Edmonton has a population of 712,391 making it the 2nd biggest city in Alberta. It operates on the LMT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Calgary.
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Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta, is located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in the geographic heart of the province. Edmonton's river valley is the largest stretch of urban parkland inNorth America
Edmonton, the "Festival City", hosts more than 30 events and festivals year-round, including the Folk Music Festival, the International Fringe Festival, the Heritage Festival, an outdoor Shakespeare festival and the International Street Performers Festival.
With over 800 shops and 100 eateries, the West Edmonton Mall is North America's largest mall. Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum, showcases four distinct time periods in the development of Edmonton.
With its warm summers and cold winters, a plethora of urban parks, Edmonton is the perfect destination for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities.
- The hadrosaur Edmontosaurus (a crestless duck-billed dinosaur) is named after the city.
- The city is home to the Great Divide Waterfall, 24 feet taller than Niagara!
- Edmonton is also known as the "City of Champions" as it is home to several very successful sports teams including the Grads, Eskimos, Oilers, Trappers and Oil Kings.
Check out the following great things to do on your Edmonton vacation:
- West Edmonton Mall
Once hailed the world's largest shopping mall, West Edmonton Mall is now the largest shopping mall inNorth America and the fifth largest in the world. Home to an impressive 800 stores and 100 places to eat, the mall welcomes 28 million visitors per year.
Edmonton Mall houses a complex of Canada vacation attractions, each worth a full day's discovery for young and old. Visit Galaxyland, the world's largest indoor amusement park, complete with rollercoaster; World Waterpark, the world's largest indoor water park with a huge wavepool; Sea Life Caverns aquarium, and home to three sea-lions; the Ice Palace skating rink, plus movie theatres, a petting zoo and concert hall.
- Fort Edmonton Park
Welcome to the largest living history museum in Canada. Situated on 158 acres of parkland in Edmonton's river valley, Fort Edmonton Park is the place where time has stopped. Step back in history more than 150 years, learn about the days of the fur trade and pioneer years of 1885, 1905 and 1920.
Costumed interpreters reveal the lifestyles and attitudes of the era they represent, answer questions and showcase the best of that period. Take an unforgettable ride on the steam train, horse-drawn carriages, streetcars or automobiles of the era and enjoy a living Canadian history lesson!
- TELUS World of Science
One of the most advanced science centers in the world, TELUS World of Science offers plenty to captivate all ages of discoverers. From the largest planetarium theater in Canada, high-tech exhibits, a virtual reality showcase and a display on robotics, an exciting observatory open on clear afternoons and evenings, the center offers memorable experiences.
Learn about "The Body Fantastic", take in an IMAX feature, explore the intriguing world of Mystery Avenue and check out the Explorer Gallery. TELUS World of Science will keep the whole family intrigued.