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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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The Bow, Calgary | @wakinguppains

Landmark Buildings Edmonton

Churchill Square, Edmonton | Edmonton Tourism

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Jean-Luc Deba Memorial Park

Slave Lake, Alberta

In May 2012, the Jean-Luc Deba Memorial Park was created on the shore of Canyon Creek to honor the sole casualty of the devastating May 2011 wildfires that ravaged the Lesser Slave River region. Deba, 54, died the year prior when his Bell 212 helicopter crashed into the waters of Lesser Slave Lake while trying to drop water on the flames from a bucket attached to his helicopter. Located near a collection of popular local camping and recreational facilities, the park offers a place of enjoyment and quiet reflection. Playground for children nearby at the Canyon Creek Wildfire Legacy Park.

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Family Admission

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.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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Roots and Resources Tour

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. Board the 24-passenger air conditioned bus to explore another side of the capital of Alberta.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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Calgary Fall Getaway

Get ready for a fantastic getaway in the Heart of the New West! Enjoy the cooling temperatures and excellent colours of the mountains in Canmore and experience the fall festivities in Calgary.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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