Edmonton Tweens - attractions and events
The Alberta Legislature
Alberta’s architectural treasure. Take the free guided tours of the building and learn about Alberta’s political heritage.
Enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds with fountains, pools to splash around in summer, and a skating rink in winter.
The Alberta Legislature is a must-see attraction during the holiday season when it is all lit up with lights. Check for special events.
10800-97Avenue Get Directions (Google Maps)
Legislature Photo Album
Fort Edmonton Park
It’s living history at its best at Canada’s largest living history park! Four eras are featured: 1846 fur trade, 1885, 1905, and 1920’s.
Ride the carousel and Ferris wheel at the 1920’s midway, ride the steam train and streetcars, help make bannock and learn about fur trading. Activities for all ages.
Fort Edmonton Park has lots of special events so check website for details for events for Easter, Canada Day, Christmas and so much more.
Hotel on site during summer months. Children’s Day Camps available for children during holidays such as Christmas, Spring Break and summer. Wheel chair accessible, washrooms, first aid, food services, shops and souvenirs, ATM. Located in the river valley.
Seasonal and open for special events.
Corner of Fox Dr. & Whitemud Drive Get Directions (Google Maps) Map of Park
Fort Edmonton Photo Album
Royal Alberta Museum
One of Canada's most popular museums. There is a full range of exhibitions and activities for all ages. Some of the galleries include Wild Alberta, the Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture, and the Natural History Gallery, which includes the Bug Room, usually a hit for this age group.
This museum is scheduled for expansion in the next couple of years so check for special exhibitions during your visit.
Special family friendly presentations during this exhibit. Summer Day Camps available.
12845-102 Avenue, Edmonton Get Directions (Google Maps)
The former home of Alberta’s first premier, Alexander C. Rutherford. This restored beautiful brick mansion, near the University of Alberta, recaptures the spirit of Edmonton in 1915. Restaurant and gift shop.
11153 Saskatchewan Drive
Telus World of Science – Edmonton
Edmonton’s space and science center features five interactive mind-boggling galleries. Walk through the human body in The Body Fantastic, solve a mystery in Mystery Avenue gain an understanding of Mother Nature in Greens’ House, and explore space in every dimension in Space Place. See a planetarium or Imax show.
The center offers several camps and courses especially during school breaks. Gift shop features space and science related items great for tween gifts. Great activity for rainy days. Open year round.
11211 – 142 Street, Edmonton Get Directions (Google Maps)
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Award winning outdoor living museum tells the story of the settlement of Ukrainian immigrants to east central Alberta from 1892-1930. Costumed role players in historic buildings including one room schoolhouse, general store, churches, houses, etc. Wagon rides. Several special events and activities during the summer season. Summer day camps available for children.
25 min east of Edmonton on Hwy 16 (near Elk Island National Park)
Home to more than 100 exotic, endangered and native species. The Valley Zoo offers several interpretive programs and special events throughout the year to enhance your visit.
The zoo offers several day camps and courses during the year particularly geared towards children during school breaks.
13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton
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More Edmonton Valley Zoo photos on our site.
West Edmonton Mall
One of the World’s largest shopping and entertainment complexes. Tweens will be kept busy for days. Galaxyland has a number of rides for tweens, check for height restrictions. The World Waterpark has a giant indoor wave pool, lots of slides and hot tubs to keep your kids entertained. There is an NHL size skating rink, indoor mini golf, and Sea Lion’s Rock the home to three California Sea Lions. There are nine attractions to choose from. There are also several cinemas.
With over 800 stores and services in the mall, there are many stores catering to the tweens for clothing, toys, stuffed animals, sporting goods, jewelry etc. West Edmonton mall is fun for the whole family.
West Edmonton Mall is open year round.
87th Ave and 170 Street, Edmonton Get Directions (Google Maps)