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Encourage your clients to visit the historical Old Strathcona district for a festival and return to explore the famous farmers’ market and the galleries and shops. Visit with local vendors, find a funky restaurant and stick around for the night life – live theatre, music and dancing. Spend a day at West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. 

Escape the urban bustle without leaving the city. Twenty-two major parks make up Edmonton’s ribbon of green stretching along the North Saskatchewan River – the largest expanse of urban parkland in North America. Many of the summer festivals happen here. All along its 150 km (93 mi) of multi-use trails, your clients will encounter happy cyclists, runners and ramblers.

When the snow falls, your clients can embrace the city’s passion for winter and take in an authentic winter festival. Experience cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the river valley. Or carve some powder on four downhill ski slopes right in the river valley.

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Key Points of Interest

West Edmonton Mall
West Edmonton Mall (WEM)

WEM is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. At 492,386 sq m (5.3 million sq ft), it is the size of a small city and home to more than 800 stores and services including 10 exceptional attractions, two hotels, and over 100 dining venues.

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Art Gallery of Alberta
Art Gallery of Alberta

When your clients visit the Art Gallery of Alberta they’ll be impressed that the building itself rivals its contents. Original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world are on display.

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Elk Island National Park
Elk Island National Park

Less than an hour from Edmonton is a perfect place for your clients to see wild animals in their natural habitat: bison, elk, white-tailed deer and moose. Park interpreters tell the story of how 100 years of conservation brought the bison back from the brink of extinction.

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Fort Edmonton

Fort Edmonton Park invites your clients to take a trip back through time to relive the days and ways of the fur traders and pioneers. They can ride on a steam train, play pioneer games, bake bread the old fashioned way and hop on a streetcar to the 1920s midway to ride the carousel.

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Legislature Building
Legislature Building

Guided tours of the ornate, early 20th century beaux arts style building cover Alberta’s political history, the art and architectural features, plus a good dose of intrigue.

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Old Strathcona Whyte Avenue
Old Strathcona/Whyte Avenue

Once your clients have had their West Edmonton Mall experience, send them to the Old Strathcona District along Whyte Avenue and 104th Street. They can amble through the farmers’ market, browse in antique shops, and explore the boutiques and galleries of 124th Street.

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River Valley
River Valley

Visitors exploring Edmonton’s river valley will discover the John Janzen Nature Centre, and then find out what’s growing inside those big glass pyramids at the Muttart Conservatory.

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Sir Winston Churchill Square
Sir Winston Churchill Square

In Sir Winston Churchill Square, you clients can find the music at the pitch-perfect Winspear Centre or take in a play at the Citadel Theatre. Or explore the pavilions, sculptures and formal gardens, and watch events and entertainment at the outdoor amphitheatre.

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