The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is close to the best attractions Edmonton has to offer. Visit the world's largest indoor shopping complex at West Edmonton Mall, see Edmonton's sports teams in action, or take a wagon tour in Fort Edmonton Park. You will find all of Edmonton's attractions within minutes of The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.
The world's largest indoor shopping and entertainment complex, the West Edmonton Shopping Mall comprises an astounding 5.2 million square feet with 800 stores, 110 restaurants and kiosks, and a huge indoor, man-made lake with four submarines. The West Edmonton Mall is a 20-minute drive from The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.
Rexall Place is the home of the highly successful ice hockey team The Edmonton Oilers and a major music venue that has hosted Luciano Pavarotti, Bryan Adams, and Tina Turner. The Commonwealth Stadium is the home of football's Edmonton Eskimos. Both stadiums are close to The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.
The North Saskatchewan River valley is North America's largest urban parkway, with 22 major parks and over 150 kilometers of trails on which you can enjoy walks, bike rides, picnics, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and more.
The winding nature trails of the Devonian Botanic Garden are just five kilometers from The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, while the John Janzen Nature Centre is also a short distance from the hotel. You should also take time to visit the Muttart Conservatory, a unique horticultural display garden with a diverse collection of over 700 species of plants.
Exhibits from Edmonton's fascinating aviation history are on show at the Alberta Aviation Museum's hangar at City Centre Airport, a ten-minute drive from The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. The home of Alberta's first Premier, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, can be found at the Rutherford House Historical Site and the Royal Alberta Museum and Legislative Assembly of Alberta grounds are popular historical attractions near to The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.
Further Edmonton Attractions
Fort Edmonton Park, not far from The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, is a "living museum" tracing Edmonton's history. TELUS World of Science™ offers scientific exhibits and fun attractions for the family, and the Old Strathcona Historical Area, where historical buildings meet funky boutiques, is close to the hotel. A 20-minute drive from The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald you can see 20 endangered species at the Valley Zoo or alternatively, spend a day at the races at Northlands Park or explore the fascinating Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.