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An elegant structure with a contemporary design, the City Hall of Edmonton is a renovated public building. Rebuilt in the year 1992, the structure is the work of the Dub Architects of Edmonton. The glass pyramid of the main building faces a grand fountain that is used as an ice skating rink in winter. The City Hall not only houses important government offices, but is also the venue for numerous public events. Facilities within the hall can also be hired for private functions. Visitors can take a break at the Kids in the Hall Bistro and make purchases at the souvenir store called Edmonton Shop.
Surrounded by parks and commanding a fine view of the North Saskatchewan River, the Alberta Legislature is the meeting place of Alberta’s Legislative Assembly and Executive Council. Known to Edmontonians as “The Ledge,” the beaux-arts style building was opened in 1913. Free, daily tours are given on the hour and cover topics including the roles and structure of the government, parliamentary ceremonies, the architecture of the building, and the political history of Alberta. Gifts, souvenirs, and local crafts may be purchased at the building’s gift shop.
The High Level Bridge cuts across the North Saskatchewan River and joins the southern part of Edmonton with the Strathcona district which was once considered to be a different city. Today, the bridge accommodates streetcars, light rail trains and people on foot. On special occasions and red letter days, the entire bridge is lit up with LED lights. Constructed in the year 1913, the bridge is considered to be a heritage site of the city and is also host to several cultural and awareness programs.
This mall is a top Alberta attraction and one of the largest shopping centers in North America and the world. Measuring 5.3 million square feet, the mall has more than 800 stores and services, 100 eating establishments, 26 cinema theaters, a spa, and a Las Vegas-style casino. There are also theme park attractions of varying types including the Galaxyland amusement park, World Waterpark, Sea Lions' Rock & Sea Life Caverns, Proffesor Wem's Adventure Golf, and the Ice Palace public skating rink.