Experience Edmonton 2014

experienceedmonton-1410-01Where To Fill Your Belly and Empty Your Wallet In CFR City

Every November since 1974, the most talented cowboys, cowgirls, animals, and fans of professional rodeo have been riding into Edmonton for the ultimate showdown at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Make sure to take a break from the heart-pounding competition of this five-day world-class event to experience some of the city’s best dining and shopping!

Where to Dine

From the thousands of incredible dining options in Edmonton, we have selected a few fantastic new spots and delectable local favourites that are sure to satisfy every taste.

Price Range
Price ranges are noted by dollar signs and refer to the approximate cost of an entrée at dinner:
$—15 or less  |  $$—15 to 30  |  $$$ —30 or above

experienceedmonton-1410-02El Cortez

Part tequila bar, part Latin eatery, part live music venue, the owners of this trendy restaurant say they’re aiming for a relaxed LA vibe where friends can take time to enjoy food, each other’s company, and live music. There are over 80 varieties of top-shelf tequila to choose from and a modern Latin menu made up of Asian/Latin and Korean/Mexican fusion dishes.
8230 Gateway Blvd.  |  780-232-2369
elcortezcantina.com $$


From the Tres Carnales Group comes this new Mexican hotspot that takes an old-world cooking concept and makes it modern. In this 70-seat eatery and bar, quality local ingredients are tended in traditional rosticeria fashion. All the meat is slow-roasted and sliced to order, and can be accompanied by a variety of Mexican-spiced veggies.
102, 10359-104 St.  |  780-761-0911
rostizado.com $$

experienceedmonton-1410-04Craft Beer Market

The huge bar features a stunning array of tap handles, meaning you get to choose from over 100 craft beers on tap. Hungry? The food is upscale gastropub fare that is made in-house with fresh, regionally sourced ingredients.
10013-101A Ave.  |  780-424-2337
edmonton.craftbeermarket.ca $$

LUX Steakhouse and Bar

Diners at this upscale urban steakhouse enjoy a hip, refined design and a menu that would do any traditional steakhouse proud. Among the offerings on the innovative menu are premium steaks made from Heritage Angus Beef from Alberta’s Spirit View Ranch. The New York style long bar in the lounge is great to just sit, sip and socialize while enjoying a drink from their premium liquor bar. Reservations are recommended.
Commerce Place 10150-101 St. |  780-424-0400
centuryhospitality.com/lux.php $$

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse

Pampa features a fixed-price, all-you-can-eat dining concept known as ”rodizio” that allows patrons to indulge in unlimited portions of a variety of roasted cuts of meat and selections from the fresh salad bar. The style provides continuous table-side service in this relaxing, indulgent restaurant. Reservations are recommended.
9929-109 St. |  780-756-7030
pampasteakhouse.com $$$

experienceedmonton-1410-05Vons Steak House and Oyster Bar

Offering uncompromising quality and dedication to service, this fine dining steakhouse serves some of the best Prime Rib and hand-cut AAA Sterling Silver steaks in the city. There’s also a great selection of sea food, including a raw oyster bar. 1
0309-81 Ave. |  780-439-0041
vonssteakhouse.com $$$

Mikado Restaurant

With mouth-watering food and friendly service, Mikado is a local treasure for sushi lovers. There are three locations in Edmonton.
Downtown: 10350-109 St.  |  780-425-8096
South: 1903-98 St., |  780-432-4500
West: 9942-170 St. |  780-481-2202
mikadorestaurant.com $


This cozy, 50-seat restaurant offers up an eclectic menu that no foodie should resist! The interesting flavour combinations used here result in incredibly delicious and innovative dishes like Ricotta Fritters with Smoky Maple Syrup, Sausage Stuffed Chicken, and Truffle Grilled Cheese. They have a great rotating selection of wines and craft beers, as well as fantastic options for weekend brunch.
10522-124 St. |  780-485-6125
canteenyeg.ca $$

Century Grill

The flagship property of the award-winning Century Hospitality Group, this innovative eatery and adjoining bar puts a contemporary twist on classic comfort food using only the freshest regional and local ingredients. The perfect setting for great scenery and cuisine, this place is not just about being ultra trendy; it is a serious kitchen delivering the ultimate experience in eat, drink and play.
3975 Calgary Tr. |  780-431-0303
centurygrill.com $$$

The Parlour

This contemporary Italian restaurant blends old world tradition with modern innovation. From starters to signature dishes, familiar Italian favourites adorn the menu including made-in-house pasta, Neapolitan style pizza, and wine on tap.
10334 Capital Blvd. |  780-990-0404
centuryhospitality.com/parlour.php $$

Just looking for a snack or a coffee?

Try one of these three local spots!

experienceedmonton-1410-07Transcend Coffee

Transcend Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster and retailer that sells top-quality, direct-trade coffee and espresso. Freshly made baked goods and lunch items are also available. Two locations:
South: 9869-62 Ave.  |  780-430-9198
8708-109 St.  |  780-756-8882
transcendcoffee.com $

experienceedmonton-1410-08 Credo

Credo serves high quality, direct trade coffee and espresso brewed with Intelligentsia beans, and an assortment of freshly baked treats.
10134-104 St.  |  780-761-3744
credocoffee.ca $

District Coffee Co.

This indie coffee shop brews coffee and espresso from the popular Calgary-based roasters Phil & Sebastian. Baked goods and savoury lunch options are made in-house. There is limited seating, so plan on grabbing your coffee to go.
10011-109 St.  |  780-705-7788
districtcoffee.ca $

Where to Shop

With the holidays just around the corner, take advantage of Edmonton’s fantastic shopping scene and find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

experienceedmonton-1410-09West Edmonton Mall

Experience this mega mall that boasts over 800 retail stores, 100 eating establishments and world-class theme park attractions. Covering more than 48 city blocks — that’s equivalent to 115 football fields! — this mall thrills the millions of visitors who explore its shopping, dining and entertainment delights annually.
8882-170 St.  |  780-444-5321

experienceedmonton-1410-10Edmonton City Centre and Manulife Place

Located in Edmonton’s downtown, you are sure to find what you are looking for in these two fantastic shopping centres that are connected by a pedway. Manulife Place offers an outstanding selection of unique, high-end shops, while Edmonton City Centre contains more than 170 stores and services.
Edmonton City Centre, 10200-102 Ave.  |  780-426-8444
Manulife Place, 10180-101 St.  |  780-420-6236

experienceedmonton-1410-11 RAM COUNTRY MARKETPLACE

November 5?–?9 | 10:00 a.m.?–?7:00 p.m.
Hall E, F, G & H Edmonton EXPO Centre
A true destination for the Western shopper getting ready for Christmas! Browse a wide variety of products and gifts ranging from the latest in Western fashions, trend-setting cowboy boots and hats, household, equine, cattle and stable products, Western art?—?all the way up to luxury living quarters horse trailers. For some great foodstuffs, visit Home Grown Alberta in Hall E.

Western Wear

Here are some great options for all your Western wear and tack needs!

Lammle’s Western Wear and Tack

3803 Calgary Trail, 780-415-5788
West Edmonton Mall, 8882-170 St.  |  780-444-7877

Welsh’s Saddlery & Western Wear

13715 Manning Drive  |  780-471-5333

Diablo Boots

3340 Gateway Blvd.  |  780-435-2592

Local Boutiques

If you are looking to support local businesses, head to the following areas of town:

Whyte Avenue

Filled with local boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and more!
Located on 82 Ave. between 109 St. and 101 St.

High Street

A collection of unique fashion boutiques, gift shops, and restaurants.
Located on 102 Ave., just of 124 St.

4th Street Promenade

The local boutiques here are a foodie’s dream. There are a few upscale clothing boutiques as well.
104 St. between Jasper Ave. and 102 Ave.