Category: Alberta

Edmonton Overview

In 1795, the Hudson’s Bay Company founded Fort Edmonton, a location where traders bartered with Cree and Blackfoot Indians for furs. Spend a day at the Provincial Museum of Alberta which overlooks the North Saskatchewan River. Consisting of four galleries, visitors are able to see beneath the prairie surface, see the inside of a mountain stream, and examine the deep layers of frost beneath the winter snow. Visitors will have to set aside an entire day to really take in the monstrous West Edmonton Mall. Open 24 hours a day, this is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the […]

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Northern Alberta Overview

Fort Chipewyan, on the western shore of Lake Athabasca, is Alberta’s oldest settled community. Book a campsite, and check out the Magnificent River Rats Festival, a major Canada Day celebration in Athabasca, where major music headliners perform annually to huge crowds. Fifty percent of Fort McMurray‘s population volunteers, more than double the national average. Fort Vermillion was first established during the fur trade in 1788 and was later moved to another location by the Hudson’s Bay Company. Wood Buffalo National Park, located at the very top of Northern Alberta, is Canada’s largest national park and one of the largest in […]

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