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Country & Western

Edmonton’s Gone Country & Western – You Can Too!

For the first time ever, on November 12th and 13th, Edmonton is hosting the Professional Bull Riding Canada National Finals (PBR) at Rogers Place! In honour of this historic event, we’re dedicating this week’s blog to planning a rip-roaring country & western weekend in Edmonton. Read all the way to the end to learn how you can get free PBR tickets together with your hotel. Now let’s giddy up!

To get into the spirit, start at Lammle’s for an outfit or some accessories.

Lammle’s Western Wear has been a staple for western wear in Alberta since 1983, but don’t let the name fool you.  While you can get authentic cowboy boots, hats and accessories, the store also sells riding tack and a large selection of casual wear and high-end denim – think jeans, hoodies, plaid button downs.  Items are available for men, women and children, in regular and plus sizes.  Find your weekend cowboy gear at one of two stores in Edmonton.

With your western outfit
 perfected, score some Instagram points in a BIG way.

Over on 167 Street NW, outside the One Stop Biker Shop, is the giant cowboy boot.  Black and white with red neon designs, the boot will dwarf you at approximately 18 feet tall.  Given the bright red neon designs, it’s best to go in late afternoon or at dusk to get the full effect of it in your photos.  It’s a popular attraction to visit for photos or just for the fun of it.

While in Edmonton, perhaps you’d like to enjoy the perfect steak dinner and you certainly can at Lux Steakhouse + Bar94 or Von’s Steakhouse & Oyster Bar.

Right in the heart of downtown, Lux is located inside Commerce Place on 101 Street.  An upscale dining experience, Lux serves classic AAA cuts and Prime Alberta beef, some dry-aged for up to 45 days.  Choose your steak then a la carte sides, or for those interested in non-meat options, fish or chicken dishes are also on the menu.  Heading to PBR?  Lux is a whopping 2 minute walk from Roger’s Place and is the perfect option for dinner before the event.

Further south, at Gateway Boulevard and 81st Avenue, is Von’s.  Another favourite upscale steak place, Von’s has steaks aged a minimum of 28 days, as well as fish, chicken, salads and pasta on their extensive menu.  If you enjoy oysters, Wednesday through Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, and all night Sunday, head to their Oyster Happy Hour in the lounge for oysters specially priced at $1 – $3.

While Lux is only 2 minutes to Roger’s Place, Von’s is literally next door to an Edmonton country and western institution – Cook County Saloonand there’s no better place to cut a rug!  The rustic look inside includes rough wooden beams, wood floors, exposed brick, lots of neon and at least one moose head on the wall.  But the real attractions are the live music, dancing, drink specials and friendly people.  This is the kind of place to visit for a casual evening of line dancing, a game of pool, and your favourite country music.

So, what do you think? Are you ready for some cowboy culture? If the answer is YES, then gas up the car because right now you can get 2 tickets to PBR and a two night stay when you book our PBR Deal. Be sure to reserve soon because the deal is only available until November 11th.

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Terms and Conditions

The “1,2, 3 Pick Your Rewards”, Terms and Conditions and Blackout Dates 

Rewards Program campaign dates

Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2023 for rewards except for possible blackout dates. At present there are no blackout dates scheduled.

Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

  • Rewards are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, have no cash value, no cash back.
  • Rewards cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
  • Reward deal is net non-commissionable.

Blackout dates

At present there are no blackout dates scheduled. 

In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

  • $50 Gas Card or
  • $50 Prepaid Mastercard, or
  • $50 Ultimate Dining Card

Book two night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of five reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • $150 prepaid MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 Ultimate Dining Card, or

Book three night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of four reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card

One choice of reward per stay. 

Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 


Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Booking terms and conditions

Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

Is there a limit on the number of bookings I make on different dates?  Edmonton Best Hotels welcomes repeat business.  Some of our guests visit Edmonton every month.  Please note as stated earlier there must be a minimum of three days between bookings. Please also note stated blackout dates.

Cancelling and date changes to reservations

If a guest wants to cancel or change the dates of their booking.

What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

Any questions, please contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca 

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