Things to do in Edmonton

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Art Gallery of Alberta
With a swirling exterior of zinc, glass and steel inspired by Edmonton’s unique northern environment – its silver colour reflect the shimmering, multi-coloured Aurora Borealis – the Art Gallery of Alberta exudes creativity even from the outside. Los Angeles-based architect Randall Stout’s stunning structure has put a modern spin on Alberta’s oldest cultural institution. With a collection of over 6,000 objects, the AGA is a Western Canadian centre of excellence for visual arts offering original contemporary and historical exhibitions from Alberta, across Canada and around the world throughout three bright and airy floors of viewing space.


2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1
780.422.6223
http://www.youraga.ca/


Explore Old Strathcona
Finding the perfect outfit at a chic boutique, sipping and socializing on a summer patio and enjoying world class festivals, entertainment and live music are just a few of the incredible experiences that you will have in Old Strathcona and on Whyte Avenue. Explore the outdoor art, treat yourself in one of the many spas and salons, familiarize yourself with the local history and connect with nature in Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park. Come for an hour or come for a day – Old Strathcona has everything you need with experiences for all five of your senses. With over 600 businesses in Old Strathcona, we’re confident that you’ll find just what you’re looking for.
http://oldstrathcona.ca/


Telus World of Science – Indiana Jones: The Exhibition
TELUS World of Science – Edmonton is a giant laboratory where you can come face to face with small sea creatures, learn to program a robot and explore the limits of outer space! Five dynamic and engaging permanent Exhibit Galleries are designed to entertain, educate and fascinate.
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology mixes multi-media technology, interactivity and educational content to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Presented by internationally respected scientific institution The National Geographic Society and made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd, this is an event that goes beyond a simple props exhibit. Created by X3 Productions in Montreal – the same company behind STAR WARS™ Identities™ – this exhibition will take you on an interactive adventure of a lifetime.

11211 142 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1
780.451.3344
http://telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca/


West Edmonton Mall
West Edmonton Mall is the Mt. Everest of indoor entertainment, shopping, and attractions in North America. A place you have to visit at least once in your lifetime. Part adventure park entertainment complex, shopping and dining destination, the Mall spans the equivalent of 48 city blocks.
8882 170 Street
Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2
http://www.wem.ca/


Explore 124 Street
One of the most sought after spots to reside in Edmonton. Close proximity to specialty shopping, a plethora of artisan shops and fantastic independent restaurants make 124 cosier.
This charming area is home to art galleries, specialty and antique stores, fashion boutiques, indie coffee houses, and fabulous eateries. The wide ranging group of art galleries in the area collaborate to offer a Gallery Walk twice a year, and seasonal exhibits that focus on work by Canadian artists.

http://www.124street.ca/


Muttart Conservatory
One of Edmonton’s most iconic structures, the Muttart Conservatory offers a year-round escape into the beauty of the world’s plant life. Vibrant, colourful, tranquil and inspirational, the pyramids’ display gardens are a welcome oasis for all.
9626 96A St NW
Edmonton, AB T6C 4L8
780.496.8755
http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/muttart-conservatory.aspx


Elk Island National Park
Less than an hour’s drive from a capital city a million strong is a place of quietness, where pristine starry skies shine next to city lights. This is where Cree and Métis have lived and hunted, and generations of families have chosen to picnic and play.
Elk Island National Park is the cornerstone of Canada’s bison conservation story; without this place and the dedication of its people, herds of plains and woods bison would not thrive in Canada today. Connections are made here; it is where you can become a steward of these iconic creatures, and discover their importance to the heart and soul of this nation.

Highway 16 East, Fort Saskatchewan
780.922.5790
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/elkisland/index.aspx


Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Take a fascinating trip through time at the Ukrainian Cultural Village. Explore over 30 historic structures that depict the history of east central Alberta and tell the story of Ukrainian immigrants who settled in this region in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Visit the farmstead zone, a one-room school house, grocery store and hall in the rural community zone, and a fully-functioning grain elevator, blacksmith house, and other typical businesses in the townsite zone.

* The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is closed to the general public during October but David has confirmed that a tour and lunch would be available to arrange for the group of speakers.

Hwy 16 E
Tofield, AB T0B 4J0
780.662.3640
http://www.history.alberta.ca/ukrainianvillage/


Explore 104 Street Promenade
A sophisticated neighborhood in the heart of Edmonton that offers an urban atmosphere in which you can admire the arts, fine food, and unique boutiques. Aspiring to be a distinguished destination to live, work and play, 4th Street Promenade, as its often called, is becoming one of the most exciting areas in Edmonton. Once you arrive, you’ll want to stay and enjoy quality time.
http://4thstpromenade.ca/