Alex Praglowski Aviation

Spot #6: Renaissance Hotel Edmonton Airport

This is not a publicly accessible spot. You need to book a "runway view" room on floors 6 or above.


An eight-storey hotel connected to the terminal that offers some great views of the northern portion of the terminal, as well as traffic landing on runways 02 and 12, along with the takeoff roll for aircraft departing those runways. Outside of the room, the hallway offers views of aircraft landing on runway 20 in the distance, as well as aircraft departing off of 02 or 20.

The following gates are visible from the runway view rooms. The best views are of Gates 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D and 8, with the next best ones being (on taxi in or on pushback only) 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18, as well as those on  49F, 49G, 49H, 49I, and 49J.


Coming from the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (AB-2), the hotel is accessed by driving west on Airport Road, continuing straight through the two lights, and turning right onto 36 Street E, following the signs for the Renaissance Hotel. Alternatively, the hotel is connected to the terminal pre-security, on the far north end.