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Outdoor Secrets in Edmonton

Don’t you just love a good secret?  Us, too!  The kind of secrets we’re going to share today are a little different, perhaps a little less juicy, but no less exciting.  Around Edmonton there are many special spots and sights that are great for a day of urban exploration.  Although Edmontonians are mostly familiar with them, they might be all new to you and they’ll make your Instagram feed a bigger hit than it already is!

Let’s check out 5 outdoor secrets you can check out on your next visit.  Oh, and to make for easy navigation, each location has embedded Google Map coordinates.

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Giant Cowboy Boot

Outside the One Stop Biker Shop, is the giant cowboy boot.  Black and white with red neon designs, the boot will dwarf you at approximately 18 feet tall.  Given the bright red neon designs, it’s best to go in late afternoon or at dusk to get the full effect of it in your photos.  It’s a popular attraction to visit for photos or just for the fun of it.

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Dove of Peace

Originally created for the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1984, the sculpture has been in the parkland near Muttart Conservatory since 1988.  Weight 5 tonnes, the imposing dove has some religious connotations due to the reason for its creation, but it’s become a sign of friendship and harmony which are sentiments we can all agree with.

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Giant Baseball Bat

Once the largest bat in all of the country, Edmonton’s bat is now second to the one in Battleford, Saskatchewan.  And?  That’s no reason to miss it.  Standing 14.9 metres tall the bat is big, imposing and a great photo op for die-hard baseball fans.

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End of the World Look Out

The end of the world couldn’t possibly be an attraction, could it?  And with such great views?  In Edmonton it is.  Actually called Keillor Point, the end of the world used to be old Keillor Road.  The closed road and remining pillars became such a huge attraction, the city made updates including a viewing platform with railings.  You can access the look out via Hawrelak Park for nearly 360 degree views of the river valley.

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Talus Dome

This controversial piece of public art is also one of city’s most beautiful and intriguing.  Made from just shy of one thousand stainless steel spheres polished to a mirrored finish, the dome sits beside the Quesnell Bridge – to the delight and/or distraction of tens of thousands of commuters each day.  Get close up by foot via the path and stairs on Fort Edmonton Park Road NW.

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Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

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Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

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Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

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Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

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Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

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What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

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