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The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065 - 100 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0N6

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Thursday
Partly cloudy. Chilly.
36/30 °F
3/-1°C
Friday
a mixture of sun and clouds. Chilly.
44/36 °F
7/3°C
Saturday
Morning clouds. Chilly.
44/31 °F
7/-0°C
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About Edmonton, AB

Alberta's capital, an inviting city located on the vast northern prairie, is both cosmopolitan and down-to-earth. From its early days as a fur-trading outpost, to its rise to prominence as a center for coal and oil, the city has been a mainstay in western Canada. As a result of the oil booms in the last century, Edmonton grew increasingly wealthy, and the money gave rise to a town of culture and sophistication. These days, oil-related technology businesses anchor the local economy, and the city is also home to Alberta's legislature. Downtown, the Arts District has a variety of cultural offerings; across the river, the Old Strathcona neighborhood features terrific shopping and entertainment options. Thanks to the North Saskatchewan River valley, which bisects the city, Edmonton also has a wealth of green space, popular for outdoor festivals and recreational activities.
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Downtown Edmonton has a series of completely enclosed pedestrian walkways that are a boon in the blustery winter months. You can get to most of the major offices and shopping areas without ever having to set foot out in the freezing cold!

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