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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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The Telephone Historical Centre

Edmonton, Alberta
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Originally opened by retired Edmonton Telephones employees in 1987, the Telephone Historical Centre is a year-round hands-on museum that offers a historical and scientific view of telecommunications in Edmonton and beyond. The museum offers visitors a chance to see a short film documenting Edmonton's long history with the telephone as well as a chance to be a switchboard operator, use an old crank style telephone, and enjoy a guided tour by one of our staff or volunteers. They offer both school and seniors programs year-round which include the guided tour, a viewing of their film (hosted by their robot Xeldon), as well as other activities. Groups larger than 10 people are asked to call ahead to inquire about other bookings or to book their group in.

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Ivor Dent Sports Park

Edmonton, Alberta

Located at Ellerslie Road and 50 Street south of Anthony Henday Drive, Ivor Dent Sports Park is a first class tournament facility featuring 24 rectangular fields, parking, dressing rooms, stands, concessions and playground facilities. The 138 hectare site was used as a shooting range during the 1978 Commonwealth Games, and for many years afterwards, before being developed as a first class tournament facility that can soccer, rugby, cricket, kabaddi, field hockey, football, ultimate and lacrosse.

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WG Hardy Classics Museum - University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta

The WG Hardy collection of ancient Near Eastern and Classical antiquities has been established as a permanent exhibition in the Department of History & Classics. The collection comprises antiquities from several ancient cultures and periods including the early civilizations of Mesopotamia (Iraq), the Iron Age culture of ancient Palestine, the Classical and Hellenistic ages of ancient Greece, Roman Italy and the Roman provinces. Among the objects on display are numerous pieces of Greek and Roman decorated pottery, a broad selection of Greek and Roman coins, several fine examples of ancient glass, and an assortment of ancient jewellery. Open Monday through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed during November (Fall Term Reading Week), December (Christmas Holiday Break), and February (Winter Term Reading Week) breaks and all statutory holidays.

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Rock Lake Lodge

Edmonton, Alberta
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Rock Lake Lodge is a full-service lodge with four private cabins located in Rock Lake Provincial Park Alberta. We are minutes away from the mouth of the Willmore Wilderness Park and a short day trip from both William A. Switzer Provincial Park and Jasper National Park.

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Canterra Suites Hotel

Edmonton, Alberta
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44 all-suite units featuring full kitchen washer and dryer dishwasher gas fireplace and free WiFi. Conveniently located in downtown Edmonton with easy access to all events attractions and major office buildings. Stay for a day, a week, a month, or annually!

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Howard Johnson Hotel (West Edmonton)

Edmonton, Alberta
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An adventure awaits you at our Howard Johnson Hotel Edmonton. Our Edmonton, AB, hotel near West Edmonton Mall is just minutes from great shopping and sightseeing in the bustling downtown area.

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Travel Offers

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Edmonton Bike Rentals

Edmonton's only source for road bike rentals has arrived. Friends coming to town? Joining a cycling tour? Entering a cycling event and don't want to transport your own bike? Upgrading your current bike and want to try before you buy? Edmonton Bike Rentals can help. Valid May 1 onwards.

Expires: 2018-10-01
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Worlds Largest Hotel Package

This offer includes: Overnight stay in Edmonton, a basket of snacks, bag of licorice, Mundare Beef Jerky and 2 bottles of water. Plus, for every roadside attraction photo that includes the hashtag #WorldsLargestHotelPackageYEG, receive $5 off your guest room rate (up to a maximum of $25 CAD per night).

Expires: 2018-09-30
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The Athabasca and Edmonton Region Fishing Adventure

Come and join Reel Angling Adventures along the beautiful scenic Athabasca River or lakes in the region aboard a 19 foot Kingfisher jet boat. There are great opportunities to catch that trophy walleye or pike in these waters. Makes a great day trip. $500 for 2 guests. Spring/summer/fall.

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Tours

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Urban Pedal Tours

Edmonton, Alberta
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Quench your thirst for adventure and hop on a 15-passenger U-shaped bike and pedal your way through Edmonton's top craft beer taprooms and breweries. Urban Pedal Tours will guide you and 14 friends, or soon to be friends, on a 2-hour tour filled with laughter, fun and great beer. You’ll cruise at a leisurely 10 kph, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the sites and wave at onlookers. Single and group bookings available.

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Mountain Madness Tours

Edmonton, Alberta
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Mountain Madness tours runs supported cycling tours between Jasper and Banff. A well designed van and trailer will carry all your luggage, set up rest stops, organize your accommodations, provide transfers for you and your bike, supply bike rentals if required and be just around the corner if you need some support along the way.

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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. Included accommodations and lift tickets. Guarantee a rad, stress-free time. Custom tours for anyone during any season! You hop on one of their public weekend trips with your friends and they take care of everything. You want 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 skiing and boarding in Alberta.

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Events

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Edmonton Comedy Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-10-10 To 2018-10-13 MST

Yuk it up during three days of funny at six diverse venues across the city during the Edmonton Comedy Festival.

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Alberta Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-11-01 To 2018-11-03 MST

A brand-new spin on this timeless classic. Cursed by a wicked fairy, the newborn Princess Aurora is fated to die from a prick to her finger on her sixteenth birthday. A good fairy intervenes to alter the wicked fairy’s tragic spell: instead of dying, Princess Aurora, and her entire kingdom, will fall into a deep sleep. Only true love’s kiss will unleash the power to awaken her and the rest of her kingdom. Experience the world premiere of Christopher Anderson’s retelling of The Sleeping Beauty, with a decidedly western Canadian sensibility.

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Dinosaurs Unearthed: Down to the Bone

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-07-13 To 2018-11-04 MST

Unearth newly revealed secrets 65-million years in the making Inside Dinosaurs Unearthed: Down to the Bone, embark on a prehistoric journey about what life was like on Earth in the time of the dinosaurs. This exhibition invites you to challenge what you think you know about dinosaurs and explore spectacular prehistoric scenes, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, full-scale skeletons, intriguing fossils, engaging content, and interactive activities.

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