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Travel Tips and Things To Do in Edmonton
Edmonton is one of Canada’s most loved cities, and has intriguing sights and sounds wherever you turn. Learn about the city’s sports teams, museums, and other great things to do in Edmonton with this vacation guide from Avis.
Edmonton Sports Teams
Whether you’re traveling with family or friends, chances are you’ve got at least one sports fanatic in the group. Satisfy the urge to see a great game by checking out one of Edmonton’s professional sports teams during your trip.
No trip to Edmonton is complete without seeing a professional ice hockey game. Check out the popular Edmonton Oilers for a game one of the nights you’re in town, or see the Oil Kings if you want to see a junior league team. The Edmonton Eskimos are the city’s professional football team, and you can check out the FC Edmonton professional soccer team for great entertainment at Clarke Stadium.
Edmonton Day Trip Ideas
Though Edmonton is sure to keep you busy on its own, There’s also a lot to explore in the area surrounding the city. Here are some great day trip ideas for your time in Edmonton.
If you are looking for an adventure, head outside the city to enjoy a ride down the North Saskatchewan River. Many companies offer canoe rentals to make for a relaxing and scenic day trip. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, plan to camp overnight along the riverfront.
University of Alberta Botanic Garden
Just 15 minutes outside of Edmonton lies the 240-acre gardens of the University of Alberta. Enjoy picnicking, walking the trails, and observing beautiful flowers and shrubbery while in the area. The gardens are diverse and include a Japanese garden, tropical greenhouse, and a butterfly house.
Canada is home to some world-famous national parks. You won’t regret checking out the national park closest to Edmonton. Head less than an hour east of the city to enjoy the beauty of nature at Elk Island National Park. It has campsites, a golf course, a lake, and great hiking.
Car Rental Edmonton
No matter how long you plan to spend in Edmonton, you’re sure to enjoy your trip more with the help of a luxury car rental. Avis offers high end rides to enhance your trip and make every time you get in the car a true adventure.
You can upgrade your car rental in Edmonton with package add-ons like TravelTab Adventurer, which includes international calling and unlimited Wi-Fi with your rental car reservation. You can also rock out in your ride by adding SiriusXM Radio to your car, or save on phone battery power and data with a GPS navigation system.