Some excellent websites for information about the City of Edmonton:
Getting around Edmonton
Finding your way around in Edmonton is easy. Avenues run east to west
and streets run north to south. Avenue numbers increase from south to
north and street numbers increase from east to west. The approximate
geographic centre of the city is 100 Ave. and 100 St. The U of A campus is
located about 114 St and 87 Av.
Edmonton has a very efficient public transit system,
which includes a light-rail system
(LRT=subway). The LRT provides convenient and quick access between the
University of Alberta and downtown Edmonton. Most of the downtown hotels
are within 15 minutes to the U of A campus on LRT. The 2017 adult fare is
CDN $3.25 and a bundle of 10 tickets can be purchased for $25.50. Tickets from
a bundle need to be validated at the station before boarding the train. This is
done by inserting the ticket into a small orange-colored machine to have the
date punched. A ticket is
good for 90 minutes and can be used for both directions on buses and LRT. A day
pass for one-day unlimited rides on buses and LRT costs $9.50.
U of A Campus
The Americas XI will be held on the U of A campus. All lecture rooms and computer
labs are located on the second and third floor of the Central Academic Building (CAB),
which houses the Department of
Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and is located in the center
of the campus.
Residence rooms at the St. Joseph's College and the Lister Centre are reserved for the conference participants.
The residence is located on campus, one block from the Central Academic Building. For reservation information,
and information on other choices of accommodation, go to the accommodation
page for details.
There are a variety of convenient fast food places and coffee shops on campus. The Student Union Building (SUB),
HUB Mall, and cafeterias in the Central Acaddemic Building and the Education Building
are common places for lunch and coffee on campus. U of A campus has excellent
recreational facilities such as swimming pools, indoor track, fitness
center, badmington courts, tennis center, all accessible for a daily fee. Check the campus recreation website for
Summer weather in Edmonton
The Edmonton skyline and the beautiful North Saskatchewan River valley.
Edmonton's climate varies considerably throughout the
year. August is the warmest month and is generally nice and warm.
There is virtually no humidity in the area which means that the heat is a pleasant heat; the average high temperature
for August is 22°C (72°F) and can get as high as 30°C (86°F), with temperatures overnight dropping to 12°C (52°F).
There are chances of thundersorms.
Because of its high langitude (53.5° N), summer days are long and ideal for outdoor activities. The sun rises around
6:30 am and sets around 9:00 pm. Edmonton uses daytime saving time during the summer.
Where to eat in Edmonton
Edmonton is fortunate to have a vast
array of restaurants showcasing the cuisine of many cultures. There
are a number of restaurants that are in close proximity to the University
Campus, some are within walking distance and others are winthin two stops
on the LRT across the river in downtown. Many restaurants along the Whyte Avenue (82 Avenue)
are within a 5-minutes ride on the buse from campus. A few places we recommmend:
- The Greenhouse (Salad), 8623 - 112 Street
- Earls Kitchen + Bar (Canadian), 8629 - 112th Street
Level Diner (Canadian), 10912 - 88 Avenue
- Upper Crust Cafe (Canadian), 10909 86 Avenue
- SugarBowl (Cafe and Bar), 10922 - 88 Avenue
- Rosso Pizzeria, 8738 109 Street
- Sorrentino's (Italian)
10612 - 82 Avenue
Asian Village (Indian) 10149 Saskatchewan Drive
Taverna (Greek), 10444 - 82 Avenue
- Park Allen Restaurant
(Lebanese), 7018 - 109 Street
- Buddy Wonton Seafood Restaurant (Chinese), 10415 - 80 Ave
- Old Szechuan Chinese Restaurant, 10016 - 82 Avenue
- The King & I (Thai) - 8208 - 107 Street
- Kyoto (Japanese), 8701 - 109 St.
- Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse, 9929 - 109 Street NW
- Phobulous (Vietnamese), 8701 - 109 Street NW
- Devaney's Irish Pub (Pub), 11113 - 87 Avenue
- The Sherlock Holmes Pub (Pub), 8519 - 112 Street
- Dewey's (Bar), on campus
- Room at the Top (Bar), on campus (SUB)
- El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, 8230 Gateway Boulevard (104 Street)
For an extensive search of the city's restaurants, check out some of the popular food apps,
or Google map.
What to see in Edmonton
West Edmonton Mall's indoor waterpark thrills swimmers with wild waves and
There are several interesting locations
The above attractions make for a nice family holiday.
West Edmonton Mall
the world's largest shopping mall, is an ideal place to bring the family.
Edmonton also has a beautiful, unspoiled river valley which offers
dozens of kilometers of jogging and walking trails.
What to see near Edmonton
Located about 30 km east of Edmonton, the following are worth visiting:
What to see in Alberta
Alberta is host to several world famous attractions. The following
require a day trip:
Consult the official Travel Alberta page
more information about what to see in Alberta.
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