Breathe in the colourful and exotic life unfolding at the enchanting Muttart Conservatory. Each of the four iconic pyramids holds a themed garden representing a different world biome, with species that hail from Mexico to Madagascar. Bathe yourself in the lush Tropical pyramid, alive with delicate orchids, a weeping fig, towering banana trees and huge palms. The Arid pyramid bites back, with its spiky cactus and exotic desert species. Australian pampas grass and Eucalyptus trees are two colourful species you’ll find in the Temperate zone. Inventive Muttart staff create seasonal explosions of texture and life in the Feature garden. Catch the resident superstar, a giant Amorphophallus titanium, nature’s tallest flowering plant, also known as the corpse flower. If all this tranquil energy whets your appetite, the Culina café is a tantalizing local favourite. Savour artisan creations like farm-fresh roasted chicken with brie and cranberry chutney, or pumpkin hazelnut soup. Leave room for homemade desserts.
The Boardwalk features current local businesses and some others; like the local undertaker and the house of ill-repute (which have long since been closed). Visitors can visit a unique collection of businesses - an art gallery, a fudge factory, a tea room and a custom cowboy hat shop. Jimmy Jock Boardwalk is named after a local Chinese restauranteur who operated a restaurant on this same site in the earlier days. Today, a U-shaped boardwalk similar to a frontier town stands.
Inglewood bears the distinction of being Calgary's oldest neighbourhood, having been established adjacent to Fort Calgary in 1875. The founding of the community was led by Major John Stewart, Acheson Irvine and James Macleod, including the development of 9 Ave. S.E. (formerly named Atlantic Avenue), which became the city of Calgary’s first authentic main street.
This is a highlight tour of Edmonton available throughout the year. Come learn some of the stories from the characters and politics that have made this city a northern gem. 90 minutes duration.
Enjoy an afternoon with the family at The Muttart Conservatory. The Muttart Conservatory is unique at first sight. This innovative botanical garden sets the pace for plant science in western Canada and defines Edmonton’s skyline with striking glass pyramids rising from the river valley.
This is a journey 90 minutes in length describing Edmonton through time in its economic history and some amazing views and surprises along the way. Come in our 24 passenger air conditioned bus to explore another side of the capital of Alberta.
Come to the Lakeland and catch Snow Fever! 4 Wing Cold Lake, City of Cold Lake and Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort are collaborating on a three-day Family Day weekend extravaganza. Feb. 17-19, bring your family for skiing, live music, good food, ice sculptures, sleigh rides and more winter adventures than you've ever experienced in one place. Visit the website for schedule and more details.