Visiting Edmonton

How to get to Edmonton from Edmonton International Airport.

Edmonton Transit System: Route 747 is Edmonton Transit’s direct service from the Edmonton International Airport to Century Park Transit Centre. From there you can catch the Edmonton’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) to get to University station.

Bus service runs 7 days a week from 4:10am – 12:30am. Route 747 fares are $5 (exact change only) one way, or two ETS adult tickets one way. You will need to purchase an ETS ticket to board the LRT.

Sky Shuttle: http://edmontonskyshuttle.com/, adult $18 one way, $30 round trip
Skyshuttle provides transportation to and from Edmonton’s International Airport. You can book online  or call 780-465-8515 to Schedule a pick up.  Skyshuttle stops at all hotels in Edmonton including the ones near University (Campus Tower, Varscona and Mettera). Check-in desk area at the Edmonton International Airport is located near Door 7 on the Arrivals Level. The last shuttle departs the airport at 01:30 a.m. for all city of Edmonton stops.

Cab: There are different cab companies that will take you from the airport to the city. A one-way fare to or from the airport to the university area will cost about $50.
http://www.airporttaxiservice.ca/
http://edmtaxi.com/

Maps:

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A map of the Edmonton Light Rail Transit system can be found here: http://webdocs.edmonton.ca/transit/route_schedules_and_maps/current/LRT.pdf

The University of Alberta is located just off Whyte Avenue, one of the main shopping, dining, and entertainment areas in Edmonton. Jasper Avenue, across the river from the university, is another bustling area with shops and restaurants.

Paleontology Sightseeing in and around Edmonton:

A field trip to the Danek Edmontosaurus Bonebed will take place on Sunday, September 1, for conference and anniversary attendees. Registration closes August 15.

The University of Alberta has a Paleontology Museum and a Mineralogy Museum, both located in the basement of the Earth Sciences Building.

The Royal Alberta Museum is located across the river and is accessible by public transit. Fossils, minerals, natural history, and First Nations artifacts are all on display.

Telus World of Science – Edmonton is currently exhibiting “Body Worlds and the Cycle of Life“. The science centre features four permanent galleries, a Science on a Sphere globe, an IMAX theatre, and a planetarium.

Jurassic Forest is located about 30 minutes outside of Edmonton in Gibbons (no public transit available). It features life size dinosaur animatronics set in an old growth forest. Very popular with families!

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is located about 3.5 hours south of Edmonton in Drumheller. This is Canada’s largest museum dedicated to palaeontology. Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is another 1.5 hours from Drumheller – do not attempt to see both of these places in one day!

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