Top Things to do with Kids in Edmonton

Mar 16, 2023

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 to keep everyone busy in Edmonton. We’ve picked the top 10 activities and experiences that they'll be talking about for years to come, no matter the season!

The Royal Alberta Museum

TELUS World of Science

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, and even a skating rink. Mom and Dad can do all the shopping they need in one stop before the whole family takes part in one of the different indoor spectacles. New additions include Drive - an exciting multi-level go-karting experience. Galaxyland has also transformed three-and-a-half acres of its amusement park into Hasbro-themed attractions. West Edmonton Mall truly is as big spirited as Alberta!

Edmonton Valley Zoo

University of Alberta Botanic Garden

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. Starting late Spring, 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

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.

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Summer fun at Snow Valley

Edmonton's Festivals

Muttart Conservatory

Outdoor Winter Activities

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