Monday, October 18, 2010

Why Visit Edmonton - Alberta Tour Guide

You can also view the Edmonton Guide in French (Francais) and the Edmonton Guide in Spanish (Espanol).

If you are wondering why Edmonton has thousands of visitors every year then here is your answer. The capital city of Alberta, Edmonton is popular both for its scenic beauty as well as a thriving cultural scene. It is also a major center for higher education and business opportunities.

Why Visit Edmonton?

As you drive into the city to visit Edmonton, you can’t miss the breathtaking view of its picturesque river valley, found along the graceful curves of the North Saskatchewan River. The valley offers you relaxing walks, bike rides and winter sports along its winding nature trails and 22 major parks.

The strong art and music community of the city includes a symphony orchestra, art galleries, an opera company, ballet and dance companies and dozens of theaters offering all kinds of plays and performances.

Edmonton also boasts of North America’s second largest shopping and entertainment centre, West Edmonton Mall. The city also has a number of hubs lined with shops, restaurants, cafes and urban delights, where you would love to take a break and unwind.

If you are a student, then you might be interested in the University of Alberta, one of Canada’s largest major research-intensive universities located in Edmonton. Make sure you visit the university, when you visit Edmonton.

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