North Edmonton, due to its massive size, has a large number of major roads. 97th Street is probably the biggest of them all. It goes from the Central district all the way through the north-side and into farmland. It takes you through residential areas and major big box areas. 137th Avenue is another big one, going east and west and is full of shops. Other major roads include: Fort Rd., Victoria Trail, 167 Ave., 66 St., 127 St., and Saint Albert Tr./Mark Messier Hwy.
North Edmonton is served by three highways: Yellowhead Trail, Manning Drive, and Anthony Henday Drive. Yellowhead is the main one and can get you in and out of the city quickly and goes west-east. Manning is an extension of Fort Road and goes to Fort Saskatchewan, a suburb 14km away. Anthony Henday is still in development and currently only has 2 true exits/offramps from it: at Yellowhead Trail in the west, and Stony Plain Road.
City Centre Airport
From the airport get out on Kingsway Avenue and continue on it until 111th Ave. then turn north when you get to 97 St., from there you choose where to go. You're basically in the north end.
Edmonton International Airport
There are multiple routes to get to the North side from the Edmonton International Airport. The fastest would be going north on Calgary Trail until Anthony Henday Dr., and go westbound until Stony Plain Road and then go eastbound on Stony Plain Road. From there, turn left (or north) on 170th Street and continue on 170th until Yellowhead. Ta-da! You're in the north end.
Transit is pretty accessible in the area. Buses cover all major and many residential streets. For LRT, there are 4 stations currently: Clareview, Coliseum, Stadium, and Belvedere (near Fort Road).
- Alberta Avenue.
- Celebration’s Dinner Theatre, 13103 Fort Rd NW, ☎ +1 780 448-9339. Cute little dinner theatre in a casino similar to the one in Winnipeg.
- Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas, 14231 137 Avenue NW. Clean theatre that can get quiet busy at times. The pictures is pretty good and the food served is pretty yummy. The place is full of the hottest, latest shows. For detailed showings, see the Edmonton Movie Guide.
- Celebration's Casino.
Shopping in this part of town generally isn't anything particularly interesting, pretty similar to other Canadian suburban areas, if that's what you're looking for, this place is fine.
- 137th Avenue (between St Albert Trl and Vic. Trail). This area offers suburban savy travellers' their paradise. Explore normal stores along this long road. Such retailers as: Best Buy, Old Navy, Thyme Maternity, Leon's, Superstore, Burger King (x2), Wal-Mart, and two malls.
- NorthTown Centre, Corner of 97 St. and 137 Avenue. This place was originally from the past century and was once a great place to just shop. In recent years, though, the place has started falling apart and, well, lets be honest, retailers didn't want to go there. In the last little while, though, it has taken a redevelopment (still in process) and exciting new retailers are coming to fruition...including Edmonton's second T&T Supermarket.
- Londonderry Mall, 137 Ave & 66 St, ☎ +1 780 475 9266. This mall is up to date and is full of many typical retailers and gives shoppers a quiet experience. Nice for a quiet Saturday morning stroll or a Sunday walk.
- Christy's Corner (at Saint Albert Tr. and 134 Avenue). a power centre that includes a big movie theatre, some restaurants, and typical big box outlets!
- Namao (97 St. between 153 Aven. and the northern city limits). Just modern, typical suburban big box shopping. Great if you're in the neighbourhood, homesick for your normal, uniform stores of back home or you just love those stores.
- 118 Avenue.
North Edmonton eating is pretty typical of Albertan suburbs.
- Kelsey's, 13580 137 Avenue NW, ☎ +1 780 414-5807. Friendly staff that are helpful for tourists and offer gourmet, medium priced food.
- Mt Fuji Teppanyaki Japan Ltd, 9635 167 Ave. This is a cafeteria-style restaurant, where you order at the cash register and find a table to eat the results. Try the elegant-looking chirashi, which offers a variety of the freshest fish in the city. The homemade sesame sauce used on some of the rice dishes is so popular, they now sell it by the bottle. Close to a military base, Mt. Fuji attracts many uniformed patrons at lunch. Try arriving early or after 1PM, or call ahead for take-out. Closed Sundays, otherwise open until 9PM.
- Lazia, 13663 St Albert Trail NW, ☎ +1 780 409-8345.
- Applebees, 13006 50 Street NW, ☎ +1 780 475-6100. Almost identical to the U.S. counterpart, this place has vintage interiors with neat stuff to take a glace along with some good food at pretty nice prices. This place is uncommon in Canada.
- Motoraunt, 12406 66 Street NW. This eccentric restaurant is built around a double-decker bus, but has so many rooms, features, and passageways that it nearly fills its lot. The menu centers around burgers, hot-dogs, and sandwiches, but the specialty is definitely the one-kilogram (2.5 pound) Monster Burger. The food is fresh and flavorful, the space and decor unusual to the point of being a tourist destination, and prices are very reasonable.
- Outback, 12103 - 121 Ave NorthWest. The super chain of Australian cuisine has Australian interiors with Central Australian cuisine.
- Bonanza, 12536 137 Avenue NW. Bonanza is a cool buffet with charming staff.
- Sherbrooke Liquor Store, 11819 Saint Albert Trail. This unassuming little liquor store carries a massive inventory of specialty beers. The collection allegedly contains every variety available in Alberta, which would make this the one-stop shopping spot for Edmonton's beer fans. There are beers you've only read about, beers from countries you have never heard of, and all of them can be found in a big walk-in cooler ready for immediate enjoyment.
- Super 8 170th Street, 16818 118 Avenue NW, ☎ +1 780 488-8650. Popular with truckers or people just staying the night. Good quality, and good highway access and awesome prices.
- Prospectors Gaming Room, 13620 97 Street NW. Clean, small hotel near the major arterial of 137th Avenue and is using a clean, modern building. Pretty typical suites.
- North Suites & Inn (formerly Best Western Hotel North), 13742 50 Street NW. Clean hotel that was recently built and is near LRT and major road connections. Major big box retail stores are also at your footsteps if you stay here. Good for cheaper rates if your not willing to pay higher to be near all the action of the inner city.
Areas around the ‘’’Fort Road’’’ district (between Yellowhead and 135 Avenue) are best avoided at night. There are a lot of homeless, poor people and the number of dirty and drinking establishments in the area doesn’t help.