Edmonton city Tour (Alberta)

August 3, 4 - 2004

Are you looking for info on what to see in Edmonton? This trip review focuses on a two days Edmonton tour, visiting the West Mall (known to be, at this of this travelogue, the biggest mall in Canada) the downtown, the Ukrainian Cultural Center (an interesting live museum) and Elk Island National Park, known to host herds of bison, moose and other typical wildlife of the region.

Air Canada A320
Getting to Edmonton from Toronto, on an Air Canada's A320. The flight is about 4 hours long. Edmonton is connected with direct flights with major cities in Canada and in the USA.

 

Edmonton West Mall Edmonton West Mall
Edmonton West Mall Edmonton West Mall
Edmonton West Mall The first Edmonton excursion is at the Edmonton West Mall, where there are about 800 stores and more than 100 restaurants, in addition to entertaining attractions. This mall is known to be the biggest mall in Canada.

 

Edmonton West Mall Edmonton West Mall
Pictures of Canada biggest mall. Entertaining attractions inside Edmonton West Mall include a large pool with artificial waves and an ice skating rink.

 

Edmonton downtown
The following day, I take a guided Edmonton day tour, with excursion to the Ukrainian Cultural Village and Elk Island National Park. In the pictures above, Edmonton downtown.

 

Edmonton residential area Edmonton residential area
The tour starts with a visit to Edmonton residential area.

 

Legislative Assembly of Alberta Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Legislative Assembly of Alberta The tour in Edmonton continues to downtown, visiting the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

 

Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton
Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton
Edmonton is home to the Muttart Conservatory, consisting in four pyramids where different ecosystems are represented through typical (and sometimes, rare) plants and flowers.

 

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village The tour continues just outside Edmonton, to Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, where the life of Ukrainian immigrants, from about 1892 to 1930, is represented by players through typical costumes, buildings and tools. A true living museums.

 

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Pictures of Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village near Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
In the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, different types of homes are displayed in real size...

 

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
...and, of course, of churches.

 

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
An home at Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. On the right: a nice composition of icons around a window.

 

Elk Island National park
Despite the location, only just few miles from Edmonton city, Elk Island National park has impressive opportunities to observe wildlife, such as bison, elk, moose, beaver and much more.

 

Buffalos Buffalo
Elk Island National park Buffalo
Buffalo Pictures of bison hosted in Elk Island National park. Herds of bison, including small calfs, busy in feeding.

 

Behavers dam Behavers dam
Elk Island National park Wood piled up by beavers building dams in Elk Island National park.

 

Trees cut by beavers Trees cut by beavers
Trees cut by beavers Trees cut down by beavers.

 

Moose and calf
Picture of a moose with a calf.

 

Buffalo Buffalos
More photos of bison taken in Elk Island National park.


 

Where to stay in Edmonton? During my tour in Edmonton I've chosen to stay at Wee Sleep, a beautiful Bed & Breakfast in Edmonton, close to bus stop and west mall (photo courtesy of the B&B).

 

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