Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta province, sits on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. This historic city that once served as a major trading outpost is today a modern hub of culture and education. From the country’s largest living history museum to the charming railway museum, Edmonton has a museum for all tastes! West Edmonton Mall, the largest in North America, is perfect for indoor entertainment with an ice skating rink and amusement parks among other attractions. Meanwhile, green spaces and sprawling golf courses promise leisurely outdoor recreation. Living up to its nickname of ‘Canada’s Festival City’, Edmonton hosts a range of annual festivals promoting art and culture as well as sports. With a substantial student population, the city has a bustling nightlife where live theater venues thrive alongside trendy bars and stylish clubs. With the onset of winter, iced pathways and castles of icicles pop up with promise of more enjoyment. Attractions such as Elk Island Park and the Ukrainian Cultural Village are just a quick drive away.
West Edmonton Mall
Elk Island Park
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Union Bank Inn is located within the historic Union Bank of Canada Building in the heart of Downtown Edmonton. The hotel is a short walk from the Winspear Centre theatre and the Muttart Conservatory botanical gardens.