Your itinerary for the ultimate 48 hours in Edmonton this summer

Jun 10 2024, 5:30 pm

When you visit Edmonton for only a short period of time, it can be easy to miss all the fantastic sights, sounds, and events that the city has to offer.

We know that Edmonton has many things to brag about, though. The food scene is amazing, the river valley is home to beautiful parks, and the city has a unique character unmatched in Alberta.

So, if you’re visiting the city or you really want to show off all Edmonton has to offer, here is your plan for the perfect 48 hours in Edmonton.

Day 1


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Morning: Start your morning off right with coffee and breakfast while taking in beautiful scenery. We recommend hitting up Farrow on 109th Street for its tasty coffee and a breakfast sandwich that will totally blow your mind, The Grick Middle. Once you’ve picked up some breakfast, head up the Street, park yourself on a bench, and enjoy the views of the High Level Bridge and River Valley.

Afternoon:Ā Go check out a festival! Edmonton is affectionately known as the “Festival City,” and we love how it comes alive in the summer through all of the incredible festivals that call this city home. Check out our roundup of the 10 festivals we look forward to each summer.

Evening:Ā Head down to Whyte Avenue for dinner. This area has plenty of excellent restaurants to check out. No matter where you go, you won’t be disappointed!


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Night:Ā Just off Whyte Avenue is Happy Beer Street (99th Street), a bustling brewery corridor you’ll want to check out. After a busy day, what could be better than an ice-cold glass of beer on a summer night?! If drinking isn’t your thing, no worries. Check out some of the incredible spots to get ice cream on Whyte Avenue.

Day 2

Morning:Ā No trip to Edmonton is complete without stopping at the West Edmonton Mall. Get there early so you can pick a prime parking spot, and spend a couple of hours wandering around one of the largest malls in North America. Do a little shopping while you’re at it too!

Afternoon:Ā Check out Fort Edmonton Park! This historic location is nestled on 64 acres of forested parkland along the river valley, and there are plenty of fun things to explore and do while visiting. Learn a little bit about Edmonton’s history while enjoying all kinds of games, rides, and other activities.

Evening:Ā Jasper Avenue downtown is also home to a wide range of fantastic dining options. Seriously, the food scene here is incredible, and you won’t leave disappointed. Looking for a recommendation? Check out Fu’s Repair Shop on Jasper Avenue near 105th Street.

Night:Ā Check out a Night Market. You won’t have a hard time finding a market during the summer in Edmonton, and these are always fun to explore. You never know what you’ll find! For example, the 124th Street Grand Market is massive and runs three nights a week.

So, there you have it! Next time your relatives stop by for a visit and complain that there’s nothing to do here, be sure to show them this list!

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