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15-08-2007, 12:06 AM
“100 Cool Things to See & Do Around Edmonton”

Published on: August 15th, 2007 12:03am

List of Favorite Activities Can Inspire Edmonton Vacation Itineraries

Canada’s Culture Capital for 2007, Canada’s Festival City, home to the World’s Largest shopping and entertainment complex…Edmonton truly has it all. Motivated by the multitude of attractions and museums to be enjoyed on an Edmonton getaway, Edmonton Tourism created its own list of “100 Cool Things to See & Do Around Edmonton.” Spanning arts & culture, outdoors & adventure, and sports and gaming, the list is a fun way to plan a visit to the diverse Canadian travel destination.

Arts & culture enthusiasts have an overwhelming number of Edmonton attractions from which to choose.

 Discover the practices of diverse tribes at the Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture at the Royal Alberta Museum.
 Experience pioneer life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
 Take a walk through a self-guided tour of the Art and Design in Public Places.
 Lay back and stargaze with the Royal Astronomical Society.
 Wing it at the Alberta Aviation Museum.
 Experience the past; see historical trains at the Alberta Railway Museum.
 Experience an IMAX film at TELUS World of Science-Edmonton.
 See interesting exhibits at the Art Gallery of Alberta.
 Scream through the Mindbender Rollercoaster at West Edmonton Mall.

While most people don’t associate the city with outdoors and adventure, an Edmonton vacation could be planned around activities like hiking and biking, according to the “100 Coolest Things” list.

 Pedal a bike on 255 km of scenic bike trails.
 Hike the Blackfoot and Cooking Lake Recreation Areas.
 Get a panoramic view of Edmonton on a scenic hot air balloon flight.
 Inline skate through the river valley.
 Lose yourself in a corn maze.
 Take a leap, skydiving.
 Get hooked on a fishing tour.

Some people who come to Edmonton for sports like to watch games and others like to play them. Edmonton attractions include many activities for both persuasions.

 Cheer on the Edmonton Eskimos (football) and the Edmonton Cracker-Cats (baseball) at a home game.
 Rev up your engines at the drag races.
 Tee off at one of 70-plus regional Edmonton golf courses.
 Horse around at the Northlands Spectrum Racetrack.
 Take your picture with Wayne Gretzky (the statue).
 Watch the golf greats at the 2007 CN Canadian Women’s Open.

And there are an additional 80 or so other Edmonton activities on Edmonton Tourism’s “100 Coolest Things” list that will fill in any Edmonton vacation itinerary gaps. All activities may be found on the website along with Edmonton hotel packages. www.edmonton.com/itscoolerhere


15-08-2007, 03:49 AM
sorry, but i think this is kind of a lame list...

15-08-2007, 09:12 AM
I agree, sounds like a list from a place like Omaha, or Ohio........boring.

31-01-2008, 02:26 AM

From the arts scene to the vibrant festivals landscape to our dazzling cityscape and river valley. Life is good! Just some of the reasons why Edmonton was named Canada's Cultural Capital for 2007.


February 2-24
Frankenstein, Catalyst Theatre Society. 780-431-1750

February 8-9
The Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival 2008, Elk Island National Park. 780-430-7153

February 8-10
MonsterJam, Rexall Place. 780-451-8000

February 16-17
Silver Skate Festival, Hawrelak Park. 780-488-1960

February 19-24
Riverdance, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. 780-451-8000


This year's Getaway Guide includes the following:
Welcome to Edmonton
100 Things to See & Do in Edmonton
Reliving History
Family Fun & Kids at Heart
Thriving Festivals
Outdoor Adventure
Artful Entertainment & Attractions
Serious Shopping
Sporting Scene
Extremely Wild
After Dark
Gateway to the North & Canadian Rockies
Calendar of Events
Website & Resources


City of Edmonton Attractions
-- Fort Edmonton Park; Muttart Conservatory; Valley Zoo

Northlands - hmmm isnt this REXALL now?????

Royal Alberta Museum
Kalyna Country - Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Legislative Assembly of Alberta
TELUS World of Science - Edmonton
West Edmonton Mall
Alberta Aviation Museum
Art Gallery of Alberta
Devonian Botanic Garden
Edmonton Queen Riverboat
Elk Island National Park
Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Rutherford House Historic Site
Telephone Historical Centre
Old Strathcona Area

05-09-2008, 01:30 PM
Go check out one of the numerous sports teams we have in our city