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Nestled in the center of Edmonton's downtown, Art Gallery of Alberta finds itself on the busy Sir Winston Churchill Square and serves as the region's top art exposition center. Established in the year 1924, it is one of the oldest art venues of Alberta and one of the few spots entirely focusing on visual arts. The art gallery curates a revolving program of historical and contemporary art exhibitions from the state and other corners of the world. More than 5000 arresting art works by Canadian and international artists populate the gallery space. It comprises three story's of exhibition areas, apart from a sales and a rental shop on-site.
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.
From an indoor farmers market, to the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, to 100-year-old architecture that remains intact, Edmonton's Old Strathcona District is as fascinating as it is diverse. For a fine dining experience, try the locally popular Continental Treat. For visitors looking for rare finds, antiques and random souvenirs, be sure to stop by The Junque Cellar. The more time you spend here, the more discoveries you will make.
Designed by renowned architect Douglas J Cardinal, this stunning building, previously known as Odyssium, is difficult to miss. There's plenty to see at this intriguing establishment, including interactive displays, shows, a learning center, observatory, IMAX theater, computer labs, birthday party hosting, several space and science galleries, as well as a café and gift shop. Since it opened in 1984, the massive science center has been attracting visitors in ever-increasing numbers. The current rate of visitors at TELUS World of Science is about 500,000 people per year.
Explore Edmonton's beginnings as a fur trading post at Canada's largest living museum. Walk around recreations of life in Edmonton as it was in 1846, 1885, 1905, and during the Depression. Learn how a beaver hat is made, see the way children lived on the homestead, get your picture taken in the historical style, and visit an old-fashioned soda fountain. There are also annual and special events like the children's Easter candy hunt that are sure to delight visitors of all ages.
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.