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Many of northern Alberta’s towns and hamlets sit on the doorstep of untamed wilderness. Discover remote lakeside communities boasting world class fly-in fishing lodges. Raft or paddle along historic fur trading routes. Learn about First Nations and European voyagers and pioneers at a museum or historic site. Camp on a picture perfect white sand beach. In the long daylight hours of summer, golf well into the night at one of the many northern courses. In winter, ice fish, snowshoe or take a backcountry ATV tour with a local guide. Stargaze and experience the magic of the aurora borealis. Celebrate Alberta’s great north at a beloved annual festival.
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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

Edmonton, Alberta
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Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford. In 1911, A.C. Rutherford, his wife Mattie and their family moved into this beautiful brick mansion near the university campus. The family entertained friends, relatives and influential Edmontonians for more than a generation. Today, this restored and furnished Edwardian-era home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.

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Provincial Archives of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta
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With more than a million historic photos of Alberta and tens of thousands of audiovisual materials, the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) preserves the collective memory of Alberta and contributes to the protection of Albertans' rights and sense of identity. Located in Edmonton, the PAA acquires, preserves and makes available for research private and government records of provincial significance. The PAA ensures a continuity of historical records of Alberta for today and tomorrow so that the citizens of Alberta can use these records to better understand themselves.

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Surfing – West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton, Alberta

Rain, shine or full-on blizzard, surf conditions at WEM are ideal and bodacious, at a tropical 31°C (88°F) with four-foot waves. Plus, no sharks!

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Accommodation

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Ramada Hinton

Hinton, Alberta
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While staying at Ramada Hinton, take a step back in time as you stroll down our hallways and enjoy our local historical museum archived photographs. Each picture tells a story from Hinton's past, creating a more intriguing and enjoyable experience. Our hotel is conveniently located along the Yellowhead Highway directly enroute to Jasper, only 10 minutes to the Jasper National Park gates, making it easy to find. Once here, enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and warm customer service.

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Nova Inn

Edson, Alberta
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Welcome to the Nova Inn in Edson, Alberta where our comfort and service speak for itself. Our hotel is located in the heart of Alberta, only 85 km east of Hinton and 200 km west of Edmonton. En route to Jasper, we are conveniently located on the Trans-Canada Highway, in a town based on an industry of oil and gas, our hotel is perfectly situated within this thriving community. Whether enjoying the beautiful Alberta countryside, traveling to Jasper or British Columbia, or taking advantage of the robust commerce in the area, our hotel is a great destination.

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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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River Valley Adventure Company

Edmonton, Alberta
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Whether you are looking for a workout or just want to enjoy a leisurely ride, our top-of-the-line Rocky Mountain bikes or MSR Snowshoes Tours allow you to explore over 480 km (298 mi) of trails throughout the river valley. Our very popular guided walking tours offer an informative and entertaining amble through nature. Guided tours run all year long. Enjoy our blooming spring buds, breathtaking lush summer greenery, colorful fall foliage or our winter wonderland.

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Black Gold River Tours

Edmonton, Alberta

Come out and explore the region's best kept secret and many unique islands. Look for petrified wood, gold or driftwood along the unexplored rocky shoreline. Sit back, relax and watch the river from one of the beautiful sandy beaches, or stay on the boat and float through the heart of our province's capital city. Black Gold River Tours offers five fantastic options, a team building program and special requests for birthdays, anniversaries and film crews.

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Events

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Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-08-18 To 2017-08-20 MST

The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival promotes dragon-boat racing for fun, sport and recreation. Grab your spot in a boat or come cheer the participants on as they rip down the mighty North Saskatchewan River.

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Edmonton Marathon

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-08-19 To 2017-08-20 MST

Starting and finishing at the Shaw Conference Centre, the Edmonton Marathon takes participants on a route that overlooks Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley and cuts through several of the city’s historic and scenic neighbourhoods.

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Edmonton Pride Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-06-09 To 2017-06-18 MST

Colourful, educational and entertaining, Edmonton’s Pride Festival celebrates unity and diversity and is one of Western Canada’s largest LGBTQ festivals.

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