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Popular amenities for Edmonton vacation rentals

Stay near Edmonton's top sights

South Edmonton Common96 locals recommend
Rogers Place199 locals recommend
Southgate Centre82 locals recommend
West Edmonton Mall511 locals recommend
Kingsway Mall46 locals recommend
Edmonton EXPO Centre16 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Edmonton

  • Total rentals

    4K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    2.3K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    40 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    850 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    2K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    136K reviews

Your guide to Edmonton

All About Edmonton

A vibrant city in the heart of the Canadian wilderness, Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta province as well as a popular access point for exploring Western Canada’s waterfalls, canyons, and glacier-fed lakes and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The North Saskatchewan River carves through the heart of the city, and Edmonton’s river valley and extensive parklands offer nearly 100 miles of trails to explore by foot, bike, canoe, or snowshoe. Just east of town is the vast boreal landscape of Elk Island National Park. Or you can simply spend an afternoon strolling around the Alberta Legislature, a marvel of Beaux-Arts architecture, whose grounds are dotted with benches and picnic areas.

Not just a city for lovers of the outdoors, Edmonton has a celebrated restaurant scene and a thriving downtown Arts District as well as two major museums, the Royal Alberta Museum and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Rogers Place hosts sporting events and touring music groups from all over, and the adjacent ICE District is where the city’s nightlife clusters.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Edmonton

Alberta’s four seasons are dramatic ones, shaping the entire trajectory of your visit to Edmonton. Edmonton’s summers aren’t just epically warm; the sun rises as early as 5 a.m. and sets at 10 p.m. Cooler fall temperatures bring vibrant expanses of gold and red to the river valley. Grab a coffee, take a walk through the city's vast parklands, or visit the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market on Saturdays for food and goods from local artisans. Edmonton gets cold — deeply, bone-chillingly cold — and snowy during the winter months, with snow as early as November and as late as March, so if you’re visiting during this time, pack extreme-weather outerwear.

Top things to do in Edmonton

Elk Island National Park

An hour’s drive from downtown Edmonton, Elk Island National Park is a place to spend a day hiking, canoeing, or cross-country skiing. The rolling landscape of aspen woodlands, prairie meadows, lakes, and wetlands is home to bison, moose, deer, and more than 250 species of birds. Part of the Beaver Hill Dark Sky Preserve, the park offers stellar stargazing — the ideal spot for spotting the aurora borealis (Northern lights) in winter.

4th Street Promenade

The revitalized 4th Street Promenade neighborhood downtown is lined with restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, coffee shops, and even chocolatiers. You can easily spend hours exploring the local businesses. One of the more distinctive: the Neon Sign Museum, a collection of 20 restored neon signs that date back decades.

Royal Alberta Museum

The Royal Alberta Museum, Western Canada’s largest museum, has more than 82,000 square feet of exhibition space, allowing it to display a choice selection from its massive collection of artifacts highlighting the province’s natural and cultural heritage. If you’re keen for more history, you’re only a short walk from the Art Gallery of Alberta and Churchill Square.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Edmonton?

    Edmonton experiences a variety of weather throughout the year. Summers (June to August) are warm and sunny with temperatures about 70°F (21°C). Winters (December to February) can be very cold, with temperatures often below 14°F (-10°C), making it a great time for winter sports like ice skating and snowshoeing.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Edmonton?

    Edmonton has plenty of activities to enjoy. You can roam around the vast West Edmonton Mall, explore the vibrant art scene at the Art Gallery of Alberta, or learn about local history at Fort Edmonton Park. For nature lovers, the Edmonton River Valley System offers over 160 kilometers of recreational trails.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Edmonton?

    The most popular time to visit Edmonton is during the summer months from June to August, when the weather averages around 68°F (20°C). During this time, the city hosts several events, including the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival in August, and the K-Days in July.

  • What are the best places to stay in Edmonton?

    The Downtown area is a popular place to stay in Edmonton, thanks to its proximity to major attractions. Old Strathcona, with its historic charm and vibrant nightlife, is another favorite. For a quieter, residential vibe, consider the Bonnie Doon neighborhood. Jasper Avenue is often recommended for its bustling scene and beautiful river views.

  • What are the best places to visit in Edmonton?

    Edmonton boasts many notable places to visit. The West Edmonton Mall, one of the largest malls globally, is frequently visited. The Alberta Legislature Building impresses with its historic architecture, and the Art Gallery of Alberta showcases diverse art collections. The Royal Alberta Museum gives an insight into the region's history.

  • What are some hiking trails in Edmonton?

    Edmonton has several hiking trails that let you explore the city's natural beauty. The River Valley Trails, which wind along the North Saskatchewan River, are often recommended. For more rugged terrains, check out the Whitemud Creek Ravine trails. Alternatively, the Hermitage Park provides a peaceful retreat with its gentle trails.

  • What are some family activities to do in Edmonton?

    You'll find plenty of family-friendly activities in Edmonton. The Edmonton Valley Zoo and Jurassic Forest bring wildlife up close, the TELUS World of Science stirs curiosity, and the World Waterpark offers aquatic fun. For a nature retreat, the Muttart Conservatory's fascinating botanical gardens are frequently suggested.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Edmonton?

    For day trips from Edmonton, consider visiting Elk Island National Park, which is less than an hour's drive and is home to free-roaming bison. Another option is Drumheller, about 160 kilometers away, known for its dinosaur fossils and the otherworldly landscape of the Canadian Badlands.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Edmonton?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 2,320 vacation rentals in Edmonton featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Edmonton?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Edmonton. Choose from more than 850 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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