Edmonton is also home to beautiful gardens, neighborhoods and parks which you can explore on your own or with the help of a local tour guide. Here are the best things to do in Edmonton, Canada.
5. Alberta Legislature Building
The Alberta Legislature Building is the meeting place of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council of Edmonton. Visitors can enjoy guided tours through this famous building where knowledgeable Heritage Interpreters share the political history and culture of Alberta and the daily routine of the Legislative Assembly.
4. Muttart Conservatory
The Muttart Conservatory is a unique and innovative botanical garden set in four glass pyramids, three of which represent different biomes, and the fourth houses creative exhibitions and displays. Leading the way in plant science in Canada, the accredited museum grows and preserves one of Canada’s largest botanical collections and aims to share, inspire, and educate the public about botany and the science of plants.
3. Winspear Centre
Winspear Centre is a world-class performing arts center and home of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Pro Coro Canada. Built in 1997, the center is named after Dr. Francis G. Winspear and features a vast concert hall with a seating capacity of over 3,500.
2. The University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Gar
The University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden, established in 1959, is home to a variety of cultivated gardens, impressive plant collections, indoor conservatories, and a beautiful nature trail system. Spanning 240-acres southwest of Edmonton, highlights of the Garden include a Tropical Show House with exotic butterflies, an exquisite Kurimoto Japanese Garden, Native Peoples Garden, curated collections of lilacs, lilies, peonies, and roses, herb gardens, alpine forests, and show houses for temperate and arid plants.
1. World Waterpark
World Waterpark is a family-friendly themed water park located in the West Edmonton Shopping Mall and is the second-largest indoor water park in the world. Home to the largest indoor wave pool, the park also features 83-foot high water slides – the Twister and the Cyclone – as well as a variety of small, intermediate, and advanced slides for all ages.
Other attractions in the park including the Tsunami, a sheet wave surf simulator for flow-boarding and bodyboarding, the world’s largest permanent zip line, and two inviting and relaxing hot tubs. Visitors can enjoy refreshing drinks at one of two bars and light meals and snacks at Coconut Grove and Beachview Snacks.