Edmonton, otherwise known as Canada's Festival City, has festivals and attractions to make a fun-filled trip no matter what the time of year. Between the indoor activities throughout the city, including the West Edmonton Mall, and the outdoor activities in the North Saskatchewan River and River Valley of Canada's sunniest city, you are sure to find something appealing in Edmonton.
Not unlike Texas in the United States, the province of Alberta is Canada's cattle and oil capital, merging the best of country and city life. While boasting two major cities, Calgary and Edmonton, full of museums, shopping, nightlife and other attractions, it's the great wilderness of the Canadian Rockies and the scenic cowboy country that captivates visitors most. There are countless ranches and some of the most beautiful parkland in all of North America, so don't expect to come to Alberta without experiencing the rodeos, hiking, small-town festivals, barbeques, campfires, hiking, fishing and other splendors of the western outdoors.