Visiting Edmonton

Things to see and do

Since 1795, Edmonton has evolved from a little trading post on the the prairie to big city on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. There’s a lot to love about our city – from the vast ribbon of green space along the river valley to the vibrant art, music and food scene. Discover why more than one million people are proud to call Edmonton home.

For Foodies:

Edmonton restaurants feature the best cuisines of many cultures. For downtown restaurant suggestions, please visit Explore Edmonton.


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

For the outdoor enthusiast:


For information about visa requirements to visit Canada, please visit

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

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


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:

Getting Around

Getting 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 Programme; 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.

Conference Location

9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9

The Shaw Conference Centre is Situated in the city’s vibrant downtown core atop the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, the central location offers easy access to Edmonton’s major hotels, restaurants, theatre venues, river valley and shops.