5th May 2021 Safer Travel


This Canadian city is the capital city of the province of Alberta. Referred to as the “gateway to the north”, Edmonton is a staging point for large-scale oil sand projects occurring in Northern Alberta, as well as being a culturally rich city, filled with governmental and educational centres for any learner.

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Sunset over Edmonton skyline


Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.

  • Emergency Services: 911
  • Language: English and French
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Country Code: CA
  • Travel Visa: eTA
  • Population: 972,223

Risk Level

Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;

Overall Risk 40%
Pickpickets 50%
Mugging 20%
Common Crimes 40%

Travellers Tips

Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.


For the Emergency services just dial 911 from any phone.

Hospitals in Edmonton

University of Alberta Hospital: www.albertahealthservices.ca

Alberta Hospital Edmonton: www.albertahealthservices.ca


Tourist Offices

Explore Edmonton: www.exploreedmonton.com/


Travelling Around



Edmonton International Airport: www.flyeia.com/

Edmonton Safety

  • Where can I keep up with local news in Edmonton?
  • Are there any particularly unsafe areas in Edmonton?

    Take particular care if visiting Terra Losa, Evergreen, Empire Park or Alberta Avenue.

  • What are some top travel tips for visiting Edmonton?

    Petty crime is generally not a large-scale problem in Edmonton, but always, keep vigilant with your possessions and avoid keeping valuables in outer pockets

    If you are out exploring a new place by yourself for the day, be sure someone where you are staying knows your itinerary. Even mentioning your plans to the person on reception or a fellow resident over breakfast can give you peace of mind. If anything happens, they can alert the appropriate people.


Annual Events

Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.

Edmonton Events

Nextfest – a festival made up of hundreds of young and emerging artists from a wide variety of disciplines.

Taste of Edmonton – try dishes from over 50 locally owned restaurants and food trucks and rock out to nights filled with killer music.

K-days – an extravaganza of rides, games, music, food and adventure. Watch as fireworks light up the night sky and cheer for the band onstage.


Edmonton Highlights

  • What else is fun to do in Edmonton?

    West Edmonton Mall – the world’s largest shopping and entertainment complex, with a roller coaster, tropical rainforest and an indoor bungee jump, in addition to the over 800 stores and 20 restaurants.

    Fort Edmonton Park  – park featuring recreations of Edmonton in different stages of its history.

    Elk Island National Park – just 35 minutes east of Edmonton lies a natural wonderland open all year long! Spread a blanket and gaze at a starry sky free from city lights or follow the footprints of a bison and learn how this magnificent animal was brought back from near extinction.

  • Are there any good walking trails near Edmonton?

    Mill Creek Ravine Trail to North Saskatchewan River  

    Mill Creek Ravine Trail to North Saskatchewan River is a 10.6 kilometre moderately trafficked loop trail located near Edmonton, that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on lead.