This interesting and unique 57,000 sq. ft. facility was designed by the renowned Douglas J. Cardinal, known for his striking and innovative buildings. In 1980, the City of Edmonton selected the Edmonton Space & Science Centre as the City’s flagship project commemorating the Province of Alberta’s 75th Anniversary. The design of this unique Centre is an art form that required the most advanced computer aided design tools. As a blending of art and science, it conveys a place of occasion, discovery, and surprise. Its spiral, unfolding form reflects the human spirit, symbolizing our triumphs and achievements. Rising like a space object, dynamic, vibrant, fluid and graceful, the Centre teases our imagination out of the landscape and into the reality, vastness and fantasy of space. The building is situated in Coronation Park.
Fort Edmonton Park, it’s living history at its best! Join the costumed historical interpreters and try your hand at living life as a fur trader or early pioneer in Edmonton. You’ll experience life as it was at the 1846 fort and on the streets of 1885, 1905 and 1920. There are activities for all ages– antique vehicle rides; pioneer children’s games; learning to bead; playing pool, darts and horseshoes; taking aim at the shooting gallery; and even 1920s style miniature golf. Take time to visit one of the many food service outlets and period retail shops.
At almost 500,000 square metres, West Edmonton Mall is the largest, most comprehensive indoor shopping and entertainment complex in the world as well as Alberta’s most popular tourist attraction. Millions of visitors come from around the world to visit this mall which features over 800 stores and services, over 110 restaurants and kiosks. The Mall also has the world’s largest indoor amusement park, the world’s largest indoor water park, an NHL-size ice arena, four seaworthy submarines in the world’s largest indoor lake, an exact replica of the Santa Maria ship, a miniature golf course, 19 movie theatres and a Las Vegas style casino. With the Fantasyland Hotel, many fine restaurants and nightlife, the mall is a vacation resort in itself.
The Francis Winspear Centre for Music was officially opened during Winspearation ‘97 from September 12-21, 1997, during which 60,000 people visited the acoustically excellent hall. The Performance Chamber, which was designed for an acoustic or amplified concert, is based on the ‘shoebox’ design. The Performance Chamber was built with every technical need in mind with state-of-the-art production facilities. The interior of the chamber can be draped fully or partially by banners to reduce reverberation. While Winspear Centre is home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, it has also accommodated a wide variety of presentations including speakers such as Gloria Steinem, Sally Fields and Dr. Jane Goodall, performances by touring acts such as Paul Brandt, Holly Cole and Tom Cochrane, space rented by The Rolling Stones, the CFL Awards which were broadcast live on TSN, and the launch of the 1998 Lincoln.