SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Boulevard Seafood BoilJoin Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar this summer as they celebrate their first anniversary in grand style by hosting an exclusive Sunday Seafood Boil Series on their outdoor patio overlooking Burrard Street.

Executive Chef Alex Chen and his talented team of chefs will serve up a fresh-caught selections of crawfish, jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, and Dungeness crab, served in a traditional East Coast-style seafood boil piled high on butcher’s paper and executed with our signature style and finesse.

MENU

  • Haywire ‘the bub’ sparkling wine upon arrival, courtesy of Okanagan crush pad
  • iceberg wedge salad, crumbled blue cheese, chive, pickled cherry tomatoes
  • crawfish, jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, Dungeness crab, potatoes, corn
    with choice of drawn garlic butter, spicy remoulade, green goddess sauce or crumbled chorizo sofrito 
  • bacon and jalapeño jack cheese cornbread skillet
  • BC blueberry crumble, elderflower ice cream

Price: $49 per person, plus beverages, tax and gratuity (two guest minimum).
10% of all ticket sales will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.

Date & Time: 6 pm each Sunday until September 27

Reservations: Available online.
To be added to the wait list for our sold out events, please email cgoleski@boulevardvancouver.ca.

For more information, click here.

Please note: Seating is communal-style. In the event of rain, the seafood boil will be held in our private dining room.

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Heli Hiking Ghost Peak

Heli Adventures with Selkirk Tangiers are available from July 3 – September 7. Join Liz Craig (Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Media Relations) on a preview flight to the alpine basin below Ghost Peak.

Looking down from the helicopter at the valley below, it is hard not to be blown away by the beauty that surrounds the town of Revelstoke; the meandering Columbia River, the lush green of the flats, and the wall of surrounding mountains.

The Columbia River Valley

Revelstoke’s Columbia River valley

This is the first time that I’ve ever flown in a helicopter, so I’m having a hard time not grinning from ear-to-ear.

A group of us are heading into the alpine for a sneak peek of the new summer heli adventure products that we are launching this summer in partnership with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing.

As we make a sharp turn and start climbing higher into the mountains, my jaw drops even further, and by the time the helicopter touches down and leaves us high in the remote alpine, I am beyond excited to explore this remarkable expanse.

Revelstoke alpine wildflowers

Revelstoke alpine wildflowers

The wild flowers are just starting to bloom and are poking out in little bursts of colour amongst the spongey moss and lichen adding to the overall beauty.

Once the rest of the group has been shuttled in, we set off on our half-day hike.

I have to force myself to focus on the ground in front of me to avoid spraining my ankle while I ogle the jagged peaks that surround us.

Hiking in the Revelstoke alpine

Hiking in the Revelstoke alpine

After nearly an hour of hiking, we follow our guide down an embankment and come out at a stunning azure blue alpine lake where we take a moment to sit and take it all in while simultaneously devouring a tasty lunch.

Blazing trails to Revelstoke's alpine lakes

Blazing trails to Revelstoke’s alpine lakes

Fueled by our quinoa chicken wraps and freshly baked cookies, we are ready to continue our climb. A quick ascent brought us around to two more lakes nestled below the impressive Ghost Peak.

Hiking below Ghost Peak

Hiking below Ghost Peak

One last scramble and we are at yet another fabulous vantage point where we relax and snap a few last shots before our helicopter arrives to whisk us back to reality.

Taking off from the alpine

Taking off from the alpine

Back at my desk, I’m already reliving the magic of the day and I’m ready to go again… only this time I think I need to do the full day hike!

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar’s Locally Sourced Menu

Chef Chen’s culinary philosophy: use the best locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients.

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LOCAL SUPPLIERS
Boulevard’s close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Okanagan wine country and nearby farms, fisheries and ranches aligns with one of Executive Chef Alex Chen’s key culinary principles: to use the best locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients. To that end, Boulevard is proud to source a number of its products from the following local suppliers, among others.

Barnston Island Herbs:
A 100% local family business with farms located in Surrey, Barnston Island Herbs has sustainably grown and supplied the best herbs, greens and specialty product to B.C.’s top restaurants and hotels since 1979.

North Arm Farm:
A 60-acre, family run and working organic farm in Pemberton, North Arm Farm produces a full selection of seasonal vegetable as well as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and sources a wide range of fruit from the Okanagan. North Arm practices organic methodology and grows its crops following standards adopted by the Pacific Agriculture Certification Society, which is a member of the Certified Organic Association of B.C.

Cherry Lane Farm:
A family owned and operated farm that has been located in Richmond since the early 1950s, Cherry Lane grows some of the largest varieties of tree fruit such as Italian plums, heritage apples and cherries, white and red wine grapes, black mulberries and Bosc and Anjou pears, as well as an array of vegetable crops all produced without the use of synthetic chemicals or genetically modified seeds.

Pacific Provider Salmon:
Owned and operated by a North Vancouver fishing family, the Pacific Provider is a 43-foot fishing boat that travels through the waters around the Queen Charlotte Islands in search of the best catch and using only the most sustainable fishing methods. Pacific Provider is Ocean Wise certified and trolls with barbless hooks and line designed specifically for Coho salmon, eliminating the risk of endangering other fish, birds and marine mammals and of damaging the ocean floor. 

Sawmill Bay Shellfish Company:
An Ocean Wise certified, family-run farm located in the pristine, glacier-fed waters off Read Island, B.C., Sawmill Bay produces oysters, clams, mussels and scallops that are delivered within 24 hours of harvesting. Sawmill Bay is also in a remote location away from human habitation, which helps provide a clean and pollution-free environment for its harvests.

Mikuni Wild Harvest:
Mikuni Wild Harvest, the exclusive supplier of Boulevard’s wasabi, provides an abundance of richly flavoured foods found exclusively in the wild. Since 2001, Mikuni has focused on developing a boutique line of sustainable wild foods for restaurants and gourmet retail outlets.

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WINE PROGRAM
Boulevard’s noteworthy and wide ‐ranging list of wines available by the glass and bottle reflects Wine Director Lisa Haley’s passion for showcasing the best natural, biodynamic, organic and sustainable labels produced in both British Columbia and abroad.

The Boulevard wine list also features a focus on Champagne and sparkling wine that perfectly complement the seafood-focused menu designed by Executive Chef Alex Chen. Much like Chen’s dishes, all of Haley’s hand-picked selections are unadulterated, true reflections of their provenance.

Boulevard boasts an extensive list of wines sourced both locally and internationally, and with three accredited sommeliers on the front-of-house management team (Haley, Restaurant Director Steve Edwards and Maître d’ Brian Hopkins),the knowledge and experience to help each guest get the very best out of every glass.

If you haven’t yet visited the 290-seat, European-styled bistro and contemporary bespoke style restaurant, make sure to put Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar on your Must-Eat-At list.

Now Open: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Boulevard_Menu_OystersAn exciting new addition to Vancouver’s ever-expanding restaurant roadmap, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – located at The Sutton Place Hotel – provides a distinctive showcase for the celebrated culinary vision of Executive Chef Alex Chen and redefines the fine art of dining with subtle, unexpected, and playful approaches to cuisine, service, and style.

Chen’s seafood-focused menu is grounded in classical technique and training, while artfully infusing casual West Coast flair and creative hints of his international influences. Boulevard’s close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Okanagan wine country, and nearby farms, fisheries, and ranches aligns with Chen’s culinary principle of using the best, locally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients.

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From early morning to late at night, the 290-seat restaurant offers guests a variety of culinary experiences: from the stylish dining room, seated oyster bar and craft-cocktail and champagne bar to the vintage-style lounge, private dining room, and expansive wrap-around patio.

Boulevard_Menu_Cocktail2COCKTAIL PROGRAM

Justin Taylor’s cocktail philosophy is an inspired recipe blending equal parts simplicity and high-quality, local ingredients. With a focus on craft spirits and bitters sourced from B.C. and Canada and house-made syrups and infusions, Taylor and his team combine a wide variety of styles, spirits, flavours and flair to underscore their unique emphasis on telling a story in each and every glass.

From the signature house classic Boulevardier (cinnamon and vanilla infused Canadian whisky, oak-aged Campari and Amaro, stirred and served over ice) to the Boulevard Bellini (white peach purée, peach liqueur, B.C. sparkling wine and peach bitters, built and stirred in an elegant coupe glass and garnished with violet ice) and the Boulevard Caesar (Canadian vodka, all natural clam and tomato juice, house spices, grated horseradish and a lemon pepper and smoked salt rim, built over ice), Taylor’s cocktail menu offers up fresh and unique takes on classic favourites as well as an array of signature seasonal house selections. 

With an emphasis on establishing a comprehensive pre-batched and bottled cocktail program featuring standards like the Manhattan and Negroni, Taylor and his bartending team are committed to curating a truly unique beverage program that will redefine cocktail culture in Vancouver, and set a new standard for spirit of service and hospitality behind the bar.

Stay tuned: next week’s blog will discuss the restaurant’s delicious, locally sourced menu.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Hosts the Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships

A shot of Ghost Peak with Mount Cartier's summit on the right.

Ghost Peak with Mount Cartier’s summit on the right.

Canada’s top endurance athletes take over Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Saturday, July 19, 2014 when it hosts the Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships.

The race starts at the resort’s day lodge and is a 60-kilometre gruelling run through mountain terrain. Competitors will run up the ski hill, through the alpine to the basin between Mount Cartier and Ghost Peak, and back down to the resort.

The 60-kilometre course is approximately 3,000 metres of elevation gain. Runners have the option to take part individually or in teams of three. The race starts at 7am and the winners are expected to reach the finish line around 2pm. All competitors have a 5pm deadline to finish.

There is more to the event than just a race; there is an entire weekend of festivities. On Friday, July 18, three guest speakers will share their stories beginning at 7:30pm, including Revelstoke ski mountaineering racer Melanie Bernier, elite Canadian ultra-runner Adam Campbell, and American trail running champion Max King.

There is a party scheduled for Saturday evening at the day lodge, and on Sunday, there will be 5K and 10K runs.

The Sutton Place Hotel is thrilled about all the amazing athletes that will be descending on the beautiful town of Revelstoke. The top finishers will be selected to represent Canada at the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships at the Pikes Peak Marathon in Colorado on Aug. 16.

Good luck to everyone competing!

Beautiful, beautiful Revelstoke

The picturesque town of Revelstoke, British Columbia is surrounded by national, provincial, and community parks, lakes, alpine mountains, and rivers. The Selkirk and Monashee Mountains completely surround Revelstoke; The Columbia and Illecillewaet Rivers flow into the township; and Upper Arrow Lake and Lake Revelstoke anchor the community. Revelstoke is more than a winter wonderland; it is the perfect place to spend a summer day while the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, and the birds are singing.

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Edmonton: Canada’s Festival City

Edmonton Skyline

Edmonton Skyline

Art Gallery of Alberta

Art Gallery of Alberta

Alberta Legislature

Alberta Legislature

The Heritage Amphitheatre - Edmonton

The Heritage Amphitheatre

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Sunrise Over the River Valley

The City of Edmonton is a vibrant and exciting place in Alberta! With over 30 different festivals throughout the year, it has certainly earned its name of Festival City. Residents of and visitors to Edmonton can explore the beautiful river valley, where the green and gold of the fall trees inspired the University of Alberta’s own colours. Edmonton is home to over 20 theatre companies and the new, visually inspiring Art Gallery of Alberta.

Old Strathcona is a bustling area, with a thriving Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and a lively bar scene at night. Visitors to Edmonton should take a moment out of their visit to explore the local shops and restaurants in the district. A plethora of parks appeal to the outdoor-lovers of any group and in the beautiful prairie summer months, they are the perfect place to sit down and relax. The Alberta Legislature, the capital of the province, impresses with its manicured gardens and wading pool for cooling off in the summertime.

The Heritage Amphitheatre is the largest of its kind in Western Canada. The landmark’s distinctive white canopy offers excellent acoustics and an open view of William Hawrelak Park. It has fixed-seating for 1,100 patrons in the safety of a permanent structure with additional festival seating for 2,900 on attractively landscaped grassy slopes, for a comfortable capacity of 4,000 patrons.

Many of Edmonton’s Festivals make the Heritage Amphitheatre home, including The Free Will Shakespeare Festival, The Labatt Blues Festival, and the Symphony under the Sky Festival. Each year, over 50,000 visitors enjoy the unique natural and cultural setting this facility offers.

There are numerous other festivals that do not call the Heritage Amphitheatre home, but are strongholds in the Edmonton festival scene.

The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, July 5-14, 2013, is Canada’s oldest celebration of street theatre. Streetfest is home to over 1,500 exciting and entertaining outdoor performances by musicians, jugglers, acrobats, and unicyclists.

The Heritage Festival, August 3-5, 2013, is Canada’s longest-established multicultural celebration. Savour the tastes from around the planet, all in the great green river valley.

The acclaimed Edmonton Folk Music Festival, August 8-11, 2013, is the biggest in North America. International performers and composers rate it one of the world’s top 3.

The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, August 15-25, 2013, is North America’s largest live theatre event. It attracts 500,000 visitors to over 1,000 live theatre experiences each year.

Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, Edmonton offers countless unique festivals and special events that celebrate the performing arts, cultural diversity, music, sports, and international cuisine. Fear not. There is always something to do.

Focus: The Honda Celebration of Light

where to go, what to do & what you’re going to see

There’s nothing more mesmerizing than watching giant explosions of light followed by bellowing, thunderous sounds. Add a dazzling starry night sky, a dash of balmy beach weather and one of the most stunning views in Vancouver and you’ve got the biggest fireworks celebration in Canada — also known as the Honda Celebration of Light.

 As the largest offshore fireworks competition in the world this explosive event sends approximately 400,000 spectators flocking to English Bay each evening. These crowds not only add to the festive atmosphere of the city, but they also make BC boom (figuratively), bringing in an estimated $39 million dollars in incremental tourism and hospitality spending each year.

 Owned by the Not For Profit Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society, 2012 marks the 22nd consecutive year of the event, and to celebrate, they’ve lined up 3 countries who’ve never competed before: Vietnam, Brazil and Italy.

 

Not only does the completion promise some new ideas, sights and sounds, but it also ushers in a great new sponsor, the Honda Car Company.

 Also in effect are great seating options for those who want to avoid crowds.People can choose from bleacher seating on the YVR Observation Deck, or they can choose The Keg Lounge.

 If you simply want to avoid the hassle of finding a seat and arriving early, then bleacher seating is a great pick. You can reserve spots for yourself and friends, and enjoy a spectacular view right beside the Shore 104.3 broadcasting station on the roof of the English Bay bathhouse.

If you’re looking for a view with a party too, then The Keg Lounge is where you want to be. Located on top of the roof of the bathhouse in English Bay, this hotspot is front and center to the fireworks barge, and is guaranteed to be a bash from start to finish (hence the 19+ age requirement). Opening at 7:00pm, there will be some of Vancouver’s most popular musicians, delicious hors d’oeuvres by The Keg, drinks and a hip lounge atmosphere right in the heart of Vancouver’s stunning beach scenery. Throw in complimentary drinks and parking and you’ve got your evening made!

See below for the Shore 104 stage schedule.

Saturday July 28
Shore 104 Stage English Bay
7:30 – 8:15 Zaac Pick
8:30 – 9:30 Bahamas
10:00 Vietnam Fireworks Show

Wednesday August 1
Shore 104 Stage English Bay
7:30 – 8:15 Jets Overhead
8:30 – 9:30 Trews
10:00 Brazil Fireworks Show

Saturday August 4
Shore 104 Stage English Bay
7:30 – 8:15 Hannah Georgas
8:30 – 9:30 Said The Whale
10:00 Italy Fireworks Show

 If you’re a beach bum who likes to be in the middle of all the action, then there is plenty of shore line property to stake out too. With kilometers of beach stretching all the way from Sunset Beach to English Bay, you can claim some a real estate to squeeze into – so long as you get there early. Veteran beach goers recommend heading down at least 4 hours early to get prime territory in English Bay. Head down a little later and likely you can get something just a little bit further away.

If cultural exploration is your kind of bag, then seek out Sunset Beach as your sand of choice. Why? Because this year they have the Rogue Stage, an amazing performance platform that will celebrate the cultures of each of the competing countries with food, music, dance, sporting activities, vendors and concessions. Festivities will begin a 2PM on each day of the Fireworks: July 28th, August 1st, August 4th.

See below for the Rogue Stage schedule.

Saturday July 28
Rogue Stage  Sunset Beach
2:00 – 2:45  Oliver Swain
3:00 – 3:45 Headwater
4:00 – 4:45  Harry Manx
5:00 – 6:00  Barney Bentall
6:00 – 6:30  V3
6:45 – 7:15  SEACHS
7:30 – 8:15  Jim Byrnes and Steve Dawson
10:00  Vietnam Fireworks Show

Wednesday August 1
Rogue Stage  Sunset Beach
4:00 – 4:45  The Breakmen
5:00 – 6:00  Dunstin Bentall and Kendal Carson
6:00 – 6:30  Ache Brasil
6:45 – 7:15  Grupo America
7:30 – 8:15  The Be Good Tanyas
10:00  Brazil Fireworks Show

Saturday August 4
Rogue Stage  Sunset Beach
2:00 – 2:45  Bocephus King
3:00 – 3:45  Partick Brealey
4:00 – 4:45  Viper Central
5:00 – 5:45  Cousin Harley
6:00 – 6:30  Famee Furlane Balletto
6:45 – 7:15  Joel Plaskett
7:30 – 8:15  Great Lake Swimmers
8:30 – 9:30  Patrizia Colletta
10:00  Italy Fireworks Competion

Ah, but where to go when the fireworks are done? Home is far away and transit is guaranteed to be a bit of a wait. That’s why we’ve got an amazing Fireworks package. Our Sutton Place Hotel is just a quick walk away from all the action and is the perfect place to rest your feet when the flash of excitement is done. Plus, with our amazing Fleuri restaurant and coveted Gerard Lounge, you can continue the festivities with great food and cocktails and then head to bed – which is just an elevator ride away.

Quite possibly the most romantic gift you can give your loved one, or simply a memorable night of fun for you and your friends, this is the only way to see the Celebration of Lights in style.

Click here to view our special offers.

 And just like that, we’re setting the fireworks celebration off with a bang!

Sutton Supports Canada’s Future Athletes with the Highly Successful Just FORE Fun Invitational!

With the Summer Olympics ready to go, and all eyes on our nation’s brightest young sports stars, this past weekend was the perfect time to hold a fun-filled golf tournament supporting local athletes. In its 8th year running, our ‘Just FORE Fun’ Invitational had a great turn out and was a huge success,  featuring a day full of food, drinks, prizes … and of course, golf!

Held at the world-renowned Furry Creek Golf & Country Club (just before Squamish), this event was supported by many of our friends, sponsors and partners who all worked together to create an unforgettable fundraiser for the Simon Fraser University Athletics Department.

Why is this cause so important to us? Well, quite simply, Canada’s young athletes need our support, and Simon Fraser University has a long history of excellence in intercollegiate athletics. Considered to be one of the top athletic programs in Canada,  SFU has 17 varsity sports teams in 12 disciplines of sports including:  football, women’s softball and volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, wrestling, swimming and diving, golf, track and field, and cross country.  With over 300 student athletes, SFU is also the only university in Canada to offer a full-ride scholarship for athletics.

Hard working sports stars can now obtain an excellent education at one of Canada’s top universities while also competing in the best collegiate athletic association in the world, the NCAA. Why is this significant? Because it helps keeps our nation’s best athletes in Canada, where they can represent us with pride!

This year’s event saw our guests vying over highly coveted gifts, packages and getaways in our silent auction including:

  • A weekend getaway at The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort including lift passes
  • 2 roundtrip tickets from Air Canada (anywhere in North America)
  • 4 Nights’ accommodation at the Westin Mission Hills in Palm Springs including 2 rounds of golf for 2
  • A Whistler weekend getaway: 2 nights at The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler + 1 round of golf for 4 at Big Sky Golf & Country Club
  • An island getaway: 2 tickets from Vancouver to Victoria on Helijet with 2 nights at the Inn at Laurel Point
  • A sea safari from Sewell’s Marina
  • A sunset dinner for 2 from Harbour Cruises
  • A 60-minute treatment from Vida Spa
  • Dinner GC’s at Le Crocodile, Don Francesco and C Restaurant
  • Exclusive bleacher’s seats for the Celebration of Light Fireworks
  • Tons of wine… and the list went on and on…

Golf, sun, wine and delicious food? You could say that the event was an ace!

Hot Tips for Making the Most of Festival City!

Webster’s Dictionary defines a festival as “a time of celebration marked by special observances.” If that’s the case, then Edmonton is Canada’s most observant city, or in real speak, it is Canada’s ‘Festival City.’

As thrilling as this title sounds, earning it is no easy feat. The responsibility requires the planning, foresight and capacity to hold over 30 celebrations a year – not to mention the diversity and culture to have enthusiastic crowds for everything from the eclectic (The International Street Performers’ Festival) to the big guns (the Edmonton Folk Festival).

With so much action in the city, it’s easy to get confused – which is why we’re offering our ‘insider’ information on the biggest and brightest attractions. With that said, here is a quick fire list of hot tips of catching the best of E-town this summer.

Hot Tip #1: Be a Square

No, we’re not talking about the plaid shirt, thick framed glasses and ironic moustache kind of square, we’re talking about the heart of Edmonton’s Downtown core: Sir Winston Churchill Square. As the city’s famed centennial park, there are countless celebrations held here throughout the summer including:  Edmonton Pride Festival, The Edmonton International Street Performers’ Festival, A Taste of Edmonton, Cariwest, The Edmonton International Jazz Festival, Movies on the Square , The Works Art & Design Festival and more. You can pretty much catch a stage performance here on any given day of the week, but, as usual, all the best ones happen on the weekend. The critics’ choice? Hands down, it would have to be The Edmonton International Street Performers’ Festival

 

Hot Tip #2: Get Down in Gallagher Park (or nearby)

As the biggest folk music celebration in North America, The Edmonton Folk Festival is certainly one of the best parties all year long. Luring thousands upon thousands of tourists from all around the world  (20,000 people per day for four days to be exact), this annual event, held in the picturesque beauty of Gallagher Park, lets you catch great tunes, some sun and that wholesome beatnik vibe that is oh-so-hip right now.  If you’re looking for more fun in the surrounding area, the entire region near Gallagher Park is flush with movement. Popular events situated around the “River District” (named as such because of its proximity to the Saskatchewan River) include the Edmonton Heritage Festival, Labatt Blues Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival and Symphony Under the Sky Festival.

The pick? It’s hard to compete with the Folk. The sheer size, scale and calibre of performances are unlike anything else in the city. Plus, with new walkways, bike lock-up service and tons of volunteers, you could say the experience is near flawless.

Hot Tip #3: Find Some Fringe in Old Strathcona

The area may be old, but the vibe is definitely new. Often referred to as the cultural hub of Edmonton, this colourful hot spot hosts a perfect blend of independent art workshops and large festivals like the International Fringe Theatre Festival (North America’s largest live theatre event with over 500,000 visitors to over and 1,000 live theatre performances each year).There are also countless funky clothing, antique and book stores, plus a farmers’ market, great eats and some of the most interesting commercial developments in Canada.

Critic’s Pick: We love the Fringe, but it can be intimidating at first, so we suggest to follow your curiosity and don’t be afraid to see bold and outrageous performances.

Hot Tip #4: Think Theatre. Go Gallery. Do Dance

In addition to earning the title of Festival City, Edmonton was also designated as ‘the Cultural Capital of Canada’ back in 2007. Permanent art venues like the 85,000 sq-ft Alberta Art Gallery, the Alberta Aviation Museum, The Royal Alberta Museum, Fort Edmonton Park, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and Winspear Centre have an endless assortment of galleries, exhibits, and dance shows all year round to prove it too!  Whether you want to take in a musical or concert at the ‘Jube’ or see Canada’s most talented dancers at Winspear; you’ll always have a large variety of choices to pick from. Also, don’t forget the ever-popular Gallery Walk of Edmonton. Held 3 times a year, a collective of some 60 odd art galleries in the 124 Street area of Edmonton make a grand event by inviting the public to take a gander at the diverse collections. Always a great place to catch the best up and coming artists in the industry, this is the most interesting 12-block walk you’ll ever take.

Critics Choice: The Fort Edmonton Park where time has stopped and you can walk back in history to experience life in historical periods between 1846 and 1929. 

Hot Tip #5: Stay with Sutton

Right in the centre of town, just across the street from Sir Winston Churchill Square and walking distance to other exciting venues (the Citadel Theatre, The Art Gallery of Alberta, City Hall and the Stanley Milner Public Library), you can’t get more in the middle of the fun than with our gorgeous Edmonton property. Upholding a renowned standard of luxury and service, we take pride in helping all of our visiting guests experience the best that the city has to offer. Whether you need help finding the fastest route to your concert, or simply need some assistance planning your day, we can accommodate you with that famous friendly smile!

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