Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel
Attractions near our Coast Edmonton Hotel
We don’t just work here; 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! 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.
Edmonton Eskimos vs. Toronto ArgonautsAug 23, 2014 2:00 pm — Aug 23, 2014 5:00 pm
Watch the Edmonton Eskimos take on the Toronto Argonauts for their one and only trip to Commonwealth Stadium this season.
TransCanada Corp. World Triathlon Grand FinalAug 26, 2014 — Sep 1, 2014
The ITU World Triathlon Series features world-class events all around the globe in which elite triathletes compete annually to become the ITU World Champion. Each year, the Series finishes with a Grand Final as the most important race of the season and as the event where World Championship titles for Elite, U23, Juniors, Paratriathletes and Age Groupers are awarded.
In 2014, Edmonton will once again serve as host for the TransCanada Corp. World Triathlon Grand Final. The Grand Final will be the penultimate triathlon competition around the world. The event will bring together athletes of all abilities, from rising phenoms to established veterans, Olympic medallists to weekend warriors.
Edmonton has hosted the world before in 2001 and is ready to host again. Several thousand international visitors are expected to descend upon the event, consisting of over 4,000 athletes and 2,000+ support teams, officials, family and friends.
Scotiabank® presents Movies on the Square – The Amazing Spiderman 2Aug 26, 2014 7:00 pm — Aug 26, 2014 10:00 pm
Gather your friends and family and come out to Churchill Square for the ultimate outdoor movie experience!
Each Tuesday in August, Scotiabank® presents Movies on the Square – a FREE outdoor movie series. Come to Sir Winston Churchill Square to watch a family favourite film. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the fabulous pre-movie entertainment before taking in the blockbuster hit that will be playing on a 3-storey high inflatable screen. Closed captioning will be offered when available.
The first 300 people will receive free popcorn and the first 50 Scotiabank® SCENE debit and Visa cardholders to show their cards will receive VIP seating.
Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7pm. Movies start at dusk.
This is a family friendly event, so no alcohol or smoking please.
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra – Disney in ConcertAug 29, 2014 8:00 pm — Aug 29, 2014 10:00 pm
Bring the whole family to enjoy the ESO and a cast of four vocalists for a very special concert of Disney’s most famous movie scores ever – Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, The Lion King and the Oscar®-winning song “Let It Go” from Disney’s latest hit movie Frozen. Explore Walt Disney’s stories and characters through their memorable melodies with clips and storyboard art displayed on-screen while the ESO performs in Churchill Square. And make sure to dress up as your favourite Disney character!
Katy Perry – The Prismatic World TourAug 31, 2014 7:00 pm — Aug 31, 2014 11:00 pm
International superstar Katy Perry brings her Prismatic World Tour to Northlands August 31, 2014.
The 11-time GRAMMY® nominated singer cemented her status as a best-selling superstar with the global success of her second studio album, Teenage Dream, which debuted at #1 in 8 countries and spent over two years on Billboard’s Top 200 album sales chart. She became the only female artist to have 5 #1 singles from one album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (“California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night”). The special edition, Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, added “Part of Me” and “Wide Awake” to Katy’s list of nine Top 40 chart-toppers (dating back to her multi-platinum debut album, 2008’s One of the Boys, which generated four hit singles: “I Kissed A Girl,” “Hot N Cold,” “Thinking of You” and “Waking Up In Vegas”).
THE PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR is Katy’s first tour since 2011’s sold-out California Dreams Tour, which was the subject of 2012’s 3D feature film, Katy Perry: Part Of Me, the fifth biggest music documentary of all time.
Country Music WeekSep 4, 2014 — Sep 7, 2014
Country Music Week began in 1977 as an annual event which heightens awareness and increases exposure for Canada’s country music artists. Today, Country Music Week is made up of three components: Country Music Week music festival, which includes a Songwriters’ Series, talent showcases and a full-day FanFest that is free and family-friendly, to name a few; the CCMA Awards Broadcast which is a 2-hour live, television special highlighting a year in country music; as well as an Industry Conference which allows the Canadian country music industry to honour those working behind the scenes as well as provides educational workshops and networking receptions.
Country Music Week 2014 will be held in Edmonton, AB from September 4-7. To see a listing of fan events click here. If you’re an artist or a member of the music industry and would like to attend the Industry Conference, find full conference information and register, click here.
Country Music Week requires countless hours of planning and preparation. We could not put on this event each year without the support of our local organizing host committees, made up of various community stakeholders in each city.
Tour of Alberta: Canada’s Pro-Cycling Race and FestivalSep 5, 2014 — Sep 7, 2014
Alberta’s newest international sporting event – the tour of Alberta pro-Cycling race and Festival. the event is a six-day stage race,
starting in Calgary on Tuesday, September 2 and ending in Edmonton on Sunday, September 7.
September 5 / Stage 3
September 6 / Stage 4
September 7 / Stage 5 / Circuit
Edmonton Eskimos vs. Calgary StampedersSep 6, 2014 5:00 pm — Sep 6, 2014 8:00 pm
Watch the Edmonton Eskimos take on the Calgary Stampeders in the 2nd game of the home and home series as part of the annual Labour Day Classic.
2014 CCMA AwardsSep 7, 2014 1:00 pm — Sep 7, 2014 7:00 pm
Each year, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) honours its Members who have excelled during the past year, with a Canadian Country Music Award. The Awards are handed out each fall during Country Music Week.
CCMA Awards Pre-Show
Sun. Sept.7 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
The CCMA Awards John Deere branded Green Carpet will attract nominees, performers and presenters and national media. In 2013, there were over 35 media outlets present on the carpet including, print (photographers), television, radio and online. Bigger than that is the Fan Zone which in 2012 and 2013 attracted over 6,500 screaming fans excited to see their favourite stars as they arrived at the broadcast. We will be celebrating with these early arrivers with a pre-show festival in the parking lot of Rexall Place. We are bringing in a portable stage, performers, an all-star host, merch vendors and a photo booth to capture all the memories. Hope to see you there!
CCMA Awards Green Carpet
Sun. Sept. 7 -3:00pm-4:30pm
Come and check out who’s who and on their way to the CCMA Awards Broadcast as they walk the infamous ‘Green Carpet’ into Rexall Place. Nominated artists, performers and presenters will take to the Green Carpet for media interviews, photos and opportunities to greet fans. Access to the Green Carpet is limited and only accredited media will have access to artists and celebrity presenters for interviews and photos. However, fans are encouraged to come on down and cheer for the artists they love as they take their glamorous walk in to the venue by lining our FanZone walkway.
CCMA Awards Broadcast
Sun. Sept. 7 -5:00pm-7:00pm
The final installment in our series of Awards ceremonies is also the biggest; the televised CCMA Awards Show brings together the most current names in Canadian country music for an evening full of award presentations, star performances and special guest presenters with lots of ‘moments’ to remind you of what you’re celebrating. Catch a glimpse of your favourite stars as they attend the ceremony or take the stage to perform and hopefully accept an award. This is the moment everyone has been waiting for, so take a seat and enjoy the show! This event is open to the public, with tickets available online here and through all Ticketmaster locations.
Edmonton Eskimos vs. Montreal AlouettesSep 12, 2014 7:00 pm — Sep 12, 2014 10:00 pm
Watch the Edmonton Eskimos take as they take on the Montreal Alouettes for their one and only trip to Edmonton this season.
Russell PetersSep 18, 2014 7:00 pm — Sep 18, 2014 11:00 pm
Comedian Russell Peters is coming back to Edmonton!
The Toronto funnyman and actor, who was last here in 2012, will be back at Rexall Place on Thursday, Sept. 18 with his Almost Famous tour. Other Canadian stops include Regina, Calgary and Vancouver.
Peters can currently be seen as a judge on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, alongside Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans, and he stars in the new movie Chef.
Two DJs will also be featured in the show, Toronto’s Starting from Scratch and New York City’s Spinbad.
Tickets go on sale June 16
Edmonton Eskimos vs. Saskatchewan RoughridersSep 26, 2014 8:00 pm — Sep 26, 2014 11:00 pm
Watch the Edmonton Eskimos take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders for their one and only regular reason trip into Commonwealth Stadium.
Alberta Ballet – Don QuixoteOct 3, 2014 7:30 pm — Oct 4, 2014 10:30 pm
Bullfights, windmills, and an unlikely hero – this classic tale is told in a majestic spectacle of explosive dance. Follow Don Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza on a journey which has enchanted ballet fans, young and old, for centuries. Based on an episode of Miguel Cervantes’ literary masterpiece and originally created for the Bolshoi Ballet in 1869, it features a lively and vigorous symphonic score by Ludwig Minkus.
Edmonton Eskimos vs. Winnipeg Blue BombersOct 13, 2014 2:30 pm — Oct 13, 2014 5:30 pm
Watch the Edmonton Eskimos take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Take in the game before you head home for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Edmonton Eskimos vs. BC LionsNov 1, 2014 5:00 pm — Nov 1, 2014 8:00 pm
Watch the Edmonton Eskimos take on the BC Lions in the final home game of the regular season.
Alberta Ballet – The Three MusketeersNov 7, 2014 7:30 pm — Nov 8, 2014 10:30 pm
It’s all for one and one for all in David Nixon’s action packed ballet filled with impressive sword fights, swashbuckling comedy, and stunning choreography filled with beautiful romantic duets. This spectacular production, imported from Europe, is a ballet the whole family can enjoy. – See more at: http://albertaballet.com/content/2014-2015-season#sthash.JiqvPA8F.dpuf
Broadway Across Canada – Flashdance The MusicalNov 25, 2014 — Nov 30, 2014
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.
FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” and “I Love Rock & Roll.” In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.
FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).
*This show contains some mature content that may not be suitable for all audiences.
Alberta Ballet – The NutcrackerDec 12, 2014 7:30 pm — Dec 14, 2014 10:30 pm
The magical tale of Klara and her Nutcracker defeating the evil Rat Tsar and his army of mice continues to dazzle audiences in our glittering production set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. This December, the Sugar Plum Parties return with a wonderland of activities for families to get into the Holiday Spirit one hour before each performance.
Alberta Ballet – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte CarloJan 20, 2015 7:30 pm — Jan 21, 2015 10:30 pm
This all-male group of professional ballet dancers performs a full range of dance repertoire, bringing audiences to unstoppable laughter by incorporating and exaggerating the quirks, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance.
Alberta Ballet – Fumbling Towards EcstasyFeb 20, 2015 7:30 pm — Feb 21, 2015 10:30 pm
Set to the music of Sarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy traces the spiritual odyssey of a woman’s life from first romantic encounter to mature love. This updated version features new choreography and songs from Sarah’s upcoming studio album.
Alberta Ballet – CarmenMar 20, 2015 7:30 pm — Mar 21, 2015 10:30 pm
Alberta Ballet’s Yukichi Hattori brings his interpretation of the provocative gypsy to life in an alluring world-premiere event that will entrance you the same way Carmen does to the men who dare to cross her path.
Alberta Ballet – La Bayadère: The Temple DancerMay 8, 2015 7:30 pm — May 9, 2015 10:30 pm
A fire God, opium dreams, and a crashing temple – Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère is classical ballet with a touch of Bollywood performed by the world-acclaimed Houston Ballet. This lively story features lavish scenery depicting the jungles of India and the famous Shades scene, staged for the entire corps de ballet.