Edmonton, Alberta, Canada City Guide

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Edmonton Attractions

Alberta Legislature Building

Surrounded by 57 acres of parkland, this beautiful building is a must see for those interested in architecture, politics and history. Completed in 1912 on the site of the original Fort Edmonton, the building features an interpretive centre and gift shop. Free admission and guided tours.

Chinatown & Avenue of Nations

The impressive Chinatown Gate downtown at 102 Avenue and 97 Street welcomes visitors to the hub of the Chinese community. The gate was built as a symbol of friendship between Edmonton and its sister city, Harbin.

Citadel Theatre

The largest theatre complex in Canada, this major arts facility houses five theatres (Shoctor, Rice, Zeidler Hall, the Maclab Theatre and Tucker Amphitheatre) as well as production facilities, a bookstore, restaurant and theatre school.

Devonian Botanic Garden

Highlights of this picturesque attraction features over 10,000 species of plants showcased over 80 acres including an authentic Japanese garden, large collection peony, iris, lilly and dahlia; and 110 acres of nature trails and ecological and wetland reserves. Open year-round.

Edmonton Art Gallery

One of Alberta's oldest cultural institutions, the Edmonton Art Gallery houses over 4,000 historical and contemporary paintings, sculptures, prints, installation works and photographs with a strong focus on Alberta art. The Children's Gallery offers unique interactive activities for children. Gallery shop and cafe open daily.

Francis Winspear Centre

The $45-million Winspear Centre features a 1,928-seat "shoe-box" style performance chamber reminiscent of 19th Century European concert halls for optimum acoustics. Home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Jubilee Auditorium

Commissioned by the Alberta government in 1955 to celebrate the province's 50th anniversary, this 2,700 seat auditorium located near the University of Alberta is home to the Edmonton Opera and Alberta Ballet.

Northlands Park

Facilities include The Spectrum (Horse Racing and Gaming), AgriCom, Sportex, Golden Garter and Silver Slipper. Northlands Park produces many annual special events including Edmonton's Klondike Days Exposition (July 19-28, 2001), Farmfair International (Nov 3 - 11, 2001) and the Canadian Finals Rodeo (Nov. 7 -11, 2001)

Odyssium

Edmonton's space and science centre has four new galleries; the human body in the Body Fantastic, mystery in Mystery Avenue, Mother Nature in The Green's House and explore space in Space Place. A new science demonstration stage, an observatory, Dow Computer Lab, ham radio station, cafe, giftshop, party rooms, three new learning centres, a science lab. Two major attractions are the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre, the largest planetarium dome in Canada and Western Canada's first IMAX theatre.

Valley Zoo

Located on the west side of the city, next to Laurier Park, the Valley Zoo is home to over 400 animals including about 20 endangered species. This facility is an accredited Species Survival Plan breeding centre for five species including cotton-top tamarins, Siberian tiger and snow leopard. Hands-on activities for all ages.

West Edmonton Mall

The largest shopping shopping and entertainment centre in the world, West Edmonton Mall features over 800 stores and services and more than 110 restaurants and eateries. Attractions include the world's largest indoor amusement park with 24 rides, the World Waterpark with slides, a wave-pool and bungee jumping; Deep Sea Adventure with submarine rides, daily dolphin presentations and over 200 marine life species in the Sea Life Caverns; Professors Wem's adventure golf and the NHL-sized Ice Palace. The mall's nightlife includes the Las Vegas- style Palace Casino, Red's Rec Room, Jubilations Dinner Theatre,Yuk Yuk's Komedy Kabaret and more. Open 365 days a year, hours vary for retail and attractions.

Edmonton Education Listings

  • Edmonton, Alberta Public Education Elementary and High Schools
  • Edmonton Catholic School Dist., 9807 106 St Nw., Edmonton, AB
  • Ministry of Education, West Tower, Devonian Building
    11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, ALBERTA , T5K 0L2

  • LINC English Language Instruction for New Canadians
  • ILVARC 910 -7th Avenue SW, Room 1401
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 3N8 (403) 262-2656
    LARCC - English Language Assessment and Referral 10709 - 105th Street
    Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2X3 (780) 424-3545
    LINC Assessment Centre 202-5000 Gaetz Avenue
    Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6C2 (403) 346-8818
  • Sacred Heart Adult ESL
    2nd Floor, ESL Office
    9624-108 Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1A4
    Phone: 780-424-1596 Fax: 780-424-8280

University of Alberta Program Listings

Edmonton is home to the University of Alberta. U of A offers several top undergraduate and graduate programs for Canadian and international students. University of Alberta Faculties and Departments
Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science Human Ecology
Renewable Resources
Rural Economy
Arts
Anthropology
Art and Design
Drama
East Asian Studies
Economics
English and Film Studies History and Classics
Interdisciplinary Studies
Linguistics
Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Women's Studies
Augustana
Fine Arts
Humanities
Science
Social Sciences
Business
Accounting and Management Information Systems
Finance and Management Science
Marketing, Business Economics, and Law
Strategic Management and Organization
Education
Educational Policy Studies
Educational Psychology
Elementary Education
Secondary Education
Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering
Graduate Studies and Research Law Library and Information Studies, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Biochemistry
Biomedical Engineering
Cell Biology
Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
Family Medicine
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Medical Genetics
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Paediatrics
Pharmacology
Physiology
Psychiatry
Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
Surgery
Native Studies Nursing Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Physical Education and Recreation Public Health, School of Centre for Health Promotion Studies
Department of Public Health Sciences
Rehabilitation Medicine
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Science
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Computing Science
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Physics
Psychology

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