is Alberta’s capital, to many Edmonton has the
image of being a prairie province. The main attraction here is the world’s
largest shopping and entertainment center and Canada’s largest planetarium.
Fort Edmonton Park is also reputed to be Canada’s largest living history
museum. As one finds out there are many big things in Edmonton, including the
fun. The city has amazing scenic river valleys and a lot of festivals. If you
are traveling in the summer you can always hit Klondike days, this is a big fair
that lasts a week long. Most facilities in Edmonton are smoke free environments
which make it great for children. The downtown core of Edmonton, greater known
as “White Avenue” has many different neat shops. From tattoo parlors,
to gift shops and many restaurants, this strip is like a mini mall. Despite the
cold winters and hot summers, Edmonton has plenty to do indoors and out.
Some attractions to see:
West Edmonton Mall
Being the biggest mall in the world, it makes this Alberta’s number one
attraction. There are over 800 shops, 100 restaurants, 26 theaters, fantasy
land hotel, casino, amusement park, waterpark, skating rink, golfing, dolphin
lagoon and much much more. If there is any reason to visit Edmonton, it should
be to see the mall of the world.
There is a wide variety of activities to do in the Odyssium, such as interactive
displays, shows, a learning centre, observatory, IMAX theatre, computer labs,
birthday party hosting, several space and science galleries, as well as a cafe
and gift shop. Admission: CAD10.95 Adults; CAD8.95 Youth 13-17, Student and
Senior; CAD7.95 Children; CAD42.95 Families.
William Hawrelak Park
This park is where most of the festivals and symphonies are held. There is usually
always an event scheduled in the park, but on the off chance there isn’t
one can take a paddleboat across the lake and in the winter skate on the ice
rink. There is no admission.