Sprawled along the winding North Saskatchewan River, Edmonton is probably the major Canadian city that is closest to the wild and untamed northern part of the huge country. With lakes, national parks, and winter recreational facilities all around, the city definitely appeals to fans of the great outdoors. But there are also plenty of urban attractions for those who prefer the city life as Edmonton has a thriving theater community, lots of annual festivals, and plenty of sporting activities. Here are the top 10 Airbnb vacation rental options in the city.
The North Saskatchewan River is the lifeblood of Edmonton, as the city originated as a trading post on the north bank of the river in the 18th century. Nowadays, beautiful parks are dotted along the meandering river, offering great recreational trails to explore. This apartment is located in a condominium right next to the river and park, just a few minutes from downtown. Newly renovated with beautiful handcrafted decor, the unit can host up to five guests and is close to grocery shops in the precinct. And if you are the sporty kind, the Commonwealth Stadium is just five minutes’ walk away. You can either play sports there or watch a game featuring the city’s professional sports teams.
Central 1BD Apt-Walk Everywhere!Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Top guest reviewsamazing shower pressure and impeccable wifisuper fast wifi as well as a large lcd tv equipped with netflixthe updated style to the unit makes it very welcoming and comfortablesuper stylish place with a updated kitchen and the most awesome bathroomalways wanted a rain shower really liked the spa bathroom and all the cool gadgets- nest smart lockssuper clean and stylish placethis apartment was very clean and comfortablebedroom was comfortable and clean and i had a great stayclean place a great shower and comfortable sleeping arrangementsfantastic and spacious apartment overall great stay communication was easy and the apartment was very modern and comfortable
Host:hosts were very responsivelovely place with a great hostgreat space quick response from the ownersalso the host was very passionate and friendlyeasy to tell that the owners have amazing tasteRead more reviewsnear downtown and within walking distance from a supermarket it is ideala wonderful location and stylish placegreat location and very nice placegreat location fun looking placethe location is only a few minutes from the downtown area which is a huge plus
Jasper Avenue is the main trunk road of downtown Edmonton, and there are plenty of dining and shopping opportunities all along the thoroughfare. Its western end joins up with 124th Street and its Gallery Walk, which links up a host of art galleries and designer shops. This cozy guestroom for two is in a quiet neighborhood just two blocks away from Jasper Avenue, providing you the shopping convenience without the noise and bustle. The host will provide maps and information on the city as well as basic toiletries and stationery and can even provide airport pick-up and drop-off services for an extra fee.
Close to Univ. of Alberta, Downtown & Gov. CentreEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Top guest reviewsthe room is set up perfectly for a short stay for 1 or 2the bed was super comfortablethe room was also really comfortable and had everything i needed for my staythe room is even more beautiful in person it had everything i needed and moresuper comfortable bed in a quiet houseit was very cleanroom was very clean and comfortableour room was clean and tidybathroom and bedroom were very clean and well stockedthe room was clean and tidy as was the bathroom
Host:david was a fantastic hostdavid was an excellent hostdavid is a great hostlovely and super friendly hostsdavid is an excellent hostRead more reviewsthe location is really goodgreat location and steps away from everywherehouse is in a good location around 8 mingreat location easy walking distance to lrt and lots of great dining nearbythe location is also very close to downtown transit and so many attractions
If you wish to fully explore Edmonton, it may be a good idea to rent a car to take you around the sprawling city. One of its key outdoor attractions is the Elk Island National Park, an hour’s drive east of the city, where you can find a variety of indigenous wildlife such as moose, bison, deer, and beaver. With the convenience of a car, you will be able to stay further away from the downtown area and reach this homely basement guestroom for two, which is about a 15-minute drive from the city center. There is free driveway parking available on the premises. The area is well-served by major shopping chains nearby.
Serene Basement Room in Old Towne BeverlyEdmonton, Alberta, CanadaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe room was very comfortablegina's two adorable friendly cats were so welcoming the room was cozy with a comfy bedvery clean and comfortablegina’s house was clean and just as advertisedvery clean and her cats are niceher place is clean and accommodatingthe house was extremely quite and clean
Host:gina was a great hostshe is a great hostlovely place and amazing hostgina is a lovely host and readily available for questions and concernsshe was friendly and respectfulRead more reviewsgina has a great place for guests very central locationsparkling clean place good location lightening fast replies and awesome catsas always nice place to stay and very close to where i do businessa great place to stay with good access to the city and highwaysa value for money place in edmonton
The Riverdale residential community lies directly to the east of downtown Edmonton. It’s surrounded by river valley parks that offer an extensive network of trails for walking, biking, and even cross-country skiing during winter. At times when you explore the ravines and forested areas, you might even forget that you are actually in the city. This guestroom for one in Riverdale is a great place to stay if you want to hike around the river valley parks. It has all the necessary amenities for a comfortable retreat after traipsing along the winding river. The urban downtown attractions are just a few minutes’ drive away.
Downtown River Valley Home! license 340735686-003Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsalso the heated bed was amazingthe room was lovely and the bathroom with the clawfoot tub had a real authentic feel to itthe only downsides were that the shower was a tight fit & the pillows were pretty flatthe room was comfortable and the bed was great for sleepingi particularly appreciated the heating blanket on the bed - i like to sleep warm and cozyvery clean and nice placequiet clean and comfortableeverything is clean and well thought for youthe room is clean and cozyeverything was clean and tidy and having my own bathroom was also awesome
Host:great hosts and a lovely homedanny and candice are really nice hoststhey are great hosts and they answer quickly to any questionsthe hosts were super friendly and hospitabledanny and candice are friendly knowledgeable lovley peopleRead more reviewsit was close to downtown and excellent locationgreat location and very nice housejust few minutes walk from good restaurants and city center for shoppingthe house was walking distance downtown (15 -20 min) in a cute quiet neighborhoodriver valley location provides good up/down hill walking
Located on the eighth floor of a quiet apartment building just a couple of blocks south of Jasper Avenue, this sleekly decorated guestroom is a great choice for solo or business travelers. The building is conveniently within walking distance to many amenities as well as bus stops and light rail stations, and even has a Starbucks outlet on its main floor. The unit is well-stocked with cooking ware and even has a walk-in pantry with complimentary condiments and cereals. You are also welcomed to peruse the host’s book collection, as you take in the beautiful views from the large balcony.
Downtown~PRIVATE Room & Ensuite~Modern CondoEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Top guest reviewsvery comfortable bed and decent viewamazing well kept apartment with great view and locationlike a private vert affordable hotel room high class and neat cleanreally liked having my own private en suite bathroomvery clean quiet place to stayroom was clean and exactly as advertisedbathroom) was really cleanthe space was nice and clean and pleasantperfect space very clean and private and warm
Host:daniel is a fantastic hostdaniel was an excellent and responsive hostdaniel was friendly and helpfuldaniel was a great and very organized hostdaniel was a great host check in was super easyRead more reviewsgreat location in the city center and near the red arrow bus stationgreat place close to everythinglocation of this airbnb is goodit is also in an ideal location with all necessities within walking distanceexcellent apartment with a great location
Edmonton’s south side is dominated by the University of Alberta campus and the nearby eateries and convenience stores that serve the student population. This no-frills guestroom for two near the campus is a good accommodation option for students, with a study table and wireless internet in the private room. But it can also be a good base for travelers, especially if they wish to visit the Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living historic park with costumed interpreters role-playing early pioneers. It is all good fun, and the park is near the river in the southwestern part of the city.
Private rooms close to the University of AlbertaEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Top guest reviewslove the space in the room (even with the table bed and closet in there)straightforward room with a comfortable bedgreat value clean and great communicationpaul’s place is very cleanit's clean tidy quiet cozy and really convenienta neat and clean place welcomes you my fellow travelersclean lots of space and for a great price
Host:paul excellent host and great communicator1 of the hosts i've met so far as far as friendliness and hospitality is concernedpaul is an excellent host - very friendly and responsivepaul was very responsive and made sure that i had everything i needed for my stayi was happy with my (email hidden by airbnb) munication with the host was fast and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat affordable place close to the universitygreat location very close to the lrt and hospitalgreat location right next to the lrtperfect place if you want to stay near the universitygreat bed awesome sleep very easy location
Canada is a huge but sparsely populated country, so while downtown Edmonton may be the densest part of the city, it still feels spacious and expansive instead of cramped. This one-bedroom apartment with free parking and wireless internet is located right by a light rail station, with convenience stores, restaurants and farmers’ markets nearby. Yet it feels like a quiet and private suburban area, with leafy trees along the main road lending a laid-back atmosphere. Just a couple of blocks away lies the colonial-style Alberta Legislature Building, with its beautiful grounds an ideal place to relax at any time of the year.
Bright and clean downtown apartment
Probably the city’s greatest claim to pop-culture fame is that it is home to the Edmonton Oilers professional ice hockey team, which dominated the National Hockey League in the 1980s, led by Wayne Gretzky, undoubtedly the greatest player to have played the sport. The Oilers’ new home arena, Rogers Place, is right in the heart of downtown Edmonton, and this cozy one-bedroom apartment is less than five minutes’ walk away from there. It is an ideal accommodation if you are a sports aficionado wanting to catch an ice hockey game. The unit is also close to many other amenities like bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.
Sprawling out from the dense downtown area, Edmonton’s suburbs are laid-back and expansive, with ample space for everyone. Huge malls have been built in these residential areas; the West Edmonton Mall, for example, is even bigger than the Mall of America in Minnesota and has an amusement park, an IMAX movie theater, and even a casino on its premises. This warm and welcoming guestroom in a quiet townhouse is in the Central McDougall district just north of downtown, and a short walk from the Kingsway Mall, the city’s second-largest mall with over 200 stores and services. The townhouse host has two bicycles that you can use to travel easily to the downtown attractions.
Friendly Townhouse Close to Downtown (1 of 2)
Dubbed as “Canada’s Festival City,” Edmonton hosts over 30 festivals and events each year. Some of the most popular ones include the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and A Taste of Edmonton food fest. Most of these festivals take place in the downtown area, so accommodations like this utterly charming loft are ideal for staying during the festivals. This guestroom for two delights with its bright decor, green potted plants, and plenty of natural lighting. It is conveniently located within walking distance to major art galleries, theaters, and convention centers.
Inspirational Downtown SpaceEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
A hidden gem among popular destinations in Canada
Toronto and Vancouver may be the more popular tourist destinations in Canada, but Edmonton is a hidden gem with its vibrant downtown and beautiful river valley parks. Spend a few days in the city, and you will definitely be smitten by its innate, unassuming charms.
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