Edmonton, Alberta was recently featured in the National Geographic. It’s gaining international recognition as a cultural hub within Canada—and for a number of reasons, too. Here are a list of the top three things Edmonton has to offer that you simply can’t miss out on during your stay.
The West Edmonton Mall
With more than 800 stores, 110 restaurants, a wave pool, a roller coaster, an amusement park, a lake, an ice skating rink, a dolphin lagoon, a bungee jump, and a replica of the Santa Maria all under one roof, you can’t help but spend some time at the West Edmonton Mall. In fact, no matter what age you are, a day simply isn’t going to cut it. Plan to keep coming back again and again.
Fort Edmonton Park
Want to learn more about Edmonton’s history? Check out Fort Edmonton Park. The outdoor park recreates the eras of Edmonton’s history with period buildings and costumed guides. From the fur trading era to the frontier era, and even capturing Edmonton’s period of rapid growth, Fort Edmonton Park provides an interesting, educational, and interactive experience for all age groups. Plus you can try out transportation from each era, from ponies to wagons to streetcars to trains.
The Klondike Jet Boats
If you’re looking for something a little different, try out the Klondike Jet Boats. The jet boats are shallow water craft that propel themselves using the thrust created by a jet of water that shoots out the back. Make a reservation and let the captains take you for a fast ride with thrillingly sharp turns, all while telling you about the tales, legends, and factoids about the river—and about Edmonton itself!
Edmonton has a lot to offer, but don’t miss out on its top three most fun and exciting features.