Many Edmonton vacations include an extended visit to the West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping mall in North America. Browse some of the 800 stores before visiting the World Waterpark, the second-largest indoor water park in the world. The 4.9 acre expanse includes the largest wave pool anywhere. Enjoy endless thrills and chills on the roller coasters at Galaxyland, the world's second-largest indoor amusement park.
Edmonton offers visitors a wide assortment of parks and green space. Enjoy riding the steam train at Fort Edmonton Park and explore the period homes and historic shops. Children are offered the opportunity to "deliver" packages and polish vintage fire trucks.
Mill Creek Ravine Park is popular with hikers and bikers in South Edmonton, and Hawrelak Park offers open space along the river. Rent a paddle boat on the lake in the park. Those with rental cars in Edmonton will find it that much easier to explore all that the city has to offer.
Recurring Festivals and Events
When you vacation in Edmonton, you'll quickly discover why locals refer to it as "The Festival City." Dozens of special events fill the calendar throughout the year, including K-Days, held every July. The event features live music, carnival rides, and even chuck wagon races. Fans of William Shakespeare frequently attend the Free Will Shakespeare Festival at the end of June in Hawrelak Park. In August, Heritage Days is also held at the same park. August's Sourdough Festival is known for its raft race.
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