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Edson Travel Guide

Travel on the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway 16 and discover the town of Edson, located midway between Edmonton and Jasper National Park in west-central Alberta, Canada. This town boasts a friendly community and thrives on a prosperous economy of oil and gas. Edson is located in Yellowhead County, 207 kilometres west of Edmonton, at the intersection of Yellowhead Highway and Highway 47.

Several lakes and rivers dot the region providing good fishing opportunities as well as hunting for elk, deer, moose and bear. Camping is another popular activity with 32 campgrounds found within the area. Recreation plays a major role in the community and many facilities are available including the 18-hole Edson Golf Course, parks such as Kinsmen Park and Rotary Skateboard Park, ball diamonds, outdoor arenas, the Leisure Centre and more. Walking and biking trails can be found along the edges of town. Year-round festivals take place with popular events in the summer including the Annual Sidewalk Jamboree and Kinsmen Slo-pitch Tournament. Learn about the history and culture of this prairie town at the Galloway Station Museum and Red Brick Arts Centre.

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Edson Friendship Centre, Edson
Edson Friendship Centre

Friendship Centres is dedicated to providing culturally-based programs and services that respond to the distinct needs of urban Aboriginal people...

(Aboriginal Arts/ First Nation)
Red Brick Arts Centre, Edson
Red Brick Arts Centre

A Community of Artists, a place to create...

(Arts Community)
Galloway Station Museum, Edson
Galloway Station Museum

Houses artifacts of various industries including railway companies, coal mining and lumber.

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