Tourism

Welcome to Edmonton City Centre!

We are thrilled that you decided to do your shopping here while visiting Edmonton. To get the most out of your shopping experience, please visit Guest Services to pick up your Out-of-Towner Rewards Card.

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The Rewards Card provides you with special discounts and promotions at various retailers in Edmonton City Centre. Simply show your out-of-town ID* or your passport at Guest Services and get your card and list of participating stores today!

Guest Services is located on Street Level near Coles Bookstore.

*To qualify for Out-of-Towner Rewards program you must reside outside of the Edmonton Capital Region.

To find accommodations near Edmonton City Centre, visit HotelsCombined.

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Our Top Tourism Picks!

Edmonton City Centre is located in the heart of the downtown core and we are walking distance away from many of Edmonton’s prime attractions. Once you are done shopping, why not check out what else Edmonton has to offer? Below are some suggestions that you can take in.

Royal Alberta Museum – After three long years of closure, the much anticipated Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) has finally reopened! The Royal Alberta Museum is not only the largest museum in western Canada but it is also one of the top museums in Canada.

With the expansions, the RAM is now twice as big as their former location and has expanded their permanent galleries to create a brand new experience for visitors of all ages. It is the best destination to learn about Alberta  in a way you won’t find anywhere else. This I due to the fact that the new galleries are built with an object-first approach, meaning visitors will be able to better connect and engage with each artifact on display. Moreover, Indigenous stories are interwoven into all six human history galleries, one of which is dedicated specifically to contemporary First nations and Metis narratives.

Art Gallery of Alberta – Visual art lovers will love the AGA with its collection of over 6,000 objects. The Art Gallery of Alberta presents both contemporary and historical exhibitions. If you are short on time, make sure you walk over just to see the magnificent building in itself; it’s a piece of art! The AGA is currently offering free admission to youths 17 and under; and post secondary students.

City Market Downtown in City Hall – As the temperatures cool down, it’s time for the City Market to move back into City Hall until next May long weekend. Locals and visitors alike are invited to come on down and shop fresh and local products every Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Vendors in this indoor market sell a variety of unique products that are hard to find any where else in the city. Cool finds include locally grown produce,  artisanal food stuffs, natural beauty and health products, local handmade décor,  goodies and treats for the whole family, and so much more.

Ice District / Rogers Place – Hockey season is back! Located in the heart of Edmonton’s  downtown core, Rogers Place is home to the Edmonton Oilers as well as state of the art technology, including the largest high definition screen in the NHL.  Even if you can’t make it to see Connor McDavid live in action, check out the public pedway over 104th Avenue to see the Oilers Hall of Fame, featuring replicas of the five Stanley Cups the Oilers have won over the years, jerseys, and various memorabilia. Additionally, The Molson Canadian Hockey House within Fort Hall is open to the public and features several big screens, food, and drinks for those who want to watch the Oilers in action!

If hockey isn’t your cup of tea then head upstairs inside Ford Hall to be wowed by the beautiful mosaic created by renowned Aboriginal artist Alex Janvier. Other public art pieces include Essential Tree in the northwest plaza, Skater’s Arch in the northeast plaza and 9 Figures in Motion with a Puck at the entrance to the Downtown Community Arena.

After touring Rogers Place, pop over next door and experience a taste of Vegas by checking out the brand new Grand Villa Casino and or experience some fine dining at Atlas Steak + Fish. If that doesn’t pique your interests then visit the Downtown Community Arena next door for some ice skating or catch a local University hockey game.

Alberta Legislature Building – This is a place for all ages; for visitors that appreciate architecture, history and politics. The legislature guides offer free, hourly tours of the building so take this opportunity to learn about the history and stories behind the various pieces of history and art. In addition to educational tours, stop the by visitor centre and check out the Alberta Branded gift shop, the Borealis Gallery, the Pehonan Theatre and or the Agora Interpretive Centre. The Pehonan Theatre is especially impressive because it not only features a state of the art 4D theatre, but you will actually get to feel the elements on your face as you step back in time and learn about the rich history of Alberta!

When you know everything there is to know about the inside of the Legislature you can enjoy the grounds that are beautiful this time of year. Enjoy the autumn foliage or stroll through during the evening for the decorative light displays.

Looking for more? Please visit https://exploreedmonton.com/event-calendar