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Boardwalk Ice on Whyte
Dreaming of a white Christmas but can’t travel in December? Book flights to Edmonton for the end of January so you can attend the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte festival. It's more than a decade-old event and one of the top festivals in the city. It runs for 10 days and is a family-friendly celebration, with interactive games, sessions on how to ice carve, a giant ice slide, a marketplace perfect for souvenir shopping.
Edmonton Gay Pride Parade
Held in June, the Edmonton Gay Pride Parade has been on the city's events calendar for the last 30 years. Those that buy flights to Edmonton to watch the parade and take part in the celebration can expect beer gardens, food stalls, poetry readings, art shows and a massive dance party. The parade is quite popular, so those keen on not missing out should book tickets to Edmonton in advance.
Edmonton International Jazz Festival
Since its inception in 2005, the Edmonton International Jazz Festival has grown into one of the top festivals in Canada. It features local and international artists and attracts thousands of attendees. As the event is held in June (Canada’s high season), you should secure your tickets to Edmonton at least three months before the event if you want to avoid seasonal increases in prices.
What should I know before visiting Edmonton?
When eating out at a restaurant, tips are not always included on the bill. It's customary to tip your server between 15% and 20% of the total bill.
Transport from Edmonton International Airport (YEG)
Located 30 minutes’ drive from downtown Edmonton, the best way to get from Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is with the Skyshuttle. It costs $18 CAD ($19 AUD) per adult and $10 CAD ($11 AUD) for children. If you'd rather take a taxi, budget between $40-50 CAD ($44 to $55 AUD) per trip.
Hire a car
The best way to explore Edmonton is with a car. It gives you more freedom to see the top sights, and you don't need to rely on public transport timetables. There are car rental options at Edmonton International Airport (YEG), or you can select your vehicle at the same time you buy your flights to Edmonton with Webjet.
What should I pack for Edmonton?
From June to August, the summer temperatures in Edmonton hover around 21to 25°C. When packing for your return flights to Edmonton, bring along a pair of thongs, a wide-brimmed sun hat and a bottle of SPF to keep in your handbag.
If you’re looking at airfare to Edmonton between March and May, temperatures usually hover around 11°C to 17°C. Pack a lightweight rain jacket and waterproof shoes in case you're caught in a downpour.
In the winter, temperatures in Edmonton can drop as low as -30°C. so dressing in layers and thermal gear is essential. A thick winter jacket is needed too, as well as accessories like beanies, gloves and scarves. But if you can handle the cold, December to February is a great time to look for deals on cheap flights to Edmonton.
As the summer temperatures start to cool down, you'll need to add some warm layers to your suitcase for your flights to Edmonton. Staples like jeans, a warm sweater and a lightweight puffer jacket will go along way in keeping the chill at bay.
What are the best restaurants and cafes in Edmonton?
Sober Cat is a trendy spot any traveller with an airfare to Edmonton (and an addiction to coffee!) will want to visit. It specialises in artisan coffee and is one of the best places to get your caffeine fix. If you're feeling hungry, the cafe has breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that cater to a variety of dietary preferences. For breakfast, try avocado toast with pickled shallots, the fruit-rolled pancakes with berry coconut creme, or the superfood-packed power bowl. Picks from the lunch offerings include short rib croquettes, oxtail poutine, and a Taiwanese chicken sandwich. Here for dinner? Try the likes of butchers’ selection steaks, pistachio-crusted lamb rack, king salmon, or even a plant-based meatloaf.
District Cafe & Bakery
A visit to District Cafe & Bakery is always a good idea, no matter if your return flights to Edmonton have you in the city in the summer or winter. When the temperatures are high, you can enjoy a sip on the sun-soaked patio as you tuck into dishes like breakfast bravas, orange-scented rice pudding, paninis and sandwiches. In the colder months, retreat inside and cosy up with a cappuccino. Breakfast is on during the week from 7am to 11am, and lunch is served until 4pm Monday to Wednesday, or 7pm on Thursday and Fridays. Plan your sojourn for a weekend to indulge with the brunch menu - cuban pork benefit, banana bread French toast, and braised beef sandwich.
Wilfred's is a beautiful cafe in Edmonton. Coffee lovers and Instagrammers with flights to Edmonton flock here in droves to grab a flat white and a picture in front of its famous hand-drawn mural. Foodies buying tickets to Edmonton should also stop here for lunch. There's a fresh, contemporary menu with options like smoked salmon, BBQ buttermilk chicken sandwich and a hearty burger full of bacon, lettuce, tomato and white onion.