Edmonton Attractions Receive Awards from RVwest Magazine

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Edmonton’s Gateway Park Visitor Information Centre and Fort Edmonton Park voted favorites in Alberta

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Fort Edmonton Park is Canada’s largest living history museum that features more than 70 period buildings from four historical eras on 23 hectares of land.

Edmonton attractions, the Gateway Park Visitor Information Centre and Fort Edmonton Park, scored top marks in RVwest magazine’s 2011 Annual Reader’s Choice Awards, to be released in its March/April issue.

The information centre won platinum as Alberta’s favorite visitor information centre and Fort Edmonton Park also won platinum as Alberta’s favorite historical site. In addition, Edmonton ranked silver in the category of favorite overall RV destination in Alberta.

“As the majority of visitors to greater Edmonton come from within driving distance, we are especially honored to be recognized by RVwest magazine readers,” says Ken Fiske, Vice-President of Economic and Tourism Development at [Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. “Edmonton attractions and tourist facilities are something Edmontonians can be proud of.”

Opened in 1987, the Gateway Park centre is one of Alberta’s busiest and serves 50,000 walk-in visitors and 4,000 phone queries annually. Fort Edmonton Park is Canada’s largest living history museum that features more than 70 period buildings from four historical eras on 23 hectares of land.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Edmonton has been recognized in the magazine’s awards. RVwest magazine is published six times a year and reaches 90,000 readers per issue and is supported by a monthly e-newsletter and website.

The awards reflect the commitment of EEDC to promote economic and tourism development with world class Edmonton attractions increasing the Edmonton economy year round.

For more information about Edmonton attractions, visit http://www.edmonton.com

About Edmonton Tourism
Edmonton Tourism promotes Greater Edmonton as the destination of choice for tourism, conventions, major events and film production and is a division of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC). Edmonton Tourism encourages socially and environmentally responsible tourism. For more information, visit http://www.edmonton.com Learn more about Edmonton through the stories of people who've experienced it at http://www.edmontonstories.ca

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