What are some of the main attractions in Edmonton?

Many visitors come for the culture, from live theatre and galleries to world-class concerts, festivals, and museums. Others plan their visit around a big league game. West Edmonton Mall, the world's largest shopping and indoor entertainment centre, is a destination in itself.

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