Edmonton, Alberta - July 30, 2021: People playing in the fountains in front of Edmonton city hall.
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Sir Winston Churchill Square


With huge umbrellas, a splashing fountain, and tables and chairs, this public square is a good place to catch your breath in the summer. A giant chess board on the ground, ping-pong tables and daily classes in everything from Zumba to lightsaber training are all here. It's also worth checking out the awesome gift shop in Tix, with work from local artists.

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1. Art Gallery of Alberta

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2. Royal Alberta Museum

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3. Muttart Conservatory


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4. Alberta Legislature

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7. Alberta Government House

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8. Telus World of Science

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