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Must-have Experiences Access the valley Inside a fully enclosed glass funicular, up to 20 riders can ride between the top of 100 Street in downtown Edmonton (near the Hotel Macdonald) to Louise McKinney Park. The funicular is free to everyone, and at just the push of a button — ­ even if you have a mobility aid, stroller or bicycle. edmonton.ca Stop to smell the roses Stroll through the indoor greenhouses, butterfly house, and rose and peony collections at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. The newly added Aga Khan Garden includes a pavilion, intricate granite and stone work and lush space for more than 20,000 plants — and it is also the northernmost Islamic garden in the world. botanicgarden.ualberta.ca Escape to the tropics The four dramatic glass pyramids in Edmonton’s river valley house a spectacular display of flowers and vegetation. In the Tropical Pyramid, you’ll discover flowers and greenery from the lush rainforest, while the Arid Pyramid contains vegetation from both hot and cold deserts. The Feature Pyramid changes up several times throughout the year to exhibit stunning floral displays. muttartconservatory.ca Shop ’til you drop With more than 800 stores and services, over 100 restaurants and kiosks, and the world’s largest indoor amusement park, West Edmonton Mall has endless options for shopping and entertainment! This mega-mall houses an IMAX theatre, Fantasyland Hotel, live dinner theatre, Las Vegas-style hotel and more! wem.ca Get inspired Modelled after the curve of the Edmonton River Valley and the northern lights, the incredible structure of glass, steel and zinc that is the Art Gallery of Alberta houses an extensive collection and innovative visiting exhibitions. At this over 90-year- old institution, you can view pioneering exhibitions curated to feature the best work by artists from around the world. youraga.ca Have fun learning science In the interactive exhibits at the TELUS World of Science-Edmonton, travel through space, explore the deepest parts of the ocean, or learn about robotics! Catch a 3-D film on the largest IMAX screen in Alberta, or discover what life was like during the time of dinosaurs in the exhibit Dinosaurs Unearthed. twose.ca 55