Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta and has grown from a population of around 10,000 to 1 million in the last 100 years. This growing, thriving city is home to West Edmonton Mall – the largest shopping mall in North America.
The North Saskatchewan River Valley offers a fantastic variety of outdoor activities. There are over 100 kilometres of recreational trails and many parks, including Fort Edmonton Park, which is Canada’s largest historical park.
If you are staying in the city there is a wide choice of hotels including the wonderful Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
Edmonton is known as “Festival City” for the large number of festivals that run throughout the year. There is a vibrant theatre community, all year round sports activities to take part in as well as to watch and wonderful winter recreational opportunities.
Some of the most popular tourist attractions include:
Fort Edmonton Park
Aberta’s history brought to life – experience what it was like as an early pioneer,
Elk Island National Park
40 species of animal, 250 species of bird, all within an hours drive of the City
TELUS World of Science
Science museum with planetarium and Imax