More About What Makes Edmonton Great

Posted by Ryan Dutka . on Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 12:27am.

Discover Edmonton’s Attractions

Whether you fancy shopping, museums, fine dining or a fun filled festival,
there is something for everybody to enjoy.

Located in the Western Quadrant of the city,
you will find the city’s largest and most famous attraction;
he World Famous West Edmonton Mall.
This huge entertainment complex offers shopping,
a water park, amusement park, skating rink and much much more.

Sir Winston Churchill Square

is a family-friendly,
vivacious urban plaza in the heart of Downtown Edmonton.
Every year tourist and citizens participate in a variety of festivals and events; including:

The Cariwest Festival,

the Taste of Edmonton Festival


and New Year’s Eve Downtown.

Every year the classic community of Strathcona puts on a great show with the

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival.

This annual festival offers 10 days of world class street acts, dancers, musicians
and actors.


Canadians are known for their love of ice hockey, the city of Edmonton is no different.
The Edmonton Oilers are considered the heart and soul of the city.
This National Hockey League (NHL) team was the team to beat in the 1980’s.

Muttart Conservatory

Looking for bliss? The Muttart Conservatory will provide it.
These stunning pyramids’ offer an escape into a tranquil and colourful
oasis of garden displays.

The Alberta Aviation Museum

provides a historical look at the progress of technology
in the past century of flight. Take a guided tour with a group, or plan a self-guided,
interactive journey through the culture of flight, from the days of wood and fabric to the
Jet Age of today.

The TELUS World of Science

features an IMAX theatre,
exhibit galleries, planetarium, hands-on activities and more.

The Citadel Theatre

is one of Canada’s leading non-profit live performance
and theatre venues. Situated in the heart of Downtown Edmonton,
this attraction is perfect for people of all ages.

Getting Around Edmonton

The Anthony Henday is a ring road of Metro Edmonton.
The freeway stretches to all four quadrants of the city.
Other major roads include Groat Road, Mark Messier/St. Albert Trail,
The Sherwood Park Freeway, Stony Plain Road, Yellowhead Trail
and The Wayne Gretzky Drive.

Edmonton has a safe, efficient and inexpensive public transportation system.

The ETS offers hundreds of different bus routes to cover the city.
During peak hours, buses run as frequently as every 15 minutes.
Outside of peak, the frequency drops to every 30 minutes

Edmonton Schools

The city of Edmonton consists of six major post-secondary institutions;

The University of Alberta,

Grant MacEwan University


Concordia College

Norquest College

and Kings College


Edmonton’s K-12 schools are world renown.
It includes a catholic system, a public system, charted schools, private schools
and a great French immersion system.

Edmonton’s Weather

Edmonton's climate is somewhat moderate.
It offers four seasons; winter, spring, summer and fall.
Edmonton has cold winters and warm dry summers.
There is low humidity, low winds and rain, making the summers really nice.


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