Spend the Afternoon in Downtown Edmonton


Whether you are a first-timer to the area or practically an Edmonton native, there is a lot to see and do in this enchanting metropolitan city. From an insider's tour to a journey back in time, Edmonton has something for everyone. This guide will help you get the most out of your afternoon in downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

Tour Edmonton

Discover everything Edmonton has to offer with a tour of the city. Indulge in Edmonton's finest foods and beverages as you work up an appetite on a citywide foodie bike tour. Hire a professional chauffeur to guide you through downtown's craft-brewery scene or explore Edmonton's urban river valley on a scenic Segway trek. Big E Tours is your Edmonton guide when touring aboard a comfortable bus is more your style.

See the Symphony

Experience the magic of music with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. This is not your grandpa's ensemble. Listen to the sounds of offbeat genres ranging from rock to country, enthusiastically played by innovative musicians with a flair for symphonic music. Hear all the familiar classical masterworks, hip-hop and pop favorites, and even special concerts for the kids.

Joining the stage at downtown's Francis Winspear Centre for Music are greats such as Frank Zappa and Barenaked Ladies. With over 85 shows a year, there is sure to be a concert orchestrated just for you.

Visit a Museum

Who doesn't love the colorful glow of a vintage neon sign? Examine the Neon Sign Museum's collection of these brightly hued insignias from old or demolished buildings. On display at the 4th Street Promenade, the assemblage began with just eight early-style, iconic signs from Edmonton's history. Due to rising costs, neon signs are a dying art, and the museum dedicates its resources to preserving this craft.

Human history takes an exciting 11,000-year trip through our past at the Royal Alberta Museum, scheduled to reopen in its brand-new location in 2018. Learn about the heritage of Alberta's people and the natural environment around us through exhibits, specimens, and conservation programs.

Take Me out to the Ballpark

Summer or winter, you bet there is a game happening in Edmonton. Visit the RE/MAX Field near the North Saskatchewan River this summer and cheer on our collegiate baseball team, the Edmonton Prospects. Watch NHL stars battle it out at the ICE District's Rogers Place, as the Edmonton Oilers take on their next opponent. Will they win the Stanley Cup this year?

Enjoy Some Retail Therapy

The 124th Street area is Edmonton's most vibrant shopping district and home to fashion boutiques, antique stores, specialty artisan shops, and a dozen art galleries. No matter your style, if fashion is your passion, the stores in Edmonton offer more than 100 ways to get your fix. Most of these charming local retailers and cozy restaurants are unique to the area.

From shopping to active adventures, Edmonton is a hot spot for fun. Discover everything you can see and do when you spend the afternoon downtown.

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