Alberta, Edmonton Guide (B): My 2016 Edmonton Summer Guide

My 2016 Edmonton Summer Guide
As you know from all my past travel posts, I love travelling…a lot. But, truthfully, there’s something to be said about staying put, in Edmonton, in the summer. Most people in the world barely know where we are, jumping to the conclusion that if you’re from Canada then it must be Vancouver or Toronto that you call home. Those that do know Edmonton’s location, usually bring up one thing…long winters! And yes, they definitely are! But anyone that lives here knows that a summer spent in Alberta’s capital is always a memorable one, filled with long sun soaked days, incredible festivals and so much to experience. Quite frankly, summers in Edmonton are pretty special (it even made Nat Geo’s top 10 summer trips last year!). And so, I’ve rounded up 20!!! of my favourite things to see and do in this 2016 Edmonton Summer Guide post.

Take in the Fireworks and Festivities on Canada Day

I know summer officially started on June 20th, but for me, Canada Day long weekend always feels like the start of summer. And a great way to kick off the season is to celebrate the birth of our great country! There are so many events happening in the city (check out this list!) and of course, an epic fireworks showcase at the end of the day. Avenue Magazine has a list of places to view the fireworks here.

Explore the River Valley

Luckily, I live right next door to our amazing river valley and can explore it all year long. But summer is the best time to go on extended walks, ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: My 2016 Edmonton Summer Guide
Guide Location: Canada » Edmonton
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: River Valley   Queen Elizabeth pool   The Next Act   Chianti’s   Ampersand 27   Cafe Mosaics   Bamboo Ballroom   Workhall   Poppy Barley   Manor Bistro   North 53   Duchess Bakery   Canteen   Strathcona Farmer’s Market   Craft Beer Market   MKT   Black Dog   Sugarbowl  
Author: Kristina Hoyle
Read it on author's website: http://www.inspiredbylynne.ca/4492-2/