Comfort Inn & Suites
10425 100th Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5J 0A3
Phone: (780) 423-5611
Fax: (780) 425-9791
10425 100th Ave., Edmonton, AB, CA, T5J 0A3
- Phone: (780) 423-5611
- Fax: (780) 425-9791
Located off 104th Avenue, just a few blocks from the Downtown Edmonton, MacEwan University offers indoor sports and fitness facilities at its City Center Campus. Facilities like a swimming pool, gym, squash and racquetball courts, as well as professional guidance for fitness is what you can avail here.
There is no shortage of activity choices at this center. Located near the University of Alberta, it is thought to be one of best sports facilities in North America. There are five swimming pools, a well-equipped fitness center, badminton courts, tennis courts, racquetball courts, two running tracks, volleyball courts and saunas. A standard admission ticket will allow you to use most of the facilities, including the pools.
If you have a couple of hours free, you will want to play a round of golf on Kinsmen's massive pitch and putt course, which is located just across the river from downtown Edmonton. There is equipment rental available, a clubhouse, coffee shop, patio, and snack facilities. Despite its close proximity to downtown, the course is quiet and secluded. Check website for more details.
A beautiful skiing session or some snowboarding is perfect for those chilly winter afternoons. The Edmonton Ski Club is that one ski resort where you can find all those winter activities that you wait to do all year round. Located on Connors Hill, the ski resort has an area of 25 acres (10.11 hectares). Lessons on skiing and snowboarding are also available at the facility. For season passes and rates please log on to the resort's website.
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.
Devonian Botanic Garden is an 190-acre expanse of beautiful nature trails and gardens. Don't miss the butterfly house or the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, which are located on the property. There are also many educational programs available for children throughout the year.
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.
The Grant MacEwan Mountain Club (at the St. Faith's Anglican Church Hall) was founded in 1978 by a group of outdoor enthusiasts; today, membership is over 200 strong. It doesn't matter what level of experience you have; interest and enthusiasm count more. Try attending their monthly meetings and meet new people. If you enjoy social hiking, backpacking, skiing, snowshoeing, canoing, and mountain biking then, you've found a home. Check website for more details.
Located in the University of Alberta, Foote Field is a sports training and a competition center. This sports field has multi sport facility and is popular ground for football, "soccer", field hockey and other athletic gatherings. This center is divided into two areas with one part being a stadium and a home to the Golden Bears Football team. The second part has a running track and the place where the training sessions are held. Besides, there is also a indoor stadium for indoor sporting activities. Regular training sessions and various other meets are held under the supervision of professionals and experts in the respective fields. If you in the city of Edmonton and a lover of sports you might want to attend one of the local sporting events held here and get a taste of the local sports activities in the city.
It doesn't matter how old you are; you can learn BMX track racing at the Edmonton BMX Extreme. During race nights, as long as you have the right safety gear, beginners can race free. The track is located at the Argyll Sports Park. Training takes place right after the race night; there is a limited amount of loan bikes and safety equipment available, or you can bring your own. Check website for more details.
Edmonton Indy Raceway Circuit is the only Indycar Series racetrack in the city of Edmonton, home to the Edmonton Indy. The Asphalt made 1.96 mile track with 14 turns puts drivers to the ultimate test. However, what differentiates the circuit from the rest is that almost 80 percent of the race field can be seen from the stands ensuring the viewers that they do not miss much of the excitement. This racetrack is a temporary raceway built every year at the Edmonton Airport.
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.