The Eastglen Inn is a perfect location to explore the many attractions of Edmonton.
What follows is a selection of popular Edmonton and area attractions.
Learn about Alberta's political life at the Alberta Legislature, situated near the heart of Edmonton. Visitors are invited to have a picnic on the Legislature Grounds and take a free tour of the Legislature Building beginning at the Interpretive Center. Delve into the political processes that impact our lives through displays and artifacts illuminating Alberta's history and parliamentary traditions.
Web Site: www.assembly.ab.ca
Art Gallery of Alberta
Formerly the Edmonton Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta features over 5,000 works of art, including historical and contemporary sculptures, paintings and photographs by Canadian and international artists. Also located on site is a children's gallery, a sales gallery and a coffee bar.
Web Site: www.pma.edmonton.ab.ca
Canadian Petroleum Interpretive Center
Dedicated to the grit, determination and success of Alberta's oil patch, Canadian Petroleum Interpretive Center journeys through several aspects of the industry, including exploration, geology, transportation, drilling and the processing of oil. See interactive displays, play games and learn from knowledgeable guides eager to tell stories about the oil patch and explore scientific processes and developments in technology. The interpretive center features vehicles, a field battery, a working drilling rig, replica models, murals and more.
Web Site: www.c-pic.org
Located less than 2 km from downtown Edmonton, Commonwealth Stadium was constructed to host the 1978 Commonwealth Games. The facility is one of North America's finest stadiums, boasting a professional football field, a 400-meter track, a fitness center, a gymnasium and tennis courts. With a capacity of over 60,000 fans, the venue hosts a range of events, including Edmonton Eskimos football games, concerts and live entertainment events. Commonwealth Stadium is also home to the Canadian National Soccer Teams.
Devonian Botanic Garden
This scenic garden, established by the University of Alberta in 1959, features floral gardens, an authentic Japanese Garden, and collections of native and alpine plants. Situated 5 minutes north of the town of Devon, the gardens extend over 80 acres amidst pine trees and wetlands. Bird watching and picnicking are popular activities at the garden.
Web Site: www.devonian.ualberta.ca
Elk Island National Park
With over 250 species of birds, this park located 50 km east of Edmonton is a bird watchers paradise. Outdoor enthusiasts also appreciate the hiking and skiing opportunities on over 100 km of trails. Free roaming bison, moose, deer and elk adorn the park's scenic landscape.
Web Site: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/elkisland/index_e.asp
Fort Edmonton Park
For a fascinating glimpse of local history, visit Fort Edmonton Park and travel back to the time of the pioneers. Explore Edmonton's development from a fur trade post in the Northwest to a thriving, post-war metropolitan center. Browse over 75 historic structures, many of which are original. Guests enjoy free steam engine and streetcar rides with admission, and many period rides, such as wagon, stagecoach, pony and buggy rides are also available. Activities for all ages ranging from pioneer children's games to horseshoes to 1920s-style miniature golf make Fort Edmonton Park an enjoyable attraction for the whole family.
Web Site: www.ftedmontonpark.com
With dozens of challenging courses, golf enthusiasts find no shortage of facilities in Edmonton and the surrounding area. Hit the links at local courses catering to a range of budgets.
Over 700 species of plants are on display at Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton's premier horticultural attraction. Located amidst the Saskatchewan River Valley, Muttart Conservatory features four pavilions that house everything from an exotic jungle and a temperate forest to a desert oasis and a floral paradise. Specialty shows and displays draw visitors throughout the year.
Web Site: www.edmonton.ca/muttart
This park produces three of Edmonton's biggest annual events—Edmonton's Klondike Days Exposition in July, Farmfair International in November, and Canadian Finals Rodeo in November. At Northlands Spectrum, visitors can enjoy live and simulcast racing from around the world as well as over 500 slot machines. Another prominent feature of Northlands Park is Rexall Place, home of the Edmonton Rush Lacrosse Club and the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club.
Web Site: www.northlands.com
Old Strathcona Shopping and Historical District
Unique shopping and dining abound at Old Strathcona Shopping and Historical District. Come explore the interesting attractions, including the Calgary and Edmonton Railway Station Museum and the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market, one of the greatest farmers markets in the country. For a small fee, you can take a trip aboard a 1921 Japanese streetcar that offers unobstructed views in every direction.
Web Site: www.oldstrathcona.ca
Provincial Museum of Alberta
Situated in a park just west of downtown Edmonton, this museum provides a range of exhibitions and activities to satisfy visitors of all ages. The museum's exhibits explore a range of topics, including Aboriginal culture, wildlife, natural history and more. In addition, the facility hosts feature exhibitions that illuminate various themes. The people and events that have shaped Alberta's history are waiting to be discovered.
Web Site: www.pma.edmonton.ab.ca
Telus World of Science
In May of 2005 the Odyssium, Edmonton's space and science center, became the Telus World of Science. Visitors are often intrigued by the building's unique architectural structure. The facility boasts five permanent galleries and one feature gallery that showcases a changing selection of science-related exhibits. In addition, the Telus World of Science features an Imax Theatre and the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre, which offer a variety of entertaining and educational productions. From live science demonstrations to engaging exhibits and programs, this attraction is sure to captivate visitors.
Web Site: www.odyssium.com
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Learn about the history and lifestyles of Alberta's early settlers at Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, an open air museum that chronicles the arrival of Ukrainian immigrants and the development of the Bloc Settlement. Docents dressed in period costume bring the traditions, farming techniques and social relationships of the past to life.
Web Site: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/ukrainian/menu1.htm
From tigers and elephants to owls and parrots, Valley Zoo houses over 100 exotic, endangered and native species. Live presentations and demonstrations present a fascinating way to learn about the animals. An array of hands-on activities are available for all ages. Hop on the miniature train and make a visit to the Little Children's Zoo.
Web Site: www.buildingthevalleyzoo.com
West Edmonton Mall
Home to seven world class attractions, over 800 stores and services, and more than 110 eating establishments, West Edmonton Mall is one of the biggest entertainment and shopping facilities in the world. With a host of entertainment options and plenty of opportunity for adventure, West Edmonton Mall is much more than a shopping center. Spend a day of family fun at World Waterpark or Galaxy Land Amusement Park, play a round of mini-golf or visit the wealth of marine life at Sea Life Caverns.
Web Site: www.westedmontonmall.com
Web Site: www.edmontonoilers.com
Web Site: www.esks.com
Edmonton Rush Lacrosse Club
Web Site: www.edmontonrush.com
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