Annual Meeting

Planning Your Visit

Why not come early or stay late.
Make the most of your time in Edmonton!

Please refer to the following resources to assist you as you plan your participation in the 2024 Annual Meeting.  

We recommend booking activities and services in advance where possible as June is a busy tourism period for Edmonton, Alberta.  

Explore Edmonton has dedicated resources that will help choose from activities, restaurants and local attractions when planning your visit.  

Links are included for each of the provider’s websites with booking information, photos, and descriptions to assist you throughout the planning process.  

We recommend that you contact the individual operator to confirm details and availability in advance.  

Must-see stops within short walking distance of the host hotel

100th Street Funicular to River Valley Trail : Catch a free ride on the 100 Street Funicular - your link from Downtown Edmonton to the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Take in the sights and sounds of Edmonton's River Valley as you ride along the side of the bank in the glass-walled elevator. The 48-second ride leads you to a promenade partway down the hill where you can have a picnic, snap pictures, or read a book. Walk across the promenade to the lookout point with an unobstructed view of the river valley.  

4th Street Promenade : 4th Street Promenade is the area on 104th Street between Jasper Avenue downtown and the ICE District. Here you'll find local shopping, iconic restaurants, and historic buildings. Upscale fashions and furniture can be found next door to small artisanal crafts and artifacts, and many of these shops are found within the historical buildings from the old warehouse district.  

ICE District : ICE District is Edmonton's newest neighbourhood for sports and entertainment in the downtown core. Located at the north end of the 4th Street Promenade, ICE District features Rogers Place, an architectural and technological marvel that hosts the biggest names in music and is home to the Edmonton Oilers and Oil Kings hockey teams. Here, you’ll see hockey hair and sweet guitar riffs in all their glory on the largest high-definition screen and scoreboard in any NHL arena. 

Additional Areas of Interest

Old Stratchona & Whyte Avenue 
(10-minute drive from the Downtown Core) 

Anchored by the funky, bohemian spirit of Whyte Avenue, historic buildings blend with youthful exuberance to make Old Strathcona one of Edmonton’s trendiest neighbourhoods. The city's celebrated arts and cultural community makes its home here, as does a plethora of unique local boutiques, one-of-a-kind art galleries and music shops, and trendy restaurants and cafés.  

Fort Edmonton Park 
(20-minute drive from the Downtown Core) 

Providing the best in living history, Fort Edmonton Park is nestled on 64 hectares (158 acres) of wooded parkland along Edmonton’s River valley. What began as a Canada Centennial project in 1967 to reconstruct the old Fort Edmonton, quickly grew to encompass much more and now includes the 1846 Hudson’s Bay Fort as well as the Streets of 1885, 1905, and 1920, depicting the evolution of Edmonton’s early history. Plan your visit

West Edmonton Mall 
(25-minute drive from the Downtown Core) 

West Edmonton Mall's concept is inspired by the traditional urban bazaars of Persia, where shopping and entertainment were plentiful and operated in tandem, fulfilling a variety of consumer needs all in one place. At 5.3 million square feet, the Mall is the size of a small city and is accredited as a zoo. Learn more... 

There is no shortage of things to do in Edmonton!  

Weather & Packing Tips

The daily temperature in early-June ranges from highs of 13-22°C (approximately 55-71 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day to lows of 8-11°C (approximately 46-51 degrees Fahrenheit) in the evening.  

Take a look at historical weather data to get an idea of what the conditions may be like for your trip. You can find the City of Edmonton’s historical weather information here

Having a fleece or jacket on hand for easy layering will keep you comfortable wherever you are as it tends to be cooler in the evening. Comfortable footwear is also recommended.