Edmonton, in Alberta, Canada, has certainly earned its moniker as the Festival City and its reputation as a cultural center. A sophisticated arts scene is kept healthy with performances at such renowned venues as the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, and the Winspear Centre - a nearly acoustically perfect symphony hall. A more casual concert experience can be found at a number of smaller venues, including The Starlite Room, The Pawn Shop, and the Yardbird Suite - an Edmonton jazz institution since 1957.
In addition to fine arts, Edmonton also has enough historical sites to satisfy a history buff. The grounds of Fort Edmonton Park and the brick walls of the Rutherford House are saturated in the region's history. And if high art and history don't satisfy your vacation needs, tourists are also drawn to gamble at Century Casino, or to Rexall Place to see the Edmonton Oilers skate toward another Stanley Cup.