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 reviewsokay with driving a little bitVery sweet little place with cozy lightingSuper comfortable and has everything you needthe bed is very comfortable and the shower was amazing highly recommendedThe bed is amazing and the livingroom is quite cozyThe listing is exactly as pictured and very cleanThis apartment was very clean and comfortableThe apartment is tastefully decorated giving it a boutique hotel feelOne arrived the place was very clean and cutewell it doesn't get that hot
Host:Also the host was very passionate and friendlyvery nice apart had great daysSurprisingly beautiful interior great atmosphere definitely book againVery nice place responded less than three hours to confirm the book Overall greatWe made a last minute booking and were so impressed with how quickly everything was ready for usRead more reviewsThe location was close to downtownThe location is only a few minutes from the downtown area which is a huge plus Perfect for friends and familiesGood location Proximity to LRT a plusEdmonton does not have a great transit system but the location of this apartment near the LRT and bus makes it the best option for commuters Near downtown and within walking distance from a super...but still a great place
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 bed was super comfortableThe only improvement point is that the Wi-Fi could be spottythe bed was really confortableI was asked if I needed anything in particularand the bed is comfortable andAlso the rooms I used where cleanThe bedroom and washroom were clean and well decoratedit was super clean and very quietBathroom and bedroom were very clean and well stockedThe washroom and carpet are super clean
Host:very helpful communication very accommodatingpeaceful Host was so kind toohe is really friendly and helpfulThey respond to messages very quicklyThey are really helpful and keep updatedRead more reviewsThe best value we found in EdmontonGreat location easy walking distance to LRT and lots of great diningBeautiful place in a quiet neighborhoodThe location was great (right next to LRT stop)It is conveniently located near Downtown and a few yards away from LRT
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.
Private Basement Room in Old Towne BeverlyEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Top guest reviewsThe room was very comfortableLovely little room with a comfy bedPerfect room bed was very comfyThe bed was very comfortableEnjoyed staying in the cozy roomthe house was extremely quite and cleanher place was friendly and invitingHer place is clean and accommodating Highly recommendedThe place was clean and kitties adorableThe room is clean and very comfortable
Host:so I didn't have to ask her any questions and could make her job easier as a hostand she was very welcomingand she is a great hostShe was hospitable organized and friendlyShe has two wonderful cats and they are so cuteRead more reviewsI never lived in a house which has pets probably thats whyI really enjoyed my time spent thereShe lives in a nice area on a quiet street yet still close to all amenitiesA great place to stay with good access to the city and highways Thoughtful host with a lovely place to shareBut other than that everything was very convenient and great
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, Canada
Top guest reviewsAlso the heated bed was amazingit was refreshing to have a calm quiet and comfortable roomThe room was comfortable and the bed was great for sleepingThere home is pretty nice with a lot of privacy and other amenities such as the own bathroomthe bathroom with the clawfoot tub had a real authentic feel to itThe apartment is very cleanThe space was very clean and comfortably decoratedEverything was super duper clean as wellEverything was clean and tidy and having my own bathroom was also awesomeThe place is very very clean and very comfortable and cosy
Host:their dog Gretchen was super friendlyThey were very welcoming and gave great recommendations for us newcomers to EdmontonThey were accommodating to my arrival mishap and helped remedy my toothacheThey gave me some tips about stuff happening around town and were always quick to respondThey are great hosts and they answer quickly to any questionsRead more reviewswalks Very convenient locationjust few minutes walk from good restaurants and City center for shoppingThe house was walking distance downtown (15 -20 min) in a cute quiet neighborhood PlusThe house is located in a very nice neighborhood: A very good place to discover EdmontonIt is located in a lovely neighborhood which is very close to downtown
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 reviewsThe beds were comfortable and kitchen was well equippedvery comfortable bed and en-suite private bathroom is an extra bonusI loved the room with the en-suite bathroomThe check in was seamlessand I appreciated having a bedroom with a private bathroomRoom was clean and exactly as advertisedVery clean quiet place to stayGreat location and room is very clean and well keptand we had everything we needed (and more)It is clean and Daniel is very prompt with responding and addressing concerns
Host:He was also very responsive to our messagesDaniel was very quick to respond and provided great hospitalityDaniel was kind and considerate to usDaniel was a very friendly and thoughtful hostDaniel was a great host extremely accommodating and had excellent communication with us during our stayRead more reviewsThe location is very convenientThe area felt very safeIt is also in an ideal location with all necessities within walking distanceGreat location in the city center and near the Red Arrow bus stationVery good place and perfect 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 reviewsThe bed is really comfyThe bed was comfortable and the wifi workedA little high for the price point thoughhaha Love the space in the room (even with the table bed and closet in there)Made a 3 hour sleep an 8 hour sleepIt's clean tidyThe house was clean and tidy and checking in/communicating with Paul was no hassleJust maybe being slippers and towels as the floor was slightly unkeptand I don't believe there was towels in the bathroom(it's comfortable though) and well used bathrooms
Host:He was a terrie hostPaul welcomed me into the house and even brought a new memory mattress for the bedPaul excellent host and great communicatorGreat value clean and great communicationAwesome location minutes from the university and train line Great host as well and very quick to respond to any of our questionsRead more reviewsIt located at a quiet neighbourhood that close to universityThe house is located very close to campus and is withing walking distance of McKernan/ Belgravia stationThe best thing besides Paul's hospitality was its location right next to Edmonton downtown LRTGreat location right next to the LRTawesome sleep very easy location Away from the action but close enough that's the cab
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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