Edmonton Tourism

Edmonton Tourism

June 22, 2009 14:27 ET

Edmonton, Alberta Offers Guys Getaway Sports Packages

Edmonton sports and outdoors adventures like Rexall Edmonton Indy, Edmonton Eskimos, golf and paintball are great guys getaways

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Edmonton, Alberta offers men a variety of choices for a guys getaway: the choice to cheer from the stands for professional sports teams (or bull riders for that matter) or to get out and do the playing: everything from the more mature sports (like golf) to those a little less mature (like paintball and laser tag.)

For sports fans who love to watch, Northlands is Edmonton horse racing, with more than 1,400 live and simulcast thoroughbred and harness races a year (with the added attraction of more than 625 slot machines, for those craving more "hands-on" fun).

Speed freaks will love the kinds of the thrills that only the Rexall Edmonton Indy can provide, July 24 - 26, 2009. The legendary names, the unbelievable speed and the roar of the crowd make this event the hottest ticket around. The world's top drivers have rated Rexall Speedway as one of the most demanding circuits they have to face all year. The action gets intense and more than 80 per cent of the track is visible from any seat.

Those looking for another kind of rush in sports should check out the Edmonton Rush of the National Lacrosse League. Professional indoor lacrosse combines the action and physical play of hockey with the tempo and playmaking of basketball. At Commonwealth Stadium armchair quarterbacks can catch the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

For outdoors Edmonton sports, Edmonton Canoe offers a series of different canoe programs. Explore the waters in and around Edmonton with guided and unguided trips on the North Saskatchewan and Athabasca Rivers. Enjoy moments of peace and quietude on the serene lake in Elk Island National Park. Take a weekend day trip down the river between the Genesse Bridge, Devon and Edmonton.

Edmonton also offers Watchable Wildlife Tours. It's a chance to observe deer, moose, elk, bison and beaver in their natural habitat. Take a trip through Canada's first forest reserve Cooking Lake - Blackfoot Grazing, Wildlife Area, established in 1895. The Great Canadian Adventure Company also offers planned wilderness adventure vacations. Try a weekend of wilderness survival in the rugged environment of central Alberta and learn the secrets of fire making, shelter making, identification of wild edibles and more. Or head out fishing with award-winning Get Hooked Fishing Adventures or try the all-inclusive guided fishing tours of Reel Angling Adventures.

Other things to do in Edmonton include ever-popular golf, for which the city is fast gaining a reputation as a premier golf destination in North America, with over 70 courses to choose from, for any skill level. Edmonton, Alberta also offers the kind of thrills that only laser tag and paintball action can provide. Laser Quest is a high tech combo of tag and hide and seek played in a large, multi-level arena with specialty lighting, fog and heart pounding music. Paintball Action, meanwhile, offers seven well-groomed and challenging fields.

For the modern man looking for something entirely different than everything else, there's The Boardroom: Men's Grooming & Spa, one of the top men's spas in Canada, with an "executive lounge" and endless complimentary extras, from internet access and big screen TV entertainment to shoe-shining and scalp massage.

For these packages, and many more exciting things to see and do around Edmonton, Alberta, visit http://www.edmonton.com/for-visitors.aspx.

Contact Information

  • Edmonton Economic Development Corporation/Edmonton Tourism
    Jenifer Christenson
    Managing Director, Marketing Services
    780.917.7890
    jchristenson@edmonton.com