About Edmonton

About EdmontonEdmonton features a bevy of wonderful experiences for its guests that so enthrall them that visitors begin to plan their next visit and are eager to share their experience with their friends and family. The tourism industry of the city has collaborated with various elements of the hospitality world to foster a splendid experience for their guests.

As the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta, Edmonton has emerged as a cultural and entertainment center. The city has earned its nickname the "The Festival City" with the successful production of scores of festivals. The city is also home to the the West Edmonton Mall, the largest retail facility in North America.

Festival City
As Canada’s Festival City, the city produces in excess of 30 festivals each year. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is rated one of the superior one's globally by fans and performers. The Edmonton International Fringe Festival draws more than 500,000 visitors each year to watch the 1,000 theatrical performances. At the Heritage Festival, the city puts on a multicultural celebration featuring the performances, flavors and crafts from over 60 cultures.

Outdoor Excitement
The city's lush and picturesque river valley is the continent's most expansive urban park with opportunities for diversion year round. Edmonton maintains in excess of 70 golf courses. Summer hours on the golf course last upwards of 17 hours per day. The Elk Island National Park offers a serene setting of verdant parkland merely an hour from the city. Once at the park, visitors roam the the organized trails and see wild herds of elk, moose, more than 250 species of birds and bison.

Events & Attractions
Shoppers encounter a retail wonderland at the world-renowned West Edmonton Mall with an excess of 800 shops, 100 eateries, and 9 entertainment attractions. In addition, Old Strathcona has established itself as one of the nation's premier shopping areas with a variety of bars and dining establishments. The historic part of the city features eclectic music, theater and art.

Cultural Engagements
The city houses numerous theater companies and co-ops for actors, including musical, improve and dinner theater options. Edmonton features more than 60 galleries exhibiting many of Canada's best visual artists. In addition, the Gallery Walk features 8 intriguing galleries within a 12-block area. The Art Gallery of Alberta opened in the city's Downtown Arts District houses the Francis Winspear Center for Music and the Citadel Theater.

Guests to Edmonton have access to a splendor of activities certain to create lasting memories and inspire return visits in the near future.