Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

December 14, 2010 12:47 ET

Discover the Edmonton River Valley with Two 17-Century Explorers

"Historical Figures" Embark on a Journey to Discover Edmonton, Alberta Attractions in New Video Released by Edmonton Tourism

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2010) -

Editors Note: There is a video associated with this Press Release.

Time travel brings two explorers to the Edmonton River Valley to discover the teeming city's modern-day attractions in this new video from Edmonton Tourism.

This humorous look at what makes Edmonton, Alberta a destination worth traveling – across centuries – for is one of a series capturing students' points of view on their city. The video project is in collaboration with Edmonton Tourism and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Victoria School of the Arts.

"Edmond's Town" features Enlightenment-era travellers enjoying Edmonton ecotourism including fun outdoor activities in the popular Edmonton River Valley like cycling and a leisurely stroll at Hawrelak Park, plus a visit to the Muttart Conservatory, ending the day with a spot of tea soaking in the flavor of Edmonton, Alberta.

The characters explore the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley, a beautiful natural corridor ideal for an array of outdoor activities like golfing. Close by set in a lush green landscape, the four pyramids of the Muttart Conservatory glisten in the sun and are home to thousands of plant species. Here visitors can explore a steaming jungle, trek across the sun-baked desert, experience the changing seasons in the temperate forest and stroll through the scents of a floral paradise.

For more information about planning an Edmonton itinerary or for Edmonton River Valley and attractions information, visit www.edmonton.com.

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) provides leadership in economic development, markets Edmonton as a must-see destination, manages the Shaw Conference Centre and Edmonton Research Park, and acts as a stakeholder in TEC Edmonton, a joint venture with the University of Alberta. For more information, visit www.edmonton.com. Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at www.edmontonstories.ca.

To view the video associated with this press release, please visit the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9KYokID9cg&feature=recentu.

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Renee Worrell
    Communications Manager, External Relations
    780.932.4865
    rworrell@edmonton.com