Edmonton Buildings & Towers
Surrounded by 57 acres of parkland, this beautiful building is a must see for those interested in architecture, politics and history. Completed in 1912 on the site of the original Fort Edmonton, the building features an interpretive centre and gift shop. Free admission and guided tours.
Opened in 1992, Edmonton's City Hall combines modern architecture with elements from the old City Hall it replaced (built in the '50s). Features include a glass pyramid top as well as a soaring friendship tower that has a 40,000-pound, 23-bell carillon that can play up to 99 melodies. An expansive collection of art by Alberta artists is on display, and visitors are welcome at the many activities held here. Enjoy a dip in the wading pool on a hot summer day, or go skating during the winter. Public areas open wkdys 7 am - 10 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun & holidays 11 am - 5 pm. For group tours, call 496-8251. General inquiries call 496-8200.