The most beautiful sightseeing attractions in Edmonton

Great Divide Waterfall in Edmonton, ©striatic/Flickr

Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta. Sometimes it is called Canada’s Gateway to the North and is the farthest north of Canada’s big cities. Edmonton has important rail, road and air transportation links and became a city with a wide range of tourist attractions, sporting and cultural activities. Many people work in the trade industries and services.

This beautiful capital city is located on the North Saskatchewan River. With over 30 festivals year-round celebrating the film, sports, arts and theatre, your experience there will be like no other. Do not be surprised, you are in the largest urban parkland of North America and the largest entertainment and shopping centre of the continent. There are some beautiful sightseeing attractions that will help you to spend your time more valuable in this gorgeous city.

The Great Divide Waterfall

The Great Divide Waterfall is considered part of the City`s Public Art collection and it was constructed for Alberta’s 75th Anniversary. The man-made waterfall dropped 64 m from the top of the bridge into the North Saskatchewan River. It`s rate is 50,000 liters per minute.

Great Divide Waterfall in Edmonton, ©striatic/Flickr

Dinosaur Adventure

At the Dinosaur Adventure museum, the dinosaurs are not bones and fossils. They are life-size sculptures. There you can see one of the world’s largest collections of prehistoric animals. Other exhibits include flying reptiles, giant sea lizards and replicas of bones and skeletons. The museum contains a wonderful movie theater where you can see educational films that bring dinosaurs to life. Dinosaur Adventure Center has interesting activities for children of all ages, such as a creative coloring stations, movies and books about dinosaurs.

Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton Park is one of the most beautiful sightseeing attractions in Edmonton. The park contains more than 75 structures many of which are the originals. Costumed interpreters await visitors and they operate the site and live as in the past. You can explore each room and building and you can talk to the ‘inhabitants’. This attraction can be viewed in a few hours and it is free to try steam engine train and streetcar rides. Don’t miss out on this experience!

Fort Edmonton Park, ©sahlgoode/Flickr

World Waterpark

Wild, Wet and Wonderful! These words characterized the amazing World Waterpark. You would not believe it until you see this wonderful indoor waterpark. You can enjoy the tropical temperature, over 20 different water activities, bungee jumping and a fun-filled interactive play area called “The Little Caribbean”. There are waiting hours of fun in the world’s largest indoor wave pool.

Devonian Botanic Garden

The University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden is a stunning 190 acre property made up of manicured gardens. It contains mixed woodland vegetation. Highlights of the Garden include the gorgeous Kurimoto Japanese Garden, cactus and butterfly showhouses, ornamental flower gardens, herb, alpine gardens and more.

Devonian Botanic Garden in Edmonton, ©ahisgett/Flickr

Valley Zoo

The Edmonton Valley Zoo is a zoo which is located in the heart of Edmonton. This zoo is operated by the city and is open 364 days a year, except Christmas. The Valley zoo is home to over 350 exotic and native animals and 100 different species, from seals and, red pandas, sea lions and lemurs, to snowy owls and Arctic fox. You will see that every visit is rich with animal interactions.

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