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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.


A sign for Edmonton's ICE District

Ice District

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

Exterior of Rogers Place

Rogers Place

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.

4th Street Promenade

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 Exterior

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.

Exterior of Citadel Theatre at night

Citadel Theatre

Distance from Hotel: 1.2KM

Catch a performance at this nationally recognized theatre, one of Edmonton's most celebrated cultural attractions.

Pyramids at Muttart Conservatory

Muttart Conservatory

Distance from Hotel: 3KM

One of Edmonton's most famous landmarks the Muttart Conservatory is a unique botanical garden.

Animal at Edmonton Valley Zoo

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.


Telus World of Science

Distance from Hotel: 6KM

Science and technology fans of all ages will have a blast at this interactive museum, with its STEM-focused exhibitions and attractions.


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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.

NorthwestFest 2020

2021-05-06 00:00:00 - 2021-05-15 00:00:00

Take in Canada’s longest running documentary film festival!

Man on bucking horse at rodeo

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.

Draft beers at brewery

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.

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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.

Trevor Noah

2021-06-12 00:00:00 : 7:30pm

Trevor Noah is taking Canada by storm with his new show Sorry, Not Sorry.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Pyramids at Muttart Conservatory


Your local guide

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Outdoor Activities in Edmonton to Cure the Winter Blues


From moderate outings such as ice skating and wildlife viewing to more heart-pumping activities including snowmobiling and dog sledding, Edmonton truly has something to get everyone outside and in the fresh air.


this february #ShareLocalLove


This February, as we approach Valentine's Day, we’re shining a light on a handful of businesses and organizations that are making a difference in communities where our hotels operate, as we #ShareLocalLove. These superstars are showing a love for community, and a spirit of compassion and kindness.

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How to Create a Romantic Hotel Getaway


To make planning and booking your romantic hotel retreat simpler and more enjoyable, we're sharing our top tips.

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21 Travel Tips for the 2021 Traveller


At Coast Hotels, we're thrilled that people are itching to get back out there. We want to help you have the best and safest possible experiences, so we've put together our top travel tips for 2021.

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How to Stay Healthy While Travelling


There are certainly ways to remain safe while travelling during coronavirus, including heeding all local COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, but there are several additional steps you can take to further protect your overall health.

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Five Resolutions for 2021, Based Upon the Lessons of 2020


On behalf of the entire team at Coast Hotels, I wish you a healthy, happy 2021. We enter 2021 with lots of new knowledge and context – excited for amazing experiences that lie ahead.

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2020 Local Canadian and U.S. Gift Guide


We've compiled a list to round out your holiday shopping. Every company listed is a small, local business in a community where one of our hotels is located.https://www.project-a.shop/

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Why You Should Give the Gift of Travel


If you're already sold on the idea of gifting holiday travel this year, great. But if not, here are all the reasons why (and how) you should do it.

Make a Difference - Shop Local This Holiday Season Lifestyle

Make a Difference. Shop Local This Holiday Season


This year, the focus is on micro gatherings and virtual gatherings. And while we’re all seeking a bit of normalcy, this year is different. But difference can be good and one big silver lining of 2020 is the light it has shone on small, local businesses -- and their importance in communities. Enter holiday gift giving.

Three Ways to Get Outside This Fall Outdoors

Three Ways to Get Outside This Fall


Fall is a wonderful time to get outside and enjoy the fresh, crisp air before the cold of winter sets in.

2020 Travel FAQ Travel Tips

2020 Travel FAQ


We want to provide you with some resources you can use to plan and execute your trips safely and comfortably. Here are some frequently asked questions for travel during COVID-19. 

Accessible Travel: The Guide to Traveling When Accessibility Comes First Eat + Drink

Accessible Travel: The Guide to Traveling When Accessibility Comes First


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 Outdoors

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 Travel Green Lifestyle

How to Travel Green


There’s been a substantial rise in eco-travel, or sustainable travel, in recent years. Learn More

Travel Advice for a Memorable Road Trip Lifestyle

Travel Advice for a Memorable Road Trip


Road trips are an excellent way to travel. You get to experience lots of different things, fun road trips are typically more affordable than air travel, and physical distancing is built right in.

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Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography


Anyone who’s willing to spend the time learning how to become a better photographer and hone their craft, that is.

How to Travel During the COVID-19 Crisis Eat + Drink

How to Travel During the COVID-19 Crisis


Embracing the new realities of COVID-19 means that we will all just approach things differently, and that includes the summer vacation.

How to enjoy your summer outside Outdoors

How to enjoy your summer outside


“Nature has always been a part of childhood. Let’s make sure it doesn’t stop with us.” It finished with the tagline, “Rediscover the joy of nature.”

Indigenous-Run Businesses to Support for National Indigenous Peoples Day Lifestyle

Indigenous-Run Businesses to Support for National Indigenous Peoples Day


At Coast Hotels we’ve had some internal conversation around active allyship, and it’s with that lens that we’re approaching National Indigenous Peoples Day in 2020.

How to make the most of your Staycation Lifestyle

How to make the most of your Staycation


When you hear the word vacation, what comes to mind? Perhaps it’s a white sandy beach with the waves gently lapping at the shore and palm trees swaying in the breeze, or sightseeing in a posh city you’ve never been

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Tips for travelling with children


Travelling is one of the best ways to create memories and bond with your loved ones. That’s especially true when you have children.

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How to Travel Across Canada in an Electric Vehicle


Are you one of the millions of people worldwide planning to take a road trip? There's really nothing quite like it. The changing landscape, the convenience store snacks, the singalongs, and the memories.

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Eat, Pray, Love: Tips for the Solo Traveler


The inner journey of travel is intensified by solitude. American travel writer Paul Theroux's simple words so eloquently explain one of the main benefits of traveling alone: The incredible personal journey you will be taken on.

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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.

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Making the Most of Bleisure Travel


The old rule on not mixing business with pleasure is last decade. "Bleisure trips," or business and leisure trips, are the modern way to travel for work.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Summer day with fireworks in Edmonton, Alberta Lifestyle

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.

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Pet Friendly Spotlight: Bear and Momo's First Hotel Stay


Last month Coast Chilliwack Hotel welcomed two if its cutest visitors yet: Bear and Momo of Loki & Friends.

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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 Urban Stays

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 Travel Tips

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 Lifestyle

15 Festive Hotel Packages to Experience This Holiday


Though it's great to be home for the holidays, there are many reasons why a quick winter vacation might be even better. Perhaps you'd like to skip the stresses of preparing for the busiest season of all, or maybe you're looking for an extra special gift for someone who needs a getaway. Whatever the reason for your holiday hideaway search, you should keep reading to discover the charming Coast Hotels properties offering a cheery dose of shopping magic with their holiday hideaway options.

How to Stay Green While Traveling Lifestyle

How to Stay Green While Traveling


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.

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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.

Must-Do Summer Experiences in Western Canada Outdoors

Must-Do Summer Experiences in Western Canada


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 Outdoors

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.

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Perfect Destination for Your Summer Family Vacation


With a host of incredible points of historical importance mixed with fun attractions that your whole family will love, Edmonton, Alberta is the perfect destination for your summer family vacation.