Top 5 Places to Visit in Edmonton This Summer | AMA Travel

Top 5 Places to Visit in Edmonton This Summer

Take a spin around Alberta's capital this summer, from raceway to the midway – we've got it all! Enjoy a thrill ride at Castrol Raceway or feel like a kid again at the world's second-largest indoor amusement park. Edmonton has lots to offer to make this an exciting summer for you and your family. Book a hotel and spend a couple of days exploring all that Edmonton has to offer. Get the best deal on hotels in Edmonton when booking through AMA, all backed by our Best Price Guarantee. Take a look at some of our favorite places to go while in town, don't forget to take advantage of your AMA discounts.

1) Blast into Galaxyland, West Edmonton Mall

Don't pass through without a stop at the world's second-largest indoor amusement park. From Galaxy Kids Playpark, a padded play area perfect for tots, to Mindbender, a breathtaking 14-storey rollercoaster, there's something for all ages. Save $4.50 (kids) and $5.50 (adults) on WEM Choice Passes to Galaxyland at AMA centres in Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park.

Book your stay at Fantasyland Hotel to stay close to all the action.

2) Fuel up on excitement at Castrol Raceway.

At this multi-track motorsports complex, spectators feel the rumble beneath their feet and the energy pulsing in the air as drivers test their skills on controlled courses. If you're a racing enthusiast, stop by and get your dose of adrenalin at events such as sprint car, stock car, motorcycle and quarter-mile drag racing. Save 10% on spectator admission at Castrol Raceway.

Save 10% on spectator admission at Castrol Raceway

3) Come face-to-roaring-face with dinosaurs at Telus World of Science

This summer, the space and science centre hosts Dinosaurs Unearthed, an exhibition of 17 lifesize, moving dinos in a re-created prehistoric habitat; plus, real fossils, and skeletons from North America and Asia. Weekly special events range from Dinos in the Dark and Velociraptor Safety to a birthday party for the Edmontosaurus.

Save 10% on regular admission

4) Rutherford House

For many years, this post-Edwardian mansion built in 1911 by Alberta's first Premier, welcomed the political and social elite of Alberta. Today, this restored and furnished Edwardian-era home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.

Save 10% on regular admission. Discount available by visiting the location.

5) River Valley Segway Tours

River Valley Adventure Co. is set in the beautiful Louise McKinney Riverfront Park across the North Saskatchewan River from the Edmonton Queen. They have been showcasing the beautiful Edmonton River Valley for the past four years, taking guests gliding through the park on Segways. There's need to drive three hours to the Mountains for an excursion when we have North America’s largest Urban Parkland right here in the Capital City.

Reserve your spot by booking your segway tour online ahead of time.