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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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Alberta Aviation Museum

Edmonton, Alberta
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Learn about historic aviation achievements, from bush flying to famous war battles, as well as northern Alberta’s rich aviation history. Wander around the blindingly fast Starfighter, one of the few surviving aircrafts involved in the Canadian program between 1961 and 1984. Multi-Screen flight simulators and interactive displays are at your fingertips. Medals, badges and vintage photos take you inside the heroic journey of Canada’s famous aviators. You might even run into a former Snowbird pilot!

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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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Edmonton Ski Club

Edmonton, Alberta

Spend the day at the Edmonton Ski Club (ESC) and experience the best winter recreation our city has to offer! Located in the river valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton, the ESC is Edmonton’s urban snow sports learning centre, offering extensive skiing and snowboarding programs for all ages and abilities. The Edmonton Ski Club boasts 10 skiable hectares (25 acres) of machine-made pristine groomed snow, offering runs for beginner and advanced skiers and snowboarders, as well as a mogul run and Terrain Park.

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Hinton Lodge

Hinton, Alberta
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* Where comfort begins with a smile *

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Sheridan Lawrence Inn

Fort Vermilion, Alberta
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We have all the amenities you could ask for and offer a comfortable oasis in this vast part of northern Alberta. Our knowledgeable staff can help you on your way whether you are just on the road or if you've come to do some sight seeing. We know you will enjoy your stay here.

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Edmonton to the Rockies

From shopping to Canyon Ice Walks, this winter wonderland itinerary has it all.

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Tours

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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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Haskin Canoe

Edmonton, Alberta

Haskin Canoe offers year-round adventures and courses throughout Alberta. Specializing in voyageur canoe tours, our company is also recognized as one of Paddle Canada’s leading canoe certification providers. In winter be sure to try one of our guided snowshoeing tours in Elk Island National Park, just outside of Edmonton.

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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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Events

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PBR Global Cup

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-11-09 To 2017-11-11 MST

“The toughest sport on dirt” comes to Rogers place. The concept is simple: match the world’s best bull riding athletes against the toughest animals in an 8-second man versus beast duel. Of course, it’s only simple until you strap a determined 150-pound cowboy to the back of a temperamental 2,000-pound bull. The result is unparalleled action where danger, drama and heroic accomplishments are just a part of the game. PBR is wrapped in a rock concert environment, complete with pulsating music and explosive pyrotechnics. The combination of intense action and world-class production unrivalled by any other major league sport.

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Edmonton Rock Music Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-08-18 To 2017-08-19 MST

When it comes to rock and roll, there's nothing quite like the live experience. Especially when that live experience is outdoors at the Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre for the Edmonton Rock Music Festival.

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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-02-09 To 2018-02-10 MST

The Canadian Birkebeiner, Canada’s largest classic cross-country ski event, takes place the second Saturday of every February. Grab a flask of hot chocolate and come cheer on more than 2,000 cross-country skiers as they whip around the loppet at speeds over 20 km per hour (12.4 mi per hour).

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