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Experience endless entertainment in “The Big E”

In between business meetings or breakout sessions in our conference centre, take time to visit the top area attractions near Radisson Hotel & Convention Center Edmonton. If you’re a sports fan, you can score tickets to an engaging NHL game at Rogers Place or a football game at Commonwealth Stadium. Catch a magnificent musical performance at Winspear Centre, or get a different type of adrenaline rush at Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino, home to hundreds of slot machines and table games. Love the great outdoors? Stroll the gardens under the glass pyramids at Muttart Conservatory, or wander through the exhibits at John Janzen Nature Centre.

Arts and culture

  • Winspear Centre (8.1 km)
    Built in 1997, this state-of-the-art theatre boasts more than 1,700 seats and an impressive wood-and-metal organ with 6,551 pipes. Buy your event tickets in advance to sit in the coveted Terrace Center seating section.
    Phone: +1 (780) 428-1414
  • Fort Edmonton Park (15.8 km) 
    Experience life from the mid-1800s to the 1920s at Canada's largest living history museum. You can explore sections of the park dedicated to the fur-trading era, the settlement era, the municipal era and the metropolitan era. 
    Phone: +1 (780) 496-7381

Event centres and festivals

  • Sir Winston Churchill Square (8.1 km) 
    As the unofficial “Festival City” of Canada, Edmonton is home to some of the region’s most impressive performances and public events. Even when there isn’t an event, visit this open-air venue for a lunch break, a leisurely walk or a day of shopping in the adjacent stores. 
    Phone: +1 (780) 944-7740
  • Edmonton Expo Centre (8.6 km) 
    This 48,500-square-metre, multipurpose facility features catering services, a grand ballroom and four exhibit halls that can accommodate a variety of events.
    Phone: +1 (780) 471-7377

Outdoors and recreation

  • Muttart Conservatory (6.7 km) 
    Comprised of four glass pyramids, this iconic conservatory is not to be missed. Take one of the tours on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday to explore the exotic vegetation of arid, temperate and tropical climates.
    Phone: +1 (780) 442-5311
  • John Janzen Nature Centre (7.8 km) 
    Follow the Saskatchewan River south to find this serene nature centre with walking trails, indigenous animals and interactive exhibits that introduce guests to the area’s flora and fauna.
    Phone: +1 (780) 442-5311
  • Edmonton Valley Zoo (20.2 km) 
    The first animal arrived at the Edmonton Valley Zoo in 1959, but this family-friendly attraction has evolved over the years to include more than 350. From furry and feathery to slimy and scaly, this zoo features a wide range of species.
    Phone: +1 (780) 442-5311
  • Elk Island National Park (45.4 km)
    Just 45 minutes east of Edmonton lies this year-round wonderland, an oasis of calm for nature lovers and picnickers.
    Phone: +1 (780) 922-5790

Sports and gaming

  • Northlands Park Racetrack & Casino (7.9 km) 
    Place an order in the restaurant or place a bet on a racehorse at Northlands Park. This massive event venue also includes a casino with more than 550 slot machines and table games. 
    Phone: +1 (780) 471-7365
  • Rogers Place (8.7 km) 
    Home of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team, this iconic indoor arena also hosts concerts by international superstars. Be sure to show up early to your event; you will want to take time to admire the awe-inspiring architecture.
    Phone: +1 (780) 414-5483
  • Commonwealth Stadium (9.8 km) 
    Join 60,000 other fans to enjoy an Edmonton Eskimos football game on the team’s home field at Commonwealth Stadium.
    Phone: +1 (780) 442-5311