Fire up the grill: The best barbecues in Edmonton

While some dedicated carnivores keep barbecue season going year-round in Edmonton by grilling in their parkas, summer does mark the official beginning of barbecue season here. Nothing gets the juices flowing — in your mouth and in a steak — like a sizzling grill on a hot summer day. Open a cold one and get grilling with the help of a barbecue from one of these Edmonton retailers.

Gemco Fireplaces & Wholesale Heating Products Ltd

1
9281 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 3B6

Gemco carries Napoleon Gourmet Grills, including the Prestige Pro series and the Prestige-V series. In addition to stand-alone grills, they also sell built-in and portable grills. Barbecue experts will drool over the Patio Pro from Hephaestus. It’s a gorgeous stainless steel cabinet that functions as a barbecue, water smoker, grill, pizza oven, fire pit and more — what more could you possibly ask for?

Beachcomber Hot Tubs & Patio

2
15139 118th Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 1N2

Whether you’re looking for a barbecue cart or island, Beachcomber Hot Tubs & Patio will have what you need. They carry propane and gas barbecues from exclusive brands, including Saber, Bull and Napoleon. Their barbecue islands come complete with stainless steel grills, sinks, refrigerators and music centres, and are available in brick, stucco and stucco rock. You’ll also find all of your barbecue accessories here, including grill covers, griddles and barbecue tools.

Barbecue Country

3
5682 75 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5X6

These barbecue experts will help you find the perfect grill to cook your piece of Alberta-raised beef to perfection. Whether you go for propane, natural gas, charcoal, portable or electric, their grills are all high quality. They also carry smokers, fryers and other pieces of cooking equipment that will have your neighbours looking for the source of that great smell of grilling meat.

Trail Appliances

4
9880 47 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5P3

This store carries built-in, stand-alone and portable barbecues in a variety of sizes and brands, meaning you can handpick the perfect barbecue for your lifestyle. Their wide range of barbecues include multiple brands, such as Brigade, Fire Magic and Napoleon outdoor grills, one of the best barbecues on the market. Once you start grilling with one of these babies, you’ll be loyal forever.

Avenue Appliance

5
10041 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z2

They have a variety of charcoal grills available, including the popular Kamodo Joe charcoal grill, which allows you to cook your meat "low and slow." Their charcoal grills come in several types, including a classic style and a junior model. The classic style sits atop a cart with wheels, so you can move it around your deck with ease, while the junior model can accompany you on camping trips, so you never have to settle for burnt smokies again.

Canadian Tire

6
6014 Currents Dr NW, Edmonton, AB T6W 0L7

Canadian Tire is a one-stop-shop for all your barbecue needs. In addition to barbecue accessories, they have a vast selection of propane, charcoal and natural gas grills. You can go home with your dream grill, whether its a propane or natural gas barbecue or a char-broil electric bistro infrared BBQ/grill. Their huge variety also means there are plenty of different price points for you to explore - a Master Chef portable charcoal kettle BBQ will cost you less than $100, while master grillers may want to upgrade to a Cuisinart ceramic 900 natural gas BBQ for just under $1,000.

Special Event Rentals

7
6010 99 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 3P2

If you're having a massive block party for the whole neighbourhood or are hosting a backyard summer wedding, you'll likely need additional grills. Rent one (or more!) barbecues from Special Events Rentals and all of your guests will go home fed and happy. The company takes care of delivery and pickup, so all you have to worry about is getting enough hot dogs and hamburgers to feed the whole neighbourhood.

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