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The Best Weekend Getaways In and Near Edmonton | Mani Bagga Royal Lepage

Posted by Mani Bagga on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at 3:27am.

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Dubbed the "Festival city of North America," Edmonton is filled with many fun and exciting places to spend a weekend. This city is a wanderer's dream with a new attraction after every mile!

Here are some of the best weekend getaway places in Edmonton -

1. West Edmonton Mall (WEM) -

The largest mall in the country and the second largest in North America by square footage after the Mall of America, the West Edmonton Mall is a place everyone should visit once in their lifetime. It has everything - and when we say the word "everything", we mean a fully functional water park, an amusement park, an aquarium, an ice palace, uncountable stores for shopping, and plenty of places for children to have fun and enjoy. All of this is a mere percentage of the whole mall. You need to take a 3-day trip to explore this mall from one corner to the other. Yes, that's how significant this mall is! Visiting the West Edmonton Mall is always a new experience for everyone.

Timings - 10 AM to 10 PM

Entry Fee - $44.10 for the water park

2. Royal Alberta Museum -

Spread around an area of 7600 sqm. The Royal Alberta Museum is the biggest in Western Canada. This building preserves the heritage of Edmonton and Canada and displays it to the world. It also has the fossils of one of the most ferocious species to wander on this earth, the Dinosaur. With many fun activities for children to enjoy their time in this museum, it is the perfect place to visit with family and friends.

 Timings - 10AM to 5 PM

Entry Fee -

Adults - $19

Youth - $10

Children below six can go for free

3. Elk Island National Park -

This is a call to all wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts! The Elk Island National Park is an enchanting place to visit if you want to get one step closer to nature. Situated on the west of Edmonton, one can easily reach this place just under half an hour from Edmonton. It offers an up-close and personal experience in the wildlife with region-specific animals such as the Bison, Muskrat, Beevers, and Deer. It is also home to 200+ exclusive bird species not found anywhere else in Canada. With other activities such as skating, skiing, and hiking in the winter, this is the perfect place for people who want to go out and explore nature.

Entrance Fee - Starts from $3.90

4. Science Exhibition - Telus World of Science

Are you the one who is interested in the wonders of science? If yes, then the Telus World of Science is your dream destination in Edmonton. From space to AI and Robots, this building houses many brilliant inventions and shows the world around us in a way we have never imagined.

These were some of the best weekend hotspots in Edmonton. If you know some more weekend getaway places or hidden gems in Edmonton, let us know below in the comments!

 

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