Get discounts when you Explore Edmonton with free Old Strathcona, Downtown and Brewery Passes

Explore Edmonton using their trio of FREE digital passes to access freebies and other discounts at dozens of Edmonton businesses!

Last summer (2020), Explore Edmonton released a Brewery Pass as an incentive program to support local breweries amidst the pandemic. The free pass encouraged you to visit 10 Edmonton area breweries by offering freebies and discounts at each location.

It was a super easy way to explore the city, try some new brews, and support local businesses (I partnered with them at that time to blog about the passes here).

Since then, Explore Edmonton has released a few more discount passes including a Downtown Dining Pass and most recently, an Old Strathcona Pass with the same idea!

Just sign up for the free pass, add it to your phone, and get quick and easy access to discounts at dozens of local businesses! 

I’m partnering with Explore Edmonton to promote their trio of digital passes that make for a fun and easy way to explore the city and support local businesses.

Scroll on for details, some exploration inspiration (see where we went recently to test out the passes), and sign up for free to get your own passes!

This blog post is sponsored by Explore Edmonton.

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Sign up for Explore Edmonton's free discount passes to save when you visit dozens of Edmonton restaurants and breweries.

Sign up for all three of Explore Edmonton’s discount passes:

Note: I don’t get anything extra for people who sign up with my link, lol please enjoy your freebies!

The passes are easy to use: 

  1. Browse the dozens of participating businesses for each pass
  2. Pick one, or two, a few, or all of them, to visit (choose based on what discount you want, or what new place you want to try, or old fav you want to return to)
  3. Show up to the business and let them know you’ve got a pass
  4. Order your food and drinks
  5. Apply the discount and enjoy!

IT’S SUPER EASY to save money when you go out and it’s really handy to have a list of local spots to visit in the back of your pocket (er, phone!!)

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Cheers to saving money while supporting local businesses!

I am a big fan of food or drink crawls so these passes are right up my alley in that respect, as it sort of gives you a built in list of spots to “crawl” around town. 

Mike and I recently visited a couple spots for each of the passes.

Here are some photos and list of participating businesses and incentives! 

Note: businesses and incentives may change so check the actual pass pages for most up-to-date versions. Also note incentives are ONE-TIME use. Once you’ve “checked in” and redeemed, you can’t use it again. 

Explore Edmonton Brewery Pass breweries and incentives:

* Note if you check in at all breweries, you win a custom T-shirt from Explore Edmonton!

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We visited Arcadia Brewing Co. on our pass crawl!
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It's super easy to redeem your discount!
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Enjoyed the snacks at Arcadia: pretzels, empanadas and green onion cakes!
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Polar Park Brewing is a nice big space in Old Strathcona.
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Delicious burger! But do a big beer order for 25% off.

Explore Edmonton Downtown Dining Pass restaurants and incentives:

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Chicken and beer at Dorinku Osaka!
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Give me all the raw fish.
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Another view of my chirashi / sashimi (raw fish) bowl.

(We also took advantage of the 20% off take-out order deal at Central Social Hall—but no pictures!)

Explore Edmonton Old Strathcona Pass restaurants and incentives:

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A must visit in Old Strathcona.
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Get discounts off Sugared & Spiced treats!
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Cheers! Brunch at Blowers & Grafton.
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Show your pass to your server to redeem your discount!
If you’re into food, drinks supporting local, AND (or) into collecting things, these Explore Edmonton passes are perfect and a must-try. 

Tackle it slowly one by one over time, or choose a few to visit as a “crawl” one of these weekends! Digitally check off each spot you visit and enjoy those discounts while supporting local business.

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It's easy to sign up and use the discount passes.
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Just let your server know you have the pass / discount.

Thank you to Explore Edmonton for launching these fun passes providing a fun excuse to explore the city while supporting local businesses.

Sign up for your free Explore Edmonton passes:

Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by Edmonton Tourism. This does not impact opinions stated in this post. Mike and I had so much fun on our Edmonton Old Strathcona / Downtown and Brewery Crawl, getting discounts using the three passes, and supporting local businesses. I really think you’ll enjoy it too!

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Sign up for Explore Edmonton's free discount passes to save when you visit dozens of Edmonton restaurants and breweries.

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