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Labour Day Weekend: Summer’s Last Hurrah

Summer – It’s almost a wrap for another year.  It all culminates in 3 days from September 3rd to the 5th and there is still a lot of summer to pack into those few days.  We’ve got a shortlist of fun festivals and events to make the final days of the season some of the very best.

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Cocktails & Jerk Festival

This Caribbean-themed festival promises a “tropical staycation” and who can argue with that?  While food and drinks are the main attractions, the activities also include Caribbean music performers and dancing.  It’s a party that you don’t want to miss and it’s all happening in Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park on September 3rd and 4thLearn more here.

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Motley Crue and Def Leppard in Edmonton

Dr. Feelgood.  Kickstart My Heart. Pour Some Sugar On Me.  Let’s Get Rocked.  If those songs bring back amazing memories, then the Stadium Tour concert is the place to be on September 4th at Commonwealth Stadium.  Joining the two headliners are Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.  This may well be the concert event of the decade and you can get your tickets here.

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Comic Sans at Art Gallery of Alberta

Comics as art.  Maybe you’ve never thought about them that way before but the Comic Sans exhibit at the art gallery will change your mind.  Specifically focused on contemporary Canadian comics, the exhibit examines the different ways that stories are told.  From purely graphic to creative narratives that go beyond the usual, Comic Sans expands the boundaries where comics become expressive art.

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Dodgeball World Championships

And now for something completely different!  Remember when dodgeball was just a game for gym class?  Since 2012, when the World Dodgeball Federation was formed, dodgeball has been growing as a sport with tournaments and teams around the world.  The world dodgeball championships will take place over the Labour Day weekend and tickets are available so when friends ask what you did, you’ll have a totally unique experience to share.

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31st Anniversary Labour Day BBQ

We simply take it for granted now that the first Monday in September is a holiday – Labour Day.  But do you know what it is and why we mark it?   Originally the day was for workers to celebrate and campaign for rights.  These days we simply use it for downtime and to say goodbye to summer.  Get back to celebrating the true meaning of the day by joining the Edmonton and District Labour Council at Giovanni Caboto Park for their 31st Labour Day BBQ on September 5th.

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Symphony Under the Sky

For the 26th year in a row, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra celebrates Labour Day weekend with the Symphony Under the Sky at Hawrelak Park.  On September 1st and 3rd, hear Hollywood Hits which includes movie night music from favourites like Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast and Harry Potter.  Then on September 2nd and 4th, hear Festival Favourites, classics from Beethoven, Strauss, Mozart and more.

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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, 2024 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. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

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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