A lady Jogging in a park near Metterra Hotel on Whyte

Things to Do in Edmonton, Alberta

Explore Popular Attractions in Old Strathcona District

Metterra Hotel is situated on Whyte Ave in the historic Old Strathcona district of Edmonton, Alberta. The hotel is among Edmonton’s best restaurants, spas, coffee shops and unique, locally owned boutique shops. The area is known for its intimate entertainment venues, theatres and festivals, including North America's largest Fringe Theatre Festival.

When planning what to do during your stay in Edmonton, our hotel staff will be happy to recommend popular attractions and things to both near the hotel on Whyte Ave and throughout Edmonton.

Alberta Legislature Grounds near the Matrix Hotel at dawn

Alberta Legislature Grounds

Experience the 23 hectares of parkland and the historical monuments that make up the Legislature as we know it today.

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Distant view of Edmonton City Hall near the Matrix Hotel

Edmonton City Hall

City Hall is an Edmonton landmark, the home of our civic leadership and a gathering place for the community.

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Landscape view of Shaw Conference Centre near the Matrix Hotel

Shaw Conference Centre

The Shaw Conference Centre is Edmonton`s premiere convention centre, an iconic place where people gather to learn, innovate, trade and celebrate.

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Font view of Rogers Place near the Matrix Hotel

Rogers Place

Rogers Place is home ice for the NHL's Edmonton Oilers and WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings, and the epicentre of live entertainment in Edmonton.

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The landscape view of River Valley near the Matrix Hotel

River Valley

As the largest urban park in Canada, with more than 160 kilometres of maintained pathways and 20 major parks, the River Valley is a natural wonder for all Edmontonians to be proud of.

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Crowed area in the William Hawrelak Park near the Matrix Hotel

William Hawrelak Park

William Hawrelak Park is a 68 hectare park in the river valley featuring a 5 hectare lake and open grassy areas.

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Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market near Metterra Hotel on Whyte

Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market

Edmonton's biggest indoor year round farmers' market. Fresh from the farm to your family!

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Ampersand 27 in Varscona on Whyte near Metterra Hotel on Whyte

Ampersand 27

Ampersand 27 is aiming to create food for foodies, Ampersand 27’s passion for locally grown and raised foods will bring together the freshness and heart of the farm to a creative, original dining experience.

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Logo of Have Mercy dining & Bar near Metterra Hotel on Whyte

Have Mercy Southern Table & Bar

Where we eat good food, drink booze, and talk loud! Delicious Southern food, wonderful whiskeys, craft cocktails and live entertainment in a honky-tonk just steps off Whyte Avenue! Have Mercy!

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El Cortez Mexican Kitchen & Bar near Metterra Hotel on Whyte

El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar

El Cortez specializes in modern Latin food and tequila. Located just off Whyte Avenue, El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar is a creative combination of arresting décor, culinary arts, fine tequila and craft cocktails.

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Logo of Fringe Theater Adventures near Metterra Hotel on Whyte

Fringe Theatre Adventures

Fringe Theatre Adventures produces the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, present a theatre arts season through Arts at the Barns, and operate and manage the ATB Financial Arts Barns.

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The Varscona Theatre near Metterra Hotel on Whyte

Varscona Theatre

In the energetic heart of Old Strathcona, local artists take you on a journey unlike any other.

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Logo of The Old Strathcona near Metterra Hotel on Whyte

Old Strathcona

Finding the perfect outfit at a chic boutique, sipping and socializing on a summer patio and enjoying world-class festivals, entertainment and live music are just a few of the incredible experiences that you will have in Old Strathcona and on Whyte Avenue.

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The High Level Bridge Streetcar near Metterra Hotel on Whyte

High Level Bridge Streetcar

The High Level Bridge Streetcar route from the Alberta Arts Barn (Gateway Boulevard and 84 Ave) to Jasper Plaza (109 Street and 100 Ave) between May and October each year.

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Sign of University of Alberta near Metterra Hotel on Whyte

University of Alberta

Aspiring to be a great 21st century research and teaching institution, the U of A aims to uplift leaders of tomorrow by creating a learning and research environment that is similar to and competitive with the world’s finest universities.

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