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Alberta Legislature Building

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Address: 10800 97 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1E4, Canada
Phone Number: 780-427-2826
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There is a free tour of the building that leaves the lobby every hour on weekdays. The grounds area turns into a "magical winterland" during the holiday season. In the summer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is a free tour of the building that leaves the lobby every hour on weekdays. The grounds area turns into a "magical winterland" during the holiday season. In the summer, this a great place to people watch and cool off your feet in the fountain area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We learned a lot about Canadian law making and history. The building is beautiful, especially the main hall. The guide had many anecdotes and was able to answer all our questions.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Alberta Legislature recently received a face lift and the cupola is no longer covered in tarpaulins. There are tours available and access to the LRT and an attractive gift shop in a nearby pedway. The grounds are quite attractive year round, but are especially nice as families can wade in the fountains and reflecting pools. If you are with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A wonderful thing to do for the holidays! This is free, and my 6 year old was dazzled by the children, the building... everything! Plus walking at night in the grounds with the lights and music is awesome.

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very romantic and beautiful at night with all the lights. A free activity and worth the time to take for a evening stroll. Suggestion - I can be cooler than what you think because of the wind so dress accordingly so you stay warm.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Whether you go on the tour of the leg or just go to hang out, its a great place to visit. Year round it is a buzz with people. From the gardens , fountains and wading pool to the majestic building this is a must see in Edmonton.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Decided to take the kids to see the Legislature Building as they have all learned about the political system in school and thought it would be fun for them. What I didn't anticipate was how impressed we as adults were as were the kids. Absolutely beautiful gardens, gorgeous building (felt like we were in Europe with its architecture), the fountains... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Check out the amazing, kid-friendly wading pools out back of the legislature! Several pools for wading, splashing, even swimming, some with shade and benches nearby to keep parents dry. A great place to rub shoulders with locals from around the world and stay cool in the summer. And right at an LRT stop.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The building is beautiful both inside and out with beautiful huge marble pillars in the atrium. A very interesting and free tour was given with lots of interesting info. The grounds outside the building are also beautiful and well cared for with beautiful fountains and pools of water as well as sites of interest.There is also a nice little museum... More 

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Edmonton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Limited menu in a cafeteria setting that is adequate but less than it used to be. Better choices just north on 109 street. Ok for coffee break or light breakfast.

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