Edmonton Tourism

Edmonton Tourism

August 19, 2008 08:01 ET

Edmonton, Alberta Continues to Impress as a Tourist Destination for Family, Friends and the World

Edmonton attractions, shopping and events make the city a top pick for visitors

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2008) - Even before visitors arrive in Edmonton, Alberta, many are amazed that a city of this size could boast an international airport with non-stop flights to more than 50 global destinations. Not only is Edmonton convenient to get to, but it has a huge number of outstanding facilities, which, in turn, host world-class events and festivals. There truly is something for everyone in this diverse capital, known to many as Canada's Festival City.

Edmonton shopping is a highlight for countless visitors to this thriving Alberta city, with several major shopping districts, hundreds of specialty boutiques and the famous West Edmonton Mall, the world's largest entertainment and shopping centre as well as Old Strathcona, voted one of the Top 10 Coolest Neighbourhoods in Canada and recently named a Provincial Historic Area! Visitors also appreciate the flourishing Edmonton theatre and performing arts scene, as well as the amazing Edmonton attractions like the TELUS World of Science - Edmonton, featuring Western Canada's first IMAX theatre and home to the largest planetarium dome theatre in Canada, or Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum where you can ride the steam train renovated as a result of the filming of The Assassination of Jesse James.

For those that prefer touch downs and hat tricks, Edmonton sports and recreation is a huge draw card for many. Home to winning professional sports teams like the Edmonton Oilers (NHL) and the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL), visitors and locals alike come out to support the teams Edmonton, Alberta also regularly hosts major international athletics competitions and sporting events in track & field, curling, soccer, rugby and more - including the Canadian Finals Rodeo in November and the Rexall Edmonton Indy which occurs every July.

Large scale indoor and outdoor international events and concerts are regularly hosted in two of Edmonton's outstanding facilities, Commonwealth Stadium and Rexall Place. The Shaw Conference Centre, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, hosts everything from trade shows to conventions to conferences.

For more information on Edmonton, Alberta, please visit http://www.edmonton.com/itscoolerhere.

About Edmonton Tourism

Edmonton & Area has more individual person visits than any other region in the province.(i) Edmonton Tourism is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) that creates and implements tourism marketing initiatives for Greater Edmonton in conjunction with both public and private sector industry partners - features a variety of accommodations from which to choose, as well as extensive information on Edmonton summer vacations. For more information, please visit http://www.edmonton.com/itscoolerhere.

(i) source: Alberta Tourism, Parks, and Recreation

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