Perfect Destination for Your Summer Family Vacation
With a host of incredible points of historical importance mixed with fun attractions that your whole family will love, Edmonton, Alberta is the perfect destination for your summer family vacation.
Begin planning your next family adventure to Edmonton by keeping these points of interest in mind:
1. Edmonton Valley Zoo
The Edmonton Valley Zoo is located along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. If you’re a family of animal lovers, this is a zoo that you don’t want to miss. The Edmonton Valley Zoo has gone through some major updates over the past couple of years, including more opportunities for animal interaction and better habitats.
With reasonable admission fees of $14.00 for adults, $11.75 for youth, and $8.75 for children between 2 and 12, this is an attraction the whole family will love.
2. West Edmonton Mall
Even if you’re not from the area, chances are you’ve still heard of the West Edmonton Mall. On top of its endless expanse of well-known stores and restaurants, the mall boasts two incredible attractions:
Galaxy Land: Galaxy Land is an entire amusement park located in West Edmonton Mall. For $45.00 for those 43 inches and over and $35 for people under 43 inches, there is a ride suited for everyone at Galaxy Land.
World Waterpark: What better way to relax or have even more fun after a day of shopping? The World Waterpark in the West Edmonton Mall has surf lessons, a zip line, and waterslides for all ages! Give your child an experience like no other by heading to one of the best enclosed water parks in Canada.
3. River Valley
Did you know Edmonton’s River Valley is 22 times the size of New York City’s Central Park? River Valley is a massive urban parkland, perfect for getting back to nature in the middle of the city. Families love to come have picnics, go for long bike rides, or just take a leisurely stroll through the 150 kilometers of trail.
4. Fort Edmonton Park
If Galaxy Land wasn’t enough for you, Fort Edmonton Park is a major historical attraction where everyone in the family can learn something new. It’s the largest living history museum in Canada and has rebuilt and original structures that take you through the history of the Edmonton area.
The park reopened this year on May 19th, with adult admissions being $26.20 for a day and $20.90 for each child.
5. John Walter Museum
The John Walter Museum is another educational museum that represents this history of the Strathcona community and the life of John Walter. With self-guided tours to celebrations of local history, you can spend your day at the museum at the outdoor pool, walking trails, or enjoying a picnic and playing at the playground.
6. High Level Bridge Streetcar
Looking for a historical adventure that’s on wheels? For railway enthusiasts of all ages, the High Level Bridge Streetcar and Edmonton Radial Railway Society is the perfect attraction.
To take a ride on the High Level Bridge Streetcar during your summer family vacation in Edmonton, check out the schedule.
Are you ready to book your summer family getaway to Edmonton? Before you buy your tickets for the above events and educational attractions, don’t forget to book your stay in the heart of Edmonton at Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA. If you want to be closer to the largest mall in North America, book your stay at Coast West Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre located in Edmonton’s bustling West End.