Getting Around Edmonton
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Light Rail Transit (LRT)
The LRT has 15 stations throughout the city, making travel fast and convenient. Visit www.takeets.com for routes and fares. Use of the LRT is included in the student UPass.
Routes offer quick transportation to major facilities such as Commonwealth Stadium, Rexall Place, Northlands, the University of Alberta to connect with the LRT system. You can transfer between the bus and LRT systems. Buses serve every neighbourhood in the greater Edmonton area, making it convenient and cost effective. Visit www.takeets.com for routes and fares. Use of the transit system is included in the student UPass.
Taxis are usually available at hotels, shopping centres, and event venues. In areas without a taxi stand, it is usually quicker to call for service rather than hail a taxi.
The minimum age for licensed drivers in Alberta is 16.
Visitors may drive using their own country's valid driver's license for up to one year.
Alberta has a graduated licensing program.
To hold an Alberta driver's license, you must be a permanent legal resident of Canada and an Alberta resident. For more information on driving requirements affecting international students, please see Service Alberta's website.
To own and operate a vehicle in Alberta, you must have valid accident insurance with a minimum coverage of $200,000.
A Distracted Driving Law is in effect for all of Alberta. It restricts drivers from a number of activities, including using hand-held mobile phones and electronic devices, texting, reading, writing, and grooming. For more information, see Alberta's Distracted Driving Legislation.
U-turns are prohibited.
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