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Spring Break in Edmonton: the Perfect Itinerary

Are you planning on taking the family on a Spring Break trip to Edmonton and don’t want to miss out on all the awesome things our city has to offer (but also don’t want to break the bank)? We’ve got your back! Keep reading to find a simple four-day itinerary that’s budget-savvy with a splurge or two (our 1,2,3 Rewards Deal can help with that!), but also maximizes the fun for your whole family!

Spring Break in Edmonton: Day One

Before leaving your hotel for the day, make sure you fill up on a hearty breakfast to keep your energy up for all of the fun you’re going to have exploring the city. 

Pro Tip: If you’re looking for a hotel that offers free breakfasts, check the “complimentary breakfast” box when browsing our Member Hotels on the Edmonton’s Best Hotels website to see all of our Member Hotels that offer their guests complimentary breakfasts. Whether you want a simple continental breakfast or a full-service hot breakfast buffet, our Member Hotels have it all.

Once you’ve fuelled up on your breakfast of choice, start your vacation off right with a trip to the Alberta Aviation Museum, where the learning is so fun, the kids won’t even know it’s happening! It features a variety of aircraft, interactive exhibits, and hands-on activities that make learning about aviation fun and engaging. Kids will love seeing the planes (including a restored WWII Lancaster Bomber) and learning about the history of flight. It’s a great way to spend an educational morning with the family.

From the museum, take a pit stop at Boston Pizza or Moxies near Kingsway Mall for a quick bite at a family-friendly restaurant. If you want to walk off your meal in a beautiful setting, you’re just blocks away from the Yellowhead Highway, which leads you straight to Elk Island National Park. Before you know it, you’ll be taking in the breathtaking wilderness while keeping your eyes peeled for the bison, elk, moose, white-tailed deer, and other animals that call Elk Island home.

Finish your first day off with a dip in your hotel pool (many of our Member Hotels have indoor pools for guests to enjoy!), and order in some room service or check out the hotel restaurant for a delicious family supper.

Spring Break in Edmonton: Day Two

When you’ve only got four days in Edmonton, one of the city’s tourist must-sees is West Edmonton Mall. It’s a great way to spend a fun day with the family, with plenty of activities and entertainment to keep everyone entertained. Kids will love the indoor amusement park, Galaxyland, World Waterpark, and Rec Room arcade, while parents can enjoy the shopping, dining, and other amenities. It’s a great way to spend a day during a family vacation in Edmonton.

The World Waterpark is the largest indoor water park in North America, with 17 water slides and multiple pools, while Galaxyland features over 25 rides, including the Mindbender rollercoaster, the largest indoor triple-loop rollercoaster in the world. There’s also the Ice Palace, an indoor NHL-sized skating rink that offers a fun winter experience all year round. Additionally, the mall features an indoor mini-golf course, a sea lion show, and a marine life attraction. Check out our blog on West Edmonton Mall to learn more about the attractions WEM has to offer. 

There is so much to see and do at West Edmonton Mall that you’ll likely spend the entire day there (and still not see and do it all!). So grab a meal over on Bourbon Street, where you’ve got your choice of 10+ incredible restaurants, including Five & Dive, Japanese Village, and Hudson’s. Or take in a comedy show while you dine at the Comic Strip. And make sure you save room for dessert at Marble Slab Creamery before heading back to your hotel to wind down and prepare for your next day of adventure!

Spring Break in Edmonton: Day Three

Let’s start day three off with a relaxing morning in the hotel with the family. Check out the pool if your chosen hotel has one, order in some room service breakfast, and veg it out before you take on the town.

Don’t get too comfy though because we’ve got a little adventure planned for the afternoon of your third day! Edmonton is home to so many family-friendly escape rooms. Your little ones will love running through the rooms, finding clues, and opening mysterious locks.

For the more technologically-inclined families, head over to Game OVR on St. Albert Trail to try your hand at a virtual reality escape room! Uncover the secrets of the Queen of Hearts and help Alice break her spell in Alice in Wonderland, solve challenging puzzles to find your way home in Jungle Quest, or save the future from the machine takeover in Huxley. With so many kid-friendly escape rooms to choose from, your kids will want to go back again and again.

When you’ve successfully made your escape, head back to your hotel for a shower and get ready to hit the town and take in an Edmonton Oilers game! Depending on when you decide to take your Spring Break vacation, the Oilers will be playing at home on Saturday, March 25th, against the Vegas Golden Knights and on Thursday, March 30th, against the LA Kings. Travelling to Edmonton for Spring Break during a different week? Check out the Oilers’ full schedule to find the right game for your family vacation. Now, an Oilers game can be a bit of a splurge, so keep reading to the bottom to find out how we can help with that when you book our 1,2,3 Rewards Deal and get up to $225 back in FREE rewards to help recoup some of your costs!

Spring Break in Edmonton: Day Four

A vacation to Edmonton is not complete without a day spent walking the incredible 4th Street Promenade. 

The 4th Street Promenade, located on 104th Street between Jasper Avenue downtown and the ICE District, is a must-visit destination for shoppers in Edmonton. This area boasts a diverse collection of local shops, iconic restaurants, and historic buildings. Visitors can find a mix of upscale fashion and furniture stores alongside small artisanal craft and specialty shops. Many of the shops in this area are housed in historical buildings, adding to the charm and character of the neighbourhood. The 4th Street Promenade is the perfect place to find unique and authentic items while experiencing the rich history of Edmonton’s old warehouse district.

And while strolling the Promenade, be sure to take in the Neon Sign Museum, located conveniently on the outer walls of the Mercer and TELUS buildings. The museum is a must-visit spot for tourists in Edmonton. Being the first open-air museum of its kind in Canada, it features 20 functioning neon signs that represent the city’s past, from theatres, telegram agencies, restaurants, furniture showrooms, and more. This collection of neon signs offers a unique perspective of Edmonton’s history and adds a hint of nostalgia to the 4th Street Promenade, making it an ideal place for visitors to take a stroll and admire the vintage signs that light up the area.

Finish your final day off with a dining experience like no other at any of the hundreds of restaurants that line the city’s streets. Unsure of which one you should check out? We’ve got a couple of ideas for you to choose from in our blog, Mouthwatering Meals: Some of Edmonton’s Top Restaurants.

After you’ve eaten your fill, it’s off to spend your final night at one of our luxurious Member Hotels, where you’ll no doubt dream of all the things you’ll want to see and do on your next visit to Edmonton.

Edmonton is a great destination for families looking to spend their Spring Break. With a wide variety of activities and attractions to choose from, there’s something for everyone. From touring the 4th Street Promenade, escaping from the Queen of Hearts at Game OVR, exploring the Alberta Aviation Museum, and visiting West Edmonton Mall, there’s no shortage of things to do.

To make the most of your Spring Break, make sure you book your hotel through Edmonton’s Best Hotels, so you can take advantage of our 1, 2, 3 Rewards Deal, where you can get up to $225 in free rewards just for staying in one of our Member Hotels. So, book your hotel today and experience all that Edmonton has to offer during your Spring Break!

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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.
  • 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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