Edmonton Travel Guide

Edmonton Skyline © Mack Male

The capital of Alberta, Edmonton is often overlook in favour of its flashier neighbour Calgary. Situated in the centre of the province, Edmonton is relatively flat despite coming within a few hundred kilometres of the Rocky Mountains. A sleepy city in comparison to Calgary, it has a small-town feel despite its million-plus inhabitants.

Ironically for a city set in such stunningly beautiful natural surroundings, Edmonton is perhaps best known as the site of the West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping centre in North America. There are other attractions in Edmonton, including Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum. There are more than 70 museums in Edmonton, including the Alberta Railway Museum, the Telus World of Science, the Alberta Aviation Museum, and the Royal Alberta Museum.

Edmonton also has a rich cultural scene, with the Francis Winspear Centre for Music hosting the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The Old Strathcona is home to a number of theatre groups, while the Edmonton International Fringe Festival is an incredible celebration of the arts. The city is home to a number of other festivals, including K-Days, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and the Canadian Finals Rodeo.

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