ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM IN EDMONTON
After nearly three years of closure, the new Royal Alberta Museum has opened in its new location in downtown Edmonton. With twice as much space as the former location, visitors can see an ice age mammoth replica or check out a 1,700 year-old roasting pit excavated from the wonderfully named Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump.
Experience the latest adrenaline-filled adventure Free Fall at Winsport in Calgary, home of the 1988 Winter Olympics. From the new eight-storey platform you'll be fitted in a bungee-type harness. Jump off the platform and feel the sensation that's the closest thing you can get to skydiving as you free fall eight metres.
EDMONTON'S HOTTEST NEW HOTEL
The new JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District is set to be the only modern luxury hotel in Edmonton and one of only three JW Marriott branded hotels in Canada. Located in Edmonton's hottest new neighbourhood the hotel has 346 rooms including an 1800 sq. ft. presidential suite. Amenities include four restaurants and lounges, a 22nd floor executive lounge, 13,000 sq. ft. Health Club, pool, whirlpool and spa with five treatment rooms.
Biera, a neighbourhood restaurant in Edmonton, pairs great food with fine beer. Inspired by European bistro food, the contemporary restaurant is inside Blind Enthusiasm brewpub.
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