If you are in lovely Edmonton and would like to send someone a postcard, you shouldn't have any trouble finding one.
They are most certainly at every post office, along with card stores (Hallmark, etc.), gift shops, dollar stores, and book stores, to name a few.
They will run you anywhere between 30 cents and $1.
Most places that sell postcards will probably also sell stamps, and there are mailboxes everywhere.
Walk on the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD:...
Walk on the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD: covering an area of 325 sq km & parts of it are over 900 m thick! Visualize that & you've got another miracle! Glaciers are cool but icefields are awesome!!! In fact, the ice is so thick that they have to build snow mobile just to enter that the icefield & those tyres are even taller than I'm! This is one unique place!
Edmonton is the City of Champions.
World-class sporting events are nothing new to Edmonton, which played host to the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the 1983 World University Games, 1996 Firefighter Games, 1996 World Figure Skating Championships, the 1984 and 1987 Grey Cup games, the 1999 Labatt Brier and the 2001 IAAF World Championships. Edmonton's storied sports history dates back to its earliest days. In 1913 John Hougan shattered the Canadian ski jump record with a leap of 19 feet off Connor's Hill. In 1948 the Edmonton Flyers brought the city its first major hockey title, winning the Allan Cup as national senior champions. Four years later the Edmonton Waterloo Mercurys were crowned Olympic hockey champions in Oslo, Norway, and in 1954 the Edmonton Eskimos won the first of three straight Grey Cups in the Canadian Football League. The Eskimos built another dynasty between 1978-82, winning the Grey Cup every season.
Major league hockey arrived in Edmonton in 1972 when the Alberta Oilers became charter members in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The team was re-christened 'Edmonton' Oilers the following season, and in 1978 the club purchased teenage superstar Wayne Gretzky from the Indianapolis Racers. Led by Gretzky, the Oilers won four Stanley Cup championships between 1984 and 1988, then again in 1990 two years after Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. The decade of the 90s saw more sporting glory for Edmonton, with the Trappers winning back-to-back Pacific Coast League baseball championships in 1996 and 1997 and bobsleigher Pierre Leuders bringing home Olympic gold from Nagano, Japan, in 1998.
Edmonton is the first North American city to host the IAAF World Championships In Athletics. Over 3,000 athletes, coaches and officials called Edmonton home for 10 days in August 2001, while the drama of the third largest sporting event in the world, behind the World Cup of Soccer and the Summer Olympics, was played out. Organizers estimated that four billion people watched the 10-day event.
Athabasca University (AU) is Canada's leading distance-education and online university: Canada's Open University. We currently serve about 30,000 students per year, following a period of rapid growth which has seen student numbers double over a six-year period. Some 200,000 students have registered in AU's individualized courses and programs since the University was created by the Government of Alberta in 1970.
Breaking Down Barriers
Athabasca University makes it possible for you to earn a university education regardless of where you live or work, or your commitments to careers or families. The University strives to remove the barriers of time, space, past educational experience, and, to a great degree, level of income.
Time: Individualized study courses allow to learn at your own pace. Flexible instruction frees you from the demands of specified class times and rigid institutional schedules. For undergraduate individualized study courses, there are no admissions deadlines; students may enrol year-round.
Space: The University can be wherever you are, through individualized-study packages (student manual, study guide, textbook(s), and if appropriate CD-ROM, audiocassettes and videotapes) and the Internet.
Past educational experience: Any person, 16 years of age or older, is eligible for admission to the University.
Level of income: AU's method of learning allows you to pursue part-time studies and a full-time career. No longer does a university education necessarily mean the loss of employment income.
Referred to as a trading post with international goods, you can find anything from jewelry to scultures to furnitures here. You can purchase hand crafted statues, handmade sarongs, tribal masks, and other eclectic decors. Most of the stuff will prolly cost a lil more than what one would spend on "general" souvenirs.