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Edmonton Travel Guide


Edmonton Introduction


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If you can, arrive in Edmonton at night. As you ride in from the airport, you'll see Edmonton's glittering steel-and-glass skyline rising on the far shore of the North Saskatchewan River. It's a dramatic introduction to the way oil money transformed this stretch of the north.   Click here to see the full Edmonton travel guide on Travel42 »

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Edmonton Geography


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The North Saskatchewan River cuts across the city from northeast to southwest. A series of beautiful parks runs along both sides of the river, providing plenty of space for outdoor activities, both winter and summer. The city center sits on a hill on the north bank of the river. Old Strathcona, a well-preserved historic precinct, is on the south side of the river. It is connected to downtown by a light-rail system.  Click here to see the full Edmonton travel guide on Travel42 »

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Edmonton History


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Native tribes moved through the Edmonton area more than 3,000 years ago, but few stayed in the area for long. The Europeans began to settle the area in the 1700s. The location at the southern boundary of Cree and Assiniboine territory and near the northern range of the Blackfoot was ideal—pelts could be traded without crossing into another tribe's land. The fur trade proved profitable enough that the Hudson's Bay Company built a fort on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River: Fort Edmonton.  Click here to see the full Edmonton travel guide on Travel42 »

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Edmonton Sightseeing & Things to Do


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Visit downtown Edmonton's historic buildings, modern architecture and the Arts District. Across the river is historic Old Strathcona, which is filled with shopping, dining and historic homes. On the west side of town is one of Edmonton's big draws, and we do mean big. The West Edmonton Mall ranks among the world's largest shopping and entertainment centers. It has more than 800 stores and services, more than 100 restaurants, and a variety of entertainment options.  Click here to see the full Edmonton travel guide on Travel42 »

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Edmonton Nightlife


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Old Strathcona is the hub of Edmonton's nightlife scene, with other concentrations of pubs and clubs in West Edmonton Mall and downtown, where a growing number of establishments are popping up along Jasper Avenue. The area's main drag, Whyte Avenue, is populated with all kinds of watering holes, but especially pubs, which have usurped nightclubs in popularity. Because of its proximity to the University of Alberta and other postsecondary institutions, Whyte Avenue is most popular with young people. Visitors should be aware that the area has experienced an uptick in crime in recent years, particularly after hours when the bars let out.  Click here to see the full Edmonton travel guide on Travel42 »

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Edmonton Restaurants & Dining


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Like the rest of the province, Edmonton's restaurants are known for Alberta beef. It is found on most menus, but for the full effect, head to one of the excellent steak houses where it is the specialty.   Click here to see the full Edmonton travel guide on Travel42 »

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