Gateway to the North
For the moment, the international travel community doesn’t know much about Edmonton. After all, old reviews and guidebooks have often glossed over this city in favor of other Canadian metropolises. But that’s rapidly changing. All of a sudden, Edmonton is making waves that few outsiders would have expected, even 10 years ago.
Today, more and more people are discovering the Edmonton that the world should really get to know. It’s a place where creatives find ample inspiration and support each other wholeheartedly. It’s a city where chefs are constantly experimenting and making feasts of hyperlocal food products. It’s a gateway to the great outdoors, where nature lovers can enjoy every season and every weather pattern. And it’s a destination that will pleasantly surprise every first-time visitor, no matter how short or long their stay.
So, whatever you do, keep an eye on Edmonton. This little city is going to make it big.
Planning Your Trip
If you’re an artist, writer, designer, or creative of any kind, you’ll find a kindred city in Edmonton. Here’s everything you need to know about the city’s coworking spaces, festivals, galleries, cafés, and more.
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Edmonton is a dynamic and expanding metropolis that’s home to quirky murals, innovative architecture, and old-world charm — so don’t even think about visiting this Canadian city without your camera.
Quick, find a compass. If it’s pointing due north (and we’re willing to bet that it is), then you just might want to make Edmonton your next travel destination. After all, Alberta’s capital city is known as the Gateway to the North.
To get to know Edmonton, you need to explore its neighborhoods. The city’s colorful districts are jam-packed with everything from locally owned shops to architectural wonders, off-the-beaten-path gems, and eye-catching public art. In that light, we’ve put together a guide to three of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
For Outdoorsy Travelers
For Creative Travelers
Edmonton’s unofficial credo is, “Take a risk — it’s the most Edmonton thing you can do.”
Locally known as “The Festival City”, Edmonton’s year-round entertainment keeps the city interesting and fun.
Edmonton is home to the longest expanse of urban parkland in North America.
Edmontonians camp with bison, party under the aurora, and surf on the prairies.