Thursday, April 7, 2011

Top Six Buildings And Monuments In Edmonton

Whether you prefer modern buildings or historic monuments, Edmonton has something for everyone's taste. Here are some of the major structural wonders and buildings in Edmonton:

  • Alberta Legislature Building: Built in 1913, this awe inspiring building with Greek, Roman and Egyptian influences is a must see for those who love beautiful architecture. Free tours of the Edmonton legislature building are offered all through the week.
  • Rutherford House: The residence of Alberta’s first premier Alexander C Rutherford, this Edmonton building has recently been restored to its post Edwardian elegance. Let costumed interpreters take you on a tour of this architecturally splendid mansion, re-enacting events from Rutherford’s life.
  • Father Lacombe Chapel: The oldest building in Alberta, this simple log chapel in Edmonton was built by Father Albert Lacombe and Metis men to serve the St. Albert Roman Catholic Mission. Sip on a glass of old fashioned lemonade as you check out the special culinary events, crafts and games.
  • Manulife Place: Standing at 146 meters tall, this high rise office complex and shopping centre is the tallest building in Edmonton. This glass and steel building connects by skywalk bridge to two other shopping places and features 22 stores and 3 restaurants.
  • Canadian Petroleum Discovery Centre: This National Historic Site is located at Leduc No.1, the oil well that marked the birth of Western Canada’s oil industry. Pay a tribute to the oil pioneers by learning more about their work through the steel tower, scale models, art work, photos and fossils on display in this historic building.
  • Commonwealth Stadium: Sports fans would enjoy a visit to this arena, the largest stadium in Canada. Built for the 1978 Commonwealth Games, this stadium has a capacity of more than 60,000, and hosts a range of football and soccer games as well as concerts and other events.
Come discover the beauty and thrills, of the historic and modern steel buildings in Edmonton; get a tour operator to show you around, now!

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