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5 Best Spots for Mac n’ Cheese in Edmonton


Best Mac 'n' Cheese in Edmonton

Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese in Edmonton: here’s where to indulge (Photo: michaeln3)

Chefs at several Edmonton restaurant have put their creative culinary skills to work to design some tasty mac ‘n’ cheese variations, meaning there’s no reason to tire of  this comfort-food staple when you’re in town. Here are our picks for the best mac ‘n’ cheese in Edmonton.


Edmonton Gift Shops: 5 Can’t-Go-Wrong Unique Souvenir Pitstops

Shop for unique locally-made products at Tix on the Square Gift Shop in Edmonton, Alberta.

Edmonton Gift Shops: find unique, locally made products at TIX on the Square

Forget maple-leaf toques and moose-addled t-shirts. Using our guide, visitors to the city can jettison clichés and take home unique souvenirs from top Edmonton gift shops. From locally-made art to attraction-specific replicas, each of these Edmonton gift shops has items that will suit any taste, budget or luggage size. Locals visit these shops for a great selections of fashion, art and home decor products that you can’t find anywhere else in the city. One of the best things about these Edmonton gift shops? You can buy anytime! These stores are open year-round and you can shop without having to pay admission to the attractions.

See the list of top Edmonton gift shops »


Edmonton Hockey Guide: 10 Ways to Get the Ultimate Hockey Experience

Edmonton Hockey

Edmonton hockey guide: fans fill Rexall Place to cheer on The Edmonton Oilers during an NHL hockey game. Photo courtesy of the City of Edmonton.

All Canadians may love the game, but Edmonton hockey fans are some of the most enthusiastic in the country! Home to five-time Stanley Cup Championship winners, the Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton is a fantastic, sports-savvy city to experience hockey excitement year-round. For an ear-shattering crowd experience, be sure to catch a live Edmonton hockey game — but even if you’re not visiting during the hockey season, Edmonton provides plenty of other ways to take in the sport. Here, we name some of our favourite experiences that will enrich any hockey-lover’s Edmonton stay.

See the list of 10 ways to get the ultimate Edmonton hockey experience »


Tea Cozy! Top Spots for Great Tea in Edmonton

Best tea in Edmonton

Enjoying a flavourful cup of hot tea is always a great way to relax, and with hundreds of flavours of each variety there are many ways to enjoy this classic beverage. Teahouses provide a great environment to relax and cozy up with a good book, enjoy a conversation with friends, or even to work or study (several teas have caffeine in them, perfect to give you that extra jolt of motivation or inspiration!) Plus, they are always stocked with several flavours of tea — so you can order whatever flavour or properties you fancy! Here are our recommendations for top places to grab a spot of tea in Edmonton, based on their tea selection and atmosphere.


Best Business Hotels in Edmonton

Best Business Hotels in Edmonton

Best Business Hotels in Edmonton (Photo: bulliver)

When coming to Alberta’s capital to get work done, you want comfortable digs that can accommodate your professional needs in addition to your personal ones. We’ve compiled this list of the best business hotels in Edmonton that will make your next trip here comfortable, easy and productive.

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5 Most Luxurious Hotels in Edmonton

Most Luxurious Hotels in Edmonton

Most Luxurious Hotels in Edmonton: #1 is the elegant Fairmont Hotel Macdonald (Photo: mastermaw)

1. Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
This historic hotel in downtown Edmonton offers luxurious accommodations overlooking the scenic River Valley. Elegant décor, modern amenities, fine dining options and elaborate facilities provide guests with an incredibly posh and relaxing setting.
• Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, 10065-100 St., 1-800-257-7544, website
• Map and reviews  (more…)

Where to Shop in Edmonton: Teenager Edition

Shop in Edmonton with Teens

Where to Shop in Edmonton With Teens: Whyte Avenue (Photo: Greencolander)

Travelling with teens can be trying for any parent—but it doesn’t have to be. On your next trip to Alberta’s capital, work in some time to hit some boutiques and retail outlets that your adolescents will love. It’s easy to shop in Edmonton with teens: just follow our list below to find the best spots for cool t-shirts, shoes, games and more.

See our list of the best shops in Edmonton for teens »


Best Consignment & Vintage Stores in Edmonton

Best Vintage Stores in Edmonton

Our picks for the best 6 vintage stores in Edmonton (Photo: stevendepolo)

Buying previously-worn clothing is an eco-friendly and unique way to draw style inspiration from the classic looks of the past. Edmonton has several specialty vintage and consignment stores that sell high-quality pieces that can be worn off the rack or re-worked to create a more contemporary feel. Our local experts take a tour of Edmonton’s best vintage stores to single out the key places every shopper should hit when looking for that unique item.

See the list of the best vintage stores in Edmonton »


Best Winter Pubs in Edmonton

Best winter pubs in Edmonton: get a cozy pint (Photo: McD22)

When the temperature falls below freezing, there’s no better place to warm up than one of Edmonton’s best winter pubs. These are places where the friendly, inviting atmosphere is sure to keep you toasty while you enjoy a perfectly poured pint and make friends with the regulars. Where offers our picks for the best winter pubs in Edmonton.

See the list of the best winter pubs in Edmonton »


The Best Cocktail Bars in Edmonton

Best Cocktail Bars in Edmonton

Best Cocktail Bars in Edmonton: the Cactus Club Café at West Edmonton Mall (Photo: mastermaq)

Creating the perfect mixed drink can require as much talent, technique and knowledge as cooking a great dish—and Edmonton’s cocktail bars are stepping up to the challenge. Our local experts have researched the best places for innovative and boozy concoctions in the city to come up with this list of great destinations. Before heading out for a night on the town, consider a stop one of these five great cocktail bars in or near downtown Edmonton. You won’t be disappointed.

See the list of best cocktail bars in Edmonton »


5 Great Dining Options Near Edmonton’s Churchill Square

Best Churchill Square Restaurants, Edmonton

Best Churchill Square Restaurants: a sample dish from Hardware Grill (Photo: mastermaq)

Sightseeing in Edmonton can—and definitely should—involve a visit to the city’s city hall and its adjacent square. Whether you’re visiting in midday for a photo op or in the evening for an event, take our list of great Churchill Square restaurants with you. You can’t go wrong when you dine at any of these five stellar places.

See our list of the five best Churchill Square restaurants in downtown Edmonton »


Where to Get the Best Alberta Beef in Edmonton

Where to get the best Alberta beef in Edmonton

Where to get the best Alberta beef in Edmonton: A Guide (Photo: CanadaPenguin)

1. Vons Steak House & Oyster Bar
This dining gem serves some of the best Alberta beef in Edmonton, especially the prime rib and hand-cut AAA Sterling Silver steaks. A favorite among locals, Vons draws in guests with the uncompromising quality of its food, and its exceptional, personable service.
Vons Steak House and Oyster Bar, 10309-81 Ave., 780-439-0041, vonssteakhouse.com, map and reviews

Read the rest of our list of places to get the best Alberta beef in Edmonton »