Day 9 – “Inside” Edmonton

Starting the morning with rain and more predicted off and on throughout the day we needed indoor activities. Fortunately Edmonton has plenty to choose from; do you suppose it is because winter comes early and often? The Royal Alberta Museum was on my radar and Bob was interested in their current feature exhibit on the Vikings.

A recreated steel frame holds some of the original 1,000-year-old wooden planks of the Roskilde 6, the longest Viking warship ever found at over 121 feet.

Exhibits include multimedia shops, interactive stations, augmented reality and 650 artifacts from warships to small silver coins.

I enjoyed the Human History Gallery detailing Alberta history from Indigenous people to Wayne Gretzky, European settlers to the Calgary Stampede.

We followed the Royal Alberta Museum with a stop at the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre viewing Our People Our Provence, a theatre-in-the-round presentation with 4-D special effects. There is also an interpretive gallery featuring changing quarterly exhibits and Alberta Branded showcasing Alberta-made art and products – a perfect place to shop for quality gifts or vacation treasure. Yes, I found a nice piece of jewelry.

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