Comfort Inn West
17610 100th Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5S 1S9
Phone: (780) 484-4415
Fax: (780) 481-4034
Deep Sea Derby is fun for kids and adults alike. Board your own bumper boat on an indoor lake and bump and splash your way to some wet fun for the whole family. Each boat has its own water gun so no one will stay dry. Have an ultimate fun ride at this highly popular water-sport destination.
The Edmonton Oilers can frequently be seen at the Ice Palace Figure Skating Club, located in the West Edmonton Mall. This is a National Hockey League-sized ice rink. When it is public skate time, the lively music and glistening lights reflecting off the ice, create a fun atmosphere. Many other hockey teams also practice and play here. The rink offers skating programs for beginners. Because of the frequency of events that are hosted here, public skating times are prone to rescheduling at short notice, so check ahead. Visit website for more details.
This fun attraction at the West Edmonton Mall was recently refurbished and redesigned by a top artist. It is a cartoon-style, 18-hole miniature golf course, decorated in flashy reds, yellows, greens, and purples. It may be designed to appeal to children, but adults will have a great time too. Professor Wem, the mascot of this mini-golf course, has a party room for children celebration parties.
Have you ever tried playing golf in the dark? Sounds a bit strange right? But this exactly describes the setting of Putt 'n' Glow, located in West Edmonton Mall. As the name suggests, this mini golf course is dark, except for the glowing trees, flowers, butterflies, stars and space ships lit with neon lights; which is quite intriguing. Mini-golf courses and special packages for birthday parties are also offered. A lot of adventure is in store but the game is not easy as it might seem. So be attentive and gauge the glowing golf hole as you putt the golf ball!
For those who prefer thrills and excitement, West 49 Skateboard Park is the perfect destination. Located in West Edmonton Mall, this indoor skate park offers skateboarding and roller skating for die-hard fans of this sport. Watch the amateurs and professionals performing tricks like the "Kickflip Backside Grab", "360 Flip" and "Kickflip Mute". No matter if you are a novice, you can also try your skills at the easier tricks like "Nollie Lipside". So head to this place to try out this adrenaline pumping sport.
Classic Outfitters have been running bow-hunting and fly-fishing trips since 1984. Trips run between May and September; accommodation, food and transport are included. Purchase of a valid hunting or fishing license is required. Six-day hunting trips and five-day fishing trips for rainbow and brown trout are the most popular of the lot. Check website for more details.
Part of a new development on the western fringes of the city, Lewis Estates Golf Course is a massive stretch of lush green and presents a strong golfing challenge with bunkers and water features. There is equipment hire available, along with a wide range of facilities for golfers. This course has a dress code so it is wise to call ahead. Check website for more details.
The Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Center previously known as the Coronation Leisure Center is located in Coronation Park near the Space and Science Center, which is northwest of downtown. It includes an Olympic size 50-meter swimming pool, fitness center, steam room, sauna, and two whirlpools. Swimming and fitness classes are available for every skill level, but if this is too energetic for you, why not just relax on the deck furniture? Admission varies widely with special offers and packages.
There is always something happening in William Hawrelak Park; the Edmonton Heritage Festival and the Symphony Under the Sky are held here. When there are no scheduled events or festivals, take a paddle-boat out on the man-made lake or enjoy it as an outdoor skating rink in the winter with heated changing facilities nearby. It is part of the city's group of river valley parks, which form the largest area of urban parkland in North America today. Check the website to find out how to book picnic sites.
Orienteering is finding your way around the woods using a map and compass to the next check point, it can be fun, very serious competition, or a bit of both. The Alberta Orienteering Association produce maps and organize events over eight levels of difficulty taking up to an hour to run, families are openly encouraged to take part. At the highest levels of difficulty, it's a strenuous sport for top athletes. Check website for more details.
Opened in 1905, the Victoria Golf Course and Driving Range is the oldest municipal course in Canada. The course is located in Victoria Park, one of Edmonton's river valley parks just to the west of the downtown district. It is a 18-hole course with a traditional layout. Be sure and book ahead, because this is a busy course. There is equipment rental available, a pro shop, lessons, a driving rang, and a practice green. This course has no dress code. Call for more details.
Terwillegar Park is nestled on the North Saskatchewan river bank and is one of the most scenic parklands in the city. It features mountainous trails, a lake, picnic spots and pine trees. Unwind on the river banks, engage in canoeing or skiing, or walk your dog off leash in one of their 40 sites specially for your canine friends. Spread across 186 hectares (460 acres), it is owned by the river valley parks system considered to be among the largest of its kind in the continent. It is a great place for not only a family outing but also for nature lovers and recreational activities.