Edmonton is known as ''Festival City''.
It is home to more than 1000 festivals dedicated to arts, culture and sports. The most famous in the world the Edmonton Folk Music Festival rivals the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and offers an eclectic mix of blues, bluegrass, folk, jazz and symphonic music and on.
Whenever you travel to Edmonton there will be a festival for you and a comfortable hotel waiting for your arrival. The best thing to do is to book a room in advance at Booked.net. We have all hotels in Edmonton from cheap offers to luxury hotels all listed with maps, photos and secure forms at our website.
Edmonton is eclectic not only about music, but dining too. Experience the diversity of more than 50 ethnic cuisines in one city. It has 3,500 restaurants with regional cuisine serving the world's famous beef and lamb, pork and so on. Edmonton is also famous for its honey that is usually served with fresh fruits and vegetables in local cafes.
Anyway, filling dining is not the only way to spend your money in Edmonton, but the shopping there is a real paradise for shopaholics. Edmonton is home to the largest shopping centre in the world - West Edmonton Mall with more than 800 shops and numerous attractions, for example Galaxyland and the World Waterpark. Other attractions include;
- Alberta Legislature, an impressive colonial-style building from 1911
- Art Gallery of Alberta offers selection of Canadian and international arts to explore
- Fort Edmonton Park, the largest living history museum in Canada
- TELUS World of Science, the largest science museum within the city
Sightseeing is only small part of what Edmonton can offer. This is a city called "The City of Champions" for its sports and a large number of athletes. As a result, Edmonton became a location for major sport events like the World Triathlon Championships, the 2001 IAAF World Championships in Athletics and the 2005 World Masters Games.
If sport championships play for the city's global reputation, oil and gas, agriculture, and banking make money for Edmonton. Today more than 758,000 residents busy with these industries in Edmonton making it the Canada’s sixth-largest city with the longest stretch of parkland for about 111sqkm.
The best time to explore all this parkland is from June to August, when temperatures are warm and the sunshine during the day, but no overheat of the land. The average temperature for these months is 22degC and drop to 12degC at night.
Regardless of the weather in Edmonton, your stay there is going to be comfortable with Booked.net.