Each city is unique in its own way, Edmonton is no exception, there are many romantic and diverse places to visit. What exactly are these places read further in the article on edmonton-future.
Edmonton perfectly combines the atmosphere of a big city and exciting adventures. Everyone has the opportunity to explore beautiful landscapes where bison walk, and have lunch in the best restaurants.
Edmonton is the capital of Alberta. The city is the fifth largest city in Canada. It is a large, cultural and educational center, it is also called the “festival center”, because every month the locals organize festivals and invite all the guests of the city.
There are many attractions here, one of them is West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping mall in North America, and Fort Edmonton Park, the largest living history museum in Canada.
It is believed that Edmonton is the largest, northernmost metropolis in North America and the best place to have an adventurous exploration of Canada’s landscapes. The nature of the city is rich in waterfalls, canyons, lakes that are fed by glaciers. The whole family should go to the Rocky Mountains of Jasper National Park.
West Edmonton Mall
The city has many fantastic shopping malls and the most famous is the West Edmonton Shopping Centre. It has a large area of 490,000 square meters. There are more than 800 shops here. This shopping center was the largest in the world from 1985 to 2004.
There are several attractions on the territory of this center that have their own world records. They include Galaxyland, the largest amusement park in the world, and World Waterpark, the largest indoor water park in North America. You can find out here what the world’s largest roller coasters are.
Elk Island National Park in Edmonton
There is no better rest than in nature. Resting in the park, a person has the opportunity to relax, gather thoughts together, and spend the rest alone or in the company of friends.
A popular place for recreation is Elk Island National Park, which is known for its contribution to the conservation of American bison. It is a closed park with a unique landscape. The park is located on 158 acres of wooded area along the Saskatchewan River Valley. It was built in 1967. Bison, moose, deer and more than 250 different species of birds live on its territory. In addition, the smallest land mammals in North America live here too.
You can walk in beautiful and cozy places, go kayaking, biking, skating in winter and watch the animals that live in the park.
This park is a leader of cultural tourism, which offers a good rest to people and foreign guests. A large area of the park is occupied by attractions. Each visit is a new adventure filled with exciting experiences.
Sir Winston Churchill Square
Sir Winston Churchill is a safe, family-friendly, lively square. It is located in the city center, tourists and locals choose it as a place to relax. Festivals and performances are constantly held here. In summer, vacationers have the opportunity to visit the Works Art and Design Festival, in addition, there is another Edmonton International Street Performers Festival.
There are many pavilions, water facilities, and recreation areas on the territory. On a day off, you should take the whole family and take a quiet walk around the square, or visit a world-class festival or some public event. Here you can have a good rest, eat, shop, and play.
In the square you can splash in the giant fountain, play a game of chess or show your skills in table tennis.
Rest in Ledge
Both citizens and tourists should visit the Alberta Legislative Building. This is a real marvel of fine art with marble pillars, it is located on the beautiful grounds of the North Saskatchewan River.
There are free tours in this legislative building every hour. Thus, it is a great opportunity for people to learn about the ceremonial mace decorated with gold and silver, the “famous five women” who fought for women’s right to vote, fascinating stories.
In summer you can enjoy the beautiful scenery here. On the territory, there is a children’s pool, which is constantly filled with children. A little north of Ledge there is a new center. It includes the Pehonan theater, the Agora Interpretive Center, a souvenir shop where you can buy locally produced goods.
A trip on the tram of the past
If you want to see the city from a height, you should take a ride on the historic tram, which not only gives you the feeling of being in the old town, but also gives you the right to be in the highest tram crossing over the river.
The High Level Bridge tram runs from the city center to the Old Strathcona. It is worth mentioning that Edmonton has the world’s largest fleet of traditional trams, each with a unique history.
Walking and shopping at the farmers market
In total, there are more than 10 farmers’ markets in the city, so if you are looking for freshly harvested products, interesting handmade things, then be sure to visit the farmers’ market of Old Strathcona.
There are over 100 vendors selling food, souvenirs and much more. It is also interesting that resale is prohibited at the market, so you can guarantee to buy real products that are grown or made by the supplier who sells them.
Rest for people who love culture
Alberta Art Gallery is located near Sir Winston Churchill Square. It has a large collection of historical, contemporary works of art by national and international artists.
The Royal Alberta Museum is located nearby – another beautiful museum dedicated to the people and history of Alberta. The Alberta Aviation Museum and the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre are also worthy of tourists’ attention.
Places for family entertainment
Muttart Conservatory is a beautiful botanical garden in Edmonton. It is world famous because it has a large collection of tropical and arid biomes.
Edmonton Valley Zoo is also an interesting place, there are more than 350 animals and exciting attractions that are worth visiting with a big family.
Places for eating
It is impossible to rest without food. During long walks you need to refresh and gain strength. Edmonton cafés, restaurants offer vacationers, tourists a lot of delicious food for every taste and budget.
There are food trucks, gourmet restaurants. Food trucks are parked in specially designated places. Downtown Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona, and 124th Street has the most shops, bars and restaurants.
You can send your taste buds on a journey to some of the best craft breweries, private bakeries.
Edmonton is Canada’s youngest capital, which means that cooks here are constantly experimenting. Restaurants, one of the world’s best bakeries Buzzfeed have received international recognition.
For fans of nightlife
Local residents and tourists often look for a night out because Edmonton is worth seeing at night. Then, the whole city is illuminated with bright lights and the atmosphere becomes amazing.
Whyte Avenue (also known as 82 Avenue) and Old Strathcona is the most popular nightlife center of the city. There are many bars, clubs and places to party. Most of the nightclubs in the city center are located along Jasper Avenue.