What are some of the most beautiful places in and around Edmonton?

Right in the centre of the city, Edmonton's river valley is magnificent. Within an hour's drive, you can visit Elk Island National Park and view wildlife like bison and elk in their natural habitat. And the majestic Rocky Mountains are a only few hours away.

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