Comfort Inn West
17610 100th Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5S 1S9
Phone: (780) 484-4415
Fax: (780) 481-4034
One of many superlatives at the West Edmonton Mall, Galaxyland is currently the world's largest indoor amusement park. The mascot is the inevitable man in a suit, named Cosmo, and is a big hit with the little ones. There are 25 rides to choose from, including Mindbender and Drop of Doom. If you want to organize a children's party, be sure to call the Party Launch Pad.
West Edmonton Mall's World waterpark covers over two hectares (five acres) and incorporates twenty water activities. The water-slides at the World Waterpark are long, there are kids' pools and bungee jumps, and the water is kept at a pleasant 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). Sharky, the mall's mascot for this attraction, is available for private functions. Periodic special offers are also offered; check the website for details.
Strap yourself into a seat powered by military flight simulator technology, don 3-D glasses, and go on the ride of your life. There are currently six movie experiences, including two on a roller coaster theme, one in deep space, another a submarine race, an exhilarating ski run, and a scary journey through a haunted house. Check the Web site for a printable free ride ticket.
This fun attraction at the West Edmonton Mall was recently refurbished and redesigned by a top artist. It is a cartoon-style, 18-hole miniature golf course, decorated in flashy reds, yellows, greens, and purples. It may be designed to appeal to children, but adults will have a great time too. Professor Wem, the mascot of this mini-golf course, has a party room for children celebration parties.
This lovely synagogue, that is located across the Wolf Willow Road, serves the Oleskiw region. Through the time, it has changed locations thrice and relocated to its current site in 2000.
This predominantly residential area is an amazing place to be. This region boasts of landmarks like Alberta Government House, Royal Alberta Museum, Kenneth Freeland's house and Glenora Bed and Breakfast.
Explore Edmonton's beginnings as a fur trading post at Canada's largest living museum. Walk around recreations of life in Edmonton as it was in 1846, 1885, 1905, and during the Depression. Learn how a beaver hat is made, see the way children lived on the homestead, get your picture taken in the historical style, and visit an old-fashioned soda fountain. There are also annual and special events like the children's Easter candy hunt.
There is always something happening in William Hawrelak Park; the Edmonton Heritage Festival and the Symphony Under the Sky are held here. When there are no scheduled events or festivals, take a paddle-boat out on the man-made lake or enjoy it as an outdoor skating rink in the winter with heated changing facilities nearby. It is part of the city's group of river valley parks, which form the largest area of urban parkland in North America today. Check the website to find out how to book picnic sites.
A pond, nature trails, and colonies of friendly squirrels are just a small part of this nature center. It is a fun place for children, with regular scheduled events and programs to help them understand the nuances of nature and wildlife. Dirt-cake making is a highlight; now there is a skill to learn. The center is next to Fort Edmonton Park. There are about four kilometers of nature trails to explore on your own. However, staff is on hand to answer your questions. The entry fee is waived for adults who are accompanying a child.
Government House of Alberta is given the status of Provincial and National Historic Site. Founded in 1913, it was used for varied purposes through the time and currently hosts important events like Doors Open Festival as well as official functions. For details, check website.
Laurier Park is part of Edmonton's group of river valley parks, which forms the largest area of park land in North America today. It is very much a playground, with lots of open grassland. You will find baseball diamonds, a boat launching station, plenty of picnic and barbecue facilities, and some nature trails. The park is just as popular in the winter for cross-country skiing.
Walkers and runners frequent this park for the peace and the wildlife in the adjacent Whitemud Nature Reserve. The park is surrounded by trees and is located north west of the University of Alberta's experimental farm. During the winter, the hill is used for tobogganing and a fire ring is provided for warmth. It is part of the city's group of river valley parks, which form the largest area of parkland in North America today.