Southside

Welcome to Edmonton’s vibrant Southside! You’ve arrived. Surround yourself with the rich history, modern style and unassuming charm that only the Southside can offer. It’s the perfect starting point to any adventure. Take a trip back in time and experience the city’s pioneering past at Fort Edmonton Park; reconnect with nature along the scenic walking trails that wind through the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Canada’s largest urban park; or enjoy the year-round line-up of food, music and cultural festivities that have earned Edmonton the nickname of Festival City. Build your visit to Edmonton around any one of these must attend extravaganzas – the Edmonton Folk Fest, Fringe Festival, Interstellar Rodeo, Shakespeare in the Park, Symphony Under the Sky and Heritage Days.

Spend your day and evening in Old Strathcona, home to Edmonton’s legendary Whyte Ave., where you can explore the one-of-a-kind restaurants, pubs and cafes, and eclectic boutiques that make this local hot spot one of Canada’s five best shopping neighbourhoods. Fashionistas worldwide know Gravity Pope is the go-to-shop for must-have shoes and clothes. And no matter what season, Saturdays are perfect for a Farmer’s Market visit, at the the year-round Strathcona market!

Shop your heart out at Southgate Centre, featuring favourites such as Crate & Barrel, Coach and The LEGO Store, or travel further south to premium outlet stores, dining, and entertainment at South Edmonton Common. And you’re only a short drive away from West Edmonton Mall, North America’s largest shopping mall. All this, AND, you’re only 20 minutes away from the Edmonton International Airport, featuring non-stop flights to more than 50 global destinations. Stay in one of our 15 hotels, and experience for yourself “Southern” hospitality that’s unique to Edmonton.