By D. Gregory Perrin
Edmonton
Canada
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When planning your next Canadian adventure, EscapeWizard.com highly suggests considering Edmonton, Alberta as your next destination. With a long history dating back to the days of the trading post Fort Edmonton, the city has grown leaps out bounds over the years. Today, Edmonton has a population of over 1 million people, and is the capitol of the province of Alberta.

Vacationers can enter Edmonton through the Edmonton International Airport (YEG). EscapeWizard.com invites you to utilize our site to compare flights and hotels with the top travel websites on the internet today. You can click this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to search for flights to this city. Also, EscapeWizard.com’s hotel finder is excellent for finding great quality rooms at an affordable rate and can be found at this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

EscapeWizard.com recommends starting your sightseeing tour at Fort Edmonton Park. In this park, vacationers can learn how this great city began. Also, there are living history villages where each street covers a different era in the city’s history; the streets include 1885, 1905, and 1920. The park is open from the beginning of May till Canadian Labour Day which is the first Monday of September.

After touring the fort, EscapeWizard.com recommends heading downtown to stop by the Alberta Legislative Building. Here, vacationers can take advantage of a free guided tour that usually starts every hour on the hour during the day. The tour talks about politics in Alberta and covers the interior of the building as well as the grounds, which include fountains, pools, and gardens.

EscapeWizard.com also recommends going to Sir Winston Churchill Square. This square is right in the center of the city. This is the location of many festivals throughout the year, like the Taste of Edmonton in July, Cariwest Festival in August, and others. Also, in the fall, there is a movie screen set up in the square so the public can experience a new movie in a relaxing outside atmosphere.

The city has a large number of museums that travelers can frequent while in Edmonton. One museum that is EscapeWizard.com’s top choice is the Alberta Aviation Museum. This establishment has approximately 30 different planes to view and vacationers can also experience the cockpit of a Cold War era jet fighter. Other museums of interest in Edmonton include, the Royal Alberta Museum, Art Gallery of Alberta, C & E Railway Museum, Children's Educational Wildlife Museum, the Museum of Zoology, and there are many others.

Another top activity to do in the city is sporting events. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends going to watch the Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey team. Rexall Place is not only the home of the Oilers but also the Edmonton Rush which is part of the National Lacrosse League.

Overall, Edmonton, Alberta has everything you would ever want out of an amazing Canadian vacation. EscapeWizard.com highly suggests clicking the links above to start your search for great prices to this wondrous city.
Hotels in Edmonton
By Keleigh M. Quinn
Westin Edmonton
10135 100th Street, Edmonton, AB
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No matter what your reason for traveling to Edmonton, the Westin Edmonton is sure to provide both the comfort and convenience you need to enjoy your trip. This stylish hotel is located in the exciting arts district of the city, and is close to the Shaw Convention Centre, many large corporate offices and several hospitals and universities. You can also visit area attractions such as the Baccarat Casino, the Edmonton Art Gallery, Muttart Conservatory and the Citadel Theatre. If you prefer to be outdoors, you will enjoy the North Saskatchewan River Valley, Fort Edmonton Park and the John Janzen Nature Center.

There are five different types of rooms and suites to choose from, including the Traditional Room, the Executive Room and Specialty Suites. Most rooms and suites offer beautiful view of the city or river valley for you to enjoy.  All rooms also feature the Westin Heavenly Bed®. You will also enjoy complimentary Starbucks® coffee, smoke-free surroundings, and an in-room refreshment center. Flat screen televisions with cable channels are provided, with suites having one for each room. High speed internet access is available for an additional daily charge, and there is a desk and comfortable desk chair for those who need additional work space.

Outside of the comfort of your room you will find several dining options. The Lobby Lounge is a great place to start or end your evening with a cocktail and light meal. Share, a contemporary restaurant serving steak and seafood dishes made from local products, is open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, you will find yourself in close proximity to many of the best restaurants in the city.

The Westin Edmonton also offers a 24-hour Business Center, as well as the WestinWORKOUT® Gym. There is also an indoor heated pool and available in-room spa treatments.

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Hotels in Edmonton
By Jessica Howell
Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South
7230 Argyll Road, Edmonton, AB
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Recipient of the Alberta Hotels and Lodging Association’s Housekeeping Award for seven consecutive years, the Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South hotel is prepared to impress and pamper every guest.  With stunning hotel features, 11,000 square feet of meeting space, 139 guest rooms and much more, you will quickly see why this hotel is the winner of such a prestigious hotel award seven years running.  Great location, luxurious accommodations, superb service, and impressive amenities, await at the Four Points By Sheraton Edmonton South. 

As you enter the Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South you will be greeted by an inviting fire place, sprawling staircase, and the sound of cascading water as it trickles down a beautiful backdrop of an intricate stone wall that stretches from floor to ceiling.  You will immediately feel relaxed as you either warm yourself by the fire or just listen to the lobby waterfall as you tune out the rest of the world.  Guests can begin checking into the hotel at 3 p.m. on the day of their arrival and check out is at 12 noon on the day of your departure.

Not only does the Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South have impressive features, including the Garden Terrace Restaurant and Duke of Argyll Pub, but the amenities offered in every guest room are equally as impressive.  Every guest will enjoy a restful night’s sleep in the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed.  In addition, signature and deluxe bath amenities will compliment the in-room Jacuzzi tub.  Additional amenities include microwave oven, refrigerator, and television with in-room movies and cable channels, and free wireless high speed internet available in all guest rooms.

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to discover for yourself why the Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South has earned the Alberta Hotels and lodging Association’s Housekeeping Award for seven years running.  Let us assist with your booking by clicking the following link:  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).