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Best Edmonton Coffee Houses

by Jodie McKague. Posted Mar 11th 2011 02:00 PM
edmonton coffee houses

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Edmontonians love their morning caffeine fix-and who can blame them? The Northerly city is a Winter Wonderland for a good chunk of the year , creating a favorable atmosphere for coffee houses to thrive. Like any major city, you'll find a Starbucks within a few minutes drive in any direction. And if Canadian chains float your boat, a Tim Horton's is not far behind. However, part of the fun of visiting a new city is ditching the creature comforts of home in favor of some local brew. So if you're in the mood to check out some of the best Edmonton coffee houses, here are a few to try.
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Edmonton With Teenagers

by Jodie McKague. Posted Mar 9th 2011 09:00 AM
Ahhh teenagers. They get such a bad rap. Sure, they can be moody. Yes, they don't always make the best traveling companions. But appeal to their sensibilities, and that unbridled passion and stubborn idealism that makes you crazy at its worst can become an incredible asset-especially when they're allowed to explore new surroundings with a fresh perspective.
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Pet Friendly Edmonton

by Jodie McKague. Posted Feb 14th 2011 03:45 PM
Pet Friendly Edmonton

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Planning a trip to Edmonton? Don't leave Fido at home. Edmonton is a city with a penchant for inclusivity-and that applies to the four-legged members of the family. Whether you are looking for an off-leash dog park or want to splurge on a gourmet puppy treat, Edmonton's pet friendly atmosphere is waiting to be explored.
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Best Photo Opportunities in Edmonton

by Jodie McKague. Posted Feb 10th 2011 12:00 PM
Photo opportunities in Edmonton


Even in the dead of winter when it's -30C and the snow is falling, Edmonton is a city blessed with ridiculous amounts of sunlight. The warm natural light available from sunrise to sunset makes taking pictures a breeze, as long as you have decent photography skills and interesting subject matter.
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Edmonton with Kids

by Jodie McKague. Posted Feb 4th 2011 11:30 AM
Edmonton with Kids


Edmonton is a city in motion. If you're looking for the perfect day in Edmonton with kids, be prepared to move around-on trains, horses or by car.

The little ones will squeal with delight while they whirl around West Edmonton Mall's Galaxyland amusement park on board a mini roller coaster or as passengers riding the rails on a real steam engine at Fort Edmonton Park. They may even get a chance to talk with a bona fide conductor if you choose to putter across the High Level Bridge on the High Level Streetcar. Many of the activities in Edmonton for kids are dictated by the weather, so make sure to check the weather forecast before you arrive and pack accordingly.
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