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Edmonton

Edmonton, Canada’s Alberta province sits on the North Saskatchewan River is a cultural, governmental and educational center.  This city is famous for  year-round slate of festivals and known as a ”Canada’s Festival City”.

Edmonton is home of Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living history museum and West Edmonton Mall, North America’s largest mall.  One of most attractions in this beautiful city is Edmonton’s nightlife. There are several key areas of nightlife which The most popular is the Whyte Avenue.

 

Elk Island National Park:

Elk Island National  Park played an important part in the conservation of the American bison.  This “island of conservation” is located 35 km east of Edmonton along the Yellowhead Highway, which goes through the park. Elk Island National  Park is the largest enclosed national park with an area of 194 square kilometers.

 

Muttart Conservatory:

The Muttart Conservatory is a Botanical Garden located in the North Saskatchewan river valley, across from the downtown core in Edmonton.

This beautiful garden is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Edmonton, consists of three city operated greenhouses, public gardens, as well as four feature pyramids for display of plant species found across three bio-mes, with the fourth pyramid hosting as a seasonal display. A fifth minor skylight pyramid lights up the central foyer.

 

Edmonton Zoo:

Edmonton Zoo was opened in the heart of Edmonton in 1959. The zoo is home of over 350 exotic and native animals and houses over 100 different species.

 

Edmonton Festivals:

  •  The Works Art & Design Festival
  •  The Edmonton International Street Performer’s Festival
  •  K-Days Festival (Edmonton’s main summer festival)
  • The Edmonton International Fringe Festival
  • Edmonton Folk Music Festival
  • Edmonton Pride Festival
  • Freewill Shakespeare Festival
  • Edmonton International Film Festival
  • A Taste of Edmonton
  • Animethon Festival
  • Edmonton Blues Festival
  • Edmonton Heritage Festival
  • Interstellar Rodeo Festival
  • Dragon Boat Festival
  • HarvestMoon Music and Arts Festival

 

Museums of  Edmonton:

  • TELUS World of Science Edmonton
  • Muttart Conservatory
  • Alberta Aviation Museum
  • Royal Alberta Museum
  • Art Gallery of Alberta
  • The Alberta Railway Museum
  • Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
  • Paleontology Museum
  • Neon Sign Museum
  • Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum
  • Telephone Historical Center

 

Other tourist attractions in Edmonton:

  • Edmonton World Water-park
  • Alberta Legislature Building
  • Fort Edmonton Park
  • Galaxyland
  • TELUS World of Science
  • Art Gallery of Alberta
  • West Edmonton Mall (North America’s largest mall)
  • Downtown Edmonton