Fun Ways to Get Around Downtown

Explore Downtown like a local with this guide to cool and fun ways to get around year-round.

Take a ride across Edmonton on the historic High Level Bridge Streetcar. See incredible views of Downtown while travelling over the beautiful North Saskatchewan River. It’s a great way to travel from Downtown to Old Strathcona and you’ll learn some history along the way. Fun fact: this is the highest streetcar river-crossing in the world. Heading to the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, click here for the street car schedule

If you’re looking to zip from meeting to meeting or just wanna explore the core, e-scooters are the best way to get around Downtown in a jiffy. Several shared electric scooter companies operate in Edmonton Downtown – Spin, Bird and Lime – that allow users to rent by minute or day. Take advantage of our bike lanes to get you safely from one side of Downtown to the other in less than 10 minutes.  New to scooters? Book a Downtown tour YEG Scoot and and they’ll teach you the ways of the road in no time. River Valley Adventure Co. also rents scooters and offers guided tours of the river valley.

Why break a sweat when you don’t have to. River Valley Adventure Co. offers tours of the River Valley and Downtown via Segway, the two-wheeled stand up motorized people-mover. If you’ve never been on a Segway before, a beginner’s ride takes you on a 60-minute or 90-minute adventure through the river valley. For longer tour, sign-up for the summer sunset cruise through the river valley, The Quarters, the Ice District, the Neon Sign Museum and the Legislature grounds.

Fancy whizzing around Downtown the old-fashion way with the wind in your hair a bicycle seat beneath your bum? You’ve come to the right part of the city. Edmonton Downtown features 7.8 km of year-round protected bike lanes, shared roads and paths. Pre-plan your bicycle trip using these tools.

Whether it’s winter or summer, there’s plenty to do in Edmonton’s river valley. Stretching more than 160 kilometres from one end of the city to the other, it’s the largest urban park in Canada and about 20 times larger than New York’s Central Park. The most accessible way to access this parkland Downtown is via the 100 Street Funicular, behind the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald. Bikes, strollers, wheelchairs and even dogs can ride the free mechanized elevator. Now, go explore.