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.
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
Walking with DinosaursSep 24, 2014 11:00 am — Sep 28, 2014 9:00 pm
Don’t wait another 65 million years they’re back!
After a worldwide tour seen by over 8 million people in 217 cities, the stunning theatrical event WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular is back!
Internationally renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 20 life-size dinosaurs, including the terror of the ancient terrain, Tyrannosaurus rex! Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes.
It’s a dazzling $20,000,000 arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality set to captivate young and old alike. Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear the roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy. From the ripple of their skin to the glint in their eye, you will know the dinosaurs really are back!
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.
Demi Lovato: World TourOct 4, 2014 7:30 pm — Oct 4, 2014 11:00 pm
Platinum selling artist Demi LovatoNorth American world tour, with special guests Christina Perri and MKTO.
Boz Scaggs’ The Memphis TourOct 6, 2014 7:30 pm — Oct 6, 2014 11:00 pm
Paul Mercs Concerts is pleased to present Boz Scaggs on October 6th, at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, as part of Boz Scaggs’ The Memphis Tour:
A casual listen to the Boz Scaggs discography makes one thing obvious: Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and R&B, Rock and Jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians.
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.
The Wynners Charity Concert Tour 2014Oct 15, 2014 7:30 pm — Oct 15, 2014 11:00 pm
A Legend in the History of Hong Kong Music…
Performing to sold-out crowds around the world…
2014 marks the year of the largest concert series in World Vision Canada’s history and of the decade! Hong Kong’s Iconic band, The Wynners, re-unites in 2014 and in full force for a concert tour like no other. The Wynners is firing up to rock the Canadian stage touring around 4 cities, making it centre stage in Edmonton at the Northern Jubilee. All 5 members of The Wynners are set to take the crowd in, leaving it all on the stage with back to back golden melody hits! It will definitely be a once and a lifetime concert you won’t want to miss! Get your tickets now before they are sold out!
Edmonton Opera – The Barber of SevilleOct 25, 2014 7:00 pm — Oct 30, 2014 10:30 pm
Rossini’s chattering rhythms lend themselves well to an opera plot that styles itself a cut above the rest. On a 1940s film studio backlot, Almaviva hopes to win the heart of the film starlet Rosina, but he must first contend with the movie studio owner Bartolo, who also hopes to marry Rosina. Luckily, the meddlesome hair stylist Figaro provides plenty of distraction to make sure the girl ends up with the right guy. Allison Grant, who previously directed Die Fledermaus in the 2013/14 season, returns to direct this stylish comedy with catchy melodies.
Oct. 25, 28 & 30, 2014
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.
Gordon LightfootNov 2, 2014 8:00 pm — Nov 2, 2014 11:00 pm
In the music world, Gordon Lightfoot may very well be the idol of icons. When listening to a Lightfoot recording, Bob Dylan “doesn’t want the song to end”, and can’t think of any of his songs he doesn’t like. Daniel Lanois loves everything about him. Jimmy Buffet admits he always tries to write songs like him. But rather than bask in the adulation he so clearly inspires, the musical legend continues to work harder than ever.
Currently marking five decades of touring and counting, Gordon Lightfoot will once again invite fans to be a part of his legacy when he embarks on his 2014 Canadian Tour.
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
Fleetwood Mac On With The Show TourNov 15, 2014 7:00 pm — Nov 15, 2014 11:00 pm
Christine McVie returns to FLEETWOOD MAC as band announces On With The Show 33-City North American Tour Opening in Minneapolis on Sept.30
All Five Fleetwood Mac Members on the Road for the First Time in 16 Years
Motley Crue – The Final TourNov 18, 2014 7:00 pm — Nov 18, 2014 11:00 pm
With over 80 million albums sold, MOTLEY CRUE has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 MOTLEY CRUE branded items sold in over 30 countries. MOTLEY CRUE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different. Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production.
“When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx (bass). “As far as letting on to what we’re doing, that would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour.”
John FogertyNov 23, 2014 7:30 pm — Nov 23, 2014 11:00 pm
John Fogerty is a true American treasure, one of popular music’s all-time greatest singers, guitar players, and songwriters. His remarkable career began in his hometown of El Cerrito, California, soon earning massive popular and critical success with the one and only Creedence Clearwater Revival. As leader of CCR, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective.
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.