Visiting a museum is always a unique experience, as each one has its own distinct characteristics, style, and of course, content. Museum subjects vary greatly from city to city, and can range from firefighter's museums to fine art, to sports. If you need help making a selection, our 10Best list highlights the top spots to visit in Edmonton.

Reynolds – Alberta Museum


Alberta has changed drastically throughout the course of its short history, and this museum illustrates how, through the advent of mechanization, it's all happened. Displays detail how farming, transportation and industry have been transformed...  Read More



This is one of Canada's most popular museums. Situated in a park-like setting just west of downtown, the museum takes visitors on a journey through time and space to explore the human and natural history of western Canada. Behind the scenes, 13...  Read More



This prestigious gallery presented its first exhibit, consisting primarily of borrowed art, in 1924. Now, more than 75 years later, the gallery maintains 5000 works in its permanent gallery, rotating them in a variety of exhibitions. The AGA...  Read More

Canadian Petroleum Discovery Centre


Alberta's prosperity is linked closely to the oil industry, and even today, much of its business revolves around oil. This visitor center on the Leduc-Woodbend Oilfield traces the discovery of oil in the province, illustrating the story with...  Read More

Alberta Aviation Museum


Housed in a WWII-era hangar, this museum dedicates itself to preserving historical aircraft and educating the public on aviation in Alberta in general and Edmonton in particular. On display are planes from as far back as 1920; also represented...  Read More

Alberta Railway Museum


If the romance of the railroad era has you in its thrall, this museum is a mandatory destination. You'll find cars, machinery and artifacts from the past 100 years on display, inviting you to explore and play to your heart's content. Equipment...  Read More

C & E Railway Museum


C & E stands for Calgary and Edmonton, the two cities this railroad served a hundred years ago. The museum, housed in a replica of the original Old Strathcona station, documents this railroad and the changes it brought to Alberta. Artifacts...  Read More

Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum


Its first priority is to highlight Alberta's original infantry unit, which has been in operation since 1908, but the museum also supports other military efforts, especially those originating in Alberta. Two galleries showcase military...  Read More

Ukrainian Canadian Archives & Museum


As a tribute to Alberta's Ukrainian settlers and in an effort to preserve their heritage, this museum acquires and displays artifacts relating to the culture. Visitors will see an array of traditional clothing, including the costumes of...  Read More



Edmonton's space and science center is a bonanza of delights for those who love the natural world. Exhibition galleries let you explore the mysteries of the body, the intricacies of crime-solving, the relationship between nature and weather, and...  Read More