Local Guide to Downtown Edmonton!
Attractions near our Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel
We don’t just work in Edmonton; we live and play here, too! These are some of our favourite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re staying at our downtown Edmonton hotel. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask our knowledgable staff! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
The Citadel Theatre is recognized and respected as a national center of excellence in production, creative development, and audience engagement – the artistic and cultural heart of our community.
4th Street Promenade
This vibrant neighbourhood has a sophisticated feel and is teeming with fantastic boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment.
Art Gallery of Alberta
The oldest cultural institution in Canada, this wonderful museum features over 6,000 objects in addition to its feature exhibitions. Dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of visual art.
City Market Downtown
This year-round farmers market has been an integral part of downtown Edmonton for over a century! A wonderful way to get fresh local produce, foods, and crafts directly from the producers!
Edmonton River Valley
At 7,400 hectares, this is one of the longest urban stretches of river valley parkland in North America. Enjoy 22 parks and over 150 kilometers of trails!
Housed in a spectacular pyramid conservatory, this horticultural attraction features over 700 species of plants of arid, temperate, and tropical climates. A great place to visit year round!
Royal Alberta Museum
This is one of Canada’s most popular museums, filled with a spectacular array of natural and human history. Be sure to check back often—feature exhibitions rotate.
35th Annual Edmonton Pride FestivalJun 5, 2015 — Jun 14, 2015
The annual Edmonton Pride Parade has a BRAND NEW ROUTE!! We are now in Old Strathcona, starting on 108th Street & headed down Whyte Avenue before turning left onto 104th Street to Saskatchewan Drive! The Parade starts at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 6, 2015!
Our PRIDE IN THE PARK celebration will then commence at End of Steel Park, where you’ll enjoy all the events you’ve come to love about your Edmonton Pride Festival. This is our 35th anniversary, so make sure you show your PRIDE!!
Edmonton Craft Beer FestivalJun 5, 2015 — Jun 6, 2015
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival is Edmonton’s Premier Food & Beer Festival, showcasing hundreds of premium beers, both domestic and international. The 2015 edition of the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival occurring on June 5 and 6 will take over 100,000 sq. ft. of the Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands and will be full of breweries, restaurants and beer loving enthusiasts.
FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015Jun 6, 2015 — Jul 4, 2015
As an Official Host City for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, Edmonton will play host to 11 matches during the competition at Commonwealth Stadium, including group matches, quarter-final and semi-final match, and 3/4 place match.
15th Improvaganza International Improv FestivalJun 17, 2015 — Jun 27, 2015
Improvaganza is Canada’s largest improv festival join us this year as we celebrate our 15th Improvaganza! Every year at Improvaganza, Rapid Fire Theatre hosts improvisors from across Canada, North America and beyond. For ten days in the end June, Rapid Fire Theatre hosts best comedy acts we can find, plus Theatresports matches, radio shows, workshops with amazing artists, and tons of social events too.
30th Annual The Works Art & Design FestivalJun 19, 2015 — Jul 1, 2015
Now entering its 30th year, The Works unleashes art & design throughout 1 square kilometer of Edmonton’s downtown core for 13 days every summer. Completely free to the public, the Festival is an extravaganza of visual art, design and entertainment that attracts artists and patrons from around the globe. Greater than the sum of its many parts, The Works is a time and place for everyone to discover, discuss and develop an appreciation for art & design!
As North America’s largest, free outdoor art & design festival, The Works has something for everyone!
31st Annual Edmonton International Street Performers FestivalJul 3, 2015 — Jul 12, 2015
One Direction: On the Road Again Tour 2015Jul 21, 2015 7:00 pm — Jul 21, 2015 11:00 pm
The biggest boy band in the world have just released their latest single called Steal My Girl and start their next world tour early next year.
The On The Road Again Tour is the fourth headlining stadium concert tour by English-Irish boy band One Direction. The final leg of the tour kicks on in North America on July 9 and finishes on September 12, 2015. The stadium tour will promote the band’s fourth studio album, Four, along with their previous albums: Midnight Memories, Take Me Home and Up All Night.
Keith UrbanJul 22, 2015 7:30 pm — Jul 22, 2015 11:00 pm
Kick up your cowboy boots because Northlands and CISN Country 103.9 are pleased to present four-time GRAMMY® Award winning superstar Keith Urban and his ‘Raise ‘Em Up’ 2015 Tour live at Rexall Place on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 during Edmonton’s K-Days.
In September 2013, Urban released his seventh studio album FUSE. His fourth #1 album marked the first time that a male Country artist has debuted atop the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia. The album’s first single, “Little Bit of Everything” took the top spot on the Country Singles Chart, as did “We Were Us”, featuring Miranda Lambert, which gave Urban a streak of five consecutive #1 songs (dating back to 2011’s “Without You”).
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World TourAug 4, 2015 7:30 pm — Aug 5, 2015 11:00 pm
Taylor announced THE 1989 WORLD TOUR! Kicking off in Louisiana on May 20, 2015, the tour will hit North America and Europe before heading to Australia in December 2015.
Vance Joy, whose hit song “Riptide” was recently covered by Taylor, is supporting all North American dates and Shawn Mendes will also join the tour for select performances.
Foo FightersAug 12, 2015 7:00 pm — Aug 12, 2015 11:00 pm
It’s official: Foo Fighters are following up the release of the band’s most ambitious album with its biggest ever North American tour to date. In the wake of Sonic Highways’ climb into the top 3 of charts worldwide and the announcement of the band’s first ever U.S. stadium dates, Foo Fighters have now unveiled a full North American stadium/arena/amphitheater assault for summer/fall 2015.
Edmonton OktoberfestOct 2, 2015 — Oct 3, 2015
Edmonton Oktoberfest is the first of its kind in the city of Champions, and is a celebration of local community and, of course, beer! We will be showcasing Oktoberfest brews from Germany and all of Edmonton’s amazing craft brewers.Throughout the night there is live music, including an authentic Oompah band, and great food! Enjoy both traditional and non-traditional fare from some of Edmonton’s favourite restaurants. We’ve got some ofEdmonton’s local heroes hitting the main stage for a one-of-a-kind event Edmonton has never witnessed before, taking place on the weekend of October 3 and 4, 2014 at the Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands!
The Who Hits 50!Oct 3, 2015 7:30 pm — Oct 3, 2015 11:00 pm
THE WHO, one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands, will celebrate their 50-year legacy when they bring their “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour to North America in 2015.
THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. As they enter their 50th year, the band is still going strong, winning rave reviews for their performances of QUADROPHENIA in 2013.