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Want to feel super Canadian? Travel further north than most humans ever get by exploring northern Alberta. Get your bearings in the wilderness with a guided backcountry ATV tour. Even the sky isn’t the limit in northern Alberta. It’s home to the planet’s largest dark-sky preserve and a festival celebrating the Aurora Borealis. ● Backcountry: Holy solitude. Find yourself enveloped by rugged nature and you might be able to imagine what fur traders and First Nations hunters felt here many years ago. ● Camping: Just because you’re up north doesn’t mean you can’t camp on a white sand beach. Why hello, Lesser Slave Lake. 
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Unlike when settlers headed north into the Peace River country in the early 1900's, today it is possible to get adventurous in the Peace region with relative ease. Explore with camping, river travel, by motorcycle, by air, and on horseback.

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Clarke Stadium

Edmonton, Alberta
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Located southwest of Commonwealth Stadium and Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, Clarke Stadium is the original home of the Edmonton Eskimos. This facility is home to numerous professional and amateur sport clubs and is also used to host concerts. Clarke Stadium is home to FC Edmonton of the NASL, the Canadian Junior Football League’s Edmonton Huskies and Edmonton Wildcats, and the MacEwan University Griffins soccer teams.

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Coronation Park

Edmonton, Alberta

Coronation Park is walking distance to a playground, Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre, and the Telus World of Science. The picnic sites are covered with a canopy for shade and there is a large grassy area for the public to use. No dogs please. Coronation Park is also home to the Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium, the first planetarium in Canada and a landmark of significant importance.

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Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium

Edmonton, Alberta

As the first planetarium in Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium holds national significance.Located in Coronation Park, the landmark is used to provide programming and facility rental services.

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Gone Fish Inn Cottage Cabin Rental RV Resort

Alberta Beach, Alberta

Gone Fish Inn is located on the west side of Lac Ste. Anne in a secluded pristine location with over 1,200 feet of waterfront on 18 acres of land. Just 40 minutes west of Edmonton, is your oasis for fun on the water. Enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, paddle boating, stand-up paddleboarding and more. Enjoy a carefree getaway with one of their cozy lakefront vacation cabin rentals. Gone Fish Inn Resort also has a limited number of seasonal RV sites available, so you can enjoy your RV without having to drag it around back and forth all summer long.

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Gypsy Lake Lodge

Athabasca, Alberta

Gypsy Lake Lodge is located 50 air miles east of Fort McMurray and offers fly-in fishing and hunting. It is the only lodge in Gypsy Lake Wildland Park, and its strict catch and release policy and use of single barbless hooks means there are plenty of trophy pike lurking in the waters. Accessible only by aircraft, this spring-fed lake is the ultimate treasure among the lakes of Northern Alberta. The main lodge is perfect for unwinding after a hard day of fishing and for dining on great home-cooked meals. There are four cabins, each accommodating up to four guests. All cabins are equipped with power and heat.

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Canadian Bighorn Resort

La Corey, Alberta

Canadian Bighorn Resort is nestled in northeastern Alberta in the Lakeland Region surrounded by beautiful boreal forest. It focuses on providing guests an uplifting, customizable wilderness experience. Canadian Bighorn Resort enables guests to escape the stresses and pressure of everyday life by bringing them closer to nature and encouraging an experience filled with fun, adventure and rejuvenation. This multifaceted Resort combines several components to create a truly remarkable opportunity experience something unique. Canadian Bighorn Resort includes: exotic Bighorn Sheep Ranch, Rustic Cabin Rentals, Luxury Glamping Domes (summer 2018), an RV Park (2019), and will offer a diverse range of activities and excursions for guests. Like you, the Resort cares about making the world a better place and focuses on both environmental sustainability and improving people’s lives through a wilderness escape. The Hospitality and Service is designed to elevate your experience and ensure you keep coming back. Canadian Bighorn Resort is your personalize Wilderness Escape!

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Alberta Dinosaurs, Lakes & Glaciers

Explore Banff from an amazing Gondola ride before you visit one of the most stunning lakes in the world - Lake Louise. Sit and admire the stunning views that surround the most famous lake in the Canadian Rockies before embarking to Jasper, Edmonton and Drumheller.

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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 accommodation and weddings.

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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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River Valley Adventure Company

Edmonton, Alberta
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River Valley Adventure Co. has everything you need to have a memorable adventure in the river valley. The Beginner Segway Adventure is the first of its kind, offering you a unique way to explore the valley with a knowledgeable guide. Feeling like heading out on your own? Rent a trail bike or tandem bike and hit the trails! Even snowshoe rentals available to traverse the river valley. Or join a stand up paddleboard clinic - what better way to see the valley than from on the river itself? Winter fat bike rentals and snowshoe adventures allow you to appreciate the valley all year. Book your adventure today!

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Silver Skate Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2019-02-08 To 2019-02-18 MST

Silver Skate Festival is a 10-day, family-oriented festival running February 8-18, 2019 in Edmonton's scenic river valley. Rooted in Dutch winter traditions, the festival combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation. Celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2019, the Silver Skate Festival is the longest running winter festival in Edmonton. Over the years, it has grown in leaps and bounds, from a small skating event to a large-scale, winter extravaganza.Each year, the festival transforms Hawrelak Park into a winter wonderland with fun for the entire family. Here, you'll discover breathtaking snow sculpture, winter sports, and horse-drawn sleighs carrying families through the park. Sit in a Cree Winter Camp and cook bannock over an open fire. Compete in the Winter triathlon or speed skating events. Take in live music and theatrical performances with your friends and loved ones. The festival activities are as diverse as the people who call the Northern community home.

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Family Day with the Rutherfords

Edmonton, Alberta
2019-02-18 To 2019-02-18 MST

Celebrate Family Day with a free visit to the historic home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, and discover the unique personalities in the Rutherford family. What was Mr. Rutherford’s favourite bed-time snack? How many dogs did the Rutherfords have, and what were their names? Where did they like to go for family vacations? Explore this elegant, historic house, and join in historical games with the costumed interpreters, sample a treat made in the historic kitchen and make an old-fashioned craft.

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The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-11-09 To 2018-11-09 MST

Edmonton Chamber Music Society presents Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio at McDougall United Church. After four decades of success the world over, including many award-winning recordings and newly commissioned works, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with its performances. Tickets are Regular $50, $45 for Seniors (65+), and $15 for Students, plus applicable fees.

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