As the second-largest city in Alberta, Edmonton is modern, sprawling, and full of surprises. The yearly Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, for example, is the world's second largest; this city is also home to North America's biggest shopping center, the West Edmonton Mall. Meanwhile, Whyte Avenue, just south of the river in the university district, is a fine place to spend a Friday night, with small theaters and eateries galore. Flights arrive at Edmonton International Airport (YEG), and it's perfectly possible to find flights to Edmonton that don't eat into your budget.
When you fly here, your best options for access to the city are hotels close to Edmonton International. There are plenty selections for ground transportation straight off the plane, like the Edmonton Skyshuttle, linking large hotels and other key points citywide. Meanwhile, the Edmonton Transit Service offers the Route 747 bus service, taking people to the town's LRT and bus lines; there are also cab and limo firms, and car rental businesses. When you fly into this city, you'll have easy access to all Edmonton has to offer, from the new Art Gallery of Alberta to the Royal Albert Museum and the glass pyramids of the Muttart Conservatory, a unique city landmark; Fort Edmonton Museum is Canada's largest living history museum. There are more dedicated areas of urban parkland here than anywhere else in North America, and the North Saskatchewan River Valley parks are continuously linked to form a single riverside belt. You can also cruise up or downriver on the Edmonton Queen and take in downtown from the water.
Edmonton effortlessly blends old and new, and Edmonton vacations can combine sightseeing with golf, hiking, and biking. Enjoy the city with cheap flights to Edmonton - book your plane ticket with Travelocity, and get the lowest price on your airfare. Select your hotel and air ticket together, and save hundreds as you search over 400 airlines and 510,000 hotels. Don't forget the deals on Edmonton flights exclusive to the mobile Travelocity app.