Edmonton Specialty Attractions
Located 10 minutes from the Edmonton International Airport, the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre is the 2013 Alberta Rural Tourism Champion award-winner for excellence in leadership, innovation, and accomplishments. The Discovery Centre at this historical site salutes the grit, determination, and success of the Alberta oil patch. The 23,000 square foot museum features award-winning films, a hands-on learning lab, a drill-bit virtual ride, over 200 exhibits, drilling rigs in action and examples of alternative energies of wind, thermal and wave. Guided tours must be booked a minimum of one week in advance. $10 Adult; $8 Senior; $6 Youth (7-17); $25 Family. Closed Nov - Feb. Feb - May, Sep - Nov: Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Jun - Aug: Daily 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Located adjacent to the Cineplex Theatre at the South Edmonton Common shopping centre, The Rec Room is an entertainment and dining destination like no other. Enjoy Canadian-inspired cuisine and craft beers, attend a live show in the modern auditorium or partake in one of the on-site activities like bowling, ping pong and pool. An impressive arcade is also located onsite and provides over 120 games. A highlight of The Rec Room Gaming Arena is that it uses state-of-the-art technology to enable guests to play the games while tracking credits and redemption points.
High Level Bridge Streetcar
Ride an historic streetcar from downtown Edmonton via the top deck of the High Level Bridge and through the tunnel to Old Strathcona. Runs from 103 St. & 85 Ave. (behind the Old Strathcona Farmer's Market) to Jasper Plaza (west of 109 St. & north of 100 Ave.) and passes close to the Alberta Legislature (Grandin Plaza at 109 St. & 98 Ave.) Admission Adult/Youth/Senior $4, Children under 6 are free, Family $12. Hours: (May 19 to Oct 9). Operates daily from Strathcona every 40 min. from 11 am - 3:40 pm; Sat 9 am - 3:40 pm (9:40 pm during Fringe Festival in Aug) and 11:20 am - 4 pm (10 pm during the Fringe) from Jasper Plaza.
Axe Hole is Edmonton's first indoor axe throwing facility. They can host groups of 1-50 people (ages 7 and up) and create catered experiences for every event. There are no minimum bookings required. Session lasts 2 hours, a safety trainer will show you basic axe throws and give you tips. After you become comfortable with the throws they teach you games, and then move on to teach some cool trick shots! They also have a giant axe for those adventurous enough!
Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm
Located just 25 km north of Edmonton, this working farm encompasses 35-acres and offers fun for the whole family. Visit the petting zoo, explore the corn maze, pick your own strawberries or check out a number of the farms other fun activities.
World's Largest Western Boot
Boot stomping in Edmonton reaches new levels, literally, with a 12 m (39 feet) tall western boot located in the city. It stands in front of the Stallion Boot & Jean Company.
Old Strathcona Farmers' Market
This popular indoor market offers a multitude of booths with fresh fruits and vegetables, baking, preserves, free-range meats and cheeses as well as crafts, including woodwork, wreaths, flower arrangements and handcrafted jewelry. Free parking on the east side of 103 St. Open Saturdays year-round 8 am - 3 pm.
West Edmonton Mall
Edmonton's mega-mall features over 800 stores and services and more than 100 restaurants and eateries. Attractions include Galaxyland, the world’s largest indoor amusement park; World Waterpark, with slides, a wave pool and a bungee jump; Deep Sea Derby, bumper boats on an indoor lake and Sea Lions Rock, with California sea lions performing daily. The mall’s nightlife includes the Las Vegas-style Palace Casino, Ed's Rec Room and Jubilations Live Dinner Theatre. Open 365 days a year; hours vary for retail and attractions.