Muttart Conservatory : Four glass pyramids make up this interesting attraction. It’s especially fun to visit the greenhouses in winter, when you can feel the humidity of the jungle pyramid while snow covers the outside grounds.
Fort Edmonton Park : Immerse yourself in the past at this sprawling riverside attraction, where costumed interpreters add to the historic atmosphere.
Royal Alberta Museum : Exhibits in this, one of Canada’s premier museums, cover Alberta’s one billion years of natural and human history.
Old Strathcona : Edmonton’s best-preserved historical district centers on Whyte Avenue, a continuous strip of trendy boutiques, funky cafés, and interesting bookstores.
West Edmonton Mall : Simply put, there is no place like it in Canada. The world’s largest shopping and indoor amusement complex truly does have something for everyone.
Elk Island National Park : Nowhere else in the province offers the wildlife-viewing opportunities of this small park. Sightings of elk, moose, and bison are (almost) guaranteed.
Métis Crossing : This, Canada’s largest Métis cultural center, spreads across a riverfront site important for its historical links to native peoples and fur traders.
Syncrude and Suncor Plant Tours : With more oil reserves than the rest of the world combined, it’s no surprise that Fort McMurray is booming. The best way to take it all in is on one of these bus tours.
William A. Switzer Provincial Park : Dotted with fish-filled lakes and home to abundant big game, this park is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to pitch a tent for a night or two.