Visiting

I) Things to see and do

Edmonton is full of activities, events and sightseeing opportunities sure to satisfy anyone. Here are some highlights:

Legislative Assembly of Alberta

For history buffs:

 

Art Gallery of Alberta

For art lovers:

 

For nature lovers:

 
River otter - Edmonton Valley Zoo
Muttart Conservatory
 

 

Snowshoeing in Edmonton Parks

For fitness buffs:

 

For entertainment:

 

For the outdoor enthusiast:

 
Skating in front of Edmonton City Hall
Credit: Parks Canada - Bison in Elk Island National Park
Credit: Parks Canada
 

For shoppers:

  • West Edmonton Mall, Kingsway Mall, Southgate Mall, Edmonton City Centre, and more
  • 104 Street downtown
  • Farmers Markets (City Hall, Old Strathcona)
  • Whyte Avenue shops
Edmonton City Market downtown
West Edmonton Mall
 

Airplane

Restaurants:

Edmonton restaurants feature the best cuisines of many cultures. For downtown restaurant suggestions, please visit https://www.zomato.com/edmonton/downtown-restaurants.

Edmonton is served by the Edmonton International Airport (EIA)IATA: YEG). The EIA is the primary passenger and cargo facility in northern Alberta. EIA flies to up to 60 non-stop national, US and international destinations.

For drivers, Edmonton is connected to Saskatchewan and British Columbia via Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail within city limits), and Calgary via Queen Elizabeth II Highway.

 

II) Visa

For information about visa requirements to visit Canada, please visit www.cic.gc.ca.

Please advise the City of Edmonton as soon as possible if you require a written invitation to the Cities and Climate Change Science conference to include with your visa application.

All visitors to Canada require a valid passport. Visa-exempt foreign nationals (except US citizens) who fly to a Canadian airport require an Electronic Travel Authorization form. You can apply for that here http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp

Edmonton Downtown map

Please familiarize yourself with the laws and customs of Canada and the rules surrounding what items may be brought into Canada. 

 

III) Hotels

The Shaw Conference centre located at 9797 Jasper Avenue is the host of the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science conference in downtown Edmonton. Preferred room rates have been established with 5 hotels within an 8 block radius of the Shaw Conference Centre:

 

 

 

IV) Getting Around

Edmonton Transit System - passengersGetting around Edmonton is easy. Many of our hotels and venues are linked directly to our downtown’s indoor pedestrian network (pedway). Should delegates want to explore Edmonton beyond its downtown, there are taxis as well as a very efficient public transit system comprised of buses and light rail transit (LRT).

Edmonton Transit System (ETS) has implemented technology such as the Smart Bus Program; it allows the system to send, receive and broadcast real-time information so that passengers and bus drivers have access to bus departure information around the city. 

V) Maps - More to come