When it comes to this city, there’s no limit to the reasons why we love it. The city of Edmonton, AB has a rich history, expansive parkland, and a cultural diversity that spills into the food we eat, the languages we speak, and our day-to-day encounters. It’s difficult to pinpoint everything that makes up what there is to love about this city, so we at EdmFurnaceCleaning.ca have compiled a list of some gems that come to mind, and make us stand out in the vast province, Alberta:
Edmonton Welcomes Millions of Tourists Annually
With only 10 total provinces across the span of Canada, and so many well-known cities and tourist attractions, it’s an honor that Edmonton, AB sits comfortably among the top ten most-visited cities in Canada. As of 2014, nearly 8-million people visited the city, bringing many social and economic benefits to our ever-growing province.
We Have Good Food On (Nearly) Every Corner
Just one Yelp search will bring an abundance of diverse, 3-5 star rated restaurants at any given time in the city. Nearly every other metro street has a different variety of authentic foods to offer, spanning from Vietnamese, or Creole/Cajun, to Argentinian, or Laotian dishes. Not to mention, in 2015, BuzzFeed featured Duchess Bakery as number 4 on a “top 23 bakeries around the world to eat at” bucket list. With such an extensive history, and such a rich, and expanding variety of cultures, it’s difficult to stumble into a restaurant in the city that doesn’t have some of the best to offer.
The Largest Shopping Center in North America is Here
Holding over 800 stores, and housing more than 20,000 parking spots, West Edmonton Mall is the largest shopping center in North America, and the tenth largest in the world (sharing that spot with the Dubai Mall). Aside from all the opportunity for shopping, some of the widest attractions in the mall include an indoor amusement park, waterpark, ice rink, miniature golf course, multiple movie theaters, a recreation center, and several nightclubs.
Have You Seen the Views?
Not only does Edmonton have a list of places where you can get the best bang-for-your-buck, but also the city and area surrounding it offers a lot of natural habitats that you could get lost for hours in (in a good way). Some of the best spots to visit include the Muttart Conservatory, which serves as both a gallery and gardens, Mill Creek Ravine Park, which is home to both walking and hiking trails, and a gorgeous view of the ravine, and of course the North Saskatchewan River, which is one of the two major river systems in Canada. All of these spots offer quiet, fresh air, mountainous landscapes, and a break from the high-pace city life.
We Have Centuries Worth of Natural History Displayed in One Place
The Royal Alberta Museum, located in the city, is one of Canada’s highest-regard human and natural history museums, specifically dedicated to sharing the extensive history of Alberta, its people, and its landscape. With over 10 million objects stored in its collection, and a growing account of aboriginal experiences, the Royal Alberta Museum contributes to the dedication of the city’s history and diversity.