Edmonton is the wonderful capital of Alberta, Canada. Because of the huge assortment of places to see and things to do in Edmonton, it’s a well-rounded tourist destination. When you spend your holiday in the city, you can visit a variety of parks, malls, theaters, and sporting venues.
A whole week is not enough to explore the expansive North Saskatchewan River Valley, a series of parks and recreational trails where you can do some hiking, trekking, wildlife viewing, and nature tripping.
The Edmonton Valley Zoo can be found at the heart of the River Valley. It is where you can see more than 350 native and exotic animals representing more than 100 species.
Downtown Edmonton is known as the city’s entertainment and nightlife hub. An eclectic mix of pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels, and lounges can be found here. You can spend a night bar hopping along Jasper Avenue or find a quiet lounge to drink a bottle of beer or two.
Stunning performances and shows of the Edmonton Opera can be watched at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
Edmonton features a humid continental climate with little precipitation throughout the year. The summer season runs from late June to early September while the winter season covers the months of November to March. In the coldest month of January, the average low is −10.4 °C (13.3 °F). The average high temperature in the warmest month of July is 17.7 °C (63.9 °F).
A host of festivals take place in the city throughout the year, most of which are held in summer. K-Days is the main cultural event in summertime, featuring musical concerts, firework displays, carnivals, and trade shows. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival, usually held in August, is considered one of the biggest folk festivals in the world.
In winter, the most popular outdoor activities in the city are skiing and snowboarding.
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