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Shaw Conference Centre

9797 Jasper Ave

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

780/421-9797

This unique structure has been built into the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Its terraced levels are reached by glass-enclosed escalators, which afford great views of the River Valley.

Muttart Conservatory

9626 96A St.,

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

780/496-8755

Weekdays 9-6, weekends 11-6.

Admission charged.

The four glass pyramid greenhouses that rise up from Edmonton's river valley are home to one of North America's most important botanical facilities. Three pyramids contain flora of different climates (arid, tropical, and temperate), and a show pyramid has seasonal floral displays. gift shop, an art gallery, and café.

City Hall

1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.,

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

780/496-8200

City Hall is an architectural showcase which contains a grand stairway, an exhibition space, and a 200-ft tower with a 23-bell carillon.

Old Strathcona Historic Area

780/433-5866

The area surrounding 104th Street and Whyte (82nd) Avenue on the south side of the river is a district of restored houses and shops built in the 1890s, prior to the merger of Strathcona Town with Edmonton in 1912. Old Strathcona is an attractive shopping district with antiques shops, boutiques, music and book stores, theaters, museums, and over seventy restaurants and coffeehouses. The Old Strathcona Farmer's Market has fresh produce and crafts.

Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

11153 Saskatchewan Dr., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

780/427-3995

Early Sept.-mid-May, Tues.-Sun. noon-5; mid-May-early Sept.) daily 9-5.

Admission charged.

Built in Jacobean Revival-style, the 1911 home of Alberta's first premier, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, has been restored. Costumed interpreters reenact life in 1915. The gift shop sells reproductions of Edwardian gifts, cards, linens, and jewelry. Lunch and afternoon tea are served at the Arbour Restaurant.

Stanley Milner Library

7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

780/423-2331

The Edmonton Public Library features fine books and art exhibits, along with many activities in the Children's Department.

Edmonton Art Gallery

2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

780/422-6223

Mid-May-June, weekdays 10-4, weekends 10-6; July-early Sept.) daily 10-6.

Admission free Thurs. after 4. Weekdays 10:30-5, weekends 11-5.

The collection includes more than 4,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs by national and international artists. The museum also has a children's gallery.

Provincial Museum Of Alberta

12845 102nd Ave., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

780/453-9100

Daily 9-5.

Admission charged.

This innovative natural-history museum includes an Aboriginal Peoples Gallery that covers 11,000 years and 500 generations of native history and displays an impressive collection of artifacts. The Natural History Gallery contains minerals and gems, a "bug room", dinosaur fossils, saber-toothed tigers artifacts, and Canada's only complete Columbian mammoth skeleton.

Odyssium

11211 142nd St., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

780/452-9100

Call for Hours

Admission charged.

The Zeidler Star Theatre has the largest planetarium dome in North America and presents laser and star shows hourly. Galleries hold scientific and technological exhibitions, a Challenger Learning Centre/Space Mission, and an amateur ham radio station; there is also an IMAX theater.

Sir Winston Churchill Square

Sir Winston Churchill Square is the focus of the Arts District, a six-block area that incorporates many of Edmonton's major institutions. The newest addition is the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, a 1,900-seat concert hall (home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra) and the largest theater complex in Canada, the Citadel Theatre, which has five different venues and an indoor garden with a waterfall.

West Edmonton Mall

8770 170th St., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

780/444-5300

Listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest mall, Alberta's most popular tourist attraction extends over 5.2 million square ft. The more than 800 stores and services include 11 department stores, 20 movie theaters, and more than 100 places to eat. The mall contains many of the world's largest indoor attractions, including an amusement park with a roller coaster; an indoor water park; recreation room with billiard tables, bowling lanes, and the latest interactive video games; an NHL-size ice-skating rink; four submarines in an indoor artificial lake; a dolphin show; a Las Vegas-style casino; a miniature golf; and the Fantasyland Hotel. Electric scooters are available for transport. Admission charged.

Ukrainian Museum of Canada

9543 - 110 Avenue, Edmonton

(780) 424-7580

The museum is open in the summer (May to August) Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Viewing from September to April is by appointment only.

The museum features traditional Ukrainian cultural items including costumes, hand-painted Easter eggs, dolls, tapestries and paintings. Admission to the museum is free although donations are welcome. Recommended viewing time is one hour.

Valley Zoo

Buena Vista Road and 134 Street, Edmonton

(780) 496-6912

Admission charged.

The zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This unique zoo combines the fun of nursery rhyme characters with the beauty and excitement of wild animals, with over 350 domestic, exotic and endangered species. The zoo also offers daily demonstrations of elephant and sea lion training, along with rides. Other activities include demonstrations, hands-on activities, picnic sites and a lunch bar.

Fort Edmonton Park

Fox Drive & Whitemud Drive

Edmonton, AB

780 496-8787

Canada's largest living history park, Fort Edmonton Park features costumed interpreters, a replica 1846 fort, and three recreated historical streets from 1885, 1905, and 1920. Steam train and streetcar rides are included in admission price. Join the costumed historical interpreters and try your hand at living life as an early pioneer.