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Edmonton: a city full of culture and surprises

Thinking of Canada, one thinks of cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. However, Canada’s fifth city, Edmonton, packs quite a punch and is full of surprises! Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. The...

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In 1754, Anthony Henday may have been the first European to enter the Edmonton area. Being an explorer, his mission was to meet with local tribes on the Canadian prairies in order to establish the trade of fur and hides. At the beginning of the 19th...

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Silver Skate Festival

The Silver Skate Festival brings together art, culture, recreation and sports! This is Edmonton’s oldest winter festival and entry is free. It makes for an ideal outing with the entire family. You can walk in the snow whilst taking in the festival’s...

Ice on Whyte Festival

Thinking of Canada, ice and snow will certainly cross your mind. Every year, the Ice on Whyte Festival grabs Canadian winter by the snowballs and carves it into a wicked combo of ice and art. 70,000 kilos (155,000 pounds) of ice is used every year to...

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

Enjoy ten days of the best street theatre at the height of summer. Unicycles, puppeteers, tightrope walkers, acrobats and their partners in crime perform the best acts right in the very centre of Edmonton. The festival thrives on interaction between...

Edmonton Fringe Festival

Fringe festivals are held worldwide but the one in Edmonton is second only to the one held in Edinburgh every year. Experience an explosion of dynamic theatre performances throughout the city of Edmonton. Street artists and dressed up actors are perf...

A Taste of Edmonton

Eat and drink your way around Edmonton during the aptly named ‘A Taste of Edmonton’ festival. Pack your knife and fork and walk around Canada’s biggest food festival. During the event, Churchill Square is filled to the brim with stalls selling food f...

The Pint

Whether you want to watch a football match or dance the night away until the early hours, The Pint is the place to be. The bar’s various television screens let you follow live sports matches which will spark conversations afterwards. Get your drinks...