I recently visited Edmonton, situated in Alberta, Canada with a friend of mine. We traveled with the flight Icelandair, which departed from London to the capital city of Iceland and from there on to Edmonton. Also, there is WestJet that offers twice-weekly flights from London Gatwick to Edmonton. The airport is located about 25 minutes from the city. It has a decent public transport. It is one of the fastest growing city with diverse sceneries and also one of the sunniest places of Canada.
As we visited in June, the city had light till 11 pm and the temperature was comfortably warm. There is a lovely place Elk National Park, which is a half hour drive from the city. It has an enriching wildlife and a wonderful escape from the city life. It homes bison, elk, beavers and many other species. One can also kayak and stand on a paddleboard on Astotinlake. We enjoyed witnessing the sunset that appeared to be magical there.
We also had an opportunity to attend the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, one of the biggest on the continent showcased best in comedy, theatre and more. We visited the Muttart Conservatory, which had a Shakespearean theme and we enjoyed exploring those pyramid-shaped greenhouses. Then we took a walk along the river of River Valley Parks that had beautiful views.
Before exploring 104th Street Market, we enjoyed the delicacies there form gyozas and meat pies to indulgent salted caramel. We were fascinated by the street art and snapped a lot on Whyte Avenue. Afterward, we saw High-Level Bridge Streetcar. There were many street cars that transported the citizens around the city in the early 90s. Its interior had authentic brandings like Heinz. Having some experience with the area, we went with them and also discovered GummiBoutique, an incredible sweet store which had delightful displays of a variety of sweetmeats.