Edmonton, also known as the “Festival City” is the capital of the Canadian Province, Alberta. Situated on the North Saskatchewan River, the city has some beautiful walking and cycling trails through the river valley and also plays host to several festivals around the year especially during the summer.
In the summer, Edmonton celebrates The Capital City Exhibition, earlier known as Klondike Days. Originally started as an annual fair with the gold rush theme, the city celebrates the spirit of the Ol’ West. Fireworks, chuck-wagon races and music dominate the streets of the city drawing each and everyone into the revelry.
The city also has a flourishing arts and music society playing host to several festivals such as the Edmonton International Street Performer's Festival, The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton International Fringe Festival and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. These festivals draw artists and musicians across the world and provide them the opportunity to showcase their talent on a global arena. The Edmonton Heritage Festival"Edmonton Heritage Festival is another opportunity for visitors to savor multiple cuisines and browse through artifacts from different cultures.
The city also houses North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall. Apart from providing a total shopping experience, the mall also has an amusement park, a casino, a skating rink, mini-golf courses and a giant water park. Also located in the river valley is the Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum. Actors in period costumes re-enact the ways and lives of Edmonton people in the past.