Edmonton Northern Alberta

Edmonton is a young city that loves any excuse to go out on the town, even in a snowstorm. And there's prime shopping, too. West Edmonton Mall is literally the size of a city and the Old Strathcona farmers market is famous for a reason.  

  • Culture bug: Edmonton is home to North America’s oldest and largest Fringe Festival every summer. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is recognized as one of the best in the world.
  • Winter wonders: Edmonton embraces winter. There are iced pathways to skate around  and castles made of icicles. Join some locals in skijoring. That’s when people train their pet dogs to pull them around on skis. It's the next best thing to dog-sledding.
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Mill Woods Skatepark

Edmonton, Alberta

Looking to catch some air, or just grind the rails? Mill Woods Skatepark is located behind the Mill Woods Recreation Centre. All City of Edmonton skateparks are free, and are open to any skateboarders, BMX riders, push scooters and inline skaters. Motorized vehicles are not permitted. Helmets, gloves and pads are strongly recommended. Always skate/ride within your abilities to avoid injuries.

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Fort Edmonton Park

Edmonton, Alberta
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We are not open for our regular admission season, but in no way does that mean the Park is closed! While we undergo a multi-million dollar enhancement project to better serve our community and visitors, we look forward to providing a multitude of holiday fun, private event bookings, as well as food and entertainment events.

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Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre

Edmonton, Alberta

Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre is well known for its friendly atmosphere, amenities and unique programs. The fitness centre, circuit training, lane swims, and aquafit is always popular with the fitness-minded. Features include a 25 metre pool, slide, swing rope, whirlpool, steam room and sauna.

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Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton West

Edmonton, Alberta
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Opening in the fall of 2018, Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton West is a short drive from downtown and minutes from other popular things to do in Edmonton, including the TELUS World of Science, the Edmonton Valley Zoo, and many corporate offices. Take advantage of their convenient location and enjoy comfortable accommodations featuring fast and free WiFi, free bottled water and coffee. After a day of work or play, sip on a local craft brew straight from the tap with their Best Brews program.

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Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre

Edmonton, Alberta
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Ideal for business or leisure travel, the Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre is conveniently located just five minutes from downtown Edmonton, offers 260 spacious rooms and suites, and is Edmonton's largest meeting and conference space. The Edmonton Inn is in the center of it all - just minutes from both Kingsway Mall and Rogers Place. Enjoy the range of amenities from the Graze Restaurant and Arbour Lounge to the fitness centre and more.

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Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton International Airport

Edmonton, Alberta
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Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton International Airport is conveniently located minutes from Edmonton International Airport (YEG), and offers a free airport shuttle to and from the terminal, which makes getting to the hotel easy.Make yourself at home with access to the heated indoor pool, whirlpool, and state-of-the-art fitness centre. Catch up with work or friends and family back home by using their free WiFi. After a day of work or play, enjoy a restful night's sleep in a Four Points Signature Bed. Before you leave, be sure to enjoy a Best Brew or a delicious meal at Ric's Grill.

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Travel between Edmonton and Calgary by bus

Ebus offers convenient schedules and various routes between Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Fort McMurray! Equipped with free Wi-Fi, power outlets, on-board washrooms, seat belts and extra legroom, Ebus is proud to provide a safe and comfortable travel.

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Business Class Travel between Edmonton and Camrose by Bus

The Camrose Connector shuttle not only brings passengers through to several stops in both Camrose and Edmonton, but connections to the Red Arrow network can be accessed for passengers who want to connect to Red Deer, Calgary and Lethbridge, including Calgary International Airport, or further north through to Fort McMurray.

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SPIRIT OF LEDUC DISTILLERY TOUR

Before 2013, Leduc never had a single distillery, and now it has two! Join Alberta Craft Tours as we take you to these distilleries, each with their own unique origin story, and sample a wide variety of spirits crafted from locally-grown grain and botanicals. Bottoms up!

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Edmonton Ghost Tours

Edmonton, Alberta
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Edmonton Ghost Tours is dedicated to bringing Edmonton’s spooky past back to life. Take a ghostly walk through Old Strathcona to hear true stories of ghosts, hauntings, murders and mysteries. Tours are held, rain or shine, all summer long on weeknights. Check the website for the different tours available. They’re a great outing for the whole family and new tours are always being added.

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Backside Tours Inc.

Edmonton, Alberta

Backside Tours makes it easy to get out to the mountains. Choose a private bus for a group, drive yourself, or join an open bus trip where their packages include accommodations and lift tickets, and any logistical details you need. Guaranteed a memorable, stress-free time. Custom tours for anyone during any season! Hop on one of the public weekend trips with your friends and let Backside take care of everything. If you are looking for a private, custom experience for your group of 5+, and want assistance to make it happen, they are and want to be, your one stop shop for all mountain adventure in Alberta. Each group will have two professional Backside Hosts who will ensure you have the best experience for your getaway to the mountains!

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Edmonton Helicopter Tours / Air Taxi Charter

Edmonton, Alberta

Helicopter tours and charter services throughout the central Alberta region including west to the Rocky Mountains. Edmonton Helicopter Tours offers city tours, aerial photography or VIP Transportation. Also offered are river valley tours, heli-picnics or fly-in to B&B accommodations and weddings.

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No Place By Emmanuel Osahor

Edmonton, Alberta
2020-01-06 To 2020-03-07 MST

When Artist Emmanuel Osahor emigrated from Nigeria to Canada, what he expected was a utopia. Ignorant of Canada’s similar colonial legacy, and the consistent mirage of capitalist visions of paradise, Canada was placed on a pedestal since it was labelled “developed”, and Nigeria “developing”. After witnessing the realities in both countries, and with a growing awareness of current ecological, social and political turmoil, Osahor understands now that even as utopic visions of progress and development are created and pursued across the world, poverty, marginalization and separation continue to exist.In light of this, what keeps us hoping and striving for just societies devoid of the inequity that permeates contemporary society? Is this hope tied to an intrinsic human desire for the unattainable utopos? And is it actually possible for an artwork to hold space for contemplating the fragility and impossibility inherent in utopic desire? Can it hold our grief for a world in ecological, social and political turmoil, thereby acting as catalysts for stillness and the contemplation of our future?Deriving its title from a rough translation of the word “utopos”, No Place transforms McMullen gallery into a complicated sanctuary space. In an attempt to wrestle with the questions outlined above, this project will reflect on, and discuss the complications and inherent impossibility intrinsic to the desire for utopia and attempts at utopic space creation. Comprising of a collection of recent paintings of real and imagined landscapes within Edmonton, a living wall of tropical plants, and a soundscape of the Edmonton River Valley, this exhibition attempts to hold the tension of failure and impossibility within utopic desire, while also conveying the persistence of hope that is at the core of the human experience.

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ITU World Triathlon Series | Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta
2020-08-17 To 2020-08-23 MST

The ITU World Triathlon Series welcomes everyone from elite athletes to first-time participants. With a number of competitions to suit all levels of athletes, the triathalon offers a welcoming environment and the chance to race the same course as Olympic and World Champions.

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Ice Castles Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta
2020-01-08 To 2020-02-17 MST

Edmonton’s Ice Castle will be built in Hawrelak Park and is expected to be open to the public early January through February, weather permitting. This winter wonderland is crafted by hand, using only icicles and water, and resembles organic formations found in nature, like those of frozen waterfalls, glaciers or ice caves. Guests are invited to not only view the beauty of the structure but also to squeeze, squish and crawl through parts of the stunning Narnia-like display.

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