Town Update: Edmonton
Edmonton is a big rich oil town. The buildings are tall, the streets are clean. Downtown has a proper “downtown” feel. And the mall downtown, unlike the suburban mall featured in my last post, feels clean and new and spacious. When we visited there happened to be a street performer festival happening. I don’t care much for most street performers, but I did for some reason enjoy the duo that were performing specifically for children.
There really isn’t too much to say about Edmonton. It’s a big town, not much character that I could see in a short visit. There is a nice river valley right next to it, so in terms of nature it has Toronto licked. And, I suppose it’s quite close to the Rockies – about 4 hours on the Yellowhead Highway.