Man and women riding Vespas in Edmonton Downtown

How to Get Around Edmonton Downtown

Getting around Edmonton is easy, no matter what transportation option you choose. Go by foot, bicycle, taxi, escooter and more

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) provides public transportation in the city. Adult fares are valid for 90 minutes. A day pass is good for one calendar day and costs about $10. Downtown light rail transit (LRT) stations include Corona, The Bay, Central, MacEwan and Churchill.

If you feel like biking around the core, Downtown Edmonton features 7.8 km of year-round protected bike lanes, shared roads and paths. View the completed bicycle Downtown network.

Taxi fares are metered and there is a minimum charge of $3.60. All cabs take credit and debit cards and there is no extra charge for card payment.

Uber is legal in Edmonton. All you have to do it type in your location and destination and Uber will match you to a nearby driver.

Edmonton’s indoor pedway system consists of underground and above ground walkways connecting various Downtown buildings and malls. The pedways provide shoppers, visitors, and workers with year-round comfort and convenience and has indoor access to three LRT stations in the core. View the Downtown pedway map.

Want to make Downtown Edmonton feel like a “Roman Holiday?” The second you get on a Vespa, you’ll feel the need to say “ciao” to all your fellow riders. Rent a Vespa from District Moto. The shop offers Vespas for hourly, half-day or full-day rentals. 10309 107 Street

Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Budget operate pickup and drop off locations in Downtown Edmonton. Parking on Downtown city streets cost approx. $3.50 per hour on weekdays. Weekend rates are $1 per hour. Downtown street parking is free on Sundays. There is plenty of parking available at cost at private surface lots and parkade. Rates vary from lot to lot. Read signs carefully and download company phone apps for easy payment, available parking and parking expiry reminders.

Access a car share vehicle for as little as $3.95/hour, $27.65/day, or $193.55/week. Find a vehicle near you by using the Communauto app, drive it to where you need to go and leave it when you get there.

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.

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.