For the best folk music, jazz and theatre anywhere, head to Edmonton. The string of summer festivals features some of the world's best performers and the city is alive with arts and music all year round. And the lush North Saskatchewan River valley that stretches across the city is as welcoming as the exuberant friendliness of the locals.
The kids will have a hoot on riding the rollercoaster or frolicking in the huge wave pool at West Edmonton Mall. Let them get a taste of prairie history at living museums like Fort Edmonton Park or the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. Then rent some bikes and explore the paths in the river valley or visit the architecturally stunning Art Gallery of Alberta in the heart of downtown. After dinner at a funky bistro, spend the long, warm summer night strolling around bohemian Old Strathcona.
Choose a downtown hotel to easily get to most of the city's attractions. Sears Travel has lots of flight, car and hotel options that make an Edmonton getaway affordable as well as fun.