Explore Edmonton With Your Family This Summer!
This energetic city is the largest, northernmost metropolis, and the capital of Alberta, Canada. Experience 18 hours of sun in the summer or see the river valley transform in the winter season. No matter the season, there’s never a bad time to bring the whole family and discover everything Edmonton has to offer.
Book your stay at any one of four Sandman and Sandman Signature hotels located across Edmonton, and enjoy first-class amenities and a famously cozy bed after a long day of exploring this beautiful city.
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West Edmonton Mall
Sure, you’ve been to the mall before, but you’ve never seen a mall like this one! Covering 5.3 million square feet and with over 800 stores and services, the West Edmonton Mall is the biggest and most unique mall in North America.
Home to the world's largest indoor lake, the largest indoor amusement park in North America, and the largest indoor wave pool in the world, this mind-blowing attraction is a must-see during your time in Edmonton. Find limitless fun for the entire family as popular West Edmonton Mall activities include an indoor aquarium, mini golf, sea lion shows, bowling, go-karting, ice skating, over 100 restaurants/food options, and much more to truly make your time here unforgettable.
The West Edmonton Mall is conveniently located a 30-minute drive from Sandman Signature Sherwood Park Hotel, 20 minutes from both Sandman Signature Edmonton South Hotel and Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel, and just a five-minute drive from Sandman Hotel Edmonton West, making it easy to enjoy this world-wonder from any Sandman Edmonton hotel.
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Watch A Sporting Event
With electric atmospheres and die-hard fans everywhere, the Edmonton sports setting is hard to beat. Bring the whole family and experience sporting events at world-class venues across a variety of different sports for everybody’s liking.
Visit the largest stadium in Canada at Commonwealth Stadium and watch an Edmonton Elks game, one of the most storied and winningest franchises in Canadian Football League history. Embrace Canada’s sports and head over to the state-of-the-art ICE district, the largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Canada, and discover fantastic restaurants or shops and the brand-new breathtaking Rogers Place, the home of the Edmonton Oilers NHL team.
For the basketball lover, head over to the Edmonton Expo Centre and watch the Edmonton Stingers, the current back-to-back Canadian professional basketball champions, or discover a home-run experience watching the elite Edmonton Prospects baseball team based out of RE/MAX field.
If you’ve got any voice left to cheer, then don’t forget to check out Clarke Stadium and watch Edmonton FC, Edmonton’s professional soccer club. Book your stay at Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel and enjoy extreme leisure while being located less than a 10-minute drive from each of these stadiums and only a 5-minute walk from Rogers Place!
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Fort Edmonton Park
Enter a new world of immersive and interactive family fun by visiting the largest living history museum in Canada, which spreads across 160 acres. Originally established in 1795 by Hudson’s Bay Company as a fortified trading post, this magical destination lets you time-travel through the rich history of Edmonton, from the fur trade to the roaring twenties!
Discover distinct ages at the Indigenous Peoples Experience, the replica of the fort of 1846 during the Fur Trade Era, the Settlement Era on 1885 street, the Municipal Era on 1905 street, and the Metropolitan Era on 1920 street.
Keep the family entertained all day by heading over to J. Jones Midway, which features a brand new 56-foot Ferris wheel, games alley, fun house, Cabinet of Curios, an outdoor maze, a massive events tent, and a vast selection of craveable carnival foods!
Ride in historic style and hop on the 1919 Baldwin steam engine train or take one of the various vintage street cars and automobiles around 1905 and 1920 streets. Want to jump even further back in time? Ride in a horse-drawn carriage around the park or make your little one feel like a true pioneer on a pony ride at Ottewell Homestead farmyard.
Book your stay with us in Edmonton and visit Fort Edmonton Park with ease, centrally located a 15-minute drive away from Sandman Hotel Edmonton West and both of our Sandman Signature locations in Downtown Edmonton and Edmonton South (Ellerslie).
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Take in a big breath of fresh air and visit one of Canada’s largest botanical gardens at the Muttart Conservatory. This dream oasis features beautiful gardens and four different glass pyramids which each host different and unique climate-regulated biomes. Each pyramid features more than 700 species of plants from around the world and each demonstrates a different climate: desert, temperate, and tropical. The fourth pyramid hosts stunning themed displays and seasonal celebrations which change several times a year. This endless world of plant beauty is sure to keep the entire family entertained all while being an exciting educational escapade. Staying at Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown? Muttart Conservatory is just a 5-minute drive away!
Telus World Of Science
If you are looking for a family destination to ignite curiosity and stimulate the depths of your imagination, look no further than the Telus World of Science. Following a massive renovation, this destination prompts endless discovery and a variety of themed galleries to explore.
Head to the stars and see a real moon rock or be the commander of your own lunar lander in the new and improved S.P.A.C.E. Gallery. Check out the new Health Zone where you can test your strength and flexibility or do your own DNA extraction in the immersive L.A.B. area. For a memorable hands-on experience, visit the Science Garage where you can create, test and play with your own astonishing feats of engineering.
Watch exciting IMAX films and on-stage live science performances or take a seat at the edge of the universe in the cutting-edge Zeidler Dome planetarium with world-leading 10K resolution generating extraordinary shows. The Telus World of Science is sure to capture the love of the entire family and is only a 10-minute drive from Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel and Sandman Hotel Edmonton West locations.
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Edmonton Valley Zoo
Cozied into Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park in the heart of Edmonton’s river valley, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is a premier family destination with over 350 unique animals. Bask in the glory of red pandas, the endangered peregrine falcon, native prairie dogs, zebras, laughing kookaburras, an elephant, reindeer, snow leopards, arctic wolves and many more extraordinary animals to be discovered. Edmonton Valley Zoo is a fun and educational experience for the whole family presenting the majesty of nature and stressing the importance of conservation for generations to come.
Add Calgary To Your Itinerary!
This unparalleled Canadian oasis has something for everybody with its diverse community and abundant character, there’s always something to do. With the average summer temperature around 25 degrees Celsius, there’s never been a better time to kick back and relax at one of our four Calgary hotel locations. Here’s Why You Need To Visit Calgary This Summer!