Spring & Summer
Take a trip down to the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market - with over 130 vendors you'll be sure to find something to enjoy! Make a trip to the Grand Market on 124 St and walk through aisles of vendors and food trucks! Also check out the City Market Downtown (which goes indoors at City Hall in the Winter) and enjoy browsing the vendors while listening to talented buskers. Edmonton also hosts a Night Market throughout the summer (late May- August), which runs every Friday evening from 7-11 p.m. With over 10 farmers' markets to choose from, Edmonton has so much to explore!
Edmonton has the largest fleet of heritage streetcars in Western Canada and operates two routes. It runs from the Strathcona Terminal (Gateway Blvd at 84 Ave), crosses the North Saskatchewan River, makes a stop at the Alberta Legislature Building and ends at the Jasper Ave terminal (109 St & 110 St). The streetcar operates daily from the May Long Weekend until Labour Day.
Who doesn’t enjoy a good boat ride? Go down the North Saskatchewan River and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the river valley and the city!
Step back in time to 1885, 1905 and 1920 by visiting Fort Edmonton Park. Experience what life was like firsthand by walking through the old town and chatting with actors in historical costume. Make sure to take a ride on the train, streetcar or one of the midway rides!
Pop by the John Walter Museum and learn more about the life of John Walter, one of Edmonton’s wealthiest citizens, and see what Edmonton life was like back in the 1800s.
Make a trip out to the Ukrainian Heritage Village and experience the life of early Ukrainian Settlers. Explore the number of different historic buildings and learn more about Ukranian history here in Alberta.
Every Tuesday evening in August. the city puts out a massive 3-storey high inflatable screen in Churchill Square and shows movies for free! Bring your own chair and come early. Check out their website for showtimes.
Want something to do on a hot summer day? Visit Churchill Square and make a refreshing splash in the giant fountain. Take some time to dry off by playing a giant game of chess or perhaps show off your ping pong skills. Churchill Square is also host to a variety of festivals throughout the year!
There are over 20 major parks and attractions included in over 7,400 hectares of land for you to explore!
Trails: Want place to run or go for a relaxing stroll off the sidewalks? There are over 150km of river valley trails waiting for you to discover. Don’t really want to walk? Check out the different rental options through River Valley Adventure Co, including mountain bikes, Segway’s and rollerblades!
Paddle: Rent a canoe or kayak and head down the river for a day. Look into floating down the river with a group of friends or even go paddle boarding!
Parks: Check out the parks we have scattered throughout Edmonton. Explore Edmonton has created a blog on all of Edmonton’s Best Picnic Spots, check it out for some great locations!
Do you enjoy learning about nature? If so then the John Janzen Nature Centre is the place for you! Visit this Centre to learn more about the nature here in Edmonton and check out some engaging exhibits.
Have you ever wished you could see the dinosaurs you read about the books and the cartoons you watched as a kid? You can… kind of. Jurassic Forest has 40 acres you can walk through filled with models of the dinosaurs that existed over 200 million years ago!
If you're ever looking for a nice place to walk, this garden is a great place to start! It's on a 240-acre piece of land and is full of beautiful flowers and scenery. It's just 15 minutes outside of Edmonton!
Visit one of Canada’s bison conservatories! Go for a walk, a picnic or for a camping trip at Elk Island! Enjoy the trees, meadows, lakes and wetlands and of course the bison who live there. If you’re interested there are also tours available.
Get out and watch some talent pilots fly a number of different planes! Check out their website for tickets and details!
The fun doesn't end here! Edmonton hosts a variety of Spring & Summer Festivals throughout the year that are sure to attract your attention! Check out our Festivals webpage for more information on festivals held throughout the entire year!