Book one of our hotels in Edmonton to be within easy reach of West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in North America, and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living-history museum.
It’s a short drive from our hotels in Edmonton to the more than 800 shops in West Edmonton Mall. Take your pick of fashionable boutiques or familiar brands or drop in for a first-run movie at one of the mall’s 13 big screens. Or just take in the passing parade of thousands of shoppers at what has been called ‘the greatest indoor show on Earth’. Retail therapy is not the only amusement at West Ed, as the locals call it¬: the mall has plenty of other diversions, including an ice rink and an aquarium, as well as more than 100 places to dine.
Convenient to our Edmonton hotels, several downtown stations in the city’s fledgling light-rail system are handy for guests visiting the city’s central core. From late May through Labor Day Fort Edmonton Park, a short drive from downtown, is abuzz with historical reenactments, where reconstructed historic buildings and costumed guides bring frontier Edmonton vividly to life. Edmonton hosts more than 30 festivals annually, drawing residents and visitors alike to celebrations in the Old Strathcona and Whyte Avenue districts. Conveniently situated near our Edmonton hotels, these neighborhoods are also popular year-round for the collection of inexpensive ethnic restaurants, trendy bistros, and lively bars and clubs that attract students from the nearby University of Alberta.
Book a room at our Holiday Inn Express® Edmonton hotels to be a short distance away from the city’s myriad dining and retail attractions and see why Edmonton is known as Festival City’.