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$249 for a Fort Edmonton Park Adventure

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for July 23, 2013

Step back in time with a package from the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton that the whole family will appreciate.

The Fort Edmonton Park Adventure package from the Hotel MacDonald will allow you to see the story of Alberta’s capital come alive. At Fort Edmonton Park, you can go back more than 150 years and walk through the days of the fur trade, and the pioneer years of 1885, 1905 and 1920. Costumed interpreters will bring the past to life and invite you to experience the best of the period. Take a ride on a steam train or hit the midway for rides, games and more fun.

The Hotel MacDonald’s distinctive guest rooms are well-appointed with state-of-the-art amenities, and you will enjoy the dining experience this hotel has to offer. This opportunity is available until September 27, 2013 and starts at $249 per night (based on double occupancy).

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation
  • One Family Pass to the Fort Edmonton Park (valid for two adults and unlimited number of children)
  • Two Family Day Passes for Edmonton Transit (each pass is valid for one adult and up to four children) Recommends West Edmonton Mall

The fun doesn’t have to end at Fort Edmonton Park! While in the city, make sure that you pay a visit to the West Edmonton Mall. This is what Writer Jody Robbins did, and she wrote about her adventures in a story entitled “How to conquer the West Edmonton Mall.”

Robbins: “With more than 30 million annual visitors, on any given day West Edmonton Mall has a population that would rank it as Alberta’s third-largest city. As winter and spring couldn’t agree whose turn it was, we decided to escape to Edmonton. Like any good mother, I’ve multi-tasked, combining a much-needed sanity break with introducing my daughter to the time-honoured tradition of conquering the mall.

“But West Ed (as the locals call it), is no ordinary mall. With more than 800 shops, an indoor water park,ice rinkamusement park and aquarium, it’s a destination in itself. Inspired by the traditional bazaars of ancient Persia, you’ll find myriad shopping, dining and entertaining options, seamlessly stitched together under one roof. Our challenge during this two-day escapade is to fit it all in.”

To book with The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald: Click here, call 1-866-540-4468 or email

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