Edmonton is a city I’ve had the pleasure to visit multiple times. Unlike the characteristics of Calgary (cowboy, BBQ and steak), Edmonton exhibits more of a large northern Canadian city feel (think indoor malls and Canadian consumer culture). An interesting stop for me was at the West Edmonton Mall.

The West Edmonton Mall is very large and ranks among the worlds largest. Aside from a lot of stores, there is also a hockey rink, and waterpark. I’ve heard of a submarine too, but I didn’t seek it out when I was there. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and all the hustle and bustle in the large mall. Even surrounding the mall is an ecosystem of other stores and business catering to those coming and going to the mall.

A nice touch is the musical acts performing at the Edmonton Airport. I’m not sure if the live piano or small bands are regular or permanent fixtures in the airport. However, the live music certainly makes the wait at the airport more enjoyable.

I really look forward to returning to Edmonton in the future. There is so much more to experience there and just a few weeks wasn’t enough for me to really do it all.

Posted Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 11:45 am
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