Things to Do in Edmonton
We are walking distance to Rogers Place & popular attractions
Alberta’s capital city is brimming with unique things to do, see and experience – from world-class museums and tourist attractions like TELUS World of Science and Muttart Conservatory to exhilarating sporting events and concerts at Rogers Place. Perfectly placed smack-dab in the middle of the buzzy Ice District, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA provides the perfect home base for your visit. Be sure to check out our event calendar to discover all of the great festivals and events happening in and around town, too.
Distance from Hotel: less than 1km
The ICE District is one of Canada's largest entertainment districts, just a short walk from Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Distance from Hotel: Less than 1KM
Visit the home to the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings and live entertainment & events.
The Neon Sign Museum
Distance from Hotel: less than 1km
The outdoor museum features 20 historic neon signs, and is open 24/7.
Royal Alberta Museum
Distance from Hotel: 1.2KM
This is one of Canada’s most popular museums, filled with a spectacular array of natural and human history.
Distance from Hotel: 1.2KM
Catch a performance at this nationally recognized theatre, one of Edmonton's most celebrated cultural attractions.
Distance from Hotel: 3KM
One of Edmonton's most famous landmarks the Muttart Conservatory is a unique botanical garden.
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Distance from Hotel: 9KM
Treat your family to a day of fun and learning at Edmonton Valley Zoo, where you can visit over 350 animals and enjoy a varied calendar of events.
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All Is Bright Festival
Kick off the festive season at this beloved festival, where we invite you to eat, drink and be merry - and even indulge in a carriage ride.
2021-05-06 00:00:00 - 2021-05-15 00:00:00
Take in Canada’s longest running documentary film festival!
Rainmaker Rodeo & Exhibition
2021-05-28 00:00:00 - 2021-05-30 00:00:00
In addition to a thrilling rodeo, this event offers a marketplace, rides, games and much more.
Edmonton Craft Beer Festival
2021-05-28 00:00:00 - 2021-05-29 00:00:00
This festival showcases hundreds of premium beers, both domestic and international.
International Children's Festival
2021-06-01 00:00:00 - 2021-06-06 00:00:00
The International Children's Festival introduces young people to the arts in an entertaining and educational way.
2021-06-12 00:00:00 : 7:30pm
Trevor Noah is taking Canada by storm with his new show Sorry, Not Sorry.
TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival
2021-06-18 00:00:00 - 2021-06-27 00:00:00
If you like jazz, this annual festival is a must-see. Catch performances of some of the world's most celebrated musicians in and around the city.
Taste of Edmonton
2021-07-22 00:00:00 - 2021-08-01 00:00:00
Western Canada's biggest food festival features delicious offerings from dozens of area restaurants, as well as workshops, music and much more.
2021-07-23 00:00:00 - 2021-08-01 00:00:00
Edmonton's yearly fair does not disappoint, with plenty of games, rides, food and fun for the whole family.
Edmonton Heritage Festival
2021-07-31 00:00:00 - 2021-08-02 00:00:00
Journey the world without leaving downtown Edmonton at this yearly festival, which highlights and celebrates the many rich cultures within our country.
Edmonton Folk Music Festival
2021-08-05 00:00:00 - 2021-08-08 00:00:00
For four days every summer, folk music aficionados come together to listen to eat, drink and listen to terrific music.
Edmonton Fringe Festival
2021-08-12 00:00:00 - 2021-08-22 00:00:00
This festival offers something for everyone - from family-friendly shows to comedy, music and much more. It's staged in and around the city in a wide variety of venues.
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It’s no surprise that traveling as a disabled person has long been considered near-impossible. Fortunately, the travel industry is waking up to this fact and has taken huge steps toward making accessible travel, well, more accessible.
Canadian Provincial and National Parks to Visit Right Now
A trip to any of Canada’s national or provincial parks is an excellent way to enjoy your summer outdoors while also safely social distancing. We know you’re itching to get away, so the only question is how many parks will you visit this year?
How to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Canada
St. Patrick's Day, celebrated annually on March 17th, marks the death of Ireland's famed patron saint St. Patrick, but is also one of the liveliest celebrations all year — and not just in Ireland. Canada has plenty of Irish influences throughout the country, and whether you're of Irish heritage or not, decking yourself out in green and enjoying Irish beer, food, and music is a common way to celebrate.
3 Romantic Getaways for Valentine's Day
February is the month of love and while traditional gifts like flowers and chocolates are nice, they don't last forever. The gift of travel, however, does — and that's exactly why you should celebrate your love this year with a romantic getaway.
How to Travel on a Budget
If you frequently daydream of boarding a plane for far-flung destinations but don't have the salary of a CEO, you may think that a vacation is simply out of the question. However, traveling doesn't have to cost a fortune and in fact, planning an incredible trip that's also affordable is easy with a bit of planning, flexibility and open-mindedness.
6 Holiday Recipes from Coast Hotels' Kitchens
The holiday season is often referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year," with twinkling lights illuminating the streets and friends and neighbours wrapped up in the infectious feelings of warmth and good holiday cheer.
Top Tips for Traveling With Your Furry Friends
Looking for “pet-friendly hotels near me?" Look no further than Coast Hotels! If you’re a pet owner who loves to travel, you know that it’s no fun leaving your beloved friend behind. With dog-friendly hotels, you don’t have to! You can plan a trip where your favourite pet can join in the fun.
Edmonton: Your Perfect End-of-Summer Escape
Don’t miss your chance to explore the capital city of Alberta before the summer ends! Now is the perfect chance to savour every last drop of sun. And the best part, the sun shines in Edmonton for 17 hours a day, giving you plenty of time to pack in more great activities in a day and get an even bigger bang for your vacation buck.
Victoria Day Trip Ideas to Celebrate May Long Weekend
Hey, Canada! It’s coming close to the official kickoff of summer, but most people don’t realize we are celebrating the birthday of a grand dame, Queen Victoria herself. Instead of celebrating on her actual birthday, Canada decided to celebrate on the Monday in May that's closest to Queen Victoria’s birthday. This year, it's May 20th. So, get ready to shake off the winter blues and plan a quick and easy getaway from May 17th to the 20th. Here are some great Western Canada events and ideas to get your vacation mindset revving.
Ways to Experience Hockey in Edmonton
As Stompin' Tom Connors sang, "The good old hockey game is the best game you can name.” Folks in Edmonton, Alberta know this all too well. You don't live in a city that has won five Stanley Cups and pretend not to love the game. Suffice it to say, Edmonton, Alberta is a hockey city and embraces the game year-round. Here are some slapshot ways to get the full hockey experience in Edmonton.
Simple Tips to Help You Travel More in 2019
The holiday season is behind us and it’s the start of a new year. Gifts have been unwrapped, leftovers are eaten, the decorations are in a box, and you've set some goals to look forward to in 2019. One of the most common resolutions on people’s list is to travel more. It’s no news that traveling can boost your health and wellbeing. Exploring a new place can do wonders and can enrich our lives by opening our eyes to new experiences and discoveries. Travel also helps us to appreciate what we have at home. If your New Year’s resolution is to travel more in 2019, then we have some tips on how you can reach that goal!
15 Festive Hotel Packages to Experience This Holiday
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While traveling can be a rewarding experience, spending green is an understandable concern as you determine how much fun you can have based on what's available. However, staying green is just as important whenever you're seeking adventure. Staying natural, keeping clean, and conserving energy will make your surroundings a pleasant and better place to live.
Oh, Canada – What’s Not to Love?
No matter what city, province or any of the other wonderful locales across the country, being Canadian is special and full of tradition. Since we officially became a country on July 1, 1867, Canada has set itself apart from other nations in many different ways and has developed a unique personality in the process.
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https://shambhalamusicfestival.com/Ah, Canada in the summertime. As a country filled with nature lovers, Canadians have taken summer experiences to the next level. Those who call Edmonton home have created such a hub of arts festivals that the city has been given the nickname of the “Festival City.”
Springtime: National Parks Canada
Spring is a time of awakening. Life is renewed and flourishes as a spectacle of nature. Flora and fauna quickly shake off the gloom of winter and get busy pollinating, growing, and thriving in the warmer weather. For the nature enthusiast, there is no better place to see all this splendor than the national parks in Canada. Here are just a few you might wish to visit.