We had a quick drive to get to Edmonton from Red Deer. We were pretty excited to to get to this world renown and big city…for Canada anything over 100,000 people is HUGE! Edmonton had more people than Calgary at about 1.3 million.
Here we are arriving on a cloudy day. In fact, we were excited about the cooler weather!
Edmonton is home to the LARGEST MALL IN NORTH AMERICA!! Naturally, we went soon after checking into the RV park..
They had 3 huge malls all rolled into 1…with impressive displays inside!
The mall holds its own IMAX.
And….the WORLD’S LARGEST INDOOR AMUSEMENT PARK!!! Galaxy land.
Full rollercoasters inside!! It was so big that I’m sure the photos don’t do it justice.
The coolest part was that you can walk thru the park for free! So we stood inside one of the rollercoaster loops while the ride went around.
Back home during a spectacular sunset.
We stayed at the RV park near St. Albert… which is a swanky side of Edmonton… anyhow the town happens to be home to Albertas LARGEST FARMERS MARKET!!!
Over 250 vendors!!
We stopped for poutine and some Ukrainian food…this fountain was really cool and water fell along the glass also. Anikka enjoyed the water.
You pass by this on the way in and out…
We went for a drive through downtown.
We went to a restaurant called Beer Revolution with 40+ beers on tap!
Someone got ice cream!
There is sooooooo much to do in Edmonton! We were busy literally every day with something fun!!
We just happened to be there for the annual World Heritage Festival…we had no idea this event hosts 100+ countries who all have massive tents, stages, food, and products…over 300,000 people went EACH DAY!!!! ITS HUGE!!! Held at Hawrelak Park near downtown over 30 acres…we did a lot of walking and spend 4+ hours there in the sun!!! Must have been 70 degrees that day.
Arabic stage…LOUD music, dancing and shows…very cultural.
Pictures cannot even show how big this was…there were 10 areas this size…
Sooooooo much walking 🙂 no beer.
We got front row seats for a Japanese drum display!! It was awesome and great to hear a beat with no synthetics involved!
Anikka got her face painted!! First time too..she loved it…she chose purple cat lol.
Finally we found a playground and park…
At this point we were exhausted from fun…started heading out…
So many cultures and countries!!
Cold popsicle for the tot.
You have to take a city bus or bike to the event. It’s so large there is no parking so we found a drop point and rode the city bus…anikka was really excited as she has been wanting to ride one for a while.
Driving home…..a bit hot…
At some point, Scott took anikka to the Telus Science Center also! We get free entry to a global network of science centers, so they have been to quite a few!
Here the WORLDS 2ND LARGEST INDOOR WATER PARK…
It’s so big!! Twice as long as it is wide!
We went ready to swim…but the price was a bit much at $131 for 2 adults and a tot. We decided to find an aquatic centre instead.
Again…all inside the mall!!!
We found a local swim centre..
Only $20… Ok!!!
Later another day we found Critical Mass Brewery!!
They had tons of beer and an outdoor patio in St. Albert area.
Anikka has orange juice 🙂
Finally… The RV park was near Lois Hole Nature Reserve and Canadians do not mess around with conservation. This was a 180000 hectare area and had a massive boardwalk over a marsh!!
We enjoyed many bike rides here.
So many pics…I know…we have been so busy that we haven’t had much time for blogs…we also went to Elk Island National Park but that is another blog all together.
Best of all… I got to drive the RV for the first time since we got it in January!!! It’s now august lol I terrified Scott hahaha
Next comes Jasper National Park!!