Edmontonians are proud of the West Edmonton Mall, and for good reason. It is the largest shopping mall in North America, and is now the tenth largest in the world, after having held the title of worldâ€™s largest mall until 2004. Thanks in part to its sheer size, there are plenty of unique attractions besides shopping that makes the West Edmonton Mall a great family friendly destination for your next trip.
A visit to Jasper, Alberta, is always a fun time, with all kinds of outdoor activities to do, such as hiking, camping, biking, fishing, white water rafting, and many more. But when your vacation in Jasper is over, and your next destination is Edmonton, just what do you need to know about getting there?
Edmonton is known for many things, from the West Edmonton Mall to the many festivals happening around the year. One of the many reasons to visit Edmonton is the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Established in 1959 as the Storyland Valley Zoo, the Edmonton Valley Zoo has come a long way and is in the midst of a massive building and expansion project, with several new features built over the last couple of years, and more to come. Located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is open to the public all year long.
The Edmonton Eskimos are back for another season of CFL football, and they're hoping to hold on to their 3-0 record as they head into their fourth game of the season against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Jump on board and stay at the Ramada Edmonton when the Edmonton Eskimos host the Calgary Stampeders during their next home game at Commonwealth Stadium.
Summertime is finally here, and there are so many things to do in Edmonton that we couldn't possibly cover each of them individually. So here is Part 2 of our roundup of the best summer festivals Edmonton has to offer. (Read Part 1 here.)
Stay at Ramada Edmonton throughout the summer, and you can experience each of these festivals and more for yourself.
Odysseo by Cavalia has arrived in Edmonton, and you're invited to see the only 6-D show in the world.
The largest touring tent ever built has already been erected in Edmonton at Yellowhead Trail and Fort Road, but the show doesn't start until July. Beginning with an opening night gala performance on July 9, 2014, and running until August 3, Odysseo promises to entertain Edmonton just as it has some of the largest North American cities over the last three years, including Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Phoenix, and Boston.
Summertime is just around the corner, when events in Edmonton begin to kick into high gear. There are so many festivals in June, for example, that we couldn't decide which one to spotlight. Instead, we're showcasing a few at a time.
Stay at Ramada Edmonton throughout the month of June, and you can experience each of these festivals and more for yourself.
They don't call our fair town Festival City for nothing. The next big Edmonton festival, celebrating the local hip-hop music scene, is coming up at the end of May. This year, Hip-Hop in the Park 2014 has been rebranded as Bring Out the Block, and although it's no longer held at its usual spot at Louise McKinney Park, it promises to be an amazing day of free, all-ages, family-friendly fun. All of the artistic elements of hip-hop culture are featured in a positive way, including rapping, DJing, Bboying (dance), beatboxing, and graffiti art. And, yes, there will also be a BBQ.
May through June is your chance to savor worlds of imagination, music, and passion over six weeks of classic and modern operas. All that and more awaits you when the Vocal Arts Festival returns to Edmonton.
We're proud to give you two reasons to visit Edmonton in May, and if you plan really well, you might be able to enjoy both of them. For volleyball fans, we have the U17/U18 Canadian Open, and for film fans, we have the Global Visions Film Festival.