Edmonton Museums and Art Galleries
(Edmonton, Alberta - AB, Canada)
If you are looking to visit museums and art galleries during your stay in Edmonton, you won't be disappointed. Highlights include many historical paintings at the Edmonton Art Gallery, natural history displays at the Royal Alberta Museum, and zoological specimens at Edmonton's Museum of Zoology.
For aircraft and local aviation information, be sure to head to the Alberta Aviation Museum in northern Edmonton, while for a recreation of historic city life, visit the popular Fort Edmonton Park.
Edmonton Art Gallery
Address: 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 99th Street and 102A Avenue, Edmonton, T5J 2C1, Canada
Tel: +1 780 422 6223
The Edmonton Art Gallery contains a large collection of fine arts, numbering over 5,000 works. Alternated regularly, the gallery usually displays up to 200 paintings at any one time, together with temporary art exhibitions. Guided tours of the exhibits are available.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday, Friday - 10:30 to 17:00, Thursday - 10:30 to 20:00, Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts for students, seniors and children, children under six free
Royal Alberta Museum (Provincial Museum of Alberta)
Address: 12845 102nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta (AB), T5N 0M6, Canada
Tel: +1 780 453 9100
The Royal Alberta Museum, also known locally as the Provincial Museum of Alberta, is simply enormous. Home to a wealth of historical information about Edmonton, together with natural history exhibits and art works, the museum also features a popular shop, a café and extensive conference facilities. The Royal Alberta Museum is located in Edmonton's downtown district and is worthy of a visit.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts for students, seniors and children
Alberta Aviation Museum
Address: 11410 Kingsway, Edmonton, Alberta (AB), T5G 0X4, Canada
Tel: +1 780 453 1078
Situated on the northern side of Edmonton, close to the City Center Airport, the Alberta Aviation Museum houses an impressive collection of restored aircraft, including a Fairchild 71C amongst others. Also of interest at the museum is a number of aviation exhibits, model planes, plane engines and a library. Guided tours are available and several aircraft are often in the process of being restored.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 16:30
Admission: charge, discounts for children
Museum of Zoology
Address: Biological Sciences Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (AB), T6G 2E9, Canada
Tel: +1 780 492 4622
Part of the vast University of Alberta complex, Edmonton's Museum of Zoology features more than 35,000 zoological specimens, together with a comprehensive library area. Full of educational information about fish, birds, mammals and more, the Museum of Zoology is also an important center for research.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:30 to 16:00
Fort Edmonton Park
Address: Fox Drive / Whitemud Drive, Edmonton, Alberta (AB), T5J 2R7, Canada
Tel: +1 780 496 8787
Situated in the scenic River Valley area, Fort Edmonton Park is a popular living museum, where many aspects of 19th-century city life is recreated. With four distinct time zones reconstructed, the Fort Edmonton Park also hosts many seasonal events and activities.
Open hours: May and June, Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 16:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00; July and August, daily - 10:00 to 18:00; September, Monday to Saturday - 12:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors and children, children under two free
Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta
Address: 9543 110th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta (AB), T5H 1H3, Canada
Tel: +1 780 424 7580
Celebrating Edmonton's distant settlers who arrived many years ago from the Ukraine, the Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta features an array of local artifacts, together with a range of historic Ukrainian information. Situated on the northern side of central Edmonton, the museum is an important record of the city's cultural past.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 10:00 to 16:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free, donations welcomed