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Distinctly-Edmonton experiences

Enjoy a winter full of tasty, dramatic and musical events: Every eason is festival season.

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The most “Edmonton” drinks you need to try Local Sips – Stave off the cold with a tour and a drink from local distilleries like Strathcona Spirits, Hansen Distillery and Rig Hand Distillery. Cozy Cafés – Live like a local and try one of these well-loved coffee shops: Block 1912, Lock Stock, Remedy Café, District Café, Transcend or Credo! Winter Patios – Clink glasses amongst friends in the great outdoors far past the summer months at Café Bicyclette, Next Act, Little Brick Cafe and more. jewels of Edmonton, featuring anything from Renaissance masters to modern art stars. Telus World of Science - Venture to the outer edges of the universe and explore science like you never have before in the brand new Zeidler Dome, a world-leading planetarium experience or check out MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes , Oct 19-Feb 17. Royal Alberta Museum - With 82,000 square feet of exhibition space, this is the largest museum in Western Canada. Journey through millions of years and thousands of objects to discover a history of Alberta you won’t find anywhere else. Art Gallery of Alberta - One of the architectural

You can’t go home a proud traveller without trying at least a couple of these Edmonton experiences: • Check out the spectacular holiday lights at the Alberta Legislature grounds. Witness the glory of The aurora borealis @ Elk Island National Park • Go surfing or hit the indoor beach at West Edmonton Mall’s World Waterpark . • Cruise through the river valley on a winter-ready fat bike or forge your own path on snowshoes with River Valley Adventure Co . catch an oilers game @ Rogers Place • Shop Old Strathcona - dubbed one of Canada’s top 5 shopping neighbourhoods. • Step into the ultimate winter wonderland when you visit the giant Ice Castles. see some of canada’s best live improv @ Theatres like the Citadel, Grindstone, and Varscona • Have a luxurious night out fit for royalty at the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra . • Sit in one of 243 old-fashioned red velvet seats and enjoy live performances at the historic Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park .

1. Sonic Field Day | Sept 7-9 2. Mid-Autumn Festival | Sept 8

3. Kaleido Family Arts Festival | Sept 13-15 4. Edmonton Comic Expo | Sept 20-22 5. Edmonton International Film Festival | Sept 26-Oct 5 6. Edmonton Comedy Festival | Oct 16-19 7. LitFest | Oct 17-27 8. DARK at Fort Edmonton Park | Oct 10-Nov 1 9. PBR Canada Edmonton Classic | Oct 26 10. Farmfair International | Nov 6-10 11. All is Bright Festival | Nov 16 12. The Festival of Trees | Nov 28-Dec 1 13. Luminaria | Dec 6-8 14. Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival | Jan 11-12 15. Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival | Jan 23-26 and Jan 30-Feb 2 16. Flying Canoë Volant | Jan 30-Feb 1 17. Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival | Feb 7-9 18. Silver Skate Festival | Feb 7-17 16. SkirtsAfire Festival | Feb 27-Mar 8

Your quick guide to winter in North America’s northern-most metropolis.

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