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Southeast Edmonton Roots and Resources Bus Tour

  • The tour starts and ends downtown in Churchill Square

  • Learn lots of facts about the history and growth of Edmonton

  • Bring your camera. There will be plenty of stops for photos

Southeast Edmonton Roots and Resources Bus Tour
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12pm Mon, Wed, or FriMost Popular
Explore Edmonton's past and present. This tour option departs at 12pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays.
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9:30am Tues or Thurs
Explore Edmonton's past and present. This tour option departs at 9:30am on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
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3pm Sat
Explore Edmonton's past and present. This tour option departs at 3pm on Saturdays.
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Learn about this prairie city, from the fur-trading past to the oil and gas-powered present. This coach tour is an interesting way to spend some time exploring some highlights and little-known gems of Edmonton. Visit Chinatown, Little Italy and the French Quarter for a look at some of the cultural influences on the city, as well as neat spots that make Edmonton such a unique place to visit.

What to Expect

Meet at Churchill Square besides Tix on the Square 15 minutes prior to departure. Board an air conditioned 24-seat turtletop bus and  discover Edmonton through the eyes of your tour guide/driver. This trip will cover approximately 25 miles (40 km) in length and there will be a stop available for photo opportunities. Gain some knowledge of Alberta’s history, "secret locations", Chinatown, Little Italy, Edmonton’s economic history, Ukrainian immigration, Bonnie Doon, city development, and much more.  Be prepared for the unexpected. Questions during the tour are both welcomed are encouraged. Your tour will conclude at the original departure point approximately 90-minutes post start time. 

Reviews (13)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic tour through some Edmonton neighbourhoods

I was the only one on the bus. Gary, driver/owner, was wonderful. I loved the tidbits of information, he told the stories with humour, and was very knowledgeable. During a clod winter it is a great way to see the city or if you have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Paula V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tour for one

It is not often you find a tour company that will run with just one passenger but that is exactly what Big E Tours did!! Just goes to show how much they love their city and how far they will go to promote Edmonton. Great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robmckennaakaraingod
Reviewed 1 February 2019
Fun and informative look at YEG

What a great way to explore the City of Edmonton! Gary is so kind and knowledgeable. He clearly loves the city and it shows throughout the tour. Great at answering random questions I threw at him throughout the tour. The Roots and Resources Tour takes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tara m
Reviewed 25 December 2018
Fun and informative

Had a great time seeing some of the city, especially bit I had never seen before. The driver was very friendly and well informed. Would do it again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CambridgeBayWeather
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Informative, entertaining and scenic tour of Edmonton

Although I was born and raised in Edmonton, the changes over the last 25 years were amazing. The driver had both the historical and current perspectives and was open to questions and musings of past memories. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip! The cookie at the end...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue O
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