Edmonton is the capital city of the Candian province, Alberta. It is the largest city in Canada in terms of area and also one of the largest municipality in Canada with a population of over 1 million. It also homes the largest mall in North America - the West Edmonton Mall. The art gallery of the city is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Alberta. It also hosts many annual festivals - the folk festival, the Fringe festival and the street performers festival are well renowned. It is well connected to the rest of the country and the Edmonton International airport serves the passenger and cargo facilities. It is a fun place with very distinctive summers and winters year around. The Fort Edmonton Park - a living history museum in the heart of city beautifully depicts the landmarks and street structures from the 18th and 19th century.
Edmonton hosts plenty of festivals during summers and even the warm sun invites much activity during the months of June through August. Though Edmonton does not tops the list of famous tourist places in Canada, however, it is a wonderful place to get connected to the history and understand the primitive ways of life around back from the 18th century. Winters are harsh in the city, while the sun is available only around 7 hours during the entire day. If you are planning to visit this historical city, summers definitely are the right time to hang around.
Edmonton is certainly a place to get to know previous ways of living and the Fort Edmonton Park should be on your list while visiting this city. Other popular attractions around the city include the magnificent West Edmonton Mall, Elk Island National Park, Galaxyland, Royal Alberta Museum and World Waterpark. The great Jasper National park is only around a 4 hours drive from the city, so that is also one of the options if you are seeking for some hiking and outdoor activities. SunDog offers convenient shuttle services for your to and fro trips from Edmonton to Jasper. It is a fun place to be with, to feel the Canadian history and enjoy the energy of many theme parks around.