Edmonton Tourism

Edmonton Tourism

July 03, 2008 08:00 ET

Edmonton, Canada's Festival City, Revving Up for Another Great Summer of Events the Whole Family Will Enjoy

From dragons to race cars to human body science, Edmonton, Alberta, is the place to visit.

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - With well over 30 annual festivals throughout the year, visitors to Canada's Festival City can join in the festivities of Edmonton's amazing sports, culture, music, visual arts and theatre events. This summer will be heaps of fun as visitors descend on the city to partake in the Rexall Edmonton Indy, the BODY WORLDS 1 Exhibit at the TELUS World of Science and the Dragons Exhibit at the Royal Alberta Museum - just to name a few. Among the Top 10 Things to Do in Edmonton, these summer events are a must-see.

The Rexall Edmonton Indy will be racing into town from July 24th to 26th for three days of high octane, adrenaline pumping entertainment. Edmonton, Alberta is proud to be hosting one of the most exciting motor racing events in the world. There are some great Edmonton hotel package deals that include prime seats at the Indy, luxurious hotel accommodations and admission passes to Capital EX, the city's oldest festival featuring midway rides and games to world-class shows, musical entertainment and trade displays.

Kids and adults alike will be mesmerized by the Dragons Exhibit at the Royal Alberta Museum. From June 14th to September 14th, this commanding exhibit explores the myths surrounding dragons through artefacts, stories, a movie on the big screen, presentations and live theatre. Of the Edmonton attractions, another exhibit ranking high on people's lists of the Top 10 Things to Do in Edmonton: BODY WORLDS 1, the most highly attended touring exhibition in the world, brings the human body to Edmonton like it's never been seen before. Through a new preserving process called plastination, visitors will be awed by the complexity of human anatomy and physiology. This exhibition runs through October 13.

Some refer to Edmonton as the world's best kept secret. With its thriving metropolis, genuine and friendly hospitality and Canada's largest urban park (22x larger than Central Park), visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds. Edmonton shopping is a priority for most visitors as they make their way to the West Edmonton Mall, the world's largest entertainment and shopping complex.

And there is more than just beef to eat in Alberta - Edmonton dining and restaurants dish up every type of cuisine imaginable in the more than 2000 restaurants, bistros and pubs in the city.

About Edmonton Tourism

Edmonton is Alberta's top tourism destination for in-province and out-of-province visitors and the top metropolitan destination for U.S. visitors. Edmonton Tourism-the city's leisure travel, business travel, and film production marketing organization-features forty hotels from which to choose, as well as extensive information on Edmonton summer vacations. For more information, please visit www.edmonton.com/tourism.

Contact Information