Edmonton is a vibrant urban centre in the heart of the wilderness, the largest northernmost metropolis and the capital of Alberta, Canada. There are many things to do, see and eat in the North American city. Be sure to paddle along the glorious North Saskatchewan River, hike in Elk Island National Park and dine at one of the cities incredible local eateries. Check out the artifacts at the Royal Alberta Museum or an exhibit at the Art Gallery of Alberta, there's no shortage of arts and culture. Sport lovers and shoppers are catered for too with many events and malls to explore. There are endless activities on offer all year round.
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Edmonton travel information
When to visit
The best time to visit Edmonton is during summer. From June to August you can expect warm, dry days with up to 17 hours of sunlight. The average summer temperature is between 21°C to 23°C. Check out the Edmonton farmers market and take a ride on the bridge streetcar. In autumn the river valley spreads a vibrant ribbon of gold, red and orange right through the middle of the city. The average autumn temperature is 11°C to 17°C. In winter (November to February) there is snow and, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) can be seen. The average winter temperature is -7°C to -15°C.
What is the main airport called?
Edmonton International Airport (YEG).Opens in a new tab or window It is the primary airport serving the city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. Edmonton Airport is located 26 kilometres (16 miles) south southwest of downtown Edmonton.
Arriving in Edmonton
The helpful staff at Edmonton Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Edmonton from Edmonton International Airport
Edmonton Airport offers a variety of transport options to make getting into downtown easy. Public transport options include the 747 express bus service, the skyshuttle, Ebus coaches, Red Arrow shuttle and a tour bus. Car rental agencies are located on the ground level of the parkade, outside Door 8 with a variety of providers available to book. If you prefer, take a taxi or limo from outside door 9 on the arrivals area. Rideshare providers TappCar and Uber are also available.
Getting around Edmonton
Once you arrive in Edmonton, getting around is a breeze. Edmonton Transit provides extensive bus and light rail transit (LRT) services. The LRT provides fast and convenient service to 15 stops around the city, you can pay per trip or get a day pass. Edmonton offers a range of taxi companies to take you around. Car rentals, walking and cycling are popular way to explore. Electric scooters are available to hire along with ride share services.