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Edmonton


Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton:
The Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Edmonton is the capital, and 2nd largest city, of the province of Alberta in Canada. As of 2006, the city had a population of 730,372, which a total of 1,034,945 people living with the Edmonton metropolitan area.

Downtown Edmonton:
Downtown Edmonton

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City Maps Edmonton Canada

By James McFee

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Paperback (24 pages)

City Maps Edmonton Canada
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City Maps Edmonton Canada is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities and the list goes on and on. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city. This city map is a must if you wish to enjoy the city without internet connection.

Edmonton: Secrets of the City (The Unknown City)

By Charlene Rooke

Brand: Arsenal Pulp Press
Paperback (224 pages)

Edmonton: Secrets of the City (The Unknown City)
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Once a little fort on the prairie, Edmonton is Alberta's vibrant capital city, notable for its extensive river valley park system and notorious for its expansive mall. Behind these familiar local features are secrets that will surprise even long-time residents.

Edmonton: Secrets of the City is a city guide with a twist, with the inside scoop on the best places to dine, shop, and hang out, along with the obscure, trivial, and even macabre stories behind local legends and landmarks. At some time or another, the River City has seen it all, from hometown celebrities like Leslie Nielsen and Paul Gross, to homegrown oddities like traffic circles and crop circles, to ghosts that go bump and clop-clop in the night. Call it a Klondike city, a City of Champions, or a City of Festivals, Edmonton is as eclectic as its bizarre, unpredictable weather. Like a visit to the Legislature to view Purple City, Edmonton: Secrets of the City will forever change the cityscape for both visitors and locals.

Two-colour throughout, Edmonton: Secrets of the City includes numerous contemporary and historical photographs.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: A Travel Guide

By Shane Lambert

Shane Lambert
Released: 2013-12-20
Kindle Edition (12 pages)

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: A Travel Guide
 
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Length: 4400 words

Shane Lambert, an Edmontonian, travel writer, and hospitality worker, offers commentary on Edmonton in this publication, the city he has resided in, for the most part, since 1986.

Drawing upon his personal experience and professional experience working in the hospitality field, Lambert provides a travel guide in this publication that is meant to succeed where several other travel guides fail.

Offering concision and yet providing a good overview of the city of Edmonton, Lambert gets to the point and covers the following tourist topics without any guff: transportation, events, sports teams and their venues, "party zones", tourist attractions, and rougher areas in Edmonton.

The result is an affordable publication that can read in one sitting but that can still help a visitor to Edmonton prepare for his/her upcoming stay.

Edmonton Canada Travel Journal: Lined Writing Notebook Journal for Edmonton Alberta Canada

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Edmonton Canada Travel Journal: Lined Writing Notebook Journal for Edmonton Alberta Canada
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A high quality Edmonton Canada Travel Journal designed to make traveling light a breeze. Perfect size for travel, 100 pages and a glossy cover for easy packing. Throw it into your purse, a small backpack, or into your suitcase. An ideal notebook for writing down your memories and bringing them home to read in the years to come. Have a wonderful trip to Edmonton Canada!

Edmonton DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: City Notebook for Edmonton, Alberta (Curate Canada! Travel Canada!)

By Younghusband Canadian City Notebooks

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Edmonton DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: City Notebook for Edmonton, Alberta (Curate Canada! Travel Canada!)
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This is a cool and quirky city notebook designed to inspire listmakers and curators to create their own city guide and city biography in list form and journal the heck out of their time in the city. It's a do it (all) yourself notebook for independent travelers and thinkers!

"Edmonton is a riveting and thrilling place, eh! So, why not create your own city guide and keep a travel journal to help make your time there unforgettable, fun, and organized?" — Cormac Younghusband

EDMONTON DIY CITY GUIDE AND TRAVEL JOURNAL: CITY NOTEBOOK FOR EDMONTON, ALBERTA is a city notebook purpose built for travelers, urban explorers and city locals alike! This notebook is a journal and do-it-yourself city guide that helps you keep all your important information about Edmonton organized and ready for when you need it and where you need it.

Use the pages of this CANADIAN CITY NOTEBOOK to document your adventures, experiences, thoughts, and memories. Have fun making lists of all the highlights and lowlights Edmonton has to offer. This is the perfect place to journal your time in Edmonton! This is the perfect place to DO-IT-YOURSELF and write down and organize everything you find fascinating about the city - which is why it's your diy city guide and journal.

DIY CITY GUIDE: Inside you will find creative DO-IT-YOURSELF sections like: Getting Started; City Confidential; City Folks; Places to Stay; See & Explore; Eat, Drink & Be Merry; Shopping; Sport, Health and Fitness; Entertaining Stuff To Do; Blacklist Must Miss; Special Lists; City Journal; Rating & Embetterment; and, Notes : Sketches : Maps. The notebook provides the city guide pages. You fill 'em up with your city info!

TRAVEL JOURNAL: When you are ready to document your adventures in Edmonton, you will find fifty journal pages where you can record key details about the day, weather, locations visited, what happened, thoughts on what happened, notes, and the highlight of the day.

Make your time in Edmonton more fun, more organized, more productive and more creative with your trusty new sidekick: Edmonton DIY City Guide and Travel Journal!

"Aldous Huxley said 'For every traveler who has any taste of his own, the only useful guidebook will be the one which he himself has written.'" To help with that, I created a line of DO-IT-YOURSELF City Guides and Travel Journals where YOU WRITE YOUR OWN city guide and JOURNAL all of your city adventures. ENJOY!" — Cormac Younghusband

THERE ARE 100 CITIES IN THE YOUNGHUSBAND CANADIAN CITY NOTEBOOK COLLECTION! CURATE CANADA! TRAVEL CANADA!

"Find a place in Canada you haven't been, and go there. Keep on trucking, my friends!" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

Trans-Canada Rail Guide, 5th: includes city guides to Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Jasper, Calgary, Churchill and Vancouver

By Melissa Graham

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Trans-Canada Rail Guide, 5th: includes city guides to Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Jasper, Calgary, Churchill  and Vancouver
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The world’s most scenic rail ride. A journey on Canada’s transcontinental railroad ranks as one of the greatest rail experiences in the world. Stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the lines span 3974 miles, taking in not only several of North America’s finest cities but also some of the most dramatic scenery on earth, including the spectacular Rocky Mountains.

 

Rail travel for all budgets – This comprehensive guidebook gives information for all budgets, from the cheapest rail tickets with shoestring accommodation in the cities along the route to the most luxurious guided tours.

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  • Mile-by-mile route guide – what to see along the route; with 25 rail route maps
  • Railway history – the rail link that created modern Canada

    ·        City guides and maps – the best sights, recommended hotels and restaurants in 10 major stops along the lines: Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Jasper, Calgary, Churchill and Vancouver

Alberta (Canada) 1:1,428,500 Travel Map with city plans GMJ

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Alberta (Canada) 1:1,428,500 Travel Map with city plans GMJ

This double-sided travel map shows the whole province of Alberta at 1:1,428,500 (1 inch = 22.85 miles) divided north / south between the two sides of the map. Included are inset plans of metropolitan Calgary and Edmonton. Sheet size 26" x 19.5" (66 x 49.5 cm).

Road network includes expressways and motorways with interchanges, toll expressways and major local roads and gives driving distances on main routes. Ferry lines, local airports and railways are marked. National parks or other protected areas are highlighted and symbols indicate border crossings to the USA, National Historic Sites and campgrounds. Topographic information is limited to light colour shading, rivers, lakes and selected peak heights.

A Walking Tour of Edmonton, Alberta (Look Up, Canada!)

By Doug Gelbert

Released: 2014-12-08
Kindle Edition (35 pages)

A Walking Tour of Edmonton, Alberta (Look Up, Canada!)
 
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There is no better way to see Canada than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour.

Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Canadian streets.

There have been more than a few occasions when Edmonton could simply have ceased to exist. In the 1780s the Hudson’s Bay Company decided to pursue an aggressive strategy of setting up more and more trading posts further west ahead of its competition. In 1795 one of those on a bend in the North Saskatchewan River was named Fort Edmonton after a London suburb by a Hudson Bay employee now lost to the fog of history. Hudson’s Bay Edmonton House was built nearby the North West Company’s Fort Augustus. It was such wild country that even fur traders engaged in cut-throat competition saw the merits of teaming up so the two moved into the same stockade, with the post separated by a dividing wall. Although Fort Augustus was much larger, it was Fort Edmonton that emerged out the other end when the North West Company lost the fur trade battles in 1821.

The next crisis came with consolidation of posts. Edmonton was on the chopping block until the company’s chief trader John Rowand convinced his bosses otherwise and Edmonton emerged as the company’s most important location west of Fort Garry, and the virtual “Gateway to the North.” As the dominant administrative and transportation centre for the next half-century was assumed to be the natural pathway for the Canadian Pacific Railway when it planned to breach the continent but Parliament amended the railroad’s charter in 1882 to send the route south through an unknown outpost called Fort Calgary.

Some of the early settlers moved away but others banded together to found the Edmonton Board of Trade and kickstart the Calgary and Edmonton Railway to link the settlement to the rail line. But when it arrived in 1891 the road only ran to the south shore of the river. Edmonton was faced with an existential crisis. Pack up and pivot development to the railhead where the settlement was likely to become a satellite of Calgary or stubbornly stay on the north bank and attempt to carry on its position as “Gateway to the North” without rail service.

Civic leaders responded by incorporating as a town and working to bring a competing railroad north of the river. The discovery of gold in the Yukon several years later helped validate the decision. When consolidation came in the early 1900s it was South Edmonton, which incorporated as Strathcona, that was swallowed up by Edmonton. When Alberta was made a province in 1905 Edmonton got the capital and the University of Alberta. A population of only a couple thousand that walked on dirt streets at the dawn of the 20th century was 72,000 riding streetcars down paved streets a decade later.

The general malaise that settled over western Canada with war and economic hard times beginning in 1913 affected Edmonton more than most. But once again its position as “Gateway to the North” shook the community out of its somnambulence as an agricultural and government town. During World War II Edmonton was a base for the United States to build the Alaska Highway and the municipal airport, Blatchford Field that had been Canada’s first licensed airfield in 1929, became the hub for the Northwest Staging Route flying planes from Montana to Alaska. Edmonton also became the staging point for developing the oil sands of northern Alberta and diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories.

Our walking tour of North America’s northernmost city with a population over one million will begin with a landmark whose days of dominance were once as imperiled as the the town’s, but is now perched on a lookout above the North Saskatchewan River as prominent as ever...


 
 
 

 
 
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