Place: Edmonton, Alberta
All Images : ©tosomeplacenew
Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta, a province in western Canada. This city is known for oil sands and mining. I visited this city in 2011, multiple times in 2014 and moved here in 2015 for work.
This post highlights the sightseeing trips during my parent’s first Canada trip in 2015.
West Edmonton Mall – This mall is one of the largest shopping malls in North America. It features some of the worlds famous fashion brands, along with an ice rink, waterland park, iMax theatre and the popular FantasyLand Hotel. Make sure to stop by and shop till you drop!
Fort Edmonton Park – Fort Edmonton Park is a historical themed park in Edmonton. It has many architectural structures (railways, tracks, restaurants, printing factory,etc) dating back to 1900s. It has glimpses of the First Nations life, advent of the Europeans and the Industrial Revolution. Its a living history park – you can board the train and visit different periods in history and even enjoy conversations with “people from the past” (costumed people). As you get down the train, you can take a walk and visit medic shops, tea shops/bakery, houses, salons,etc from the past.
Muttart Conservatory – This conservatory has 4 green house halls based on the climatic zones. Its a great place for photography, coffee or tea. There is a park around the conservatory where you can take a stroll, read or laze around.
Alberta Legislature Building – Its a beautiful government building. This image below is during Christmas of 2011. Very beautiful
Royal Alberta Museum – When we visited this museum in 2015, it was undergoing renovation. It was still a great visit. This museum had real-life images of the living world (pond, snow, forested areas), First Nations life,etc to name a few
Strathcona – A municipality in Edmonton is a must visit for great night outs, bars and a bohemian life. Every Saturday, Strathacona hosts a Farmers Market
There are many options for Bar and restaurant (cuisines of all type like Indian, Chinese, Mexican, etc) I have few of my favourites listed below: –
- Remedy Cafe (Coffee, tea and spicy stuff)
- Good Earth Coffee house (for coffee and back goods)
- Asian Village Restaurant (Indian cuisine)
- Masalaz, Savoy (South Indian Cuisine)
- Panda Hut, Golden Rice Bowl (Chinese)
The link below gives you a good list. (Inputs taken from Zomato/UrbanSpoon)
Edmonton is also known to be a host for many cultural festivities – food fest, literary marathons, including Fifa Womens Cup in 2015.
So the next time if your in town, leave me a note!