Located in the heart of western Canada, the province of Alberta is bordered by the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff and Jasper (Queer Jasper), world-renowned resorts in our Canadian Rockies, offer exceptional experiences.  Take a day trip south to Calgary or east into the Canadian Badlands and go millions of years to the age of dinosaurs.  Or venture north into a land of pristine lakes, backcountry lodges, and trophy fishing.  Check out other places to go!

And of course, a trip to Edmonton is not complete without stopping in at the biggest attraction in Alberta. The West Edmonton Mall is the largest shopping mall in North America offering more than just 800 shops. At one end of the mall an enormous indoor waterpark with wave pools, waterslides and bungee jumping delights the family. At the other end strap on a pair of skates at the full-size skating rink. A scenic drive west of Edmonton is Jasper National Park. A short distance east is the Elk Island National Park where herds of free-roaming bison and 250 species of birds make for the perfect been-there-done-that prairie photo of Alberta.


In terms of weather, the best time of year to travel to Edmonton is Jun-Aug.  Summer temperatures in Edmonton are warm enough to enjoy the sunshine but not so warm that they are uncomfortable.  There is virtually no humidity in the area which means that the heat is a pleasant heat, even during the warmest months of July and August; the average high temperature for both months is 22°C (72°F), with temperatures overnight dropping to 12°C (52°F).


Alberta’s capital city is known as the “Festival City” for good reason.  Annually over 30 festivals draw acts and visitors from around the world.  When not tapping a toe, watching a Shakespearian play or cheering on champion cowboys, the city is active with local attractions including tours of the architecturally grand Alberta Legislature building, the wildly contemporary Art Gallery of Alberta and the seemingly misplaced yet intriguing pyramids of the Muttart Conservatory. Over 3500 restaurants, coffee shops and pubs serve up the best Alberta beef.


Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth, as vast as it is varied in landscape and experiences. Alberta is an exceptional vacation destination you won’t soon forget, filled with unique activities, urban charms and cultural jewels.


Every year, millions of people visit Canada to enjoy the many opportunities our country has to offer, including visiting family and friends. Depending on where you live, you will need to meet certain entry requirements.  Click here for information to visit Canada as a tourist.  You will need:

  • A valid passport issued from a country that does not require travel visas for Canada.
  • Your return airline ticket.
  • Address while in Edmonton / Canada – hotel or residence.

Find out if you need a visa.