Edmonton International Airport is a public airport owned by Transport Canada and operated by Edmonton Airports. It serves the Edmonton Capital Region in Alberta, and is located in Leduc County in the same province. It is the primary air passenger and cargo facility in Edmonton, providing scheduled non-stop flights to 58 destinations across Canada, the United States, Latin America, and Europe. It is also the largest airport in Canada by total land area, and the fifth busiest airport by passenger traffic and aircraft movements.
In 2014, the airport served at least 8.2 million passengers from its site in near downtown Edmonton; the airport's top ten international destinations (in correct order, 2013) include Phoenix, Las Vegas, Houston, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Cancun, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Apart from the passenger and cargo services, the airport also operates charter facilities, several commercial facilities, and emergency response services.
What to see & do
Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, located on the North Saskatchewan River. It serves as the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region, and is surrounded by Alberta's central region. It is an important place for the Canadians primarily because of its historical value, and its role as a catalyst to cultural, governmental, and educational improvement. It is also noted as “Canada's Festival City”, due to its year-round slate of festivals. It is also home to several notable establishments, which travellers can visit and discover for themselves.
West Edmonton Mall – Known as the world's largest mall until 2004, the West Edmonton Mall is an impressive complex and the largest shopping mall in the North American continent by gross leasable area. It covers a gross area of about 490,000 square metres, and over 800 stores and services in the compound. It can hold 20,000 vehicles in its parking space, and receives at least 32.2 million visitors per year. Daily operations run between 90,000 to 200,000 visitors/shoppers daily, depending on the day and the season. Within the mall and the main shops, major attractions within the West Edmonton Mall include Galaxyland, World Waterpark, Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace, Professor WEM's Adventure Golf, Movie Theatres, Ed's Recreation Centre, Sea Life Caverns/Sea Lions Rock, and others.
Royal Alberta Museum – The Royal Alberta Museum, previously known as the Provincial museum of Alberta, is a multi-faceted museum that contains exhibits on natural history, wildlife, entomology, and a native culture. It also houses an entomology collection and an arachnology collection, divided into three permanent galleries: Wild Alberta, Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture, and Natural History. Visitors will definitely enjoy browsing through its collections, and can spend two to three hours getting lost in its halls.
Muttart Conservatory – The Muttart Conservatory is a botanical garden that is located in the North Saskatchewan river valley, just across downtown Edmonton. It is notable for its pyramidal green houses, which are picturesque venues where various species of plants can be found.
How to get around within Edmonton
Edmonton can be explored by car, through taxi, or by the efficient Edmonton Transit System. Travellers may prefer driving, but for cheaper alternatives, they may always use the transit system that covers most areas in the city albeit at a limited time.
How to get there
Edmonton International Airport serves the Edmonton Capital Region with many non-stop flights every day. Some of the airlines that travel through the airport include Air Canada, Air North, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Icelandair, Delta Connection, KLM, Northern Air, and others. It receives regular, seasonal, charter, and seasonal charter flights from other destinations in Canada, as well as destination in the United States, Mexico, Jamaica, Iceland, the Netherlands, Cuba, and England.
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