ABOUT OUR HOST CITY

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

GO WEST™ 2019 is being held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The City of Edmonton is the Capital of the Province of Alberta and home to a metropolitan population reaching 1.4 million people, the 5th largest in Canada. Edmonton is a thriving city with exciting things happening. The newly developed ICE District is home to Rogers Place and is Canada’s largest sports and entertainment district. ICE District also includes Stantec Tower, Canada’s tallest building outside of Toronto, and one of only three JW Marriott hotels in Canada. The city boasts two world-class convention centres – the Shaw Conference Centre and the Edmonton EXPO Centre. 

points of interest

West Edmonton Mall
You have to visit West Edmonton Mall at least once in your lifetime. It is the largest shopping mall in North America and is home to more than 800 retailers including nine world-class attractions, two hotels, over 100 dining venues, and a wide assortment of entertainment for all ages. view info

Rogers Place
Spectacular, iconic and inspiring are words used to describe Rogers Place in downtown Edmonton's ICE District. Opened in 2016, it is the new home of the Edmonton Oilers (NHL) and has hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment. view info

99 Best Places To Eat And Drink
Explore Edmonton's vibrant foodie scene, from local cafe shops to new boutique concept restaurants and everything in between! Pore over this list of 99 best places to eat and drink, and enjoy this beautiful city. view info

100 Street Funicular
Catch a free ride on the 100 Street Funicular - your link from Downtown Edmonton to the stunning North Saskatchewan River Valley. Take in the sights and sounds of the river valley as you ride along the riverbank in this glass walled elevator. view info

North Saskatchewan River Valley
Experience Edmonton's North Saskatchewan River Valley, the largest expanse of urban parkland in North America. Walk or cycle 160 km (100 miles) of develop trails, take a segway tour, paddle the river, picnic in a park, or explore a winter wonderland of activities. view info

Art Gallery of Alberta
This world-class facility is itself a work of art. It complements three floors of exhibitions and collections. Its angular windows are juxtaposed against a winding 190-metre steel ribbon that references the forms of the North Saskatchewan River and Aurora Borealis. 
 

fun facts about edmonton

  • One of Canada's sunniest cities with 325 days of sunshine annually

  • West Edmonton Mall was the largest mall in the world for 20 years until 2004

  • Actors Michael J. Fox, Nathan Fillion, Jill Hennessy and Tommy Chong are from Edmonton

  • The TELUS World of Science has Canada's largest planetarium

  • The northernmost city in North America with a population over 1 million

  • Is at the same latitude as Manchester, England and Hamburg, Germany

  • The hottest day recorded was 37°C (99°F) and coldest -48°C (-55°F)

  • Edmonton aviator Wop May fought the Red Baron in a dogfight in World War I

  • The world's largest parking lot is at West Edmonton Mall with over 20,000 stalls

  • Wayne Gretzky led the Edmonton Oilers to 5 NHL Stanley Cup victories in the 1980s

  • In 2016 a report showed that there are more pets than children living in Edmonton