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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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Whitecourt Industry Tours

Whitecourt, Alberta

The Whitecourt District Chamber of Commerce is offering free guided tours of Whitecourt Power, the Alberta Newsprint Company's paper mill, and Millar Western Forest Products' sawmill from now until August. Groups must be of ten people or less, and everyone must to be twelve years of age or over. Tours must be booked 1-3 days in advance.

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Beaver River Trestle

Cold Lake, Alberta

Look down. Way down. The Beaver River Trestle, at one kilometer long and 60 metres high, is a highlight of the Iron Horse Trail. It is accessible from Cold Lake via three km of the multi-use Trail. Or you can drive to the west end by turning north off Highway 28 at the Y Road and parking at the trail access point. The 300 km Iron Horse Trail connects many of the area’s natural gems and tourist attractions. ATVers use the Iron Horse Trail to access countless kilometres of backcountry trails and cutlines that weave through the region’s rugged terrain.

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World's Largest Dinosaur

Drumheller, Alberta
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Towering high over Drumheller, the World's Largest Dinosaur is open year round for dino-enthusiasts of all ages to explore. Climb 106 stairs inside the 26 m (86 ft) tall T-rex, lined with beautiful murals, and admire the breathtaking badlands from her gaping jaw. Admission is charged and there is a gift shop, Visitor Information Centre and public washrooms onsite.

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Travel Offers

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Best of Big E

This is a highlight tour of Edmonton available throughout the year. Come learn some of the stories from the characters and politics that have made this city a northern gem. 90 minutes duration.

Expires: 2018-03-02
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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. Come in our 24 passenger air conditioned bus to explore another side of the capital of Alberta.

Expires: 2018-03-02
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Calgary Tower Admission

Calgary Tower offers a truly spectacular 360 degree view of the downtown skyline, rolling foothills, majestic Rocky Mountains, and expansive prairies. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind view of Calgary from the incredible glass floor while taking in an informative, complimentary tour available in English, French, Mandarin, German, Spanish, Japanese and Korean.

Expires: 2018-01-01
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Events

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Feature Pyramid: A Blue Christmas

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-11-25 to 2018-01-08 MST

We’ll have a blue Christmas without you! Take in the joy and wonder of this year’s unique holiday exhibit in the Feature Pyramid. You’ll be crooning all the way into the new year! The feature pyramid exhibit changes completely five to seven times per year, providing new experiences to visitors. Unique themed displays and fabulous seasonal celebrations highlight the creativity of the Muttart staff. In between the feature pyramid shows, the feature pyramid is closed for show change.

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Snow Fever

Cold Lake, Alberta
2018-02-17 to 2018-02-19 MST

Come to the Lakeland and catch Snow Fever! 4 Wing Cold Lake, City of Cold Lake and Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort are collaborating on a three-day Family Day weekend extravaganza. Feb. 17-19, bring your family for skiing, live music, good food, ice sculptures, sleigh rides and more winter adventures than you've ever experienced in one place. Visit the website for schedule and more details.

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