edmonton

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like Edmonton.

There’s no shortage of things to do and see when the weather is warm and the city is in bloom. Here are our top picks for what to do when you are in Edmonton for the weekend in summer.

WEEKEND SUMMER ITINERARY

day one

Pip

It’s important to start such a jam-packed day on the right foot. Located in the heart of Old Strathcona, Pip is an intimate 28-seat restaurant offering elevated comfort food for dinner & brunch seven days a week. Brunch offerings range from light & healthy (quinoa breakfast bowl with arugula, hardboiled egg & pesto) to the indulgent classics (eggs Benedict with shaved ham & dill hollandaise).
Pip
Pip

Old Strathcona Farmers Market

Welcome to Edmonton's largest, year-round, indoor farmer's market. With over 130 vendors every Saturday, the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market has an impressive assortment of hand-made goods – locally grown produce, specialty foods, jewelry, decor, arts and crafts, clothing, accessories, pottery and so much more! We don’t allow any re-sale in our market, so everything is made personally by the vendor who is selling it. Saturdays, 8am - 3pm.
Farmers Market
Farmers Market

Explore Old Strathcona

Anchored by the funky, bohemian spirit of Whyte Avenue, historic buildings blend with youthful exuberance to make Old Strathcona one of Edmonton’s trendiest neighborhoods. The city’s celebrated arts and cultural community makes its home here, as does a plethora of unique local boutiques, one-of-a-kind art galleries and music shops, and trendy restaurants and cafés. Top shops include Bamboo Ballroom, C'est Sera Whyte Ave., The Plaid Giraffe, The Silk Road Spice, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Wee Book Inn, The Junque Cellar and Gravity Pope.
Old Strathcona
Old Strathcona

Dinner at MEAT

MEAT is a locally owned and operated smokehouse located in the heart of Old Strathcona. An authentic BBQ experience with homemade sauces, savoury sides, and a casual welcoming room to indulge. It's a great place to bring a group of people and share a few meat platters and side dishes.
Dinner at Meat
Dinner at Meat

Canada's only Neon Sign Museum

The City of Edmonton Heritage Planning has collected neon signs from old or demolished buildings, and they are on display on the 4th Street Promenade. The Neon Sign Museum serves as a place to display and appreciate the businesses of the past.
Manitoba Legislative Building
Neon Museum

day two

Breakfast at Cafe Linnea

Inspired by traditional Scandinavian and French cuisine, Café Linnea fuses familiar bistro fare with locally sourced ingredients. Café Linnea is the passion project of chef and owner Kelsey Johnson.
Linnea
Linnea

Explore 124th Street

This charming area is home to art galleries, specialty and antique stores, fashion boutiques, indie coffee houses (try Remedy Cafe and Credo), and fabulous eateries (favorites: Canteen, and RGE RD). The wide ranging group of art galleries in the area collaborate to offer a Gallery Walk twice a year, and seasonal exhibits that focus on work by Canadian artists. We recommend visiting Hideout Distro, Duchess Bake Shop, Parcel And Prose and Pura Botanicals.
124 st
124 st

Lunch at Tres Carnales

So unique, you’ll actually think you’re in Mexico, Tres Carnales offers a truly interactive dining experience. Dedicated to farm to table, sustainability and community, Tres Carnales takes delicious traditional recipes and brings them to life in a bold and fresh way. Grab a Jarrito and some fish tacos, but try to wait until you’re finished before you order seconds.
Tres Carnales
Tres Carnales

EValley Bike Tour

Edmonton’s river valley is an urban gem, with over 150 km (90+ miles) of trails for walking, running or cycling. The North Saskatchewan River Valley is 22 times larger than Central Park in New York City. Tour through Edmonton's beautiful parks, river valley and beautiful neighborhoods.
Ebike
Ebike

Explore 4th Street Promenade

A sophisticated neighborhood in the heart of Edmonton that offers an urban atmosphere in which you can admire the arts, fine food, and unique boutiques. A distinguished destination to live, work and play, 4th Street Promenade, as its often called, is becoming one of the most exciting areas in Edmonton. We recommend you visit Credo Coffee, habitat etc, jacek chocolate and vacancy hall.
4th street
4th street

Dinner at Baijiu

Baijiu (pronounced “Bye Joe”) is a cocktail bar & eatery that serves Asian inspired plates meant to be shared amongst a table family style. Their old world chic room is located in the heart of Edmonton’s arena district inside the historical Mercer building. Pop into Little Hong Kong for a drink, their secret bar within a bar!
Baijiu
Baijiu

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