Around Edmonton is a series of posts featuring things to see and do in my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
In my opinion one of the best attractions in Edmonton is Fort Edmonton Park. It’s a staple on most elementary school field trips. I’ve been there probably about half a dozen times. Fort Edmonton Park is large living history museum where Edmonton’s history, from its origins as fur trading post in the 1970′s up to the 1920′s, is showcased. It’s a great museum, but like The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village it’s mainly an outdoor attraction, so it’s only open from May to October.
Last year Fort Edmonton Park built The Capitol Theatre, which is designed to look like the original Capitol Theatre that used to sit in downtown Edmonton in the 1920′s. The theatre is also open during regular the Fort Edmonton Park season, where it plays a historic film about Edmonton. During the off-season The Capitol Theatre can be rented out for functions, but The Capitol Theatre also puts on several theatrical productions throughout the year. The Theatre outside has a lovely front facade that really does make it look like it’s a theatre from the 1920′s. And inside there are a variety of vintage movie posters (fun) and photos showcasing the original Capitol Theatre’s history.
Edmonton might not be New York or London but it does have a great theatre community, and I always love seeing great theatre. At The Capitol Theatre I saw The Next Chapter a Neil Simon play. The play itself was good (a little funny, a little drama, snappy dialogue – a typical Neil Simon play) and the tickets were very reasonable, $20 for students and seniors, and $28 for regular admission.
The one thing I really like, aside from the play and the theatre itself, was getting a chance to see Fort Edmonton Park (or a small part of it) in the evening during the off-season. During intermission I went outside to take some photos. It was dark outside and dark. It had been snowing, and it was quite pretty, fresh snow (when there isn’t too much of it) usually is. I brought my camera, but I forgot to put my memory card in so I could only take a couple pictures.
In other news I’ve actually gone and booked part of my trip to New Orleans and Denver. Actually I did things a little backwards. I first booked a flight from Denver back to Edmonton. Then I booked a flight going from New Orleans to Denver, but I still haven’t booked a flight to New Orleans, or figured out a way to get there. I keep checking to see if I can find a possible Expedia coupon or some sort of a deal. I’m doing things differently this trip. I’m not going to try and prebook everything really early. I have faith that something will come up, and if not I’ll just cash in some frequent flier miles.
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