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Edmonton will keep you busy: from arts and culture to shopping and sports, the choices are endless! Any trip should start with West Edmonton Mall, the world's largest entertainment and shopping complex and home to over eight hundred shops. Beyond shopping, the 48-square-block-large complex offers numerous cinemas, the World Waterpark, an ice arena, an indoor amusement park, sea lions, and a hotel-in case you don't get through everything in one day!

In the Downtown Arts District, you can catch a play at the Citadel, Canada's largest non-profit theatre, check out great Albertan and international art at the Art Gallery of Alberta, or hear for yourself the phenomenal acoustics of the Winspear Centre, home of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. And beyond the high art, Edmonton is buzzing with grassroots and independent art and music. Plus, the Royal Alberta Museum is just one of the many museums that chart Alberta's history. And don't forget about catching an Edmonton Oilers game, or checking out some of the other professional sports teams in town!

After all of that, don't think you need to leave the city to get away from the cityscape. In the heart of Edmonton is the river valley, a lush green belt that is Canada’s largest urban park. Hundreds of kilometers of maintained trails and facilities permit year-round activity: hiking, running, cycling, roller-blading, plus cross-country skiing and ice skating in the wintertime.

West Edmonton Mall
West Edmonton Mall is waiting for you! It's the world's largest entertainment and shopping centre and Alberta's number one tourist attraction, featuring over 800 stores and services, over 100 eating establishments, plus nine world class attractions. It's the only mall of its kind - both a shopper's dream and a world of excitement and adventure.

This amazing structure - often called the "8th Wonder of the World" - spans the equivalent of 48 city blocks in the prestigious west end of the City of Edmonton (metro population over 995,000), in the Province of Alberta.

Edmonton - Canada's Festival City - has a distinct personality: clean, cosmopolitan, rich in culture and renowned for its professional sports. Edmonton is known as the "Gateway to the Canadian North" and to the picture-perfect Canadian Rockies.

They have it all: a world class hotel, the widest variety of one-of-a-kind stores, fantastic attractions, spectacular games, restaurants to suit all tastes and great entertainment. It's all under one roof, ensuring you and your family have a fun and relaxing experience.

Valley Zoo
Tigers, elephants and cotton top tamarins too! The Valley Zoo is home to more than 100 exotic, endangered and native species. Enjoy one of the many interpretative presentations - here's your chance to learn how to bathe an elephant. Steam by on the miniature train to the Little Children's Zoo. There are a multitude of hands-on activities for all ages. School tours available. Rental options for conventions, socials, weddings, meetings and special events.

Edmonton Corn Maze
Come challenge your wits at our corn maze, and discover why getting lost means finding fun. Whether seeking laughter by day or adventure by night, you, your family & friends are sure to find everything you came looking for..good ol' farmin' fun. Picnic area & concession on site.

Edmonton Queen Riverboat
The Edmonton Queen Riverboat is a unique attraction in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Join us for a leisure cruise or take in a light lunch from our a la carte menu. At night, be our guest or our delicious dinner buffet in our elegant main dining room. Sundays are a family favorite with the Edmonton Queen Riverboat. Spend some quality time on our discounted Family Time Cruise. With special events held throughout the year, we have something special to suit every mood and budget. Planning a wedding or business function? Host your event with us and give your guests something to talk about. The Edmonton Queen Riverboat offers a unique experience, a relaxing atmosphere, and one of the most picturesque views of our beautiful river valley and city. The perfect setting for all your events, whether that be a romantic dinner for two, a family-friendly cruise, or a class field trip. This summer, come sail with us and experience Edmonton in a whole new way!

Fort Edmonton Park
It's living history at its best! Join the costumed historical interpreters and try your hand at living life as an early pioneer. You'll experience life as it was at the 1846 fort and on the streets of 1885, 1905 and 1920. There are activities for all ages - antique vehicle rides, pioneer children's games, learning to bead, playing pool, darts and horseshoes, taking aim at the shooting gallery, and even 1920s style miniature golf. Take time to visit one of the many food service outlets and period retail shops. All you can ride steam train and street car rides are included in the admission.

TELUS World of Science
Have a blast at TELUS World of Science - Edmonton this summer! Our line-up: Strange Matter, a very cool and interactive traveling exhibit, lets you experience the wonderful weird world of "stuff". TELUS Robotics Lab, featuring LEGO Mindstorms - program a robot and be part of an important Mars rescue mission. Plus 5 permanent galleries: Space Place (learn about space exploration and how an astronaut lives in a shuttle), Body Fantastic (includes the hugely popular Gallery of the Gross), Mystery Avenue (put on your detective hat and solve a crime), the Greens' house in the Environment Gallery, and Discoveryland (for the real little ones). In IMAX: Fighter Pilot (tag along on the adventure of a lifetime with a fighter pilot and twist, twirl and tumble through a series of manoeuvres); Coral Reef Adventure (stunning imagery of some of the most beautiful coral reef in the world); Greece: Secrets of the Past (sail across the breathtaking Greek Isles, from the rumbling volcanoes of Santorini to the haunting ruins of the Parthenon in Athens); and Mystic India (follow the incredible journey of a remarkable boy's quest through India, one land that all desire to see). In the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre: various shows, including two new shows for the summer only: Infinity Express and Digital Universe. Plus Science Demonstrations galore. Observatory, Cafe, concession, and gift shop.

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