June 2015

Found 10 blog entries for June 2015.

Interstellar Rodeo - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mastermaq/7674489486/

The Interstellar Rodeo is back in town! After having a super successful first year, the Interstellar Rodeo will be back in Edmonton from July 24 - 26, 2015. It will take place at the beautiful Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, Alta.

Line-up

This year the line-up will be star studded and includes some of the finest songwriters and musicians on the planet. Some of the artists you can enjoy include Alabama Shakes, Serena Ryder and Edmonton favourite, Shout Out Out Out Out just to name a few. The goal is to have as many artists as humanly possible on one stage during these three days.

Seating

The festival will have 1000 permanent seats with shelter. However, if it’s anything like the first year, there will be more than 1000 people who attend. Based

1,243 Views, 0 Comments

Edmonton radial railway society - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/billburris/2583131488/

An operator of historic streetcars, the Edmonton Radial Railway Society operates at Fort Edmonton Park and on the High Level Bridge. They provide the largest fleet of old streetcars in all of Western Canada. With more than 25 streetcars, eight in service and many others undergoing restoration, they provide all types of historic street cars.

High Level Bridge Streetcar

The High Level Bridge streetcar made its last trip on September 2nd, 1951. This ended an era, which started on November 8th of 1908. Many street cars have been used on the bridge in recent years to provide rides across the brides. The Osaka #247 was one of the main choices and the 2011 Edmonton Streetcar #33 has also been used.

Fort Edmonton Park

The one kilometre streetcar

924 Views, 0 Comments

Commerce Place - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/billburris/2240307270/

Finding the best place to shop isn't hard in Edmonton. There are plenty of great choices. However, some are better than others. Here's a look at some of the premier shopping choices throughout the city.

West Edmonton Mall

One of the best choices in the entire city is the West Edmonton Mall. The mall has more than 800 stores and over 100 restaurants. It's huge and provides plenty of choices for your shopping. Along with shopping, you can enjoy a roller coaster, a lake, the dolphin lagoon, an ice skating rink, a wave pool and more.

Edmonton City Centre

Another very large mall with plenty to offer, the Edmonton City Centre is well-lit, well-maintained and a great place for high-quality shops. You will find all types of shops and services here

420 Views, 0 Comments

Oilers - Edmonton vs Dallas - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kazandrew2/3994667125/


If you're new to the Edmonton area, it's time to discover the NHL team for the city. The Edmonton Oilers have been around since 1971 and play at the Rexall Place Arena. They started as a team in the WHA and moved to the NHL in 1979.

The first two years of existence, the Oilers were known as the Alberta Oilers. The name was changed in 1973 and remains today.

Oilers Octane

Just a few years ago, the team introduced the Oilers Octane. This was the first cheerleading squad for any NHL team from Canada. The squad included 19 women, many from the greater Edmonton area. They were not originally met with great support and many fans believed it was just a PR stunt. However, the cheer squad helped with promotions, interacted with fans, and helped raise

494 Views, 0 Comments

Sports Bar - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/armydre2008/4958176334

Finding a great sports bar may just be what you need to feel more at home in Edmonton. There are plenty of excellent choices for watching the big game, grabbing a drink with friends or any other reason. Here are a few of the top sports bars in Edmonton.

Rouge Lounge - 10111 117 Street

Located near The Rose Bowl, a top spots for pizza, the Rouge Lounge is one of the trendiest places for a cocktail. It's more than just a sports bar with a dance club and lounge also found here. You can even order Rose Bowl Pizza while you are at the Rouge Lounge.

Jox Sports Bar and Grill - 15327 - 97 Street

Maybe the best place for football and other sports, Jox provides a little bit of everything. They have more than 30 TVs and play ever big game out there.

1,009 Views, 0 Comments

Fort Edmonton Park - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mastermaq/9464380606/

Edmonton provides a number of great things to do throughout the city. Whether you want to do something inside or outdoors, there are plenty of choices. Here are some of the top outdoor attractions found in Edmonton.

Fort Edmonton Park

Recreating plenty of Edmonton historic eras, this park is the perfect place for the history enthusiast. With period buildings and costumed guides, visitors can enjoy a tour of the 19th-century fort from the fur-trading years. Plenty of streetcars, wagons, trains and ponies are found throughout and guests can ride them. Food is also available, along with souvenirs.

Valley Zoo

If you enjoy spending time around exotic animals, the Valley Zoo is a great place to go. It's popular for both children and adults

434 Views, 0 Comments

Gallery - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/RyanMcGuire-123690/

Whether you are visiting St. Albert or you are a lifelong resident, one thing you will immediately recognize are the countless opportunities this city has to offer. If you love great art and culture, this is the place to be. It is a very beautiful and historic place. If you are looking for some amazing art in St. Albert, here are three places for you to visit.

Art in Public Places

This particular collection is located in the Founder's Court. It has a total of 30 pieces of outdoor art. If you want to see something unbelievably special, take a trip over to 18 Perron Street. There you will find a mural that was painted by none other than Lewis Lavoie. It is by far one of the most engaging and vibrant pieces of art you will ever see.

The Musee

344 Views, 0 Comments

Citadel Theatre - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/iqremix/14903919390/

The Citadel Theatre is a great choice for those enjoying shows or looking to get involved in the theatre. It has been around for 50 years now and includes the Robbins Academy, along with plenty of yearly shows. Here are some of the things you will find at the Citadel Theatre.

Robbins Academy

This academy is a comprehensive program for developing professional theatre in Edmonton. Artists are trained and mentored at a high level, including teens and young adults. The academy is for those serious about a career in the arts. It also helps to introduce children to the theatre.

Beyond the Stage

The Beyond the Stage event happens in The Club at the Citadel and provides an event perfect for those looking to support the theater. It's a six-event

1,219 Views, 0 Comments

Spring Rolls - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lukema/17329834061

Thai food is a favourite among many and it’s not always easy to find. Fortunately Edmonton has a wide range of culinary experiences making Thai food available for its biggest fans. A few of the favourite Thai restaurants in the area include Ban Thai Restaurant, which has a reputation for consistently great dishes, or Boualong Laos and Thai Cuisine, recognized by locals as one of the best. When you’re looking for Thai in Edmonton, start downtown and try these favourite spots.

King and I – 8208 107 Street NW, Edmonton

The King and I is a top pick for Thai cuisine in Edmonton. It’s been around since 1973 and is remembered as a favourite of the Rolling Stones. It’s also regularly mentioned on “Best of…” lists. It’s perhaps not the most authentic

589 Views, 0 Comments

West Edmonton Mall - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/57511216@N04/6566209099/in/photolist-b1excH-jjAFkt-jmkr6H-jmiUEg-jjCPg2-eNdJ4G-jmiVWe-jjBASZ-jmm67o-jmj14n-jjDwVq-jjC7rr-jjCthL-jjD8Nn-jjBrbe-jjDp3w-jjEL2q-jjEJQN-jjDbHk-jmm7i1-jjBtDv-q9oSVY-qNPv3q-q9Boni-q9BBfx-iyM2B-qNWVWv-djBmb-oyfbj5-dixge-azTXZE-r6jyEf-qNX8cg-q9oSwG-qNPrpJ-q9oZQQ-qNQU19-doLJsV-bA9iUM-bnenzu-nWccte-nJxiHu-pwUqxH-odEAxt-LZojL-8fVy7J-8kw7yR-r6jDcw-qNQUkN-bA95sD

West Edmonton Mall was created when a handful of people wanted to create a shopping centre that would be a world-class destination. These visionaries wanted to create a place where the mall’s stores, attractions and services could come together to make the most comprehensive retail, entertainment and hospitality complex in the world.

The West Edmonton Mall has become a mixed-use entertainment facility to shop, play and stay for residents. Here is a look at what you can enjoy at the mall.

Shopping

There is a variety of stores to check out at the West Edmonton Mall. Find everything from apparel to shoes, electronics to home décor and gifts to beauty care. Here is a few of the top stores you’ll enjoy shopping at:

  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Beach
7,441 Views, 0 Comments