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Family Friendly Attractions in Edmonton

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Edmonton is full of fun and fascinating attractions and sights for the family, whether your kids are intrigued by weird and wonderful museums or want to adventure through lush, wild green space. When the troops get hungry, there are plenty of kid-friendly dining options available.


Amazing museums


Edmonton boasts art galleries and museums with exhibits ranging from ancient history to futuristic fantasy. Many also include kid-themed hands-on exhibits, making the experience even more exciting.


Telus World of Science


Situated in a suitably sci-fi-ish silver-white building, Telus World of Science will have the whole family fascinated with the wealth of interactive displays and exhibits, including talking robots, moon rocks, and meteorites. It's also home to a dazzling IMAX theatre and a vast planetarium dome, where shimmering stars and spinning planets whizz and whirl before your eyes.


11211 142 Street NW, Edmonton AB T5M 4A1. Tel: +1 780 451 3344


Telus World of Science website


Parks and gardens


Edmonton's river valley parkland - which cuts through the city center - creates a ribbon of green speckled with fully-fledged urban parks and intrepid campsites. Within this space, you’ll discover many family-friendly activities.


Edmonton Valley Zoo


Nestled beside the banks of the glistening North Saskatchewan River, you’ll discover Edmonton Valley Zoo, home to over 350 beautiful exotic and native animals. Head to the zoo’s Carnivore Alley to see snow leopards and arctic wolves, or check out the bright-white snowy owls at the Birds of Prey house.


13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton AB T5J 2R7. Tel: +1 780 442 5311


Edmonton Valley Zoo website


Muttart Conservatory


Based beside the river near central Edmonton, you’ll find Muttart Conservatory, where immense, twinkling pyramids of glass contain entire jungles of exotic plant-life, from giant white lilies to arching banana trees. Muttart Conservatory aims at educating and inspiring kids, so expect plenty of educational and inspiring hands-on exhibits.


9626 96A Street NW, Edmonton AB T6C 4L8. Tel: +1 780 496 8755


Muttart Conservatory website


Energetic entertainment


Sometimes an adrenaline rush is just what kids need to keep the pepped up during a day's sightseeing. And Edmonton's got a fair few thrill rides up its sleeves.


West Edmonton Mall


Is a mall full of flashy high-end boutiques and brand-name stores a great place to bring the kids? It is if it has its own theme park. West Edmonton Mall is a world within itself, featuring a triple-loop roller coaster in the mall’s Galaxyland area, as well as its very own indoor waterpark. There’s also cinemas, mini-golf, and an ice-rink.


8882 170 Street NW, Edmonton AB T5T 4J2. Tel: +1 780 444 5321


West Edmonton Mall website


Family dining


After the theme parks and museums and parkland frolics, the whole family is likely to want their bellies filled. What you need is a friendly, informal place to relax and eat great, hearty food, and here's a couple of popular venues.




Edmonton’s cuisine has a strong Italian influence, with many takeaways, casual eateries, and fine-dining establishments spread throughout its Little Italy area. Famoso blends the best of these, offering sit-down dining, counter-service, and speedy cooking. Enjoy crispy Neapolitan pizzas - or smaller pizzettas for the kids - and cool, creamy gelato for dessert.


11750 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton AB TK5 0N3. Tel: +1 780 732 0700


Famoso website


Blue Plate Diner


Treat your kids to some delectable home-cooked American fare at this classic diner with a fine-cooking twist. A favorite among Edmonton locals, this simple, no-fuss eatery boasts mouthwatering mac 'n' cheese, filling meatloaf, and delicious desserts. With an inexpensive kid’s menu, friendly staff, and plenty of seating in colorful surroundings, Blue Plate Diner is a buzzing brunch location.


10145 104 Street NW, Edmonton AB T5J 1A7. Tel: +1 780 429 0740


Blue Plate Diner website