Landmarks & Buildings Attractions & Entertainment

There’s no denying Albertans are good at building new things. Take a look the glittering downtowns of the big cities. The structures from the past tell stories of Alberta’s booms and busts. • Now you know: Sandstone was the building material of choice a century ago. Check it out in the Beaux Arts style provincial Legislature Building in Edmonton and throughout Calgary’s downtown. • Ask the pros: The Historical Society of Alberta makes sure nobody forgets the good old days and the stories behind heritage buildings. Check out their Alberta playlist, especially on Heritage Day in August. 

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Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre

Edmonton, Alberta
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With views of the beautiful river valley in the heart of downtown Edmonton, this conference centre has space and facilities to host conventions, tradeshows and events of all sizes.

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Yorath House

Edmonton, Alberta

Yorath House, one of the City of Edmonton's newest rental facilities, is located in Buena Vista Park, adjacent to Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park and the Edmonton Valley Zoo. As part of the Buena Vista/Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Master Plan, redevelopment of this historical residence, believed to be one of the few remaining homes located on the river flats, provides a truly unique facility for corporate retreats, weddings, community programs and family-friendly events in the river valley. Built in 1949, the two-storey family home was occupied by the Yorath family until 1992, when it was sold to the City. The redeveloped house includes a main floor event space, a second floor multi-purpose space with a large terrace, a second-floor meeting room with small terrace and a large outdoor meadow. This beautiful facility is now available for rentals!

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Saamis Tepee

Medicine Hat, Alberta
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By far, Medicine Hat’s most visible landmark is the Saamis Tepee! Originally constructed for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, the Saamis Tepee is a tribute to Canada’s native heritage. Built entirely of steel with a concrete foundation, the tepee is ringed with 10 large circular story-boards depicting aspects of native culture and history. After being moved to Medicine Hat, erection and assembly of the major structural elements of the Saamis Tepee began October 20th, 1991, and was completed in less than one week. Saamis Tepee is located on the Trans-Canada Highway next to the Tourism Medicine Hat Visitor Centre.

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Whoop-Up Days

Lethbridge, Alberta
2020-08-18 To 2020-08-22 MST

Every August, Whoop-Up Days bring fun and merriment to Lethbridge with a festival, exhibition, and lots of rodeo action. Events kick start with a parade through downtown, and carry on with daily concerts, tradeshow, midway, farmers market and food fair.

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International Peace Pow-Wow and Festival

Lethbridge, Alberta
2020-02-22 To 2020-02-22 MST

The Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society Presents the 2020 International Peace Pow-Wow & Festival at the ENMAX Centre in Lethbridge on Saturday, February 22th and Sunday, February 23rd. Two full days of Pow-Wow dance and music competitions, Miss Blackfoot Canada specials, arts, crafts and so much more at the ENMAX Centre, open at 10 a.m daily. It's Pow-Wow Time!

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