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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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Poppy Barley

Edmonton, Alberta

Our shoes fit better, feel better and live better. Women's sizes 5-12 and Men's 5-15, in multiple foot and calf widths. Ethically made.

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Telus World of Science

Edmonton, Alberta
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Your TELUS World of Science - Edmonton admission includes all-day access to five permanent exhibit galleries, including The Body Fantastic, Syncrude Environment Gallery, The Science Garage, Space Place, and Discoveryland. Admission also includes planetarium shows in the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre and live science demonstrations on the Science Demo Stage. Guests can upgrade their tickets to include IMAX films and Feature Exhibitions.

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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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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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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 Craft Beer Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-06-02 To 2017-06-03 MST

The Edmonton Craft Beer Festival, presented by Sobeys Liquor and Safeway Wine & Spirits occupies over 100,000 sq ft of the Expo Centre at Northlands on June 2nd and 3rd. Everyone will find a new favorite with over 400 local, national and international craft beers, while also being able to sample tasty food from over 20 of Edmonton’s best restaurants, pubs and eateries. Join the tradition of finding a new favorite beer by taking part in the Brew Master Seminars, Cooking with Beer Seminars, attending Beer University, and visiting the new Distillery District!

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Freewill Shakespeare Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-06-20 To 2017-07-16 MST

Get thee to a festival that brings the works of the Bard into the realm for everyone from kids to scholars during the Freewill Shakespeare Festival.

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