Top 10 Things to do in Edmonton with Kids

Whether your kids are just learning to crawl, or have entered that phase where you’re not cool anymore (trust us, it will pass), there are tons of family-friendly attractions and things to do with kids to keep everyone busy in Edmonton. We’ve picked the top 10 things to do in Edmonton with kids that they'll be talking about for years to come.

West Edmonton Mall

Come for the shopping, stay for all the great family activities. The largest mall in North America has over 800 stores and services, an indoor amusement park, waterpark, even a skating rink. Mom and Dad can do all the back-to-school shopping they need in one stop before the whole family takes part in one of the different indoor spectacles.

Sports, Sports and more Sports

An Edmonton Oilers game is the only place to see one of the world's best hockey players, Connor McDavid, battling it out against the highest level of hockey competition in the NHL. The Oilers aren't the only option for hockey at Rogers Place, however, as the WHL's Oil Kings play 34 home games in Edmonton, and provide affordable tickets with more kid-focused entertainment.

During the summer and fall, the Edmonton Eskimos football team puts on the greatest show on (Canadian) turf. An Edmonton Prospects game makes for a relaxed afternoon of hot dogs and baseball. Starting in 2019, FC Edmonton kicks off its inaugural season in the Canadian Premier League for the soccer-loving little ones.

Edmonton's Festivals

Edmonton has long been known for its array of festivals taking place throughout the year. Many kid-friendly activities can be found at festivals like Deep Freeze, Flying Canoe Volant, Silverskate, the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, K-Days, The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival and more.