Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel
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 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.
Usher: The UR ExperienceNov 30, 2014 7:30 pm — Nov 30, 2014 11:00 pm
With special guests AUGUST ALSINA & DJ CASSIDY’
Hot on the heels of a blockbuster performance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and the release of his new single/video “She Came To Give It To You,” global megastar USHER announced today he will tour North America this fall, bringing The UR Experience to fans in 27 cities, inclusing Edmonton on November 30th.
Packed with an impressive repertoire of smash hits spanning his 20-year career, the critically-acclaimed showman will give his fans a unique experience that only the multi-talented Usher can deliver. His show will include a fresh take on early and recent songs as well as new music from his anticipated forthcoming eighth studio album.
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.
Eighth-annual Deep Freeze Winter FestivalJan 10, 2015 — Jan 11, 2015
The eighth-annual Deep Freeze Winter Festival features the The RETURN of the Vikings! Join us Saturday & Sunday January 10 & 11, 2015 and embrace the cold northern climate by enjoying artistic panache and authentic cultural and heritage winter games and fun. Don’t miss out on this amazing weekend and as the viking saying goes, Let your memory be your travel bag!
Bryan Adams “The Reckless Tour”Jan 17, 2015 8:00 pm — Jan 17, 2015 11:00 pm
Iconic multi-platinum recording-artist Bryan Adams, will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with his full band in January to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the multi-million selling album, Reckless. Canadian tour listing below.
Adams will be performing a set that will honour not only the 30th Anniversary of Reckless – a deluxe version of which will be released on November 24th featuring exclusive expanded bonus material – but also his endless catalogue of rock classics. Originally released in 1984, Reckless produced a record 6 huge hits – “Run to You”, “Kids Wanna Rock”, “Somebody”, “Summer of ’69”, “One Night Love Affair” and “It’s Only Love” a duet with the incomparable Tina Turner. Reckless also gave Bryan his first U.S. #1 on Billboard with “Heaven” as well as a Diamond Award for over a million copies sold in Canada. The album was the turning point in Adams’ career, resulting in his hugely successful World Wide in ’85 Tour.
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.
Ice on Whyte FestivalJan 23, 2015 8:00 am — Feb 1, 2015 5:00 pm
Ice on Whyte Festival – Jan 23 to Feb 1, 2015 with ice carvings, giant ice slide, music, food, fashion, fun and more! Come outside to play!
Tragically Hip Fully and Completely TourFeb 12, 2015 8:00 pm — Feb 12, 2015 11:00 pm
To commemorate the re-issue of Fully Completely, The Tragically Hip have announced a North American ‘Fully And Completely’ tour. Commencing in January 2015, the tour will take in major venues across Canada and the United States where Fully Completely will be played in its entirety.
Fully Completely, the third full-length album by The Tragically Hip, was originally released on October 6, 1992. Fully Completely reached #1 in Canada and went on to sell more than a million copies (certified Diamond by Music Canada in January 2007) while spawning hit singles “Locked in the Trunk of a Car”, “Courage” (For Hugh McLennan), “At the Hundredth Meridian” and “Fifty Mission Cap”, “Looking For A Place To Happen”, “Wheat Kings” and “Fully Completely”.
Linkin Park The Hunting Party TourFeb 14, 2015 7:30 pm — Feb 14, 2015 11:00 pm
From their official website, LINKIN PARK has announced The Hunting Party Tour, featuring special guests, RISE AGAINST and OF MICE & MEN. The tour kicks off Thursday January 15 in Orlando, Florida, and concludes February 14 in Edmonton, Canada.
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.
Maroon 5 – VMar 26, 2015 7:00 pm — Mar 26, 2015 11:00 pm
The Maroon 5 2015 World Tour will visit 27 North American cities between February and April before traveling to the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The group’s album V, features the singles Maps and Animals.
Neil Diamond World TourMay 5, 2015 8:00 pm — May 5, 2015 11:30 pm
Neil Diamond, iconic Grammy Award®-winning Rock and Pop Singer/Songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, will embark on his highly anticipated NEIL DIAMOND WORLD TOUR 2015, kicking off in Allentown, Pa. on Feb. 27, 2015 and ending in Denver, Colo. on May 31, 2015. Produced exclusively by Live Nation in North America, the 2015 world tour will include 29 shows throughout the U.S. and Canada plus one stop in Mexico City, which marks Diamond’s first time ever visiting or performing there. “Neil is one of the greatest live performers touring today and we are honored to be working with him on his 2015 world tour,” said Michael Rapino, president and chief executive officer, Live Nation Entertainment. “The depth and power of the Neil Diamond songbook, from his early hits, right through to his soon to be released Melody Road album, will be a treat for fans everywhere.”
The 2015 tour will feature songs from his newest studio album Melody Road, as well as many classic favorites.
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.
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.
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.
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.