Are you fond of exploring historical places, picturesque streets, and artsy modern hubs?
Make sure to bring the right cameras and toolset to capture what the city has to offer. Edmonton doesn’t fall short of scenic views and iconic landmarks, so many photo enthusiasts, even from across the globe, visit this city to scout picture-perfect locations.
Discover the top Instagram-worthy spots in Edmonton below”
Manchester Square is a garden space with a 20-feet promenade. The place was once a furniture store, but it was redeveloped into a public space that emulates Europe’s architecture and cultural atmosphere.
It’s just blocks away from the Brewery District and 124 Street shopping district. That’s why it’s one of the spots where tourists and locals flock, especially during the holidays.
Some of the favorite photo backdrops in this place are the outdoor water fountain, patio, and European-style buildings. You can also pose on the area’s classic street lamps, British phone booths, and beautiful murals.
Whitemud Park is a recreation and wilderness park in the River Valley region. It’s surrounded by natural features and attractions perfect for scenic shots.
Although most trails are covered with gravel and dirt, you can snag many epic shots in the creek, forest, and picnic sites.
Hiking, birdwatching, and biking are some of the popular activities you can do in this park. Alternatively, you can also try the cross-country ski routes during winter.
Fort Edmonton Park
Fort Edmonton Park is a wooded parkland with historically-themed attractions.
If you want to feel like you’ve been transported a hundred years back, you can snap pictures in the vintage 1919 Baldwin Steam Engine and Train or the iconic Indigenous People Experience. For an added flair, you can also take a horse-drawn wagon on 1885 Street.
To cap off your visit, we also recommend visiting the Johnny J. Jones Midway. Here, you can try a bunch of rides and games such as the Games Alley, Fun House, and Ferris Wheel.
William Hawrelak Park
William Hawrelak Park is a famous outdoor recreation space in the River Valley. It features a 68 hectares (168 acres) park and 5 hectares (12 acres) lake, and open meadows.
It’s an Instagram-worthy spot because it’s a site for events and festivals throughout the year. You can experience the Heritage Festival’s multicultural events and culinary treats in the summer.
At this festival, you can hop in and capture the colorful cultures of more than 90 countries. Alternatively, you can drop by to experience the Silver Skate Festival and witness a myriad of arts, recreations, and sports in winter.
Alberta Legislature is known as “the Ledge.” It’s a grand Beaux-Arts architecture where laws are passed. However, the building is more than just steel, stone, and glass. It’s also a notable spot for photographers and curious tourists.
Alberta Legislature features classic portraits and art, beautifully manicured landscape areas, and a scenic backdrop of the North Saskatchewan River.
To top it off, it’s also close to the Visitor Centre, which is a hub for vibrant summer festivals and lively holiday events.