|Popular in||August||High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop|
|Average price||6,509﷼||Average for return flights in October 2021|
|One-way from||1,882﷼||One-way flight from Doha Hamad Intl (DOH) to Edmonton (YEG)|
Doha Hamad Intl
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Edmonton started off in 1795 as a fur trading fort established by the Hudson’s Bay Company. It’s kind of fitting therefore that the city is now home to North America’s largest shopping centre, the West Edmonton Mall.
There’s much more to this Alberta city than shopping however. It’s a booming staging point for oil sands projects in northern Alberta and diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories. On top of that it is a noted city of the arts. There are more live theatres per capita than anywhere else in Canada, theatre festivals dot the summer calendar, and the performing arts community spans opera, ballet, symphony orchestra and jazz.
It has been Canada’s Cultural Capital and its legendary hockey team, the Oilers, has collected numerous Stanley Cups.
Edmonton’s greenness is legendary too. A green belt runs through the city and there are hundreds of kilometres of trails for walking, running, cycling and rollerblading. In the winter months, chances to skate, go cross-country skiing or downhill skiing, are all just minutes from the city centre.
Edmonton has a temperate climate. November to mid-March is snowy; temperatures average -15 degrees Celsius. June through August is dry and sunny with average temperatures of 17 degrees. The summer solstice (June 21) is a long, bright day – more than 17 hours.
Once in the centre you can use the Light Rail Transit (LRT) or buses. Save some money by buying a day pass or ride the rails for free in the city centre.
When your flight to Edmonton arrives, you can get into the city’s centre quickly and easily by hopping on the Sky Shuttle Bus. You can also take a taxi into town. Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is located 16 miles southwest of Edmonton’s city centre.
Most people fly into Edmonton (YEG) if they book a flight to Edmonton. Edmonton is conveniently located just 26.9 km from Edmonton’s city centre.