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Top 10 Hidden Gems


Explore Edmonton’s unknown treasures. These summer to-dos aren’t as well known, but that’s part of the draw. From underground festivals to quaint summer eats, this list will have you wandering …Read More
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Explore Edmonton’s unknown treasures.

These summer to-dos aren’t as well known, but that’s part of the draw. From underground festivals to quaint summer eats, this list will have you wandering off the beaten path and into some of Edmonton’s best-kept secrets.

Edmonton’s known for a lot of secrets, including these nifty finds

When it comes to anything unusual, Edmonton has its fair share fair share of hidden finds, some of them tucked away in popular locations, and others requiring a bit of sleuthing to discover. We’ve taken a bit of legwork and heavy lifting out of the equation to provide you some background on just a few of them.

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Alexander Circle Park

From the air, this grassy refuge looks like everything converges to the centre of the world. Actually, you’d find yourself in a park in Old Glenora, with an ornate fountain and lots of bench space on the premises. Located by Stony Plain Road and 102 Avenue, even passers-by are unaware of the spot.

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Clap and Squeak

Who knows how many acoustic engineers it took to create this effect on the Legislature Grounds? Follow the footpaths north of the domed building to a giant brick circle and stand right in the centre. Now clap. Almost instantaneously, you’ll hear an echo of a squeak.

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End of the World / Keillor Point Viewing Area

Edmontonians can’t stand being told they live in the middle of nowhere, but at least they can claim being on the edge of the planet. That would be the retaining wall blocking remnants of the old Keilor Road from the river. See it from a distance via Saskatchewan Drive in the Belgravia neighbourhood.

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Henday Wildlife Underpass

It’s admirable that planners introduced this component as part of the Anthony Henday Freeway to accommodate wild animals who use the river valley to pass through the city undisturbed. For a chance to see nature using the facility, you can access it via the McTaggart neighbourhood.

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Leadbeater’s Genesis

At first glance, this sculpture in The Citadel’s Lee Pavilion looks like a flying saucer crash. But its creator, Roy Leadbeater —one of the city’s most celebrated artists— said it was inspired by the historic Apollo 11 moon mission and the Big Bang Theory. Either way, it’s an eye-catching display.

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Okuda San Miguel Mural

Edmonton’s Old Strathcona neighbourhood has more than its share of eccentricities, namely a six-storey mural by Spanish street artist Okuda San Miguel. Donations totaling $120,000 made possible this half-wolf, half-human caricature on the side of the Crawford Block, making it the city’s largest mural. Photo courtesy of Rustmagic

- Purple Haze

Edmonton’s weirdest surreptitious pastime consists of folks heading down to the Legislature Grounds to stare into one of the orange footlights aimed at the dome for 30 seconds. The result? You’ll see everything in a shade of purple for about a minute.

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Resonant Progression Sculptures

In Terwillegar Park lie three weird-looking installations meant to be seen and heard. Created by artist Royden Mills, one piece amplifies natural sounds, the other bounces those sounds while the third one is meant for personal reflection, probably to help make sense of those altered sounds.

Find the sculptures using THIS MAP - [caption id="attachment_14911" align="alignnone" width="398"] Roper Pond[/caption]

Roper Pond

Believe it or not, pelicans use this wetland spot that’s totally surrounded by industrial complexes on the south side. Just off Roper Road east of 75 Street, you’d never know you’re in the city, given the lush vegetation and abundance of animal life.

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Talus Dome Balls

This sculpture is hardly a hidden find, since locals have complained about this installation at Fox Drive and the Whitemud Freeway for eons. But its real secret is up close where you can catch the reflective splendor of the sculpture, which depending on the sun’s position can get kaleidoscopic at times.

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RCMP Musical Ride – 2023 tour and info


One of Canada’s greatest traditions hits the road this summer One thing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police doesn’t mess with is tradition, which is why its signature Musical Ride has …Read More
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One of Canada’s greatest traditions hits the road this summer

One thing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police doesn’t mess with is tradition, which is why its signature Musical Ride has kept its look and repertoire relatively unchanged over the decades. The sight of peace officers in red tunic astride their equine partners continues to be a draw across Canada, entertaining spectators via the attraction’s institutional manoeuvres, from the opening procession to the final criss-cross. This year, as part of the RCMP’s 150th anniversary, folks are in for a treat as the Musical Ride embarks on its first national tour since the pandemic, with performances slated to take place in Alberta. Here’s a look at the venerable Musical Ride by the numbers:

  • 3: number of years of service officers dedicate to the Musical Ride
  • 4: criteria horses must meet to be part of the Musical Ride (colour, rideability, size, temperament)
  • 6: age at which a horse begins its decade of performing in the Musical Ride
  • 8: number of Musical Ride horses gifted to Queen Elizabeth II over the years
  • 17: maximum height, in hands, of a Musical Ride horse
  • 30: average length, in minutes, of Musical Ride
  • 32: number of horses used in the Musical Ride
  • 40: average number of venues the Musical Ride performs at annually
  • 50: Canadian banknote denomination, issued from 1969 to 1979, that featured an image of the Musical Ride on the back
  • 150: number of years RCMP has been in existence, including their early days as the Northwest Mounted Police
  • 635: maximum weight, in kilograms of a Musical Ride horse
  • 720: number of acres of the Musical Ride’s first breeding farm, established in 1939 at Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan
  • 1876: first known year of performance of what would eventually evolve into the Musical Ride
  • 1887: year of first official Musical Ride, performed in Regina
  • 1938: first year the Musical Ride permanently used exclusively black horses to accentuate the riders’ scarlet tunics

WHERE TO CATCH THE RCMP MUSICAL RIDE

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

J.D.A. Raceway at Evergreen Park

Vegreville Ag Society Grandstand

Ardrossan Recreation Complex

Centennial Field

Where possible, the stables are open to the public from 9 am to 9 pm daily at each tour stop.  The Musical Ride members encourage the public to visit them and the horses before and after the performances. There, riders can answer any questions and introduce their horses. For itinerary updates, check out rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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Top 10 Kid-friendly Campgrounds


Unwind and unplug for a weekend of family fun at one of these Alberta campgrounds. It wouldn’t be summer in Alberta without a few weekend getaways with the family. Thankfully, …Read More
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Unwind and unplug for a weekend of family fun at one of these Alberta campgrounds.

It wouldn’t be summer in Alberta without a few weekend getaways with the family. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great kid-friendly campgrounds in the province. So pack up the trailer, and enjoy the great outdoors at one of these local destinations. . [caption id="attachment_14815" align="alignnone" width="350"] Dinosaur Provincial Park Campground[/caption] .
  1. Dinosaur Provincial Park Campground      Patricia, AB
Located in the Alberta Badlands, Dinosaur Provincial Park is as rich with family fun as it is with history. Go for a guided tour through the hoodoos, and visit the Interpretive Visitor’s Centre to scope some of the fossils found in the area. Camp in one of the park’s tent or RV-friendly sites, or get cozy in a luxurious canvas-walled tent.
Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 29 $31
Power ( 15 /30 amp) 92 $39
Winter Camping 28 $34
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  1. Little Bow Provincial Park Campground     Champion, AB
Situated on the Travers Reservoir, the campground at Little Bow Provincial Park is ideal for water sports and fishing. During the day, the entire family can enjoy the beach and nearby playgrounds, while evenings can be spent looking for Great Horned Owls in the campground’s trees. .
Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 138 $31
Power ( 15 /30 amp) 86 $39
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  1. Ol’ MacDonald’s Resort       Erskine, AB  (feature photo above). 
Nightly rate: $36–5 This family-friendly campground is packed with amenities for any kind of weather. Zip around the grounds on pedal carts, visit the farm animals, or take in the sun and sand at the beach on Buffalo Lake. The resort’s arcade and indoor mini golf will keep the good times going even on unexpected rainy days. . Old MacDonald   .--- [caption id="attachment_14832" align="alignnone" width="425"] Pelican Point Campground[/caption] .
  1. Pelican Point Park and Campground       Bashaw, AB
Nightly rate: ($27/night unserviced, $40/night power) Located on the North Shore of Buffalo Lake in Camrose County, Pelican Point Campground has one of the best family beaches in the province. In addition to traditional amenities like coin showers, fire pits, and hiking trails, the campsites face the beautiful lake, which is complete with a large playground, volleyball nets, and a basketball hoop.
  • Beach
  • Caretaker/Manager on Site
  • Concession Stand with hot/cold food and snacks
  • Day-use area
  • Fire pits
  • Firewood - cost
  • Group camping available
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Interpretive trail
  • Picnic Tables
  • Water pump
  • Water tap
  • Showers
  • Trailer Dump Station
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  1. Kinbrook Island Provincial Park Campground     Rainier, AB
With ample opportunity for water sports, fishing, as well as land activities like hiking, horseshoes and bird-watching in the nearby wetlands, this lakeside campground is sure to be a new family favourite. .
Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 14 $31
Power ( 15 /30 amp) 155 $39
Winter Camping 29 $34
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  1. Stargazer Campground      Tofield, AB
This private campground is located just 30 minutes east of Edmonton, making it ideal for quick getaways with young kids. The campground is complete with an outdoor pool and playground, and has only 40 treed sites—perfect for a peaceful weekend adventure.
Lindbrook Stargazer Campground Rates Daily Weekly
50 amp pull through sites $50.00/unit $300.00/unit
30 amp site $48.00/unit $288.00/unit
15 amp site $45.00/unit $270.00/unit
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  1. Crimson Lake Provincial Park Campground      Rocky Mountain House, AB
This campground is packed with amenities to make your stay comfortable. The campground store is stocked with food and souvenirs, while showers and laundry mean you can comfortably deal with messy kids. Take the family for scenic hikes on the many surrounding trails, and visit the amphitheater for educational programming.
Power ( 15 /30 amp) 161 $39
Winter Camping 11 $20
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  1. Writing on Stone Provincial Park Campground      Milk River, AB
Nightly rate: $31–30 Located among cottonwood trees in the Milk River valley, Writing on Stone Campground is an idyllic spot for families to explore Indigenous culture in the Southern Alberta landscape. Immerse yourself in Blackfoot history at the Interpretive Centre, or view ancient petroglyphs on a scenic bus tour. On hot summer days, kids can play on the sandy beach before heading to the general store for ice cream. [caption id="attachment_14847" align="alignnone" width="599"] Writing On Stone Provincial Park[/caption] , [caption id="attachment_14849" align="alignnone" width="551"] Long Lake Provincial Campground [/caption]
  1. Long Lake Campground        Ellscott, AB
Complete with volleyball nets, horseshoe pits, and concession, this provincial park campground is fun for the entire family. Take a scenic hike through the nearby forests, and spend sunny afternoons boating or building sand castles on the beach. Located an hour and a half north of Edmonton, this campground is a short drive away for young kids.
Site Type Campsites Rate / Night
Unserviced 75 $31
Power ( 15 /30 amp) 145 $39
Walk-in Tenting 6 $32
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  1. David Thompson Resort        Cline River, AB
Nightly rate: $30–55 Located near Nordegg, Alberta, David Thompson Resort is a short drive away from Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, and the Columbia Icefields. Enjoy the nearby hiking and biking trails, fishing and horseback riding, and see what the Canadian Rockies has to offer. They also have a hotel for those wanting to limit their outdoor experience to daytime only! Did we miss your favourite campground? Do you have memories of these campgrounds? Share your camping experiences in the comment section below, or share your camping photos on our instagram feed. https://www.instagram.com/edmontonsummerinthecity/ [post_title] => Top 10 Kid-friendly Campgrounds [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => top-10-kid-friendly-campgrounds [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2023-03-27 21:53:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2023-03-28 03:53:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.summercity.ca/?p=9148 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [_excerpt] => Unwind and unplug for a weekend of family fun at one of these Alberta campgrounds. It wouldn’t be summer in Alberta without a few weekend getaways with the family. Thankfully, … ) 1

20 Questions


Answer the questions How much do you know about Edmonton and the rest of the Capital Region? Whether you’ve lived in the area all your life or are a relative …Read More

Five things about nachos


Yes, say it in “Mexican” —In Mexico, they are known as totopos, which refers to the corn tortillas that form the base for all nacho variations. Along time ago, in …Read More
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Yes, say it in “Mexican” ---In Mexico, they are known as totopos, which refers to the corn tortillas that form the base for all nacho variations.


Along time ago, in 1943 ---The snack was invented circa 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya at the Victory Club restaurant in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.  The original recipe consisted of fried corn tortillas covered with just melted cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeño  peppers.


They're that popular ---International Day of the Nacho takes place every October 21 and was initiated by the United States and Mexico as a way to commemorate the invention and its international popularity.


Cravings ---Nachos are said to be the food most commonly craved by pregnant women.


An inventive twist ---If you want to get a little more creative than the basic toppings, other popular varieties include bacon, shrimp, chorizo, pulled pork, artichoke hearts, cilantro pesto, fried chicken, feta cheese and blue cheese.

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Five things about candy and caramel apples


When they came to be —The origin of candy or caramel apples is unclear, but references to dipping apples in melted caramel date back to the 1800s. Bad apples —The …Read More
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When they came to be ---The origin of candy or caramel apples is unclear, but references to dipping apples in melted caramel date back to the 1800s.


Bad apples ---The apples became a popular Halloween treat in the '60s, but due to the fear, real and exaggerated, of them being tampered with, children have been encouraged not to accept homemade Halloween treats.


Tart ---Tart apples, such as Granny Smith or McIntosh, are the favourite choices for caramel or candy apples.


So Hot! ---The liquid candy coating must reach approximately 150°C (300°F), before the apples are dipped,  and will harden within one hour.

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Four things about hot dogs


The biggest! —The Guinness World Record for the world’s largest hot dog goes to the Akasaka Prince Hotel in Tokyo, which was 60.3 m in length. Mind your manners —There …Read More
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The biggest! ---The Guinness World Record for the world's largest hot dog goes to the Akasaka Prince Hotel in Tokyo, which was 60.3 m in length.


Mind your manners ---There is hot dog etiquette. Use tongs when picking hot dogs up from a serving tray. Puncturing them with a fork causes juices to get out.  When dressing a dog, add liquid toppings like ketchup and mustard first, then toppings like cheese, onions or relish. It is best to apply toppings to the dog, not the bun.   


Variations on a classic ---Exploring the world of hotdogs, you will find some creative ideas.  Some unique ideas include, The French-fry-encased frank in South Korea, which is sold at road-side artisan stands. In New York, you can find a $14 hot dog called The Ditch Dog in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The hot dog is encased in a potato bun and topped with Gruyere/American/Parmesan mac 'n cheese.


First class dog ---Looking to splurge on your hotdog purchase,  Serendipity 3 on Manhattan's Upper East Side goes for $69. The “haute” dog is a 12-inch-long pure beef frankfurter grilled in white truffle oil. It's then served on a salted pretzel bun from Germany and coated with white truffle butter. The condiments are extravagant and include duck fois gras, black truffles, caramelized Vidalia onions, heirloom tomato ketchup and Dijon mustard with more black truffles.

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Five things about cotton candy


The good old days —Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss and was introduced to the public on a large scale at the 1904 World’s Fair in St Louis. Simple …Read More
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The good old days ---Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss and was introduced to the public on a large scale at the 1904 World's Fair in St Louis.


Simple recipe. ---Cotton candy is 99 percent air. Sugar is the only ingredient, along with a small amount of food colouring.


Better than soda. ---There is less sugar in one serving of cotton candy than a can of pop.


Everything has its day ---National Cotton Candy Day in the United States falls on December 7.


Spin me right round baby, right round. ---The rotating bowl at the top of a cotton candy machine spins at 3,450 revolutions per minute.


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Five things about ice cream


It was huge! —On July 24, 1988, Edmonton’s Palm Dairies made a 24-tonne ice cream sundae. It contained 20,270 kgs. of ice cream, 4,394.4  kgs. of syrup and 243.7 kgs. …Read More
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It was huge! --On July 24, 1988, Edmonton’s Palm Dairies made a 24-tonne ice cream sundae. It contained 20,270 kgs. of ice cream, 4,394.4  kgs. of syrup and 243.7 kgs. of toppings to total 24,908.8 kgs.


Milk = ice cream -- To make one gallon (3.8 litres) of ice cream takes12 lbs. (5.4 kgs.) of milk.


Spicy ice cream? -- Can you imagine an ice cream made with an ice cream base, hot sauces, pequín, habanero and Thai chili peppers?  If you can and you want to try it, Sunni Sky's Homemade Ice Cream will ask you to sign a waiver before eating it.


Favorites -- According to the Canadian Dairy Information Centre, the favourite ice cream flavours in Canada are vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butterscotch, coffee, milk chocolate chip and maple walnut.


Brain freeze --the scientific term for an ice cream headache is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.

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Top 8 for Art/Music-Lovers


They don’t call it Festival City for nothing. Edmonton is home to some of the country’s most spectacular art, music, and theatre festivals. From visual art displays, to alternative theatre …Read More
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They don’t call it Festival City for nothing.

Edmonton is home to some of the country’s most spectacular art, music, and theatre festivals. From visual art displays, to alternative theatre and melodies under the stars, these art-focused events will fill your summer calendar with equal parts inspiration and entertainment.

  1. Freewill Shakespeare Festival       2022 DATES TBD

Also known as Shakespeare in the Park, this three-week festival shows two of the playwright’s famous works—one comedy and one tragedy. Shows run every day except Monday, with various special events throughout, including Date Night which pairs your performance with appetizers and beverages.

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  1. Whyte Avenue Art Walk      July 7 - 9  10 am - 5 pm 

Hundreds of artists gather on the streets of Whyte Avenue for a free three-day art show. This spectacular display showcases some of Edmonton’s visual artists, and gives visitors the opportunity to purchase work directly from the creators. Whether or not you’re in the market for a new piece, this is an event art-lovers don’t want to miss.-

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  1. NextFest       June 1 - 11 

NextFest brings together artists of all types for the city’s multi-disciplinary arts festival. Performances take place at venues all across Old Strathcona, and include a diverse lineup of clowning, comedy, music, film, spoken word, visual art, theater performances and more. There’s no better place to experience such a wide variety of artistic mediums in such a short period of time than at NextFest.

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  1. The Works Art & Design Festival      2022 DATES TBD

The Works Art & Design Festival is a 13-day visual extravaganza in downtown Edmonton. The festival is free to the public and showcases art, design and performances from local and international artisans. There are also workshops and family programs to help festival-goers tap into their own creative side.

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5. .Animethon        July 14 - 16

Animethon is an explosion of Japanese pop culture, anime and gaming packed into three days in August. The festival features voice actor guests, musical groups, a cosplay contest, gaming and more. Anime fans rejoice!

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6. Edmonton Folk Music Festival      August 10 - 13

Whether you’re already a fan of folk music, or are looking to expand your musical repertoire, Edmonton’s Folk Fest is your musical destination this summer. Featuring folk and alternative from across the globe—and from your own backyard—this family event is sure to become an annual tradition.

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7. Edmonton Jazz Festival      June 28 - July 2

Silky notes float through cafes, jazz clubs, and theatres during Edmonton’s Jazz Festival. International and local acts flood over 70 venues for a week of soothing performances that will take you right back to the golden age.

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8. Symphony under the Sky       Details to be determined

What better way to enjoy the melodies of classic composers than surrounded by stars and sky and fresh air? Symphony under the Sky returns with a diverse musical program in the great outdoors.

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