Edmonton Local Customs

  • A 'special' fence
    A 'special' fence
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  • Refreshment at Government
    Refreshment at Government
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  • Canadian Cowboys!
    Canadian Cowboys!
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  • 1. Cultural Mosaic

    The Festival usually takes place the first weekend in August . Hawrelark Park serves as the venue where all the different ethnic groups have their tents and stages up. You can learn about the...

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  • 2. Fort Edmonton Park

    Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest open-air history park, is a recreation on the city’s early history. There’s an evocative reconstruction of the original Hudson’s Bay Company trading post of 1846,...

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  • 3. ~ Tipping ~

    It is expected here when you go to a restaurant, spa, bar, and other areas like this to tip the server, bartender, or whomever is working on you. The expected...

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  • 4. Pow-Wows

    Between June and August is the time when our First Nations get together for their annual pow-wows. It is a time of socializing but also a way to keep traditions...

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  • 5. Edmonton's Ukrainian community

    The area of Edmonton is home to a fairly large Ukrainian community and its influence can be perceived all across the city, especially through its beautiful...

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  • 6. Tipping Tips in Restaurants, Coffee Shops, & Pubs

    You can tip anywhere from 5-20% of the total bill in restaurants, but 10% is the average, and 20% is for exceptional service, or if you're just feeling...

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  • 7. Take your shoes off

    If you go to someone's home, you will usually be asked to leave your shoes by the front door (inside of course!). I thought it odd when I first moved there but...

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  • 8. Refresh at the fountains

    During my visit ot Edmonton it has been really hot, up to 37 degrees Celsius. It seems quite common that people go to the fountains at the Government Building...

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  • 9. Art & Subtle Political Commentary ...

    I've already shared what I thought of the artistic fencing I spied at a little park in Downtown Edmonton ... apparently I am in the minority in liking it though...

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  • 10. Art is Everywhere in Edmonton!

    There are artistic bits all over Downtown Edmonton .... one of the first ones I notices was this fencing for a small corner park near my hotel. I thought it was...

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  • 11. Top 3 (continued

    E’VILLEBest Neighbourhood1) Strathcona2) Oliver3) GlenoraBest TV Station1) Global2) A Channel3) CBCMost Perplexing Public Art1) Wind chimes2) Baseball bat3)...

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  • 12. The top 3 of Edmonton

    The Best of Edmonton, 2004, courtesy of See Magazine:EDMONTONIANS Sexiest Edmontonian (Male)1) Dean Carlson2) Sam Fakhreddine3) Gord SteinkeSexiest Edmontonian...

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  • 13. Canada's Texas?!

    With its stampede, farms, ranches, oil, country music and pick-up trucks, it might be fair to say that Alberta sort of is Canada's Texas. And if you think it's...

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  • 14. Local quirks that may annoy you

    This town is overly friendly. It was named the friendliest city in Canada a while back, by one of those quasi-serious surveys done by some hack-job lifestyle...

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  • 15. The population of the Edmonton...

    The population of the Edmonton Region is approximately 921,000 and there are 206 public schools in the greater Edmonton area. You can find out more about the...

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  • 16. Edmonton, being very much a...

    Edmonton, being very much a winter city, is a hockey town. The Oilers numerous Stanley Cup wins are still at the forefont of Edmonton's urban psyche. Wayne...

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  • 17. The Muttart Conservatory

    The Muttart Conservatory, a series of 4 glass pyramids, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River south of downtown. Three of its pyramids are glorified...

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  • 18. Provincial Museum of Alberta

    Provincial Museum of Alberta offers a fine introduction to the human and natural history of the province. This modern building contains four galleries, each...

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  • 19. Moronic drivers.The picture...

    Moronic drivers.The picture shows the Skyreach Centre in North Edmonton- an ice rink where the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Team play.

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