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Want to feel super Canadian? Travel further north than most humans ever get by exploring northern Alberta. Get your bearings in the wilderness with a guided backcountry ATV tour. Even the sky isn’t the limit in northern Alberta. It’s home to the planet’s largest dark-sky preserve and a festival celebrating the Aurora Borealis. ● Backcountry: Holy solitude. Find yourself enveloped by rugged nature and you might be able to imagine what fur traders and First Nations hunters felt here many years ago. ● Camping: Just because you’re up north doesn’t mean you can’t camp on a white sand beach. Why hello, Lesser Slave Lake. 
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Surfing - West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton, Alberta

Rain, shine or full-on blizzard, surf conditions at WEM are ideal and bodacious, at a tropical 31°C with four-foot waves. Plus, no sharks!

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Snow Valley Ski Club

Edmonton, Alberta

As snowflakes fall from the crisp winter sky, take a deep breath and get ready to feel your energy soar as you take on a Snow Valley run. If you’ve never been on a pair of skis or a snowboard, or are eager to learn more, Snow Valley Ski Club offers over nine hectares of skiable terrain and is a great place to gain confidence.

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Northlands Park

Edmonton, Alberta
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Since 1882, Northlands Park Racetrack and Casino has brought the best in horse racing to Edmonton fans. The Park, which is open 362 days of the year, continues to provide world-class live and simulcast horseracing experiences, including the ever-popular Annual Canadian Derby, as well as an array of community events and entertainment experiences. The onsite Colours Restaurant offers a buffet menu that changes weekly and a panoramic view of the races. It’s also the only tiered restaurant in Edmonton.

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Peace River Cabins and Outdoors

Fairview, Alberta
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At Peace River Cabins and Outdoors, all accommodation is located on the banks of the Peace River. Choose from full service cabins, a large river-view house suite, or more rustic wall tents. On-site canoe and kayak rentals are available, as well as guided trips and group facilities. Open May to October. Visit the website for more information.

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Touchwood WIlderness Retreat

Flatbush, Alberta

Touchwood Wilderness Retreat is a stunning, hand built cabin, located on 5 private, naturally forested acres, close to Cross Lake and Flatbush in north-central Alberta, 1.5 hours North of Edmonton. Enjoy the view from the veranda, roast marshmallows over the firepit, curl up in comfort with a good book or enjoy the easy access to outdoor recreational activities: close to 3 Lakes & 4 Golf Courses ideal for fishing, boating, swimming, geocaching, snowmobile & quad trails, hiking, and more. Perfect place for families and friends to unplug & reconnect. Come relax, explore and unwind at the ultimate country getaway.

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Enchanting Christmas

Snow-dusted trees and a roaring fireplace are all part of the enchanting ambience of Canada. Delight in Christmas at Whistler, then bring in the New Year at Lake Louise in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

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Big E Tours

Edmonton, Alberta
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Big E Tours offers Edmonton and area tours. Two Edmonton city tours run on a scheduled year round service starting from Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton. There are seasonal tours ranging from Elk Island National Park and Ukrainian Village, food tours, running retreats and others. We also organize school tours following the Alberta curriculum. We can with advance notice and availability of staff offer guides to groups of our offerings and more personalized tours.

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Edmonton Food Tours

Edmonton, Alberta
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Edmonton is a city with 57 festivals each year and a vibrant population that comes out to support whatever is happening no matter the weather. Learn about the history, art, and culture of Canada's most Northern City with our three tours running year-round in the city.

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Mountain Madness Tours

Edmonton, Alberta

We run supported cycling tours between Jasper and Banff. We'll carry all your luggage set up rest stops organize your accommodations, transfers for you and your bike, provide bike rentals if required and be just around the corner if you need some support along the way.

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Events

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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-02-09 To 2018-02-10 MST

The Canadian Birkebeiner, Canada’s largest classic cross-country ski event, takes place the second Saturday of every February. Grab a flask of hot chocolate and come cheer on more than 2,000 cross-country skiers as they whip around the loppet at speeds over 20 km per hour (12.4 mi per hour).

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PBR Global Cup

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-11-09 To 2017-11-11 MST

“The toughest sport on dirt” comes to Rogers place. The concept is simple: match the world’s best bull riding athletes against the toughest animals in an 8-second man versus beast duel. Of course, it’s only simple until you strap a determined 150-pound cowboy to the back of a temperamental 2,000-pound bull. The result is unparalleled action where danger, drama and heroic accomplishments are just a part of the game. PBR is wrapped in a rock concert environment, complete with pulsating music and explosive pyrotechnics. The combination of intense action and world-class production unrivalled by any other major league sport.

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