Edmonton is often called “The Festival City” because of the 40 festivals that take place in it, most of them in Sir Winston Churchill Square in the Downtown Art District. Also located in the Art District are the Citadel Theatre, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Stanley Milner Public Library, the City Hall and the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, home of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. One of the biggest theatre events in North America, the Fringe Theatre Festival takes place in Edmonton.
The largest living history museum in Canada is Fort Edmonton Park. Costumed interpreters bring visitors back in time, showing them original and rebuilt historical structures.
The West Edmonton Mall is the biggest shopping mall in North America and until 2004 it was the biggest mall in the world. It is a great place for indoor activities in the cold winter months. Some of the attractions of the Mall are Galaxyland, the world’s largest indoor amusement park, which features more than 24 spectacular rides; World Waterpark, which boast the world’s largest indoor wave pool, the tallest indoor permanent bungee tower and more than 17 waterslides; Marine Life, an underground aquarium; Putt ‘n’glow, a glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course illuminated with neon flowers; and the Ice Palace.