Edmonton — Alberta's capital city — is a vibrant urban centre and the largest northernmost metropolis. The city is authentic, rugged and original, with an attitude that you'll appreciate as soon as you arrive.

With over 40 festivals annually, Edmonton shines as an arts and culture. From close encounters with free roaming bison at Elk Island, to surfing indoors and taking your taste buds on a journey to some of the hottest craft beer taprooms, hyper-local bistros and indie bakeries in Canada. The one thing you won't miss is that there's a uniqueness to how Edmonton does ordinary things.

Edmonton has the largest urban parkland in North America, with a river valley system 22 times the size of New York's Central Park, and eight times larger than Vancouver's Stanley Park. So, pack your hiking shoes to trek through river valley trails, or slip on your comfy shoes to discover local boutiques, farmers markets and cafés. But, most importantly, pack your sense of adventure.

Edmonton is a fantastic destination for:

  • Culture and history
  • Shopping and dining
  • Sport and recreation
  • Festivals and events

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Destination basics

The summer season stretches from May to September and tends to be warm and dry. The average daily high temperature is 22°C and low temperature is 11°C. Edmonton is one of Canada's sunniest cities with 325 days of bright sunshine each year–or 2,345 hours. In June, Edmonton enjoys up to 17 hours of daylight per day.

Spring in Edmonton can arrive in early April, but often warmer temperatures may arrive a little later. Although it won't stick around long, springtime snow can certainly happen as well. Fall in Edmonton highlights beautiful colours through the valley. While evenings are cool, average daytime highs remain at double digit levels well into October making it perfect cozy sweater weather while you're outside exploring.

In winter, yes, it can be cold, but it's never boring. Average highs in January of -6°C are perfect for many outdoor or indoor experiences. Even if it's a bit chilly, those sun-filled days continue showing off Alberta's bright, blue skies.

Average monthly temperature and average monthly rainfall diagrams for Edmonton

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