Although exploring Canada is a beautiful way to relax, vising these five landmarks in Edmonton is a one-of-a-kind experience. Read Here!
Landmarks to visit in Edmonton
Edmonton is one of the largest and most beautiful cities in Canada. Most people call Edmonton the cultural capital of Canada, thanks to its diverse business districts, mesmerizing and awe-inspiring skyscrapers, galleries, theatres, museums, etc.
Of great interest in Edmonton is the historical part of the city of Old Strathcona, in which a large number of buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries have been preserved. Anyway, here are the top five landmarks to visit in Edmonton.
1. Alberta Legislature Building
If you are interested in learning about the government system at the provincial level, you can visit Alberta’s Legislature Building, a monumental landmark that attracts people from different countries. The building was constructed in the early 20th century and remained the executive council and legislative assembly seat.
Although the building is an integral part of the legislative system and drives hundreds of people every day, we recommend taking guided tours to make the most out of your trip and learn more about the history and traditions of this monumental building. It is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM between Monday and Saturday. So, the Legislature Building is a great way to start your Edmonton tour.
2. Royal Alberta Museum
Royal Alberta Museum is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Edmonton, showcasing the province’s history and culture. The Museum opened about five decades ago and has occupied a central place in the list of tourist attractions visiting Edmonton.
The Museum is home to more than ten million artifacts. The area is around 4,000 square meters, offering something to everyone, from the province’s history to aboriginal culture. Similarly, the Museum is the center for other communities living in Edmonton. It holds a wide range of events, including film festivals. The place is open between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM every day.
3. Fort Edmonton Park
Do you want to experience a slice of Edmonton’s past? If yes, visit Fort Edmonton Park, a stunning place that recreates the history of Alberta. It is one of the largest history museums in North America. Many people, including locals and tourists, visit Fort Edmonton Park to enjoy the cultural events and festivals.
The park features numerous attractions designed for important events. The Hudson Bay Company fur trading shows/events are the most enjoyable among all the festivals hosted by Fort Edmonton Park. Besides, you can learn about the history of a steam train and take a ride in the historic streetcar.
The Capitol Theatre is the newest addition to the Museum. It recreates the style and elegance of early 20th-century theatre and hosts several performances, including live music concerts. The place is open between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on weekdays. However, you can also visit the Museum on weekends.
4. Devonian Botanic Garden
The Canadian government established the Devonian Botanic Garden in 1959. It is one of the most beautiful landmarks in North America. Today, it is part of the University of Alberta and is a 15-minute drive from the downtown area. The lush green space is ideal for locals and tourists to soothe their minds and calm their hearts.
In addition to a wide range of plant species and collections, the Botanic Garden showcases everything from a Japanese garden, alpine trees, herb beds, and a butterfly house explicitly maintained for tourists. You can visit the Botanic Garden between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
5. Government House Alberta
Another monument or landmark to explore in Edmonton is the Government House Alberta. Previously, this place was the residence of the lieutenant governors of Alberta. However, the government has converted this place into a venue for periodic meetings and official events.
Although the government uses the building for official purposes, it showcases the history and culture of Edmonton and Alberta. So, if you want to learn about the building’s history and Edmonton’s culture, you can take a guided tour.
Moreover, you can enjoy informational exhibits and discover how Canadians participated in World War II and played their role in making the world a peaceful place.
Not only can you explore the well-preserved remains of air force planes, pilots, and military hospitals, but you can also visit the Victoria Golf Course and Alberta Museum. The place is open between 8:00 AM and 10:00 PM daily.
Edmonton is the capital of Alberta Province in Canada, boasting rich culture, political history, and mesmerizing monuments. Visiting these five places will complete your trip to Edmonton. Until Next Time!
- Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
- Photos from Unsplash & canva.