Visiting Edmonton

Things to see and do

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

For the outdoor enthusiast:

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

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.


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.