Edmonton Chosen As One Of The Best Summer Trips: National Geographic


What’s on your travel bucket list? Is Edmonton on there? Well, according to National Geographic, it should be.

In a recent article outlining the best places to check out this summer, Edmonton made the cut because of all the events it is hosting in the coming months – the Festival City will see the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 (June 6-July 4) coming to town, along with the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (August 6-9) and Edmonton Heritage Festival (August 1-3), which will feature arts and crafts, performances, and foods representing more than 85 nations.

“I love the summer mainly because of all the festivals – Heritage Days, Taste of Edmonton, Fringe Festival, and the Street Performers Festival are a few of my favorites,” says Chris Szydlowski, owner of River Valley Adventure Co., which offers mountain bike rentals and guided Segway tours of the Edmonton River Valley (NatGeo). “This is going to be an amazing year to be in Edmonton [during the] summer, and to feel the vibe and energy of our city.”

Edmonton joins must-see summer destinations like England (where they are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta), stargazing in Sedona, Arizona, exploring Machu Picchu, and the visiting the 60th Athens and Epidaurus Festival in Greece.

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