Break for the Cities! the Perfect Foil to the Great Outdoors That Envelops Them, Canada's West's Cities Are a Heady Cocktail of Tradition, Creativity and Modernity
The perfect foil to the great outdoors that envelops them, Canada's West's cities are a heady cocktail of tradition, creativity and modernity They are siblings, cut from the same cloth. They sit under crisp blue skies in winter and bask in long, sunny days in summer. Among the mountains, lakes and coasts of Alberta and British Columbia, the cities of Western Canada couldn't be more diverse. From urbane Edmonton to blooming Victoria, from 'Cowtown' Calgary to vibrant Vancouver, here's what you shouldn't miss...
EDMONTON: FESTIVAL CITY
Alberta's capital is the second largest city in the province and one of the most northerly in North America. At Alberta's geographical heart, Edmonton is known as 'festival city', with more than 30 events annually. Some 500,000 visitors descend for The Edmonton Fringe Festival, while the annual Edmonton Folk Festival is widely regarded as among the best in the world. With more than 60 galleries and around 20 theatre companies, Edmonton's cultural landscape is thriving.
Perched on the North Saskatchewan River Valley, the city also offer the chance to experience Alberta's great outdoors, especially in the summer, when it can stay light for almost 17 hours a day. Away from …
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Publication information: Article title: Break for the Cities! the Perfect Foil to the Great Outdoors That Envelops Them, Canada's West's Cities Are a Heady Cocktail of Tradition, Creativity and Modernity. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: April 24, 2011. Page number: 6. © 2009 Solo Syndication Limited. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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