Update June 16, 2022: not selected as 2026 World Cup host city
2026 World Cup cities: Edmonton is a Canadian city hosting the World Cup in North America. The city in Canada is (still officially being a candidate) part of the sixteen cities that will host the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Edmonton, Alberta Province, is one of the three Canadian cities that have made a stadium available – Edmonton has the Commonwealth Stadium – in addition to three Mexican and (finally) ten U.S. host cities. Find here the most important information you will need, perhaps to visit the city in 2026. Information about buying tickets for this North American World Cup Soccer city of play. Info about the time zone, tourist attractions, typical characteristics in the field of sports, football and culture. And more about what Edmonton has to offer visiting fans of the global finals in 2026.
Current facts, figures and other information are regularly added to this page.
Canada, Alberta Province
City population: 932,546 (2016)
Time zone: winter UTC-7 (EST), summer UTC-6 (EDT)
Altitude: 645 meters
Exp. temperature during the 2026 World Cup: 7.7 – 22.2 °C
Venue: Commonwealth Stadium
Edmonton World Cup city
Edmonton is a diverse, young, Canadian city, known for its entrepreneurial culture, and its thriving economic activities. Edmonton is the capital of the province of Alberta, located at the North Saskatchewan River. It is part of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region and boarders at the north side the so called Calgary – Edmonton Corridor. The Edmontonians are proud of the city’s current arty theatres and museums, such as the Royal Alberta Museum, its Open Air museums such as the ‘Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village’ and Fort Edmonton Park, and the – also from the outside – remarkable looking Art Gallery of Alberta. Besides those, the Muttart Conservatory also appeals to many visitors, whilst the West Edmonton Mall is the showpiece of Edmonton. It is one of the largest leisure and shopping centers in the world.
Edmonton tourist hotspots
Edmonton attractions: these are the best tourist spots of World Cup Soccer City Edmonton, Canada. Are you buying a ticket for one or more matches at the Commonwealth Stadium? These are the hotspots of Edmonton that, around the World Cup match, make your trip, visit and stay in the city even more fantastic.
See these tips with museums, parks, shopping centers, events, galleries, historical, cultural and/or musical experiences and other places of interest. They can be experienced in Edmonton, host of the World Cup 2026. The best attractions and the best things to do? Find here the best hotels, restaurants, theaters, concert halls, entertainment and activities to do in Edmonton. For children and adults. A useful quick summary. And if desired, click through to the official Edmonton Tourism and Travel website.
Edmonton Sports & Soccer City
Edmonton is used to welcoming the largest soccer crowds of Canada. It has also hosted the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Canada Final (2002) and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 opening match, for example. FC Edmonton, in the meanwhile, has been the city’s football exponent for more than a decade, after being founded in 2011. Edmonton is also home to the National Hockey League team Oilers and the CFL’s Eskimos (Canadian Football). The Commonwealth Stadium has also received visitors at several CONCACAF International Men’s Tournaments and Women’s (Youth) World Cup Finals.
Edmonton team in Canadian Premier Soccer League