Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Edmonton, Alberta travel guide
Edmonton is the capital city of the province of Alberta, Canada located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. The people of Edmonton, Alberta call the community the "City of Champions" , "Festival City of Canada" and "Canada's Cultural Capital".
Edmonton, Alberta was once a fur trading post during the days of the wild west. The discovery of the oil fields in Alberta the following years transformed Edmonton, Alberta, Canada into a big city surrounded by big business. Today the main industry is energy exploration.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is considered the transportation, commercial and industrial hub of the Central Alberta, Canada region. It is the transportation hub for trains, planes and automobiles. All the major highways of Central Alberta, Canada connect to Edmonton. There is a train station for commercial and passenger travel. And south of the community is a major international airport and within the city limits is a city airport.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada also enjoys an extremely large parkland, trail and greenspace area throughout the community... none more popular than the North Saskatchewan River Valley. The River Valley is a collection of parks, recreation trails and urban forests measuring over 7400 hectares of land, extending over 25 kilometres long.
The River Valley of Edmonton, Alberta plus the surrounding communities, parks and recreation areas provide plenty of opportunities for year round adventure. During the summer months some of the Edmonton activities enjoyed include hiking, mountain biking, cycling, picnicking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, birdwatching, water skiing, camping and horseback riding.
During the winter months, after the snow has accumulated and the surrounding lakes have frozen over, there are many winter adventures to be had. Some of the more popular activities in the winter include cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, tobogganing, snowshoeing, ice skating and dog sledding.
Every service possible that is important to travelers is available in the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Some of the more commonly used services include accommodations, tours, guides, attractions, restaurants, banks, gas stations, laundromats, internet, coffee shops, grocery stores, post office and on and on.
For those who enjoy shopping, there are stores ranging from unique specialty boutiques to big box stores. There are districts in town which are particularly popular for shopping like the Strathcona District on Whyte Avenue and the shops on 124th Street. But probably the most visited destination are the hundreds of stores in the West Edmonton Mall.