The capital of Alberta, this Canadian city is home to the West Edmonton Mall, which is a mega-mall for all mega-malls—it's the largest of its kind in all of North America and features everything from shopping and entertainment to a waterpark, mini-golf, movie theaters, an amusement park, a skating rink, and even its own lake! You could practically make an entire vacation in and of itself taking advantage of all that this mall has to offer, and there are cheap Edmonton hotels nearby to accommodate your stay.
Exploring from Edmonton Hotels
There's also plenty to do in the city if you're not the shopping type. Many hotels in Edmonton overlook the River Valley, which is a vast urban park filled with opportunities for outdoor recreation, especially in the summer months, when the days are extra-long due to the city's northern latitude.
The city's downtown, with its pedestrian mall, is filled with shops and restaurants and Edmonton hotels that are in the middle of the action. Right next to the University of Alberta is the hip and happening Whyte Avenue District, where you'll find lots of live music and where many festivals take place. Dining, pubs, and theater greet guests who stay near Old Strathcona. Other Edmonton attractions include the living history museum that is Fort Edmonton Park, the Muttart Conservatory, and the Alberta Legislature Building.
Stay at an Edmonton hotel in the suburbs outside the city if you want to have easier access to the area's winter sports, like skiing and snowboarding.