Edmonton, Alberta's capital, known for its cultural events, historic neighbourhoods, superb museums, lengthy roster of festivals and the West Edmonton Mall lies in the geographic heart of the province.
Shopping in Edmonton and the rest of Alberta is a bargain since Alberta is the only province without a provincial sales tax.
Festivals and Sports
Edmonton well-known for its arts and cultural Community has over 30 renowned music, arts and cultural festivals. These include: the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival and the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival.
You can see Edmonton's rich history in the Old Strathcona Historic Area or visit the largest living history park in Canada, Fort Edmonton Park. Just south of the city you'll be able see where oil production began in 1947 at the Leduc #1 Historical Site.
The World's Wonders
The University of Alberta's Devonian Botanic Garden near Devon offer 190 acres of gardens and natural areas to walk through.
With 22 major parks and over 150 km (93 mi) of trails in the river valley you can take in the largest urban park system in North America . At the TELUS World of Science you can gaze upward at the stars in Canada's largest planetarium dome.
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