Alberta’s cosmopolitan yet earthy appeal has its roots in its start as a fur trading outpost which became richer with the coal and then oil booms in the previous century. This added a veneer of sophistication to the city.
The Arts District has an appeal all its own as well. Located downtown, it offers visitors and local various offerings that will be sure to appeal to a wide audience.
The restored historical buildings of Edmonton make a pleasant walking tour. There are museums as well that have grounds as interesting as their insides. You could join a local organized tour, although there is nothing stopping you from striking out on your own.
The Muttart Conservatory is a sight not to be missed, even for just the glass pyramids that rise up from the floor of the valley. Inside the pyramids, however, is a whole new world. There are hundreds of different plants and each pyramid maintains the appropriate temperature for tat sort of climate. Three have set temperate, tropical, and arid climates and the last pyramid boasts an ever-changing display of flowers. There’s an art gallery on the premises as well, a popular gift shop, plus a cafe for taking in all the beauty around you.
If you are into thrills of a different sort, then the Edmonton Ghost Tour will definitely be the one for you. Edmonton has a long and colorful history as an outpost and a growing city. There are quite a few buildings that are purported to be haunted as well as a few open areas. Listening to the stories may give you a chill but will also help you understand the events that shaped Edmonton.
Learn even more about Edmonton and Alberta itself at the Royal Alberta Museum. Featuring exhibits that touch on the natural and human history of the area, it’s an experience that takes you all the way through the wild scenery and the sometimes wilder history of the area.