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Edmonton Local Playgrounds

With just a few weeks left of warmer weather, now’s the time to do all the things that get harder when it’s chilly and snowy.  Maybe you’d like to go to as many of the coolest playgrounds in Edmonton?  Perfect, because that’s where we’re taking you today.  Get ready, pack a lunch and the sunscreen and off we go!

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Boyle Street Community Playspace

Located at the Boyle Street Plaza and Melcor YMCA Village, this new playground has climbing walls, swings, slides, climbing structures of all kinds and a rubber base to soften any falls.

Even better, this playground is just a 5-minute walk to the Royal Alberta Museum which is one of the premier family attractions in the city.

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Rocketship Park

Would be astronauts will have a spectacular time at this playground.  The space theme is continuous throughout with lots of climbing structures including the giant space shuttle or “rocketship”.  Kids can have fun navigating the giant moon rock, driving a moon rover, or the usual slides and swings.

Complete your day of space science adventure with a stop at the TELUS World of Science that’s a 5-minute drive away.

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Hazeldean Playground

Toot Toot, All Aboard!  The Hazeldean Playground is all about trains, and not those fancy new bullet trains, the classic steam engines of yesteryear.  Two train structures for climbing, a mini station house, plus all the other usual features like slides, swings, and a little spray park for those hot days.

Right across the street is an Edmonton sweets secret, Hazeldean Bakery.  Pop in for one of their low-key famous donuts and other goodies.

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Bessie Nichols School Playground

The adorable “Bessie Bus” is a main feature here for kids to climb in and take a “ride”, but the large playground has many fun obstacles to traverse, including a dome-shaped climbing structure.  Find the usual slides and swings as well.

A large grassy park borders onto the playground area which is a great place to break out the picnic lunch and take some downtime.

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Leduc Spray Park and Alexandra Playground

Head a little south to visit Leduc and the Leduc Spray Park and Alexandra Playground.  The playground is small with a climbing structure and slides but just enough to mix things up.  The real attraction is the spray park where kids can cool off with a little spritz or get fully drenched… they’ll probably choose the latter.

With appetites stoked, don’t head back home without a stop in at Zambelli’s for possibly the best pizza in the Edmonton region – ya, that’s right, we said it!

Looking for more great activities for families to enjoy?  We’ve got you covered.  Our Family Fun Guide has lots of ideas, and our itineraries for a fun weekend in Edmonton West part 1 and part 2 have even more to explore.

Special thanks to Jill of edmontonplaygrounds on Instagram for all the fantastic information.  These playgrounds are just the tip of the iceberg – follow @edmontonplaygrounds for amazing overviews of the latest, greatest playgrounds in and around the city.

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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.
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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:

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  • $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:

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  • $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.

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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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