As in the title, I'll be travelling to Edmonton in early June. I'll be busy for most of the time I'm there, but in case I have some free time, does anybody want to offer me any tips on what I should go to see while I'm there? I'll be staying at the U of A campus. Any tips on the best (cheapest, easiest) way to get from the airport to campus? Any other pointers?
(I'm hoping the mods will tolerate a non-football topic).
I'm not from Edmonton either, been there more than a few times while I was working in Slave Lake. Mind you I had some problems on which roads to take while driving around the city. Anyway PiCat; check out the above link.
Not sure what you enjoy…but whyte ave, close to UA, is a great stroll with shops, food,music and fun…very vibrant and full of evening action.
and just down from UA is the river valley with a walk through the entire city…probably the best use of a natural resource as there is in Canada
there is a bus that takes you into Edmonton from the airport…but ask around the luggage terminal and see if anyone wants to share a cab…(I hate buses)
If you have time to travel downtown, take the LRT from university station to central station, take the escalator up behind the sign listing 'Scotia Place' as a destination. Follow the signs from there, until you get to the food court. Your destination is one 'Chicken for Lunch.' A fast-food place might not seem all that special at first glance, but you won't find a better value for lunch downtown than what Amy Quon provides, nor someone with her bubbly personality to dish it up for you. Just tell her I referred you, and you'll get taken care of!
Best time to avoid the line is before 11:30AM, after that its guaranteed busy any time of the week, but esp. thursday and friday when the line can have 100+ in it at any given time.