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Edmonton Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Edmonton

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There are so many wonderful museums in Alberta, but one of the favorites of everyone who visits is the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, formerly the Provincial Museum of Alberta. This museum contains exhibits of native culture, local wildlife, and contains a number of collections that are interesting and informative. Their mission is to simply tell the story of the people, places, and culture of Alberta.

The Royal Alberta Museum supports several galleries that include:

1. The Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture that contains more than 3000 artifacts of the First People of the area spanning 11,000 years, and is said to be an amazing story of "triumph and survival".

2. The dioramas of the Wild Alberta Gallery depict the interactions of local ecosystems and native animal, flora, and fauna of the area.

3. The Natural History Gallery contains the Bug Room with exhibits of exotic and some of the largest insects on the planet, a gallery of the local geological structures, gems, and minerals, along with a Bird Gallery featuring species from around the world... read more arrow
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Ever want to visit a Ukrainian village, but the thought of distance to the Ukraine, not to mention the cost, prohibits undertaking that journey? The solution is the Ukrainian Cultural Center east of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Depicting the lives of Ukrainian Canadian settlers between 1899 and 1930, this village provides some interesting cultural and heritage information for visitors.

This very interesting village that is divided into three areas, the Farmsteads, the Rural Community and the Town, and it contains the homes of three of the original settler's families, and a variety of things to observe relating to Ukrainian life.

1. The Farmstead includes the homes of Iwan Pylypow, from Austrian Galicia who was the first Ukrainian to immigrate to Canada and was a logging contractor looking seeking a better life. The second home belonged to William Hawrelak, who became the first Ukrainian major of Edmonton. The third home was William Yurko's, of Romanian descent, who was a cabinet member in the Alberta government... read more arrow
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Old Strathcona is located in the central area of Alberta, Canada. This was used to be the commercial capital of Strathcona, however, now it is considered to be the entertainment district of Edmonton and it has a variety of shops, restaurants and popular nightlife for all to enjoy.

There is no end to the possibilities available for all sorts of entertainment in this historic and artistic environment. You can find cafes like the Starbucks and you can get the best of music and entertainment at the Whyte Avenue with the majority of clubs and hotels being situated on that area.

You have a good combination of international cuisine to choose from as well in Old Strathcona, and you even have the Yiannis restaurant, a Greek specialist. There are more that 100 eat-outs to choose from and they are all run by locals... read more arrow
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The Alberta Legislature Building is located in Edmonton and it serves the purpose of the legislative assembly of Alberta, a western province of Canada. This is a structural monument that dates back to the early 1900's and was designed by architects at that time.

The style of the building is very French as that was considered to be the best architecture at that time which gave the building the sense of power, tradition and permanence and there is no doubt that this building is a great example of all these qualities combined in our platform.

The Alberta Legislature building is characterized by a large central dome, with a combination of massive columns and archways in a symmetrical way. The interior of the building also has its own architectural beauty and textures which include the extensive use of marble, oak wood and brass. These materials were all imported at the time of the construction of the building that took about 4 years to complete... read more arrow
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The High Level Bridge & Street Car on top of the Saskatchewan River was originally built in 1913 to join the towns of Edmonton and Strathcona in Alberta, Canada. This bridge was originally designed for pedestrian traffic and for very low amount of automobile traffic, and even today trucks and other heavy vehicles are not allowed to use this narrow bridge mainly because of the low clearance that it offers.

This bridge forms a historic architecture that has seen lots of changes and maintenance works in the past many years and which include the introduction of the Great Divide Waterfall created in 1980 by Peter Lewis, a great artist that created a waterfall that drops 150 feet from the top of the bridge into the river. This wonderful man made waterfall functions during weekends in the summer time.

Another addition to the high level bridge is the street car that was introduced is the facility to travel on the electric car which runs from May to October every year and which gives the tourists the opportunity to travel with style and admire the beauty of the bridge and the panoramic view that it offers of the historic town... read more arrow
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The Muttart conservatory is a botanical garden located in the Saskatchewan River valley in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is a superb combination of architectural art and nature which attracts tourists from all over the world on regular basis.

The structures are basically four large glass pyramids that have been designed to display tropical and temperate plants from all over the world. You will be able to find species that are native of Australia and even of Asian regions as well. This is a very wonderful place to visit in the winter months because of its climatic conditions.

The tropical pyramid offers a great variety of palms, banana and fig trees and many kinds of orchids that are grown in tropical climates all over the world.

The smaller pyramids offer seasonal displays of all kinds of seasonal flowers and these keep on changing in accordance with the seasons... read more arrow
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The Fort Edmonton Park, in Edmonton, Alberta, is the largest history museum in Canada. This park covers a variety of old and new structures that will keep you amazed and entertained at the same time.

The old fort located near the Alberta Legislature Building had seen better times and there was a difference of opinion among the people whether this structural place should be removed completely or it should be conserved for historic purposes. And after the Second World War, it was finally decided to construct a theme park which gave the people of Edmonton something to be proud of.

Work continued for a very long time and access to the fort and other parts of the park was improved with time, making the Fort Edmonton Park one of the greatest combination of history and architectural art in the whole of Canada.

The park has been divided in four areas... read more arrow
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Want to know where one of the largest malls in North America is located? Then head up to the West Edmonton Mall, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; covering over six million square feet, it is the fifth largest shopping mall in the whole world.

This amazing mall has some major attractions that will delight everyone from the most casual to the most serious shopper. It includes the following major attractions:

1. With over 800 stores, shoppers of all mindsets will undoubtedly find millions of items to ensure a successful shopping experience. No one should return home disappointed from a visit here.

2. Galaxyland is an indoor amusement park featuring a triple-loop roller coaster, and 23 various other rides from beginner to the experienced thrill-seekers. The Haunted Castle and a 3D fun house add to the enjoyment of this area of the mall.

3. World Waterpark is the world's largest indoor waterpark, covering 4.9 acres, containing the world largest indoor wave pool, a high speed water slide, a tube ride, raft slide, a bungee tower, and a small dolphin-themed children's park; all providing thrills for the whole family... read more arrow

* Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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