Top Things to do with Kids in Edmonton

Aug 18, 2021

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.

Edmonton Explored: Best Things to do with Kids

Let local designer and mom, Justine Ma, be your guide to Edmonton's best things to do with kids. Then read on to discover more activities and places to go!

The Royal Alberta Museum

TELUS World of Science

Fort Edmonton Park

Costumed interpreters demonstrate the daily lives of Edmontonians from each time period. Stop by the Capitol Theatre to see what's playing, a live performance, cinema classics or even a "4D" short film. Before returning to modern times, enjoy an old-school carnival ride in the midway.

New to the park is the immersive Indigenous Peoples Experience. This is your chance to explore life through the diversity of First Nations' and Métis Peoples' histories and perspectives. The stories, music, artwork, and text in the experience come from local Indigenous perspectives and voices, gathered through engagement with local Indigenous communities and research.

Edmonton Valley Zoo

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. West Edmonton Mall truly is as big spirited as all of Alberta!

Sports, Sports and more Sports

During the summer and fall, the Edmonton Elks football team puts on the greatest show on (Canadian) turf. An Edmonton Prospects game makes for a relaxed afternoon of hot dogs and baseball. FC Edmonton goes for gold in the Canadian Premier League, perfect for the soccer-loving little ones. The Edmonton Stingers are a slam dunk for families of all sizes. See them take it to the hoop at the Edmonton Expo Centre!

Hit the trails

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

University of Alberta Botanic Garden

Edmonton's Festivals

Muttart Conservatory

Summer fun at Snow Valley