Travel Planning
Edmonton
Travel Planning
Edmonton

Edmonton at a Glance

Alberta's provincial capital, Edmonton, has a cool swagger. The arty Old Strathcona neighborhood welcomes tourists and locals alike to bohemian coffee shops, art galleries and festivals. The massive West Edmonton Mall styles itself as the world's largest and has enough shopping, not to mention theme rides and attractions to last you through a weeks' worth of rainy days. The unique Ukrainian heritage of many of the city's settlers is on display in pastry shops, delis, churches and a heritage museum. Although much of the city's outer rings are composed of sprawling suburbs, the inner core enjoys a green way along the North Saskatchewan River. 

Expect to be surprised by Edmonton's stylish and unique residents. An entrepreneurial spirit reigns here. Whether they are opening a new restaurant, installing urban artwork or uncovering oil riches, Edmonton's residents are ready to intrigue you too. 

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American citizens and permanent residents must now have a valid U.S passport or U.S green card to enter Canada. Visitors from other countries may need a tourist visa and can determine their specific requirements by using the website of the Canadian government.  All visitors must be able to convince immigration officials that they have enough money for their trip, that they are healthy, and that they have ties in their home country that will draw them home again at the end of their visit. American citizens can learn more information on world-wide travel at the U.S State Department's website.

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Edmonton can experience winter blizzards and severe snowstorms. High winds and deep snows can close roads during these storms and no one should travel during the most severe weather.

      Safety Concerns Use common safety precautions in Edmonton. Keep an eye on your belongings and don't flash cash or valuables. Avoid dark areas or deserted areas at nightfall. Simple precautions can ensure that you have a great trip. 

      Health Concerns Edmonton has clean drinking water and good public health.