fairmont

Sightseeing

  • Edmonton Sights: Rexall Place, TELUS World of Science, Provincial Museum of Alberta & more

Alberta Aviation Museum

Relive Edmonton's rich aviation history in the museum's hanger at the City Centre Airport, and see vintage planes dating back to the 1920s. The Alberta Aviation Museum has over 40 display cabinets and exhibits, 27 historic aircraft on display, an active aircraft restoration area, personal artifact displays of famous Bush Pilots W.R. 'Wop' May, Stan McMillan, and others, as well as special annual events.

11410 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5G 0X4
Tel: (780) 453-1078 
Fax: (780) 453-1885

Alberta Legislature Grounds

The Alberta Legislature is home to a significant part of Alberta's rich history. Statues of Chief Crowfoot and Princess Alberta stand in the rotunda. View portraits of former Premiers and Lieutenant-Governors that line the halls of the third and fourth floors, or take a stroll in the 57 acres of park surrounding the building!

Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2B6
Tel: (780) 427-7362

Devonian Botanical Gardens

Explore the 'back-country' aspect of the Devonian Botanical Garden on one of their winding nature trails. Highlights of this picturesque attraction include live butterflies, Japanese Gardens, Native Gardens, and nature trails.

The Devonian Botanical Gardens are located five minutes north of Devon on Highway 60. The garden is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Edmonton, the U of A campus, and St. Albert. The garden is only 15 minutes southwest of West Edmonton Mall.

Rexall Place

The ghosts of Stanley Cups past loom large at Rexall Place. The Edmonton Oilers' five Stanley Cup pennants, flanked by the many other divisional banners, hang from the rafters. The Oilers call Rexall Place home, playing before sellout crowds of more than 17,000.

The popular Canadian Finals Rodeo packs the house every November. The 1996 World Figure Skating Championships drew fans from across the globe, and the 2004 Canadian Championships did the same. The 1999 Brier rocked the house as curling fans packed the arena. Others who have rocked the house include:  Luciano Pavarotti, Tina Turner, The Guess Who, Bryan Adams, Cher, the Tragically Hip, and Garth Brooks.

7424 - 118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  
T5M 4A1

Tel: (780) 451-3344

TELUS World of Science

A hands-on space and science museum is the TELUS World of Science! With an IMAX theatre, planetarium, exhibits, and observatory, jump into the fun of finding out!

11211 142 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5M 4A1
Telephone: (780) 452-9100

Fort Edmonton Park

Visit a 'living museum' tracing Edmonton's history back to 1846. Nibble your way through history by sampling a variety of traditional foods baked right at Fort Edmonton Park. From wagon tours to an old-fashioned carnival to a traditional celebration of bringing in a harvest, this is one attraction worth seeing!

Corner of Fox Drive and Whitemud Drive
7000 143 Street
Edmonton, Alberta 
T5J 2R7
Telephone: (780) 496-6977

John Janzen Nature Centre

No matter what the season, John Janzen Nature Centre offers unique opportunities to discover nature in and around Edmonton. Nestled in the heart of the North Saskatchewan River Valley Park System, the Centre is a focus for program events, exhibits and information to help awareness and understanding of nature in an urban setting.

Whether you are sneaking up on a colony of ground squirrels, dipping for pond creatures, observing the antics of some chickadees, or discovering the excitement of our seasons, The John Janzen Nature Centre can help you explore our fascinating natural world.

P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta  T6J 2R7
Telephone: (780) 496-2939

Muttart Conservatory

The Muttart Conservatory is a unique horticultural display garden that brings together a collection of over 700 species of plants from a diverse range of climatic conditions. The Conservatory features four pyramids with each maintaining unique environmental conditions to meet the needs of the plants housed within. The pyramids provide a stark contrast to its natural setting in Edmonton's North Saskatchewan River Valley and the softness of the living world within.

9626 - 96A Street
Edmonton, AB  T6C 4L8
Telephone: (780) 496-8755
Fax: (780) 496-8747

Old Strathcona Historical Area

Explore the nooks and crannies of one of the most happening and funky arts, shopping, and leisure centers in Edmonton. With historical buildings dating back to 1891, this area is known for it's exuberant spirit, great shopping, and cafes. Home to some of the funkiest boutiques in town where you can find that special something you never thought you'd find. Or just sit back and relax with some java and watch the world go by -- the view is always interesting.

Royal Alberta Museum

The Royal Alberta Museum is one of Canada's most popular museums. Set in a park just west of downtown, the Museum offers a full range of exhibits and activities for every age level and interest. Feature exhibitions at the Museum are changing all the time with some of the finest human and natural history collections in the country.

12845 102 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta   T5N 0M6
Tel: (780) 453-9100 
Fax (780) 454-6629

Rutherford House Historical Site

The gleam of polished silver, the warm glow of a library lamp, and the aroma of freshly-baked scones beckon visitors into the home of Alberta's first Premier, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. For many years, Rutherford House welcomed the political and social elite of Alberta. Today, this restored Edwardian mansion maintains that tradition of hospitality and recaptures the spirit of Edmonton in 1915. Costumed interpreters recreate daily household activities, reenact important events in Rutherford's life, and lead guided tours of his home. The Friends of Rutherford House provide visitors with a taste of the past in the Arbour Restaurant, and the gift shop offers keepsakes reminiscent of Edwardian times.

11153 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2S1
Tel: (780) 471-9797

Spectrum at Northlands Park

This luxurious horse racing and entertainment center, features thoroughbred  and live harness racing in summer months. There is also a California-style restaurant and gaming area, featuring slot machines. Facilities include The Spectrum (Horse Racing and Gaming), Agricom, Sportex, Golden Garter, and Silver Slipper. Northlands Park produces many annual special events including Edmonton's Klondike Days Exposition (July), Farmfair International (November), and the Canadian Finals Rodeo (November) in addition to year-round thoroughbred and harness horse racing (live and simulcast).

73 Street & 116 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2N5
Tel: (780) 471-9797

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Come and discover a fascinating story of personal hardship and triumph at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. This historic site tells the story of Ukrainian immigrants and the development of the Bloc Settlement in East Central Alberta from 1892 to 1930.

Role players in period costume recreate a variety of historic characters that will inspire your family's imagination. Take a guided tour through the farmsteads, town site, and rural community. Ride in a horse-drawn grain tank or explore the site on your own. Bring a picnic lunch and your camera and enjoy a relaxing day with friends and family. (Open May to September for tours.)

8820 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2P8
Tel: (780) 662-3640  
Fax: (780) 662-3273

Valley Zoo

Located on the west side of the city, next to Laurier Park, the Valley Zoo is home to over 400 animals including about 20 endangered species. This facility is an accredited Species Survival Plan breeding center for five species including Cotton-Top Tamarins, Siberian Tigers, and Snow Leopards. There are many hands-on activities for all ages, including Old Macdonald's farm petting zoo.

13315 Buena Vista Road
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 2R7
Telephone: (780) 496-8787 
Fax: (780) 944-7529

West Edmonton Mall

At 5.2 million square feet, West Edmonton Mall is the largest most comprehensive indoor shopping and entertainment complex in the world. It features over 800 stores and services, over 110 restaurants and kiosks, the world's largest indoor amusement park, the world's largest indoor water park, an NHL-size man-made ice arena, fthe world's largest indoor man-made  lake, sea shows, an exact replica of the Santa Maria ship, a miniature golf course, 19 movie theatres, casino, and firing range.

8770-170 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
Tel: (780) 444-5200 
Toll Free: 1-800-661-8890

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